July 11, 1922 – May 4, 2015
John was born at Carbon, Alberta to Fred and Jessie Gordon. He was the second youngest of five boys and has been predeceased by Ed, Randolph (Ossie), Charles (Chuck) and Heath. John was a farmer first, last and always with a life-long attachment to the land. He grew up in the Carbon district on his parents’ farm, working various jobs in the winters to help support the farm. In 1951, John met Jenny Beck while she was teaching at Swalwell School and they married August 6th of that year. John was a member of the Carbon Lions Club and an active community volunteer until they moved to Stettler in 1994. John continued to help his sons farm and found great satisfaction in gardening, woodworking and as a member of the Stettler Lions and Stettler Seniors Society holding various positions over the years. John and Jenny raised their three sons on the farm and enjoyed the rural lifestyle and hard work. They were able to take many camping holidays with family and close friends with Buffalo Lake becoming a special camping spot when the grandchildren were old enough. They especially liked to attend various local rodeos. John is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Jenny; his sons, Dan, David and Craig and their spouses, Coleen, Betty Anne, and Lori; eight grandchildren, Dean, Jeff, Ariel, Kealey, Sagan, Cree, Zack and Dallas; and two precious great-granddaughters, Leira and Maci. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Marty Gordon and Kristine Fraser; brother-in-law Bill Beck, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel with Interment taking place at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta. In Memory of John, Memorial Contributions may be made to S.H.S.F – Home Care. Postal Mail Bag 500, Stettler, AB T0C 2L1 or c/o Brennen Funeral Home, Box 193, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.
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