Gordon Hayward Goss
August 21,1921 – September 4th, 2019
Gordon Hayward Goss passed away on September 4th, 2019 at
Marjory Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Gladys,
brothers Walter, Bert and sister Eileen. In the past year he lost special
friends Cyrille, Ian, Jacques and brother in law Ralph.
Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Reidun and Petrina and by his son Peter and wife Lori. His Grandchildren Cody, Tyler (Dailyn), Patrick (Nicole), Warren and Meghan and his Great Grandchildren Karissa and Kylie. He will also be remembered as a very special Uncle by his Nieces Bev (Fred), Kathleen (Moke) and Cheryl (Bob) and his nephews Guy, Llew, Bruce, Lance, Bert and their families.
Also remembered by his special friends Gemma Vidal and John Edwards.
Gordon was born August 21,1921 at Walhachin B.C. to his parents
Sam and Ellen Goss. He lived in Walhachin until he was 7 when his family moved
their home to Kamloops. It still stands on the corner at 794 Columbia Street.
He married Gladys Gustafson on July 6, 1957. They built their
home in Valleyview and raised their family there. Gordon lived in that home up
until the last days of his life.
As a young boy he delivered papers around town. Telling stories
of meeting the trains, going to the Old Mans Home and delivering to various
businesses on his route.
He built kayaks and raced with his friends on the Thompson
River. He was a proud member of the Rocky Mountain Rangers. During WW2 Gordon
was stationed overseas in England as an aircraft mechanic (R.C.A.F.
427 squadron). After the war he returned home and went into business with his
brothers Walter and Bert. Goss Trucking built roads into Minto, Braelorn and
the Goldbridge area. As the brothers went in their own direction he worked for
McGillvary Tractor on the North shore. His love of machinery led him to start
his own business, Acme Equipment Ltd in 1958. He had the Massey Fergusson
dealership. Gordon, worked as a farm machinery mechanic for many years, often
taking his children along on service calls. He took pride in his work and
valued the many wonderful people he met and the friendships he made in the farm
and ranch community.
During the latter part of his years, Gordon returned to his love
of flying through building model airplanes. He was a founding member of the
Kamloops Model Airplane Society.
He spent many enjoyable hours building and flying model
airplanes and introduced his son and grandsons to the hobby. During his
involvement he developed many wonderful friendships which endured for the rest
of his life.
His family was the love of his life. Everything he did was for
us. We have many wonderful memories of family road trips that were always an
adventure. Memories of building a cabin on the Shuswap, times spent with his
grandchildren teaching them to ride bikes, taking pride in their
accomplishments or just simply listening to them.
As our Father he was always our rock. He was a kind, caring and
gentle soul. He lived his life quietly with dignity, courage and compassion,
never seeking or wanting attention. He was a proud man who valued family,
friends and the value of his word. It is said the measure of a man is in the
love given. Our Father was beyond measure. He was and is simply irreplaceable.
We will try to live our lives following the example he set for
us. We will love you forever and for always. You are free to soar with the
birds, keep your wings level.
We would like to thank Interior Health Homecare givers and Wound
Care Nurses. We also wish to thank the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Staff at
Marjory Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their exceptional,
kind and compassionate end of life care in Dads final days.
As Dad requested there will be no service. If you wish donations
may be made to Hospice or to a Charity of your choice.
Offer Condolence for the family of Gordon Hayward Goss 1921 – 2019
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gordon Hayward Goss 1921 – 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Kamloops, Province: Colombie britanique