April 20, 2020
“The number one chicken plucker” ~
It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gordon Still on April 20th 2020.
Gordon, a retired farm worker and loving husband, father and grandfather left us on his own terms in his favourite chair at home in the presence of his family. He is survived by his children, Teresa and Shelley (Maurice); his grandchildren, Travis, Brandon and Samantha (Adam) and great grandchild Dom.
Gordon was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan in 1938 to Sandy and Barbara Still. Gord later moved to Vancouver Island with his family in 1951 when he was thirteen. Just a few years later Gordon met Betty (Mary) Walker who quickly became the love of his life and he ended up marrying in 1957. Gordon spent many years working in the Gordon River logging camp where he operated the largest CAT machine on Vancouver Island, he built many roads in the area and was the survivor of a major logging accident.
Shortly after the Gordon River logging camp shut down Gordon decided to start his own poultry business and tractor service at his family home in Glenora, he brought his best friend Ray along to help him out (what a team they were). Many memories were made on the farm and in the slaughter house. Gordon’s grandchildren will often share fond memories of being “employed” by grandpa, throwing chicken heads in gut buckets, riding the lawn mowers around the farm and driving the tractors (even when they maybe shouldn’t have).
When Gordon wasn’t working he enjoyed spending his time fishing in French Creek or sitting in the yard having a cold beer with his best dog Sport. Gordon was also the president of the building society for The Eagles and a member of the Tractors Society.
Years later, after lots of chickens had been plucked and many memories had been made, Gordon and Betty decided it was time to retire the business and sell their family home to something that would allow them to spend more time camping and being with family. Much of Gordon’s retirement was spent fishing and camping in his motorhome, having BBQs with his family and enjoying a coffee every morning at McDonald’s with his coffee group.
We would like to give a huge thanks to Dr. Gilbert and the second floor staff at the Cowichan District Hospital for their continuous hard work and care for Gordon these past years.
No funeral service will be held by request. In lieu of flowers we’d politely ask you make a donation to the Canadian Lung Association.
Dad you’ll be dearly missed, we’re grateful we had the pleasure to experience with you all the moments and incredible times you had here. It brings us much ease to know you and Mom are together again.
We miss you both.
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