Gordon (William) Sanborn

Dad died at home in his own bed at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River with his girls holding his hands. He is predeceased by his wife Laurel (Goodship) in 1987 and leaves behind 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Laurie (Alf) Soros (Vernon) with Danica, Tegan and Keaton, & SueAnn (Travis) Deeble (Campbell River) with Taryn and Jake (Kailyn).

Dad was born in Trail, BC, to Guy and Mable Sanborn. He began his teaching career in Prince George then Lillooet where he met Laurel, the love of his life. Together they moved to Vancouver Island eventually settling in Saltair where they brought up their girls and in Dad’s words ‘gardened, raised cats and enjoyed a great life’.

Dad retired from teaching in 1987 but not from education as he served on the Cowichan School Board until 2002. He was involved with the Lions Club for over 40 years. We and others will remember Dad for what he considered everyone’s duty; to be involved.

A service to honour Dad’s life will be held in Campbell River at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 460 Goodwin Street on Aug 5th at 3pm.


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