Arthur Gordon (Gord) Slade
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February 12, 1929 – January 8, 2019
Born in Swan River, Manitoba to Bill and Bertha Slade. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Bertha, Charlie, Winnie, Helen, George, Fred, Gladys, Eddie and Vera. Survived by brother Johnny. Gord married Pat Thompson in July of 1954 and they raised Fred (Lynn Sutinen), Bobbie and Susan (George Murray) amongst many wonderful families in the close knit town of Falconbridge. His career with Falconbridge Nickel Mines took them to Toronto for a few years, but when he retired in 1984 they returned to Sudbury and their friends, and the camp at Windy Lake. Grampa to Jackson, Erik, Amanda (James) and Steven (Kirsten) and great Grampa to Baby George. Remembered by hundreds of nieces, nephews, and other descendants of Bill and Bertha. Gord wasn’t one for public recognition of flowery tributes. But we know he would be pleased beyond words if you would remember him by doing some of the things he loved best. “Smiley” would encourage you say hi to everyone you meet, to teach a child to hunt or fish, to laugh, to dance, to write a big cheque to a small charity, to enjoy a Rusty Nail, to help send a kid to camp, to both encourage and to chide elected officials, to deliver meals or people that need a ride, to settle agreements, to ring the bells of the Sally Ann (lots of smiles and conversations there) or other things that will make you and others feel good about life. Gord would encourage you to serve others.
At Gord’s request, there will be no visitation or service. If you wish to make a donation in Gord’s memory, the family would welcome contributions to the Gord and Pat Slade Heritage Fund with the Sudbury Community Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org