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"AMU" 2007 Obituary


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AMUNDRUD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
AMUNDRUD, Gordon Leonard (1924-2007)
World War II Veteran Department Of National Defence
Peacefully, at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Friday, June 8, 2007. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara (née HASLETT.) Loving father to David (Bev,) Gail (Jim,) Beverley and Karen (Benoit). Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Erik, Kirsten, Lauren, Justin, Alex and Matt. Dear brother of Howard (Helen) of Cochrane, Alberta; Marjorie (Louis) of Calgary; Kenneth (Molly) of Edmonton; Norman (Margaret) of Stony Plain, Alberta, and Marlene (Ron) of Regina. He will also be sorely missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Near and dear to his heart was Vania, who provided care and comfort for seven years. Born and educated in Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Gordon enlisted at age 18. He served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and saw combat duty with Royal Air Force 76 Squadron out of Holme-On Spalding Moor, attaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. A Gas Turbine Engine Specialist, he was involved with the Avro Arrow, the Bras d'Or Hydrofoil and the four Tribal Class Destroyers. Gordon was active as a coach in minor baseball and hockey, and as a volunteer in competitive swimming. His passions were photography and all outdoor activities. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff and Dr. TOBIN of Gatineau 2 North, where he spent his final 5 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa or to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

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