July 1, 1952-March 28, 2009
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Richard Gordon Baron at Nanaimo General Hospital. Gord was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 11th and passed
away in the arms of his family on March 28th at Nanaimo General Hospital.
Gord was born on July 1, 1952 at Nanaimo General Hospital, and resided for the first few years of his life at Nanaimo Lakes, until he was ready to start school and the family moved to Chase River. In 1966 Gord’s parents moved the family to Kokish where he met the
love of his life, Shirley.
Gord loved sports, as a child, Gord was an avid soccer and lacrosse player, as he grew older he became involved in softball, curling & golf. Gord was a very devoted husband & father and treasured the times he spent with his family. One of his favorite past times was camping, when the children were young he bought a boat and took up water skiing and spent many days at the lake with family & friends.
As life went on, Gord found his two greatest passions, his motorcycle and worshiping the Lord. Gord was able to worship the Lord through his love for music.
Gord will be greatly missed by all those who touched his life. Gord leaves behind and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Shirley, his son Brad (Ann Symons), daughter Jennifer Dustin (Tyler) and son Matthew (Kirstin); Grandchildren Shawndra – Lynn, Drake, Tyren, Rayah, Kaleb & Maria; his brother Don, sister Deb Hames (Ron) and youngest brother Lorne (Cheryl), and many nieces, nephews & cousins. Gord was pre-deceased by his mother Beverley Conrod and father Donald Baron.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday April 12, 2009 at Sunset School in Port McNeill at 2:00 pm.
“This is not goodbye, it’s see you later”
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path, God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place, at the close of day
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free.