March 25, 1931 – March 27, 2011
Gordon was born in Prince Rupert to parents Christopher and Lillian Dixon, where he spent his brief school years, worked on fishing boats, and was an engineer on a Fishery Patrol boat, before he began his long time career as a mechanic.
He married Jean in 1952 and his two children Boyd and Valarie were born in Prince Rupert. The family moved to Terrace in 1958 and Gordon worked for Reum Motors, Onstein Motors, and Parker Ford before he decided to change careers.
He went into the road construction business in 1970 and owned and operated heavy equipment until he retired. Gordon was a member of the Kinsmen Club, the Elks, and the Terrace Branch 13 Legion.
In his retirement years Gordon loved to putter in his yard and garden, go fishing when he had the chance both in the ocean and rivers, and spend quality time with his family. On the odd occasion he was known to like to play the slots.
Gordon is survived by wife Jean of 59 years, daughter Valarie Hansen, grandsons Trevor (Theresa) Hansen, Bradley (Lorie) Hansen, great grandchildren: Rebecca, Cody and Zachery, sister Florence Spencer of Terrace and brother Henry Dixon of Vancouver as well as many nieces, nephews, their families, and one unofficially adopted daughter Germaine Robertson.
There will be no public service as per Gordon’s wishes. Donations can be made in Gordons honour to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jean C. Barber Lodge, 575 10th Avenue W., Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4C3.
Gone to share stories with son Boyd and son-in-law Greg. He will be deeply missed by all his family, but we know he’s in good company.