Kelwood, Manitoba and later moved to Winnipeg where he met his wife Marlene. They had three children and five grandchildren.
Gord and his family moved to Brampton in 1963. They moved back to Winnipeg in 1974. Besides being a model railroader, Gord was also an avid singer, carpenter, outdoorsman, gardener, a pickler of fruit and root vegetables, and a lover of tropical fish.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at the United Church in Meadowood at 1111 Dakota Street. Donations in his memory may be made to either the United Church in Meadowood or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.