Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Vipers Lose Longtime Volunteer/Season Ticket Holder: Gord Williams

This was in Thursday's Vernon Morning Star newspaper:

Gord Williams

Jul 14, 2020       OBITUARIES

February 1, 1934 – July 14, 2020

Heaven received another Angel on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gord Williams. Born in Manitoba, he died peacefully in his sleep with Elaine and his little companion Kasey by his side at home here in Vernon after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elaine, his children: Terry-Lynn, Darrell (Sherry), Cheryl (Dennis) and Karen; his step children: Kim (Bob), Debra, Charmayne (Lisle), Cheryl (Jody), Derek (Cora-lee) and Kari (Deanna); 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gord was predeceased by his parents Charles and Victoria and three sisters.
Gord was a competitive water skier and even skied on trick skis at 70 years old on Sugar Lake! He was a long time truck driver who had a passion for horses. He enjoyed team roping with his daughter Cheryl as well as training, cutting and penning, all which brought out the cowboy in him. His horses Mis-T and Turkey and his border collie Thea were his partners in crime. Gord also enjoyed spending his spare time fishing and golfing. His winter hobby was busy cheering and volunteering for his favorite hockey team, the Vernon Vipers.
There will be a private service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to Dr Deetlefs, Dr Schultz and Dr Rankin, for their compassion for and support of Gord during his journey.
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

1 comment:

vipersdiehardfan said...

I would like to send my condolences to the Williams family. I knew Elaine and Gord and always talked with them before and during most Vipers home games. I always enjoyed Gords hockey stories from his Manitoba days and just talking hockey/Vipers before and during Viper games. I remember late in the season John & Tom Glen brought Gord down to the Vipers dressing room before a game. Gord got a chance to meet the boys and got his Vipers jersey signed by the team. RIP Gord, you will be missed. Go Vipers Go!