Charles Gordon Day, born Oct. 20, 1918, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014.
Off to university . . . Gord left school in Grade 8 after a schoolyard dispute. Always learning, he was an avid reader, and especially liked to memorize and recite poetry.
Now, after 80-some years, Gord is returning to school — attending the University of Calgary Department of Anatomy so others can continue to learn.
Gord is the last of the children of William and Maude Day, predeceased by Bud, Jean, Ruth, Bill and Grant.
Gord was well known in his home town of Fort Macleod where he was a volunteer firefighter and member of the Elks Club.
Gord was very outgoing, readily making friends with the snowbirds down south, the fishermen at the West Coast, people at LSCO, Columbia Assisted Living, Park Bridge Estates, Black Rock Terrace and Extendicare in Lethbridge.
Gord enjoyed life fully — all 95-plus years. Always the optimist, he underwent surgery recently and was willing to work hard at recovery once again.
Gord hosted his own wake gathering at Bully’s some years ago. Cremation when he is finished at the U of C. The family thanks his many friends and care-givers.