The Reverend Donald Gordon
August 10, 2017
Donald Gordon, Priest
December 2, 1924 - August 9, 2017
It is with sadness that we announce that the Reverend Donald Gordon died in the mid-afternoon of Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Don was born in Penticton, BC, December 2, 1924.
Following the receipt of a B.ASc in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Don Gordon worked as an Electrical Designer with International Power Consultants in Vancouver from 1951-1958.
Answering the call to ministry, he enrolled in the Anglican Theological College (ATC) at UBC and after attaining undergraduate degrees he attended Trinity College, Toronto where he was awarded a Masters of Theology degree.
He was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by Archbishop Godfrey Gower in May of 1961 and served as deacon of the four point Parish of Maple Ridge. Don was ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Gower in May of 1962 and continued his curacy in Maple Ridge until 1964, when he was appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. John, Maple Ridge with Pitt Meadows.
From 1967-1969, he relocated to the Diocese of Toronto where he served as Assistant Priest at St. Cuthbert, Don then moved back to the West Coast where he was appointed Incumbent of St. John, Port Moody with All Saints', Ioco. In 1973 his ministry took a different turn and he was appointed Registrar, Dean of Students and Anglican Chaplain at Vancouver School of Theology.
In 1978 he was appointed Rector of All Saints', Ladner where he served until 1990.
Don is survived by his wife, Carleen, his three daughters, Heather, Muriel, Christine and their families.
The Reverend Donald Gordon's Funeral Eucharist is scheduled to take place at All Saints', 4755 Arthur Drive, Ladner, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2pm.
Please remember Don, Carleen, their family and friends in your prayers.