Gordon Marshall Ellinson

January 12, 1934 - August 20, 2023

In Loving Memory

Gordon Marshall Ellinson

Gordon Marshall Ellinson
January 12, 1934 – August 20, 2023

Survived by wife, Doreen; children Beverly (Bill) Roberts, Linda (Bill Franssen) Ellinson, Dennis (Debra) Ellinson, Mark Ellinson, Sandra Van de Mortel; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Winnifred Ellinson, brother, Harold Ellinson, and sister, Mary Ellinson.

Born in Ottawa, Gord moved back to Vancouver with his parents, where he finished high school and met the love of his life, Doreen.

Gord and Doreen married March 21, 1953 and settled down to start their family. In 1967, Gord transferred with his job at BC Hydro to Vernon, BC; a move he said he wished he would have done sooner. Gord retired from BC Hydro in 1997 and settled into retired life. A natural athlete all his life, he was involved in gymnastics, slo pitch, hockey and bowling to name a few. When he wasn’t playing hockey, he was an avid fan of the Vernon (Lakers) Vipers. He spent 25 years volunteering for the Pee Wee hockey tournaments and as a Goal Judge for the Vipers. If there was anything you wanted to know about the Vipers, Gordon knew it.

Gord was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a Life Member of the Oddfellows. In both organizations, he worked his way through all chairs, up to and including, President.

Gord was happiest when helping others and was always the first to lend a hand.

Memorial Service will be held Friday Oct 6 at 1 pm at Cypress Funeral and Cremation Services, 4417 – 29 Street Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Hospice House or the Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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