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October 12, 1928 — February 19, 2022

Gordon Marshall, loving Husband to Anne, passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Village Kelowna on February 19, 2022, surrounded by his wife and family.
Gordon is survived by wife of 72 years Anne; his children Colleen (Greg), Gene (Cindy), Jeff (Lori), Lindsay (Gord), and son-in-law Bruce (Eileen); eleven grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter Patricia (Pam) in 1989.

Gordon was born in the Kelowna hospital on October 12, 1928, to Adal and Lewis Marshall. He was the fourth son and twin to the fifth son Elwyn and is the last of the brothers to pass on. He was raised in Glenmore and was involved in the daily life of the family farm. So began his love of the land and orchard.

After graduating  from KHS he attended the University of Saskatoon, graduating in 1950 with a diploma in Agriculture. In May 1950 he married the love of his life Anne Reed, whom he had had his eye on since they rode the bus together as teenagers. She was from an orcharding family too, so they were a match made in heaven, and they worked side by side on their orchards in Glenmore and Winfield.

Gordon was very involved in the industry with the BCFGA, Vernon Fruit Union and Kelowna Growers Exchange. He was innovative with many changes in orcharding such as installing the first drip irrigation system (which he won an award for) and replacing regular fruit trees with dwarf tree systems. He was also very involved with Rotary and was a proud member of the Kelowna Capri Chapter. Through Rotary he acquired friends worldwide.

He was a very passionate and hardworking man. Gordon enjoyed hunting with friends and family over the years, loved nature and the wild places. Gardening became a special hobby, and he loved begonias and orchids. As technology evolved, he was interested and curious and was often found Googling on his computer (one of the very first Macs) and sending emails. He loved his cocker spaniels, music, cooking, travel, genealogy and history.

Gordon was a devoted family man; loving and sensitive. He treated everyone as an equal, no matter age, race, socioeconomic status, everyone was equal in his eyes.  He was involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s well-being and activities. His home was always open to anyone who needed an oasis where they could safely be heard and loved. He was a great mentor.

Gordon was a gentleman to the end and will always be remembered as such.

“The fabric of our family has been altered but remains strong thanks to his love”

Many thanks to the wonderful staff on the Kalamalka community at Mill Creek Village, who lovingly cared for him so well.

The Private Funeral Service for Gordon will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm. The service is for immediate family only. Please join the livestream available at St Michael’s and All Angels YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/c/TheCathedralChurchofStMichaelAllAngels this link will be available for viewing for a short time following the live stream

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gordon’s name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Rotary (Please ensure you select Canada, so you get a tax receipt).

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  • Bob Silverson says:

    It is with great sadness that I heard of Gordon’s passing. Both he and Anne were great friends of my parents Mavis and John Silverson and he will be missed. My condolences to all of the family.

  • Tod Simons says:

    Anne and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing.
    We have great memories of Gordon and Jeff joining us on annual salmon fishing trip to Haa Nee Naa Lodge, sitting around the dinner table, sharing stories and fishing lies !!
    Gordon was not only a great client, but was a true gentleman and a friend.
    Condolences to you all from the guys at the Matcon Group of Companies.

  • Jodi Ryan says:

    To the Marshall family, my deepest condolences. You are truly blessed to have had Gordon lead your beautiful family. He had the biggest heart (and hands). He always welcomed our family into your home, always giving the best hugs and was genuinely interested in all of our lives. I could sit for hours talking to him in the house, while friends were hanging by the pool, and appreciated his pancake breakfasts after a late party. I loved him dearly. I know he’s smiling down at you all with Tawny probably sitting on his lap. God bless your family. xo

  • Murray Soder says:

    Many memories dating back to 1952. Christmases, camping and Mexico

  • Doug Engel says:

    Bruce. You did a great job reading his life story! Always had a good visit with Gord. Whether running into him at Orchard park, or at a home show, it was always a big hello and a handshake at the very least. Usually there was a good story and a laugh.
    He had his family that he loved very much, but he had an extended family that loved and admired him! We will miss him.
    Doug and Marlene.

  • Lorea Chilton says:

    To Dear Anne and all family,
    My deep sympathy to all family with the loss of your dear husband and father. Gordon. What a lovely gentleman I remember Gordon to be. My family visited with you many years back with Aunt Polly and Uncle Peter when we visited in Kelowna. My Mom Katrina Hoffman) Youell was Polly’s sister. What a lovely written history of Gordons life and what he enjoyed in life. A lovely and amazing deeply caring man and friend to all. Wishing for you much comfort and wonderful touching memories to support you in days and years to come. Take very good care. With love and blessings Lorea

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