December 13, 2021
Sadly, Gordon passed away December 13, 2021 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s and Heart Failure. He is survived by his wife Lorraine; daughter Lisa Knotts (Harvey); son Colin McLean (Cindy); stepdaughter Tracy Pauliuk (Aaron); stepdaughter-in-law Shayla Chenier and sister Beverly Zablotny as well as nieces, nephew and cousins. He was Papa to his grandchildren Georgia & Marcus McLean; Charley & Quinn Pauliuk and Hunter & Kieran Chenier. Tiki, his side kick labradoodle will always miss him.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents Gordon & Phyllis (Campbell) McLean; first wife Heather McLean and his stepson Christopher Chenier.
Gordon was born in Ocean Falls, B.C. and was an active member of the town’s swim club which produced many top swimmers in the 50’s and 60’s. An industrious youngster, he worked as a pin boy in the bowling alley, an usher at the movies and numerous positions in the paper mill including as a “boom” man sorting the log booms. He always remained friends with the many peers he grew up with.
He joined the RCMP at the age of 18 years and was a member of F Troop. In retirement they renewed their friendships with lunches at various Boston Pizzas thanks to one of the members.
His 21 year RCMP career included serving communities in D Division Manitoba (Grand Rapids, Portage La Prairie, Beausejour, Virden, Thompson & Winnipeg). His service also included 4 yrs as a swimming instructor in Regina.
Gordon and family then moved to White Rock, B.C. where he continued to lead and implement safety and security teams at Eaton’s, Moli Energy, UBC and retired a second time as Director of Security at BCIT.
Over the 20 plus years living at Gateway Gardens Gord. and Lorraine met many neighbours who became good friends. He certainly will miss his Tim Horton and clubhouse coffee meetings with them.
A very sincere thank you to the staff on the 7th floor of Evergreen Baptist Care Home for their compassionate and caring nature to Gordon and his family. We will always be grateful.
Gordon will always be remembered for his kindness, humour, and unconditional love of his family and friends.
A memorial lunch will be held at a later date.Obituary
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