March 25, 1927 – July 8, 2019
Gordon passed away peacefully on the afternoon of July 8th surrounded by loving family members.
He was born and raised by William and Isabella Nicholls as one of four children on a farm in Dundalk, Ontario. At the young age of 15 he left home, worked his way across Canada and finally arrived at Prince Rupert in 1957. It was at this time that he met Jean, the love of his life, and they were soon married.
After a brief stint at the pulp mill, he was asked to go commercial fishing and never looked back. Fishing for the Prince Rupert Fishermen’s Cooperative Association, he soon became part owner and engineer of the very successful fishing vessel “Northern Dawn”.
During his retirement he was active in golf, curling, Masonic Lodge and morning coffee with the “liars club”. He took great joy in beating his sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren in crib.
Gordon was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 58 years. He is survived by his sons Bill (Brenda), Bruce (Diane) and Craig (Kimberley); grandchildren Stephanie, Warren, Jeffrey, William, Graham and Nathan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Church or Prince Rupert Seniors Centre.
Service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the United Church at 1:30 pm.
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