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June 24, 2023

Ronald Clayton Gordon of Kincardine, died unexpectedly, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Ruth Gordon (née Kuntz) for 54 years. Loving father of Wendy (Gary) Knorr, Jeffrey (Donna) Gordon and Cindy (James) Bolen. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Shae Robbins, Mataya Gordon, Nicholas Gordon, Olivia Gordon, Kyle Bolen, Paige Bolen, Cody Bolen and Shantel Knorr. Dear brother of Sherry (Terry) Kinch, Paul Gordon and Randy (Janice) Gordon. Fondly remembered by his in-laws, Harvey (Dianne) Kuntz, Linus Kuntz, Bert (Pat) Kuntz, Joe Kuntz, Helen (Don) Meyer, Jim (Marlene) Kuntz, Carol Dietrich and Dorothy Kuntz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbours and former co-workers. Predeceased by his parents, Clayton and Rita (née Bowes) Gordon; father- and mother-in-law, Jerome and Vera Kuntz; sisters-in-law, Victoria Gordon, Angela Kuntz, Elaine Kuntz; and brothers-in-law, Hal Dietrich and Lloyd Kuntz. Ron was an inspiration and role model to his family. He was a devoted husband, a proud father and loving papa. Friends and family always felt welcome in his home. His greatest legacy is his selfless love and commitment to family. He was a hockey fan, as a coach, and convener, and a supporter of his children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, including gymnastics, horseback riding and hockey. He was one of three committee members who successfully campaigned to bring International Silver Stick Hockey to Kincardine in 1987. Ron reminisced numerous times of having three paper routes as a young boy, having to walk to the Perth train station to pick up the papers before school. He worked as a stationary engineer for Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), beginning his career at Hearn Generating Station, Toronto; then, Nanticoke Generating Station; and settling at Bruce Power Steam Plant, OPG, retiring in 2001. Once retired, Ron pursued an interest in woodworking, developing a real talent for creating beautiful pieces of furniture enjoyed by family and friends. He made a rocking horse, baby crib, side tables, desk, dresser, jewellery boxes for his granddaughters, horse jumps and so much more. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Monday, July 3 from 4-8 p.m., where the memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Huron Shores Hospice or Kincardine Food Bank, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”