Gordon Reginald Day
Sept. 17, 1931 – Sept. 26, 2011
After a courageous battle with cancer Gord passed away peacefully at NRGH. Gord was born on Oakville, Ontario and moved to Nanaimo in 1960. He first worked as “the breadman” then went onto maintenance for the Nanaimo Vocational School which we know now as VIU. He retired from BC Buildings Corp as a Maintenance Supervisor in 1992.
He was predeceased by his daughter Debbie just a month prior and his wife Marlene in August 2009 as well as his 4 siblings. Gordon was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors. It was most likely because he had a lot of mouths to feed. He is survived by his children, Kenneth, Marion (Bill), Rob (Sue), Doris (Jim), Ed, Billy, John (Tammy), Gord (Kathy), Dennis (Leanne), Myla (Joseph) and Teresa and 35 (or so) grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“Papa Bear” touched the lives of many people. Although often a quiet man his heart was as huge as the family and extended family that he raised.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Pleasant Valley Hall on 6100 Doumont Rd., Nanaimo.
In lieu of flowers the family requests all donations be sent to the Heart & Stroke or Cancer Society. Our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and doctors
and staff on the 4th floor for working
around the Day clan!