HALLEY, Gordon Alexander Forbes - (1956 - 2017) - Passed away suddenly on August 9, 2017.
Predeceased by his parents June and Tom Halley, beloved brother of John Halley (and his wife Lori), Michael Halley, Stewart Halley (and his wife Lisa Beauparlant-Halley). He will also be fondly remembered as uncle to Malcolm, Claire, Max and Ethan Halley.
Gordon was born in London, England in 1956. He spent his early years in Farnham where he attended Barfield School. The family moved to Oakville, Ontario in 1969 and Gord attended Gladys Speers Public School and then Thomas Blakelock High School.
His brothers and friends remember a teenaged Gord who was self-confident and adventurous, with his long hair and Master John boots. Inheriting his parent’s artistic talent, Gord attended Sheridan College’s photography program and had a long and successful career as a photographer. In his twenties, Gord was also a talented DJ, spinning at a number of clubs in Toronto.
His love of art continued after he retired from his commercial photography career. Gord found creating large modern art oil canvases was therapeutic in helping him cope with constant pain management due to chronic back injury.
The Halley family will be forever grateful to Gord for spending the last few years caring for their father Tom, enabling him to stay in the family home until he passed away earlier this year.
We will forever miss Gord’s trademark grin and witty sense of humour. Arrangements entrusted with Oakview funeral home, Oakville.