SHERWIN, Gordon - WWII - After a long and rich life, Gord, passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday September 3, 2016 at the age of 92.
Beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Deviney).
Loving father of Diana Sherwin (Rudy Hogeveen) of Toronto, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwin (Bruce Trotter) of Blenheim and Jay Sherwin (Jane Montgomery) of Baltimore.
Proud grandfather of Esme Hogeveen, Simone Hogeveen, Alexandra Trotter, Declan Trotter, Olya Sushchynskaya and Irra Sushchynskaya.
Remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by siblings Rev. Robert Sherwin, Alice Sherwin, and Margaret Young. Survived by sister-in-laws Paula Deviney (Doug) and Ruth Haig ( Milton).
Raised locally, Gord joined the RCAF in 1942 and served as a Navigator-observer over occupied territory in France during the summer of 1944. Shot down on the night of August 17, Gord evaded capture until liberated by advancing allied troops.
Gord returned to Canada to start a trucking company (G K SherwinTransport) which he operated successfully for 52 years.
His life was enriched by family, horseracing, service to community, world travel with Marion as volunteers with Sleeping Children Around the World, membership in the Cobourg Rotary Club, church suppers, fiddle music and an abiding passion for driving though the hills of Northumberland County.
Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday September 9, 2016 from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral service at Baltimore United Church on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. followed by a Reception at Baltimore Arena and burial at Vernonville.
If desired donations may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World, Vernonville United Church Heritage Fund or The Rotary Foundation (Paul Harris Fellowship).