TATE, Gordon - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon age 79 years after a courageous 12 year battle with Parkinson's Disease at the PRHC on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.
He leaves his loving wife Valerie of 54 years, his much loved daughter Lesley (Dominic), son Philip (Meaghan), and his 3 wonderful grandchildren, Marisa, Aidan, and Ella whom he spent many happy years with. He also leaves his brother Cyril Rawson (Eileen) and is predeceased (1953) by his brother James Tate, flying officer with the RAF at 23 years of age.
Gordon was a teacher for 4 years in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and for 29 years in Peterborough. He received his B.A. from Western University and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto. He was also member of Mensa, which he received from Edinburgh University in Scotland.
We would like to thank Dr T. Millar and Dr D. Spink of Peterborough along with Dr J. Schneiderman of Toronto. He spent his last 9 months at Fairhaven where he received excellent care from all of the staff. Thank you to the ambulance drivers, the Emergency Department, and the Intensive Care Unit at PRHC for all of their compassionate care. We would also like to thank Florence and all of our friends in England for their moral support.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson Society. Arrangements entrusted to Nisbett funeral home, Peterborough, Ontario.
We'll meet again, With Love.