Gordon Arthur Roberts
In loving memory of Gordon Arthur Roberts who passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 70 years.
Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife Faye of 41 years; sons Fred (Watraya), Greg, Kevin (Vee); daughter Theressa (Neil); grandchildren Rebecca (Jamie), Kirsten (Jacob), Rachael, Zak and Lucas; great-grandson Jackson; brothers Dave (Nancy), Don (Aline) and Jamie; sister-in-law Irene (Ches); brother-in-law Dick; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Jean; father Robert; step-father Winston; and sister-in-laws Karin and Maisie.
Gord was born in Calgary, AB on September 2, 1947 and was the oldest of 4 boys. He enlisted in the Army when he was 18 years old and proudly served our Canadian Armed forces for over 23 years. He met and married Faye in Calgary in 1976 and became the devoted father to 4 children. There were many tough times through the years but Gord always stood up and took on the challenges. After leaving the military Gord became a transit operator and drove for City of Edmonton Transit for 23 years. He was very fortunate to have found the AA program in his 20's and it became an important tool in his everyday life. He was always there to help others, but as much as he did that, he helped himself even more. He was very proud to have been an AA member for over 42 years and had the opportunity to touch many lives.
Gord had many health challenges over the last few years, but he faced each one with a positive attitude. Unfortunately he was not able to battle through a very aggressive cancer and thankfully he didn't have to suffer long. Heartfelt thanks to the medical staff he had at the end as they took very good care of him. And many thanks to the family and friends that made sure he had lots of company during his stay in the hospital.
Celebration of Life
Friday November 24, 11:00AM
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB
In lieu of flowers donations can be made by members to the Edmonton Central Office Society or any charity of your choice.
Rest In Peace Gord, you were so kind and heartfelt to our family. Thinking of everyone in your family during this hard time.
Always remember you Gord. Love you
TO FAYE AND FAMILY;
OUR CONDOLANCES TO YOU ALL ON THE PASSING OF GORD. ALTHOUGH WE LIVED FAR FROM EACH OTHER YOU ALWAYS KEPT IN TOUCH AND WE ENJOYED YOU VISITS SO MUCH. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME. OUR LOVE, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
MUCH LOVE, AND HUGS FROM VERDEN AND LINDA.
Faye and Family,
Sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. He was such a kind and loving person to all.
He will be missed by all of his family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.
Rest in peace dear Gord.
My sincere condolances for the loss of Gord Roberts. He was a loving kind man who forever will be remembered for his continually helping anyone and everyone. My prayers to his wife Faye , children and grandchildren. May God comfort you in the days to come. GOD BLESS.
Our condolences we will miss him very much
Condolences to the Roberts family during this difficult time. Worked with Gordon and always a great person to be associated with. R.I.P Gordon
Gord you will be forever missed. Sunday’s won’t be the same for me for many reasons but I will choose to believe that you and my mom will have your own 60mins every Sunday night. You were a true inspiration to so many and I am very thankful to have had you in my life over the last 15 years and always made time to find me for a hug. You are at peace now and may Faye, Greg and the rest of your family find peace knowing that you as well as them, are not alone. A New Angel has gained his wings. With love…rest in peace Gord
Again our deepest condolences to the family . You are trooper Gord and we’re always here when someone needed you. I will never forget the kindness you and Faye showed to me and my daughters.
You will be greatly missed
Deepest condolences… He was an a amazing man, a big heart and a great laugh. I had the honour of working with him … and it was an honour…
So sorry to hear of Gords passing.he was a very kind and loving man that was there for his family and friends.thank you for being such a good friend.fly high with the angels.you will be missed .RIP my friend love you
Deepest sympathies to Faye and family.
I will miss Gord’s positive and great words of wisdom.
Rest In Peace Gord
Dear Faye and Family
Both Loretta and I are so very greatful for having come in to Yours and Gord’s path for the number of years you folks lived in Gander.
Gord was a great guy to be around in and out of the program.
We have been praying for Gord every since Gord took a turn for the worst.
Hold on to all your dearest memories and hold Gord in your families’ heart.
We were some of the early pioneers in Ganders groups.
Embrace the future because “”it only comes “”One Day @ A Time””
We are all that much stronger for Gord’s life on this earth.
I bet you he is on on 12 Step Call right up there in Heaven.
Faye and family, our deepest sympathies, Gord will be missed. Rest in Peace Gord.
So very sorry to hear of Gords passing. You have my deepest sympathy Fay and family. I had the pleasure of working with Gord, he was a kind and gentle soul, and I shall miss him. Go rest high on that mountain Gord.
See ya at the big meeting Good. Was a good walk.