Gordon Gerdes

April 7, 1929 - January 18, 2022
January 22, 2022 2 Condolences Print Obituary

Gordon Gerdes passed away peacefully on January 18th.  Dad was 92 and, in so many ways, lived a charmed life. Dad leaves his wife Joan, to whom he was married for nearly 69 years and his two sons: Gregg (Renee), and Brian (Cindy) and his only grandchild, Ryan. Dad will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, who he was very fond of. Gordon was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, his sister Velma Trickey (Joe), and brothers Norman (Ruth), Raymond (Vivian), and Harold (Marjorie).

Dad worked for Edmonton Telephones for 35 years. He loved his career and the people he got to know through ED TEL. In his retirement, he volunteered extensively at the Telephones Historical Information Centre which coincided with his passion for collecting antique telephones. Dad was also passionate about garage sales, if you had one, dad was likely there, if you came to one of his, you likely remember him and bought something! Early in his life dad was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping when not coaching his sons in hockey or baseball.

Our family want to thank the wonderful staff at MacTaggart Place Retirement Residence and St. Joseph’s Hospice, as well as Dr. Samycia, his family doctor.

Following Dad’s wishes he will be cremated and there will not be a service. We would love to hear your memories of Gordon if you would like to share.

  1. My sincere condolence to you Joan, Gregg and Brian on the passing of your dear husband and father Gordon. I worked with Gordon for 35 years at Edmonton Telephones, to when we both both retired in 1984. Then we both volunteered to help set up the Telephone Museum, where we worked for 32 years, keeping in touch during our many lunches during that time.
    Gordon was always happy, had a great sense of humor, and told many interesting stories we enjoyed.
    I’m sure he will be missed by all the many people that knew him.
    May he rest in peace.
    Myron Solojuk

  2. Gordon lived at Mactaggart place since we opened. He was such a gentleman, he would pull the chairs out for the ladies, he would help them to their rooms sometimes as far as helping someone who needs a TV fixed. We are happy we had the chance to meet such a selfless man, who gives his all as needed. He will be missed, he was a sweet soul.
    Miss you Gordon we know your in a better place.

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