GORDON, David Andrew

September 13, 1955 – October 25, 2019

David Andrew Gordon of Calgary passed away on October 25, 2019 at the age of 64 years.  He was the only child of Thomas (Tom) Gordon and Yvonne Angus. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario. When he was 18 years old, he moved to Calgary for a job. He worked in the oil and gas industry and the hospitality industry. He joined the Calgary Fire Department in 1989 and worked there until he retired in 2015. He married the love of his life Carolyn Cardinal from Kikino, AB and had two daughters, Robyn Marie Gordon (Dave Phillipson) and Michelle May Gordon (Mark Fraser), and one son Christopher “Chris” Edward Gordon (Carmen Gordon). He was blessed with the arrival of eight grandchildren, Christa and Jett, Evie, Jared, Zaina, Marissa, Athena and Artie; new friendships; happiness; and good health. He loved his sisters Debbie (Alvin McKay), Verona (Cal Thomas), and Loretta (Sheldon Whitford), his mom Violet Cardinal and dad Louis Cardinal, and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank all those people who enriched my husband’s life over the years. Dave was truly loved by many.

A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Centre Street Church (3900 2 St NE, Calgary, AB). For firefighters who are able, please attend in #1 Dress. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kennedy’s Disease Association https://www.kennedysdisease.org/  

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Lawrence (Larry) Slywka, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On October 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm Pearl Cardinal Said:

    My sincere condolences to my dear friend Carolyn, family and friends of Dave. Rest in Paradise Dave ❤️

  2. On October 28, 2019 at 7:57 pm Calgary Fire Department Pensioners Association Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Carolyn and the Gordon Families on the passing of our “Brother” Dave.

  3. On October 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm Nicole Coffin Said:

    Sending my love to all the family in this sad time. Bigs hugs

  4. On October 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm Kristen Said:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.❤️

  5. On October 28, 2019 at 10:21 pm Christa Said:

    Forever in our hearts Pops.

  6. On October 29, 2019 at 8:20 am Allan Vandersteen Said:

    I’m saddened to hear of your passing Gordo. We had a lot of fun at number seven. You were a serious firefighter and a great asset to the crew. I am proud to have known you. My condolences to your family.

  7. On October 29, 2019 at 8:49 am Brian and Donna Wright Said:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Donna

  8. On October 29, 2019 at 11:50 am john potter Said:

    my sincere condolences to Carolyn and family. John Potter 9retired b shif and fab

  9. On October 30, 2019 at 8:56 am Zoe Nelson and family Said:

    Dear Michelle and the Gordon family , we’re so sorry to hear of your Dads passing our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your family find peace and comfort that family and friends are here for you if you need anything love always Zoe and family xoxo ❤️

  10. On November 3, 2019 at 8:30 am Kirk Newbigging Said:

    It is always sad when we lose a respected and well liked colleague. David was a wonderful classmate from 1989 fire academy. It was easy to to find a friend with Dave. A caring, sincere and professional individual. Too many great memories to every forget Gordo. Condolences to your family and friends.

  11. On November 5, 2019 at 10:04 am Elaine Sterling-Fraser Said:

    My condolences to the Gordon family may his soul rest in prace

  12. On November 5, 2019 at 10:11 am Elaine Sterling-Fraser Said:

    My prayers are with you may he find peace in the arms of God.
    From the Fraser family & Norman & Steve

  13. On March 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm Kathy Gordon Girgis Said:

    The Gordon cousins were sad to learn of David’s passing.