Gordon William BEVAN

Born: Wed., Aug. 7, 1929
Died: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019


Visiting

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 09, 2019
Location: Family Home


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 09, 2019
Location: Family Home


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BEVAN, Gordon William

Surrounded by his daughters and their families (and one day before his 90th birthday), Gord Bevan passed peacefully on Tuesday August 6th, 2019, at Belleville General Hospital.

Beloved husband of Vera (nee Stones), and deeply loved father of Jane (Eric) and Sarah (Andrew). Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Erik Jakobsen (Cassie), Sofia, Lindsay, Grace, Victoria, Emily and great grandson Lane. Missed by many nieces and nephews in England, Wales and Spain.

He will be remembered by many for his life-long love of gardening, wine making and his wicked sense of humour! His early years were spent travelling the globe. He spent time in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Bogota, Malta, Australia, India, Japan, Manitoba, Brampton and British Columbia. In retirement, he settled with his wife in Prince Edward County. Gord spent 22 years in the British Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer and Chief Petty Officer. After leaving the navy, he was able to extend his passion of fixing aircraft engines, working for airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada and Canada 3000. Once retired, he moved from British Columbia to Ontario be closer to family.

Gord was a huge advocate of organ and full body donation to assist others and to advance medical science. He continuously joked that he was going to make it into University one way or another. As such, we are honouring his wishes, and Gord has been accepted into the fall semester at Queen’s University School of Anatomy. We believe he will come out with high honours!

A celebration of his life will be held in his home and english garden, 32 Wellington Street, Bloomfield, ON, on Friday August 9th from 2-5pm. Tributes by his daughters and grandchildren will be at 3pm. Friends and family are welcomed to join us for a glass of his home-made wine, a cup of tea and to share stories with us.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

Charitable donations may be made in Gordon's memory to the following organization:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
just inside front doors of hospital.
http://www.pecmhf.ca
403 Picton Main St., Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: 613-476-1008 ext. 4503/4425

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Barb Hogan
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
To all of Gordon's family: Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time! I enjoyed visiting with your dad while at Kentwood and things just won't seem the same without him and the laughs we all shared every day! He will be greatly missed indeed. I am certain Gord will be at the head of the class come Sept and be very pleased with himself!
Barb.

Lorraine Steenburgh
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
I met Gordon a couple years ago. I loved listening to his many stories he had to share about his past and places that he lived. He was very talented and had a green thumb for sure. He loved Vera and spoke of his family with pride. You sure will be missed Gordie. Thinking of you all at such a difficult time.

Indra Dosanjh
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
I've been very fortunate to have Gord as my neighbour for the last 2 years. He was my 'carpentry advisor', 'tools advisor', 'security guard' and most important a good friend to us. My family who visit on occasion all knew and respected Gord. We loved his spirit and listening to his stories. Life will be different without Gord. We talked almost daily even if it was just a wave or sometimes he would come into the studio to see what I was up to and we would chat about life, parenting, gardening and art. He was direct about how he just didn't get abstract art but listened intently to my take on it and on his way out he would always point to the same 2 paintings as his favourite. We will miss him dearly and Bella my dog is still wondering about him and waiting to see him come out of the house or drive into the driveway.

My family and I express our deepest condolences to the family. You are fortunate to have had such a great father, grandfather and uncle in your life!

Alex and Catriona Walcer
   Posted Fri August 09, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go to all of Gord’s family. We have fond memories of fun times in Brampton and later in Picton. He and Vera always had us laughing over one thing or another. Gord will be dearly missed but certainly not forgotten.
Holding you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time,
Alex and Catriona Walcer

Aileen Hicks -- PSW Kentwood
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
It is with heavy heart that I send my condolences to all the family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts. Your dad will be so sadly missed by all the staff and residents of Kentwood. (((hugs)))

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