Gordon Vallance Speirs

Gordon was born in Trail on Sept. 8, 1942 to Mary and Jack Speirs and passed away at KLH on June 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughter, Jennifer Clark, son, Jon Speirs, three grandchildren, Dylan Clark, Lara Clark, and Jack Speirs, sister, Rosemary Service, and many cousins.

Gordon grew up in Rossland, skiing, hitch-hiking to Trail, hunting and learning to fly when he was 16. He married Sharon Ridge, his high school sweetheart, in 1963 after he had earned his wings in the RCAF.

Gordon flew many types of aircraft; including the Harvard, Chipmunk, Tudor, Dakota, Neptune, Argus, and his favourite, the Twin Otter.

After 28 years of service, and many different postings, Gord retired as a major and the Speirs moved back to the Kootenays—home.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Home Care team and the wonderful Home Support workers, especially Betty. Thanks also to Nelson Hospice Society and their caring volunteers, as well as the staff of KLH.

We will be gathering on Friday, June 24 at 2pm in St. Matthew’s Church Hall, 3374 South Slocan Village Rd, South Slocan to remember Gordon and celebrate his life. Please join us.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to KLH Foundation, 3 View St., Nelson V1L 2V1

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