Gordon William Antle of Lac la Hache, B.C. passed away February 19, 2013 at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (2001). He is survived by his only child, John, and his wife, Karen; and two grandchildren: Amanda and James. He also leaves behind two brothers: Roy (Louise) and Dick (Dorothy), one sister: Betty Blais, and their families; plus numerous other friends and relatives and his little dog Bandit.
Originally from the Lower Mainland, Gordon began his working life at Vancouver Island logging camps of which he retained many fond memories.
In 1954, he married Frances Regenwetter and settled down to family life, working at Fraser Mills until his retirement in 1989. He was an IWA member throughout his career.
Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating throughout his life. He loved to garden. He was an enthusiastic radio operator, talking to many people around the world and was known to the CB world as ‘Sidestep.’
He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby, building many extraordinary bird houses in his later years. He also loved to travel with Fran, whether on cruises, to Reno, or motoring to Alaska or the prairies. They always had a wonderful adventure.
Gordon was known especially for his great sense of humour and his ability to strike up a conversation with whomever was nearby. He enjoyed talking with people, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
We’d like to thank Dr. Street and Dr. Sloan and the staff at 100 Mile District General Hospital for making his last hours comfortable.
Cremation will take place with a Celebration of Life to take place in late spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary.