Gordon Frederick Hall
May 29, 1925-July 29, 2015
Passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. He was born in Stratford, ON. Gordon was a machinist for the CP Rail after he completed high school. He later moved to the west coast and joined the RCN. He met and married the love of his life, Kathleen Hall (nee Walshe) in 1946. After many fulfilling years in the navy, serving in WWII and the Korean War, he left his final ship the “Crusader” with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
He then returned to school to obtain his teaching degree. He began teaching in 1964 at Royal Oak. Through his teaching career he taught many subjects. He was the most amazing counsellor and mentor to staff and students alike. He coached the track and field teams at Mt. View and Mt. Doug for many years. He retired from Mt. Douglas High School in 1984. He then enjoyed his farm in Duncan BC.
He is predeceased by his two brothers; Victor Hall (Etta), William Hall (Betty) and his two beloved sons; Gregory and Christopher Hall. He leaves to cherish his wife Kathleen and his children; Therese Bullin (Stewart), Maura Bourdon (Gary), Andrea Hall, Kathleen Hall (Don), Anthony Hall (Julie) and Genny Williams (Gord). He leaves 15 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Funeral Services will be held at McCall’s Funeral Chapel, Vancouver & Johnson Streets. at 1:00pm on Wednesday August 5, 2015. Internment will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.
We would like to thank all the staff at Broadmead Lodge Veterans Care Centre for the wonderful care given to Gordon over the years. A special thanks to the nursing staff and Doctors Vorster and Tourrney at VGH for their compassionate and excellent care of our father.
He lived a fulfilling life with humor, respect and kindness. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations supporting our veterans at the Broadmead Lodge Care Centre at http://www.broadmeadcare.com.
McCall Bros. Funeral Home
JULY 31, 2015 BY MCCALL BROS.