September 2, 1931 – January 3, 2019
Gordon Edward Gee of Whitehorse, Yukon, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Copper Ridge Place.
Gordon was a true gentleman. Gordie always had a twinkle in his eyes; his playfulness and humour will be missed by all who had the pleasure of shaking his hand. There will be a celebration of his life on February 2, 2019 at 2 pm in the Grey Mountain Banquet Room at Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre in Whitehorse. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Elaine, son Tim (Ruth) and daughter Leslie, grandchildren Cameron, Liana (Brooks), Kendyl (Graeme), Toni, and Skylar. He also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Casey and Carson, brother Alan (Lynne), sister Marilyn (Leonard) and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Gordon is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mabel (Barrett), sisters Evelyn (Andy) and Muriel, and brother Lawrence.
Gordie’s early work experiences included jobs with the Manitoba Power Commission, driving truck during the building of the Winnipeg to Brandon Highway, and working throughout the prairie oil patch during the 1950’s. In 1956, he bought his first truck which began his path down the of entrepreneurship. Gordie’s Trucking Ltd was formed and after 15 years of hard work and dedication helping build the Dempster Highway and Watson Lake/Canada Tungsten Road, Gordie’s Trucking became Yukon was a founding member of the Yukon Transportation Association and was honored in 2017 when he was inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame as the Pioneer of the Year for his contributions advancing the transportation industry.
Gordie was an avid curler who represented his territory at the Labatt’s Brier and at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in the 80’s and 90’s. He spent many an afternoon at K.A.R.A. Speadway after catching the racing bug. Gordie loved the Yukon and promoted it every chance he got.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Copper Ridge Place for the loving care and support they provided.