Gordon Follis Hood 1915 – 2010
Gordon Hood passed October 20, 2010 at Qualicum Beach, BC, two months before his 95th birthday.
Gordon was born December 13, 1915 in Medicine Hat, Alberta where he grew up. As WWII loomed, Gordon joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He was sent to Comox, B.C. for basic training. His troop was marched from Comox to Esquimalt, BC for further training. While in Esquimalt, he sustained a minor injury. A pretty nurse by the name of Mae Jessie Montague attended to his injury. They married in 1939.
Gordon studied aeronautics in Calgary at the Southern Institute of Technology. He was assigned to work in an aircraft factory in St. Thomas, Ontario where their first son, Ronald (Barb) was born in 1941. Gordon was anxious to see action so he joined the Navy and shipped overseas in time for the war to end. Gordon graduated from the University of Alberta with a Commerce degree.
Gordon and Mae had three more sons, Thomas 1946; Phillip (Jean) 1948; and James (Arene) 1951; plus 10 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren.
Gordon’s career led the family from Edmonton to Peoria, Illinois and Yakima, Washington. In 1966, they moved to Parksville, BC and purchased Georgiaview Auto Court. Gordon had been active in the community and served as an Alderman while finishing off his career with the Parksville District Credit Union.
Gordon and Mae retired in 1980, traveled extensively before settling in Ashcroft, BC. Mae predeceased Gordon one day before their 67th wedding anniversary. Gordon moved to Qualicum Beach and was a resident at The Gardens. A graveside service will be in Ashcroft, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2pm.
He will be buried alongside Mae.