With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our Dear Gordon Keith Hands. Our hearts are heavy, but also uplifted as we know the Angels have taken Gord back to Heaven and he is in the Almighty Kingdom of God.
He lived a full and adventurous life of 85 years. Although nearing the end of his journey here on earth, he struggled with his health, he remained so loving and kind and gentle with his family and friends. Gordie just loved people so very much. He valued his family and friends above all. He was also quick to call strangers a friend and let them into his life. Always giving compliments and telling everyone how much he loved and appreciated their visits or time helping him.
Throughout Gord’s life he enjoyed travelling, truck driving, car rides, visiting family and friends, going out for coffee and lunch, horse racing, Checker Flag car races, farming, gardening, babysitting, joking around, feeding squirrels and birds, country and western music, and just relaxing watching T.V. He also made it to 5 generations of family!
Our life’s journey takes us through many changes and challenges as we grow. As a young boy Gordie was a rascal. As he grew into a man, he became strong and fiercely. As he aged into an elderly man he softened and became more gentle and loving. He learned to stop and smell the roses and love people as much as you can. He surely cherished every moment of life.
Gord will be missed by so many!
Gordon Keith Hands, the son of late Willie Ray Hands and the late Velma (Gage) Hands.
Born December 6, 1934 – June 21st, 2020
Born in Euphemia Township, ON. Lived in Chatham, ON.
Pre-deceased by wife Patricia May Hall-Hands.
Gordon was a wonderful Brother of: Brother Raymond Hands, Pre-deceaced Sister Ila Dittmer and brother-in-law Harry Dittmer, Sister Mary Kubica and brother-in-law of the late Tony Kubica, Brother Percy Hands and sister-in-law Pat Hands.
Gordon was a loving Father of: Son Rocky Hands, Daughter Tami Hands, Daughter Debbie Gaudreau, Daughter Roxanne Deslippe, Son Patrick Hall, Step-Father to Julie Hall, Toni Hall and so many more of the Hall Family children and grandchildren.
He loved his Grandchildren: Janssen Dehoop-Hands, Joshua Hands, Cathy Williams, Chris, Jay and Belinda Gaudreau, Ryan Hands, Keith and Brad Yonge-Hall, Lynn, Tommy Jr. and Shannon Deslippe. Also Danny Hall-Caza.
Several Great Nieces and Nephews and Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.
Gord was also a wonderful Uncle to Tina and Neil Carrick and family, (Scott and Rebecca), Tony Kubica and family, (Sarah, Kari, Megan and husband Scott, Emily and Michael), Terry Kubica and family, (Samantha, Jessica and Rosanna), Natalie and Mike O-doherty and family, (Emily and Zach), Loretta Hands, George Hands and Great Nephew Kyle Dunford, Todd Dittmer, Tracy Dittmer and Great NieceTerri-Ann Dittmer and Denis Dittmer.
Other very special people in Gord’s life were: Helen Marentette (special long time friend and loved as a daughter), Elyse Beacom (long time dear friend) and daughter Janelle and family. Special Goddaughter Megan Kubica-Soles), Len Page and wife Whinney, Cousin Violet Switzer-Allan, Marvel “Dot” Warwick (caring neighbour and friend), Chris Appleton and family (a very dear friend). Caring friends Branko and Anka Malesevic and family, and Georgette (neighbour). Also long time friend Glenny Wanchuk. Plus many more relatives and friends not mentioned.
Special Pet memories of dog Max, cat Angel, rabbit Teddy, monkey Toby.
Special Thanks to: Jeri and Tracy from FreeHelp-CK PFC. Also all the PSW Workers, Chatham Hospital Doctors and Nurses.
Thank you to everyone for being a part of Gord’s life journey!
Celebration of Life Ceremony will be announced here at a later date, as soon as restrictions are lifted.
We welcome your condolences. Thank you.