In Loving Memory of Alexander Fraser Gordon CD1, B.A., M.Ed
Alexander Fraser Gordon and Judith Marjorie Auldine Gaudet were married 27 August 1952 in Summerside PEI. Auldine, born on September 27, 1932 passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021 at Meadowlands Retirement Centre in Ancaster. Al, born on January 6, 1931, passed away quietly on May 7, 2023 at Hyland Crest in Minden Hillls, Ontario. A ceremony celebrating their awesome lives will be held in Summerside PEI this August 2023.
As a member of the RCAF from 1950 til 1976, Al, along with Auldine and later their two sons Alan (Haliburton) and Derek (Haliburton) were posted throughout Canada and Germany. Enlisting in 1950 as a Leading Aircraft Man (LAC), Al retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in North Bay in 1976. He and Auldine continued living on Trout Lake in North Bay with Al working at Canadore College first as head of the Helicopter training Program and finally as Dean of the College til 1985
Always a strong believer in education, Al and Auldine moved to Barbados where he worked as the Director of Curriculum development for the English School organization in the Region, travelling extensively throughout the Caribbean. Returning to Canada, they settled in Ancaster in 1988.
Too young to be retired, Al worked as a consultant for many organizations from 1989 through to 2020 including Coopers & Lybrand in Australia and Singapore, Canadian Air Lines in Toronto, Giffels Engineering throughout Southern Ontario and with various Ontario Senior Citizens groups in the Ancaster/Hamilton region. In 2014, Al’s efforts were formally recognized, when he was presented an Ontario Lieutenant Governor Medal for his work with Senior Citizen's groups in Ontario. .
Throughout their lives, Auldine and Al were active in the community in many capacities. Whether it was furthering their education, travelling the world, skiing, bridge, curling, ball room dancing or building a house, they were always on the move.
Survived by their families and friends throughout the world, Al and Auldine will be remembered for their concern for their local communities, willingness to engage others in all manner of endeavour and finally, their down to earth approach to relationships with others in their world They will be missed by Alan (Ann), Derek(Sandra), Grandchildren (Greg, Scott, Lisa, Kerry, Michelle) and Great Grandchildren (Gemma, George).
In lieu of flowers and in tribute to Al’s lifelong dedication to education, donations can be directed to the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Scholarship Fund and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.