Gordon Lister

Gordon Lister

1936 - 2021

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In Loving Memory

 

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gordon William Homer Lister announces his passing at V.O.N. Sakura House Hospice, Woodstock on May 13, 2021, at the age of 85. A lifelong resident of Wilson Ave. Delhi, Gordon was a man who loved his family, his friends and his farm life beyond measure. Missing him always and forever is the love of his life, Ursula (Deskur) Lister. Gordon and Ursula had a love story like no other and they shared almost 60 years together. They overcame many obstacles throughout their life but were always side by side. Treasured father of Gregory (Connie), Cindy Livingstone (Paul) and Christine Dekker (Dave).  Cherished Grandfather of Aaron, Ashley (Darryl), Rebecca, Rachel (Kyle), Jessica (Jacob) and Samantha. Special Great- Grandfather “Gampy” of Thomas, Alexander and Parker. Loving brother of Patricia Jones (Walter) and the late Viola Dell. Son of the late Wallace and Alice (Pettit) Lister. Gordon will forever be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and lifelong friends. Gordon was proud to spend his entire life on his family farm while also taking on other professions throughout the years. In addition to raising cows, pigs and growing almost every kind of vegetable imaginable, Gordon was a proud school bus driver in the Delhi area for over 35 years. Many past students will remember going to pick tomatoes at the farm to earn some extra spending money. Gordon loved meeting all of the children on the bus and would never hesitate to stop and say “hello” to them as the years passed by. Gordon was the owner of G. Lister Janitorial for many years where he made connections with many large and small businesses in the Delhi community. Every family member, friend, neighbour and acquaintance will have a favourite story to share about Gordon and his adventures. His friendly personality and welcoming arms will fondly be remembered by all those he has met over the years. No words will ever fully explain what a gentle and kindred spirit Gordon was. The family would like to take the opportunity to thank Walter Comer (PSW), and the many CarePartner nurses who cared for Gordon at home as well as the wonderful staff at VON Sakura House Hospice for their support and care through this difficult time.  In consideration of the continuing health and safety of our friends and family, a  Private Family Memorial Service will occur at a later date with Inurnment at the Lynnville Community Cemetery. In memory and in celebration of someone who made the world brighter and better place, Memorial Donations in Gordon’s honour may be made to V.O.N. Sakura House Hospice or the Delhi Sharing Pantry through the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (www.mfh.care)