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Gordon Bruce Wallingford

WALLINGFORD, Gordon Bruce - 1935 - 2019 It is with great sorrow the family announces his passing on Thursday January 31, 2019 at the age of 83 at Extendicare. He is predeceased by his loving wife Donna (2013). Loving father of Linda Wallingford (Paul Plamondon), Christine Piche (Pat), Corky Gloster (Artie), David Wallingford, Carmen Wallingford (Rob MacFarlane) and Debra Wallingford (Tony Barbuto). Puppa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren who brought him tremendous joy; Chad Gloster, Kevin Gloster (Brittanie), Curtis Piche (Cynthia), Krystal Roy (Roy), Kirsten Roy (Kevin), Katie Ketchabaw (Josh), Alexis Barbuto and Nikolas Gordon Barbuto. Puppa will also be missed by 9 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Eva (Tootsie) and Miles Wallingford, his siblings Shirley St. Jacques, Sheila, George, Joan Dubien, Miles Jr. and Rayburn. Survived by his in-laws Yves St. Jacques and Colette Wallingford. Also dearly loved by the Nielsen family, In-laws Barbara Nielson (Michael), Lynda Hazelwood (Bill), Dorry Nielsen, Audrey Nielsen and Betty Ryan. Predeceased by Randy (Patsy) Nielsen, Ricky Nielsen, Bill Nielsen, Suzanne Nielsen and Peter Nielsen. Uncle Gordy will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom held a special place in his heart. Gordy will be missed by the many friends he has made over the years from the fire hall and many leagues for pool, darts and shuffleboard that he was a part of. In his heart, there was no difference between good friends and family. He loved you all. Gord began his career as a professional firefighter in 1965 with the Timmins Fire Department where he retired as Lieutenant in 1994. This was a career he took great pride in. Dad loved spending time with family. Nothing made him smile more than seeing his grandkids. He was in his happy place when he was driving bush roads in his truck with the love of his life Donna. Many of his fondest memories were from time spent at the cottage and his brother Ray’s cottage where summer vacations were spent and where their annual hunting trip took place. Oh, the stories we have heard from those hunting trips. Special thank you to the wonderful staff at Extendicare. Your compassion and love for dad will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday February 4, 2019 at 12 p.m. (Noon) in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LESSARD-STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME 705-268-4488. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.lessardstephens.com 13324370
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Posted by Gino and Debbie Canzio (Freinds) On Monday, February 4, 2019
Our condolences to the family our thoughts and prayers are with you
with Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Joe & Carole Kiraga (friend) On Monday, February 4, 2019
Corkie,Artie & all the family...so sorry to hear of dad... Joe has great memories of him at the Firehall..and i going back to teenage life when they played cards with Paul&Adèle Demers.. so happy we got to chat on Dec.28th and he remembered. Well respected man... RIP Lieutenant.
Posted by Marcel Gauthier (Fellow Firefighter) On Monday, February 4, 2019
Our sympathies to all of the family. Gord was the first guy to scare me playing cards when I dropped the queen of spades on him. He was one of my favourite people at the fire hall.
To Debra, Tony and Family
Posted by Barbuto Family (In-laws to Debra, Tony’s Family) On Sunday, February 3, 2019
Our sincere condolences to you Debra, Tony, Katie, Alexis, Nik, and the Wallingford family of your dad’s passing. Always had some great talks and laughters when we all got together to celebrate the kids birthdays. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The family of Mr. Wallingford
Posted by Lise Lapierre (Friend of family members) On Sunday, February 3, 2019
So sorry for your great loss!

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