McDONALD, Gordon "Pastor Gord" - Of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at the age of 78 years. In 1960 Gordon married his high school sweetheart, the late Shirley McClure, and together they operated a dairy farm and raised five children on the farm Gordon grew up on in Kinloss township. After twenty years of farming, Gordon heard a call to serve in ministry and began a career in Christian Counselling then as an ordained minister until his retirement in his early seventies. Proud father of Mary Helen and her husband Steve Carter, of Fordwich, Judy and her husband Dave Hickson, of Shallow Lake, Karen and her husband Chris Barrie, and Peter and his wife Julie, both of Barrie; and grandfather of Aaron Carter (Laura), Elsbeth Carter, and Rachel (Jame Wray), Adam Linde (Brenda), Lukas Linde, and Holly Linde, Marshall and Wyatt Hickson, Jessica and Brittany Barrie, and Breanna, Aria and Nolan McDonald. Brother of Mildred Young (friend Don Cluff), Isabel Thompson (late Robert), Esther Bushell (late Clare), and Elma Mae (Glen Kaufman); and sadly missed by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ann MacDonald, Lorna (Tony Vasey), Bob McClure (Betty), and Bob Gilchrist (June). Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Nina; brothers, Malcolm (late Annette), and Kenneth; sons, Thomas (1961), and David (1994). Friends may call at the THOMAS C. WHITCROFT PENINSULA CHAPEL , 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1-2 PM, where a service to celebrate Pastor Gord`s life will be conducted from the chapel at 2 o’clock. Luncheon to follow at the Faith Tabernacle Church, 343 Taylor Street, Wiarton. Interment in Burns Cemetery, Mono Centre. Donations to Friends of Gateway or Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at HREF="http://www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com">www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com
My sincere sympathies to you at the passing of your Dear Father and GrandFather. He is now reunited with those who have gone on before. How blessed he is.