Gordon Robert Crichton
1938 – 2017
The family of Gordon Robert Crichton are saddened to announce his passing. Born August 12, 1938 in Wembley Alberta, Gordon passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on August 15, 2017 in Kamloops, BC, at 79 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marylynn, along with 3 daughters, Shirley Dusyk (Basil), Donna Breitkreuz (Roy), Sharon Monk (Ken); 2 sons: Glen (Ronda) and Cory Crichton (Rachelle). Grandchildren: Stephen Dusyk, Natasha Lockhart, Megan Jones, Bobby Jones, (Stephanie), Jessica Monk, Kylie Dryer (Craig), Tao, Alex, Anton Parker, Logan and Emily Crichton. Great Grandchildren: Aidyn Lockhart, Connor and Anna Dryer. Survived by 5 brothers and 1 sister still living in Alberta, Dorothy Robertson (John), Chris Crichton (Jane), Jimmy Crichton (Joan), Les Crichton (Audrey), Glen Crichton (Carol), Dale Crichton (Audrey), along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, John and Jessie Crichton of Hythe, Alberta, and by his brothers Alexander and Allen Crichton, of Alberta.
After attending school, Gordon did farm labour and one winter of working in forestry, then he joined the Navy and spent 20 plus years working in engineering. While in the Navy he went to University of Victoria so he could increase his education to get a higher level of engineering. After leaving the Navy he went to work for Royal Inland Hospital – Kamloops in engineering and maintenance. While working for R.I.H. he took his degree in Business Administration at UBC. He retired in 2001 as Project Coordinator for the Thompson Health Region.
He had quite a life and had plenty of stories, especially of his days in the Navy, hospital and childhood years.
Gordon has been a member of the Legion for 45 years, along with being involved with the Barriere, B.C. Senior Rotary and Canadian Hospital Engineering Society. He was involved with sports over the years when his children were in softball, baseball, hockey etc. He also umpired fastball and baseball, coached minor hockey, fastball, baseball and soccer. He enjoyed going to the Kamloops Blazer hockey games even if he got upset with the officiating at times!!!! He also enjoyed going to the K.I.B.T. whenever he could go; with his bag of peanuts, to shoot the breeze with people there. He was a real people’s person.
He had many special times with his family camping and travelling which they did a lot of from Vancouver Island to Prince Edward Island. He also had many happy times with his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Our family would like to thank everyone for their compassion and help during Gordon’s illness. The family would like to thank Dr. Stefanyk, Dr. Stein and Dr. Gorman for their support during Gordon’s last few days. We would like to especially thank the Willoughby House (Hospice) for their support and compassion. There will be no formal service by request. Condolences may be sent to DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences