Gordon James Theobald
- Born: 4 Jan 1923, Quebec City, Quebec
- Died: 9 Jul 2009, Westgate Lodge, Belleville, ON at age 86
Obituary from the Belleville Intelligencer
THEOBALD, Gordon James - in his 87th year, after a courageous struggle with cancer, passed away at Westgate Lodge, Belleville, Ontario on Thursday July 9th, 2009. Born January 4, 1923 in Quebec City. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth (Redner); sons: Clark Ian Theobald (wife Elizabeth), Robert Gordon Theobald (wife Sandra), David James Theobald (wife Kathleen); grandchildren: Bridget, Barbara, Ian, Nicole, John, James, David, Melinda, Matthew and Amy; great- grandchild Hailey; brothers Harvey and Stuart, and sister Barbara Bertrim. Predeceased by parents Bertie James Theobald and Mable Barbara (Sharpe), brothers Ian and Alan, and sister Lois. He spent his formative years in Parent, P.Q.
and Quebec City before his family moved to Belleville in 1935. Gordon excelled at sports while attending BCIVS. He joined the navy from 1942-45 as a ‘coder' on various corvettes employed in anti-submarine patrols in the North Atlantic. Gordon enlisted in the RCAF in 1949, retiring in 1975 with the rank of MWO. After a career spent living out of PMQs, Gordon built his own home in the 1970s near Plevna, Ontario. “Stoney Lonesome” cottage was his pride and joy where he devoted his considerable strength and energy to ongoing hands-on construction projects. For nearly thirty years, the cottage was not only a home for himself and Mary but a gathering place for wondrous year round family events and vacations. His ashes
will be scattered on this property at a date to be determined. Gordon's family wishes to thank the staff at Westgate Lodge Nursing Home for their excellent care. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of BELLEVILLE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL,
68 North Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080).
Gordon married Mary Elizabeth Redner.