Norman Gordon Perry

Tuesday, 16 July 1929 - Friday, 01 December 2017

Death Notice

Peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2017, Gordon Perry, age 88 at Afton Park Nursing Home passed away. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Bernice (nee Taylor) (November 2010).  Beloved father of John (Valerie), David (Nancy) and Greg (Darlene) Perry all of Sarnia.  Grandfather to Lisa Perry (Jason), Michael Perry (Laura), Ashlynn Adachi (Paul), Megan Traquair (Scott), Taylor Perry and Jade Atkinson. Great-grandfather to Tyler, Jarrett, Rylan, Cody, Sienna, Alex, Emma, Addison, Annaleigh, Jaidyn and Mason. Also survived by sister-in-law Mary Perry and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lee (Scrap) and Myrtle Perry; mother and father-in-law Allan and Gertrude Taylor; sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Jim Arnold; brothers Robert Perry and Cliff Perry; and brothers and sisters-in-law Lorne and Marg Taylor and Bob and Marianne Taylor. A special thank you to the staff of Afton Park for their care and compassion. Gord was a retiree of Imperial Oil and an avid sports fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Gord’s life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).


Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 12:00 p.m.


A Celebration of Gord’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.


Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

9 Condolences

  • Al Tyler / Family December 5, 2017 11:48pm

    John, Val & Family, So Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and
    Prayers with + for all of you’s !

  • Terry and Ingrid Mason December 5, 2017 09:09am

    I was saddened to hear of Gord's passing. We knew each other through Camlachie United Church. Over the years, I had many chats with Gord...generally centred around the Blue Jays. He was a kind, generous man and I always enjoyed talking with him. We are sorry for your loss.

  • Cindy-Anne December 4, 2017 04:16pm

    My deepest condolences to all of you... Your dad was one of the sweetest men I know.. He always put a smile on my face.. He is going to be missed dearly ... 1east could never replace a man like your father.. It was a blessing to have known him.
    You will always be in my heart xo
    Cindy-Anne PSW

  • Lori Paul Perron December 4, 2017 03:35pm

    Dear John, Val, Dave, Nancy, Greg, Darlene & Families, We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Gord's passing. We have many fond memories of Gord & Bernice. Our sympathies are with you at this heartbreaking time. Our Love to all. In remembrance of Our Dad & Mom (Lorne & Margaret Taylor) who have now embraced Gordon Home. With Love and deep caring....Paul & Lori (Taylor) Perron

  • DAN ROBIN HARKINS December 4, 2017 09:05am

    Greg, John, Dave and families:
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. May your many memories of all the happy times, comfort you at this time.
    Dan and Robin Harkins

  • Wanda Richard December 2, 2017 11:32am

    Megan and Scott, our condolences to you and your family. Grandparents are such an important part of our lives and I'm so happy your children got to meet him. Love Aunt Wanda

  • Rob Sara Kettle December 2, 2017 08:40am

    Dave, Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Carolyn Pitaro December 1, 2017 04:58pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your dad was an amazing man and I loved him like he was my own dad. 1 East will never be the same without him there. Everyone loved him and he will be missed dearly. As difficult as this is, we have to remember the suffering is over and he is with his wife now. He will always have a special place in my heart.
    Carolyn, RPN

  • Mike and Sue West December 1, 2017 04:23pm

    John, David and Greg, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a good person and good friend to my mom and he will be sorely missed. We are sorry we cannot be there during this difficult time but just know you are in our prayers and thoughts. RIP Gord
    Mike and Sue West

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