Larry Norman Gordon, of Point Edward, ON, passed away on March 17, 2023 at St. Joseph's Hospice, at the age of 71, after a valiant battle with Glioblastoma. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Larry managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.
Larry was a broadcast journalist for over 40 years and was the voice of Sarnia-Lambton, the community’s go-to for up to date news and commentary. Larry was named to the Sarnia Mayor’s Honor Roll and once served as Sarnia Highland Games Ambassador. Upon retirement from radio, Larry went on to serve his community on Point Edward Village Council for eight years. He also proudly served as a member of the St. Clair Conservation Authority.
Larry celebrated 50 years of marriage with his wife Penny in 2022. Together they raised three children Sarah Gordon (ChrisSesterak), Lindsay Giresi (Mike), and Ryan Gordon (Brandy Boston). Larry is remembered for his daily walks at Canatara Park and his annual camping trips to MacGregor Point Provincial Park, traditions he continued with his grandchildren who were the joy of his life: Emerson, Rocco, and Massimo (Giresi), Jasper and Winston (Sesterak), and Emily (Gordon).
Aside from being survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren, Larry also leaves behind two brothers, Wayne and Brian Gordon and father-in-law, John Huncar. He is fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Larry is predeceased by his parents Ross and Hilda Gordon, mother-in-law Geri Huncar, and sister-in-law Grace Gordon.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful, caring physicians, nurses, PSWs and volunteers at St. Joseph Hospice, who cared for Larry with dignity and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry's memory to the Glioblastoma- Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada(braintumour.ca).
Cremation has taken place. There will be no formal visitation or funeral service. A private family interment will be held.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 1,2023 at the Seaway Kiwanis pavilion in Canatara Park from 4-7pm.