WINONA MARIE GORDON
Born October 15, 1932 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Died February 3, 2012 in Robson, BC. Nonie (Winona) was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, then the Edwardson family moved to Deer Park where the family had a farm and provided wood to the steamships on the Arrow Lakes. From there the family moved to Silverton where Nonie married Kenneth Walter Gordon and remained in Silverton except for a short period of time when the family lived in Pine Point, NWT, and then returned to Silverton.
Nonie loved golfing and all that is associated with golf. She was a lifetime member of the Slocan Lake Golf Club. She enjoyed the competition and won many trophies for low gross in tournaments, including the Women’s West Kootenay Championship. She was thrilled to watch the younger generation join the club and participate in the club events. She worked at a variety of occupations prior to getting married and having children, then decided it was time to join the paid workforce again, first at the New Denver hospital, then Produce Manager at the Shop Easy, and after completing some accounting courses became the Clerk at the Forestry Office in New Denver, where she remained until reorganization and her retirement.
Nonie is survived by her loving husband Ken of 58 years, son Ken (Carol), daughter Kerry (Mario Leal), daughter Julie Heichert (Lee), 6 grandchildren, Kerry (Jessie), Ed (Tanya), Tannice (Sean), Bob (Samantha), Jacqueline (Jason), and Judd: 7 great grandchildren, Brad, Keira, Brett, Logan, Bryton, Devon and Tristan.
Predeceased by her brother Jack Edwardson, aunt Laura Vass, sister Norma O’Grady, and sister Laura Dewis. A memorial service will be announced at a future date.
Special thanks to Dr. Diana Kelland, all of the Arrow Lakes Hospital nurses and staff for their caring and gentle attention, and all the extra help during Nonie’s numerous visits. A very special thanks to all of the Home Care Nurses who always went beyond the call of duty to ensure her health and comfort. The family would like to thank all the family and friends for their condolences.