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George Rick Gordon

December 4, 1943 ~ September 3, 2018 (age 74)

George Richard Gordon ,74, Rick died suddenly at home on Labor Day morning. He was a loyal, hardworking and generous man, who set high expectations of himself and the others around him. Rick was survived by his grade school competitor, childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 50 years, Lorraine, whom he met early in his life, when his parents relocated from Medford, Massachusetts to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Rick was a man of few words, even before his life was filled with his wife and two daughters, who often made it difficult to get a word in. When he spoke, people listened. He had the memory of an elephant and a very quick mind. Rick loved technology and computer gadgets, James Bond movies, golf, Nova Scotia, his Italian mother’s cooking, pizza, old single malt scotch, salty foods, cinnamon rolls, new, clean cars and buying the people he loved extravagant, surprise presents on holidays. 
Following in the footsteps of his father, Rick spent his career in the fishing industry and worked in management for over 30 years at Cold Water Seafood in Everett, Massachusetts, where he will be remembered for his dedication to the company and its employees. He recently retired from consulting work that sent him across the globe buying and selling fish. He was the deliberate, slow moving, center of gravity of his family. In addition to his wife, Rick is also survived by his two daughters Carrie and Lorrie, sons-in-law Harry Brown and Jonathan Orr and two granddaughters, Lyndsey and Lily, who are trying to wrap their heads around what life will look like without him. He will also be missed by his step-granddaughter, Tia Brown, his older brother, David Gordon, and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as many others who were fortunate to work or socialize with him. He was easy to love and will be greatly missed, but he had a strong belief in God and is now in heaven reunited with his parents, friends and pets who passed before him.

His family is grieving and have decided to have a small, immediate-family only service to mark his passing. They will have a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his name to the Attitash Mountain Adaptive Ski program

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Rick's care has been entrusted to the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown

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