Glace Bay / Fort McMurray
Gordie’s story began on May 2, 1969 and his final page was written on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of meeting Gordie will remember the big smile he always had on his face. He was a unique soul who could befriend any person he ever met. Gordie’s charisma, big heart and laugh will live on through all of the memories and stories we all so fondly share.
Gordie was a fisherman for over 30 years and his love of the ocean and being on the water came through in almost any conversation he would have. Gordie will live on through all the people who loved him so much and that is no short list.
Gordie is survived by his two cherished children, Joni (Carlton) Curtis and Dylan Curtis; loving mother, Elizabeth (Burton) MacKillop; friend and father, Gordon MacKillop; loving brother, John (Lynette) MacKillop; three loving sisters, Francine McCready, Dawn (Wayne) O’Hara and Jennifer (Tyler) MacDonald; special aunts and uncles, Peggie Petrie, Murdock (Violet) Burton, Donnie (Donna) MacKillop, George MacKillop, Willie (Marguerite) MacKillop, Marilyn MacKillop and his special aunt, Theresa (Kenneth) MacKinnon, who was like a sister to him; many nieces, nephews, cousins and the mother of his children and friend, Joanne Curtis.
Gordie is predeceased by maternal grandparents, Alex and Mary Burton; paternal grandparents, John and Hilda MacKillop; aunts, Alexis MacDonald, Carol O’Brien, Karen Simmons and uncles, George Burton, Jimmy Burton and Roddie MacKillop.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the late Gordon MacKillop will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s of Scotland Church in St. Margaret’s Village. Memorial Mass will follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Ikechukwu Alphonsus Iwuji officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery, St. Margaret’s Village. Following the committal, a reception catered by the C.W.L will be held in the Fr. James Room, St. Margaret’s Village.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gordie may be made to the St. Margaret’s Church Cemetery Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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wish we could be there thinking of you all rest easy brother wish we had more time
From: Wayne Ohara
Condolences to Liz and Gordie and Family and the rest of the family on your great loss. It has been a very sad few years for sure. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead.
From: Mary Phillips
Liz, Gordon &Family. So very sorry for your loss. Just know I will be thinking and praying for you as you remember Little Gordie! God Bless!
From: Diane Lynk
Thinking of you all. Gordie always had a big smile and hug whenever You saw him .. A very special person …. May he RIP
From: Patricia Chant
My deepest condolence to your family gordie . You were a best friend for life and you will be so missed . Loved the years fishing and your heart of gold . Love ya bro . Till we meet again . I hope I can make it for your send off .
From: Brent thomas
So very sorry for your great loss of Gordie Jr..Prayers for all the families
From: Charmaine Shepard
Liz, Geordie and family: Our sincere condolences for your loss. Thinking of your family.xo Kathy and John Riley
From: Kathy and John
So sorry to hear of Gordies passing, my heart and prayers are with you all at this very sad time..Rest in peace my dear cousin you were one of the very best taken far to soon. Love to all your cousin Audrey Burton xox
From: Audrey Burton
We wish to express condolence to Elizabeth and family. We are sorry we are unable to attend the service this Sat.
From: Pauline & Albert Zwicker