R.I.P. Gord Sanderson aka grouchy

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Post by Cool Rythms! » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:29 pm

May God rest your soul in peace Gordy
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Post by . . » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:23 am

fire away with the picture.

a dark day for everyone today.

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Post by Doc » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:20 am

I ask, as a fellow sailor....what happened?
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Post by North Shore » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:31 am

Doc, Check PM's.
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Post by pointyertoes » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:48 am

I'm drinking a tequila to his memory now.
We used to mountain bike in the mud in the woods on days off. He always seemed to be in great shape, he used to ride circles around me.
He had alot of great, blunt insight into our business and life in general. He put up with alot of shit from all the young punks like me that were up there at the time.
I really respected him. He was a good man.

My heart breaks for Kana as well, my deepest condolences go out to her as well.

Cheers Gord, I'm sure all my fellow Lockhart alumni would join me in a toast to your well-lived life.

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Post by . ._ » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:32 pm

Didn't know grouchy, but I read him many times here and as such, he is part of my online community- just like you folks.

I mourn the passing of any pilot, and I especially mourn those who are part of my virtual life.

My condolences.

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Post by Elliot Moose » Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:38 pm

I first got to know Gord when he was up in Kasabonika and all the other fun places up there. He always something to make me smile. Of course he was getting pretty "bushed" by then. :)
Had a couple of good nights with him and his wife at the Winston in YPL and we eventually figured each other out by our screen names when he was just getting started at the Bear. Always the same guy no matter what, and we've managed to drop the odd PM over the several years since we both moved on.
I'll truly miss knowing that he's lurking about the boards waiting to chip in.

My deepest sympathies to his family.
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Post by YWGVOR » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:09 pm

I met Gord this spring as he was a float pilot for our company and I was responsible for the paperwork training... I remember commenting on how I wanted to get home quick and get in my 3 hours of cycling training while there was still light... from then on we were friends as Gord had a passion for cycling as well... we talked about all the Euro pros, races we had done, crashes we were in, and how Lance is a geneticly altered freak. I just went back through my emails and we were predicting the final placings in the Tour de France. He had them down pretty close!

As a fellow pilot and cycling enthusiast RIP my friend.
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Post by IFR Pilot » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:37 pm

When I turn on the computer after work this is the worst that I could find out had happened... Gord was such a great guy to me in YXL on those bad weather days hanging out in the back stealing a smoke waiting for the weather to get better... Such a good listener, and colleague... My heart goes out to his family, especially Kana with the fondest memories of sushi and great times in YXL...
My Condolences...
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Post by gypsy » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:28 am

My condolence go out to his beautiful wife. It is such a sad way to have lost him. I meet Gord in YXL as he lived down the hall from me. I remember how excitied he was to have gotten hired by the Bear. He was always willing to help out a fellow pilot no matter were he was in his career. He will be missed.
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Post by disco » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:08 am

My heartfelt condolences to Kana and Gords family....I knew him well at the Bear and before. We used to share a coffee in his cabin in Kas or mine in Webequie when we were on floats and would happen to cross paths.

Later at the Bear, I always got a kick out of running into Gord and catching up...

Sad day.
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Post by dork_1 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:06 pm

Gord was a good friend. He had a great sense of humor and a unique outlook on life. The tragic event that lead to his dead is disheartening. My thoughts go out to Kana and his family.
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Post by Mitch Cronin » Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:27 pm

May I respectfully submit that this thread be moved to "AvCanada's Wall"?

...not that it doesn't belong here... but his name does belong there. :(
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Post by Sulako » Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:50 pm

My condolences to his friends and family. He was an interesting poster and we chatted from time to time via PM. I have lost a friend.
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Thank you

Post by avcanada » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:33 am

Please tell thank you who put thought about my husband, Gordon Sanderson in your forum. It was really nice to hear so much nice things about him from so many people. I am overwhelmed that my husband had so many good friends and so much supports from them. I can't find the word to say how greatful I am.
Thank you again.
Kana
Kana wished for me to pass the following email on to the members of AvCanada.
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Post by avcanada » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:35 am

Also MacLeans Magazine put his picture and article about Gord.
Somebody in
your forums was saying he want to put Gord's picture, I would like to
see
that too.
If it's Ok, could you put annoucement that we willl have family and
friends
gathering for Gord's life at Morse and Son Chapel in Niagara Falls on
Nov
26th at 2pm. Those who would like to tell us about Gord are more than
welcome. They also have site http://www.morganfuneral.com to see details.
Thank
you for support.
Gordon's wife,
Kana
Does anyone have a picture of Gord that I can input into the photo gallery and then place here as requested by Kana?
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