With profound sorrow, we share the news of the passing of Gordon Edward Doadt, who died on Monday, December 7, 2020, in his 92nd year.
Gord was the beloved husband of Jean, his wife of nearly 70 years; a role-model father to Ed; adored Grandpa Doadt of Christine Rideout (Rob), Jamie (Becky), Ben (Michelle), Rob and Lucas; and the extremely proud great-grandfather of Julia and Nora.
Gord was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Rose; his sister, Ruth Easson (Buck); his son Ross; and his daughter-in-law, Nancy.
For most of his working life, Gord was the carpenter in the maintenance department at the Stratford General Hospital, where he was known for his unfailingly cheery disposition and ability to fix almost anything.
A lifelong resident of Stratford, Gord was a talented carpenter who built everything from birdhouses and rocking horses, to the home that he and Jean shared. He was also the neighbourhood handyman, happily sharing advice, and, frequently, tools. But Gord’s first love was family. He treasured every visit, and always put the needs of others first. He had a remarkable way of always being positive, for finding the silver lining in any cloud. He will be deeply missed by everyone: neighbours, friends, and most of all family.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff in the ER and ICU at Stratford General Hospital for their exemplary care of Gord, and the staff at Greenwood Court, for recently welcoming Gord with open arms.
As per Gord’s wishes, there will be neither funeral nor visitation. A private family interment will take place in Avondale Cemetery. Donation in Gord’s memory may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation. (sghfoundation.org) through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, ON. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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