Gord passed away at his home in Fort Steele, B.C. on, February 16th, 2013 at the age of 64 years, following a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Gordon was born in Gull Lake, Sask., was with the Armed Forces for a few years then a radio technician with the RCMP, as a civilian member. He was posted at Prince Rupert; Terrace, and Cranbrook, B.C. for over 20 years before having to take a medical discharge due to the MS. Gord was very active in Search and Rescue, both locally and provincially and was one of the authors of the original Ground Search and Rescue training manual.