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Gordon Ernest Cuthbert

August 11th, 1947 - August 20th, 2023
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Sunrise: August 11, 1947

Sunset: August 20, 2023

Gordon Ernest Cuthbert passed away peacefully at St. John Hospice in Vancouver, BC.

Gord is survived by Linda, his wife, best friend, soulmate, and canoe partner. Cherished stepdad to Melanie Antweiler (Werner), and beloved grandfather to Jakob and Simon. He will be remembered with love by his sister Judy Baëta (Basil), sisters-in-law Marie (Max) and Amanda, brother-in-law Arthur (Velma), five nephews, two nieces, two great nieces and two great nephews. Predeceased by parents Howard and Gena (née Rose) Cuthbert.

Born in Montreal, Gord was a talented athlete, as a baseball pitcher, football player, and track and field star. At McGill University, he studied Chemical Engineering, and graduated with distinction. Having been hired by INCO, Gord moved to Sudbury, Ontario, where he discovered canoeing and cross-country skiing, passions that he shared with Linda when they met. Gord and Linda married in 1989, creating a loving home filled with happiness. Together, they paddled many rivers and wilderness areas across Ontario, and as far away as Canada’s northern territories and the Rio Grande straddling Mexico and Texas.

Gord retired after working for INCO for thirty years. He and Linda moved to Ennismore (near Peterborough) to be near family in Lindsay, and also used it as a base for more travels and adventures. In 2012, they moved to Vancouver, BC, to be near Melanie and her family. They traded in their canoes and discovered ocean cruising, sailing between four continents. 

Gord was a kind, gentle soul. Soft-spoken and thoughtful with his words, anything he had to say was well worth listening to. While canoeing, he was known to rescue dragonflies who had fallen into the water, and in Sudbury he once stopped four lanes of traffic to help a snapping turtle cross a busy street. Gord treated his family and friends with equal care and concern, and he walked gently on this earth. He showed his love through his actions.

Private cremation has taken place. If you are so inclined, donations to the Parkinson Canada foundation would be welcomed with gratitude.

Gord has now completed his last portage.



Liz Storey
September 10th, 2023

I was very sad to hear of Gord's passing .
We lived on the same street in Crawford Park and went to the same schools from primary through high school .
I will always remember Gord as a very kind , shy and gentle person .
Dear Linda - your beautiful tribute to Gord describes everything he was even back then as a young boy .
I am so pleased that he met and married sharing a wonderful soul filled relationship with you .
Such a gift that you found in each other .
I wish you and all your family will find peace of heart as time moves on .
Liz Storey

Sika Baeta
August 31st, 2023

A gentleman’s gentleman. Kind and soft spoken, a father and grandfather and a valued family member. We shall all miss you. Rest in perfect peace.

Yolande Hurst Hollis
August 29th, 2023

My condolences to Gord’s wife Linda and family. So sorry to hear of his passing. Knew Gord from Crawford Park Elementary School. Kind young boy back then too. RIP 🙏🌹

Viviane Yargeau
August 29th, 2023

Dear Mrs. Cuthbert,

I am writing to express my deepest sympathies to you, and your family about the death of your husband, Gordon Ernest Cuthbert.

While words do not provide adequate consolation for the loss of a loved one, please know that my colleagues and I at the Faculty are with you in our thoughts.


Viviane Yargeau
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
McGill University

Debbie & Craig Watts
August 26th, 2023

Deepest sympathy to you Linda, Melanie,
Judy & your families. Gord was a gentle man and a gentleman. He is missed & is remembered.

Dinah & John Patton
August 26th, 2023

We have known Gordon since Judith(sister) married my cousin Basil. He was a man of few words, had a thoughtful and restful presence. Our sympathies to Linda and their families. Rest in peace Gordon. John & Dinah

Bryce & Nadine Harper
August 25th, 2023

We are sadden by the passing of Gord. We have many fond memories of playing cards, golf and wonderful dinners at the Lake! He will be missed💖

Sharon and Richard Baptie
August 25th, 2023
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Richard and I have so many fond memories of Gord. He was always a joy to spend time with, and listen to all of his amazing adventures. On our first camping trip to Achray, Richard and I were amazed at how fast Gord and Linda paddled! We could barely keep up with them!! We were fortunate to end up with Gord’s red canoe, when they moved out West, and we will continue to paddle it with love, while remembering all the great adventures that it has been on, with Gord and Linda .
Paddle on Gord❣️ Gone but never forgotten ❤️

Carrie-Lynn Barkley
August 25th, 2023

Dad (Rob) and I send our love to Linda, Melanie and the kids. Gord was really a gentle soul. Dad was telling me about the amazing garage he had a tour of when we all lived in Sudbury.

Karen Stepsys
August 25th, 2023

Our deepest sympathies Linda, Melanie and family.
What a beautiful tribute to Gord.
We have such fond memories of joining you on a few of those canoe trips, one with Michael and Stephanie as toddlers.
May you find strength going forward through your family and fond memories of the love story you both lived
Hugs my friend

August 25th, 2023

My heartfelt Sympathies to You Linda, and Families..❤️

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