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Slade, Arthur 'Gord' G.

Passed on: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Posted by:
Marcel Vaillancourt

Posted on:
January 12, 2019

To Fred, Lynn, Jackson, Erik and family, It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of your dad, father in law and grandpa. Part of us passes on when loved ones die but Fortunately, their love and our memories of them stay with us. Courage. Marcel

Posted by:
Rory and Bonnie MacDiarmid

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

Dear Fred and family:Rory and I want to express our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your dad. He sounds like such a great man and outstanding volunteer. He married a Haileybury girl showing his best qualities. You have been blessed to have had him for so many years but We know that he will be missed. God bless you.

Posted by:
Cindy & Rob Cornett

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

To Pat, Sue and Family Sorry to hear of your loss. Gord and Pat are extended members of our Windy Lake goup. Gord was always good for a story or two, as well as Pat. I have to remember his dance teachings at the golf course. He taught the kids to Dance at the 50's dance. I will always remember this and the looks on their faces!

Posted by:
George Zilliax

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

Fred & family, your Mom and Dad were one of the first couples we met when we came to Sudbury . And it didn’t take long to recognize his love and commitment to the community in so many aspects . With your continuing involvement you honour your parents significant contribution to many worthwhile organizations and projects. Our deepest sympathies to the Slade family at this time of loss. Meg&Geo

Posted by:
Vivienne Dunks-Martin

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

I have great memories of him and my Dad (Leslie Dunks) during Gord's run for the Nickel Belt Conservative party - back when we ran the campaign office in Chelmsford! I also recall many events we attended in Toronto during those times and how transformative those years were. Gord's passion for all corners of the City of Greater Sudbury will be missed.

Posted by:
Wayne Nitchie

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

I am writing this on behalf of my father who passed away in 2011. In a time when it was Falconbridge, my (dad) Edward, was with Mine Mill Local 598, and he would be involved with negotiations and Union and Management consultations. Both being from Manitoba, both would create a bond, that of official business and comradery, as Mr.Slade true to his nature, would always be ready to listen and hear another point of view. Both would have an understanding of what was important to the overall view of Company and Union dialogue. Mr. Slade, true to his nature, of not just being a man attending a funeral at Lougheeds, but of an extraordinary person to bid farewell to a Union official and friend. That is the mark of a good and decent person. I a sure that both Mr. Slade and others are discussing and debating contract language in Heaven, and enjoying every bit of the "negotiations". To the family, God Bless, and all in your time of sorrow.

Posted by:
Rick & Diane Landry

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

To all the Slade families our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Posted by:
Ron & Ann

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

very sorry to hear of your dad's passing Susan, remember him from Windy Lake,

Posted by:
Russ DeCou

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

On behalf of the DeCou Family we wish to extend our sympathy and love to Pat and the Kids. While Falconbridge was home to many, Onaping was second to none for the Slades. All are remembered with much love, admiration and respect for a life lived well!

Posted by:
Terry Kett

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Gord was an exemplary citizen. He cared about our city, province and nation. He was a thinker. I remember sitting with him on the city Waste Advisory committee. He had many good original ideas which he would enthusiastically share with us all. I will miss him!

Posted by:
John Lindsay

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Gord Slade was truly unique but in the best way possible - educated in a one room school he worked his way up to become "boss" of Falconbridge Nickle in Sudbury and was respected by all levels of that organization from top management to laborers - never did I hear anyway say anything negative about Gord - he had a "common touch" that endeared him to all he meet in his long and productive journey through life. He was very involved in the community, interested and participated in politics, a founding member of Friendly to Seniors - Sudbury and a number of other "advocacy" groups. Always active up to just last year he would attend the weekly dances at the Minnow Lake Legion - Gord contributed much to our community. We will truly miss Gord and our thoughts go out to wife Pat, children and grandchildren. .

Posted by:
Jim & Linda Loiselle

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Fred and Family, So sorry for your loss. Your father was a prime example of how to be a good person. Always met you with a smile and made you feel that he was so glad to see you. Gone but never forgotten.

Posted by:
Doug Holditch

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Fred. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I had the opportunity to read the book you gave me recapping his life and mining career. He was truly a compassionate man both in his position as a mining executive and a community volunteer. The entire Slade family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Posted by:
Kaireen Crichton

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

To Pat and your family....my sincere condolences. He was an amazing man, and will be missed at the Villa.

Posted by:
Linda Carter

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

To Fred , Pat and family My deepest condolences to an amazing man who enjoyed his life to the fullest and gave back to the community and didn't let himself get old. I had a couple of dances with him myself. Loved life, loved people Sad to see him leave may he rest in peace. Linda Carter

Posted by:
Joe Drago

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

Fred and Family I’m away and just learned of your father’s passing. I have always had much respect for his contributions in our community. He didn’t hesitate to get involved and to be an active participant. He certainly was very knowledgeable about many different topics. I send my thoughts and prayers. Joe Drago

Posted by:
Donna Makela

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

Dear Sue,George and family Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. In sympathy Marty and Donna Makela and family

Posted by:
David Stapleton

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

Fred and Family.... My condolences to you about your father. He was quite a man and will be missed. You are in my prayers. The best to you all in this diificult time.

Posted by:
Joan Goddard

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss Pat. As your neighbour for many years, I appreciated all his volunteer activities. He always found a way to give back to the community. A happy, positive gentleman. RIP.

Posted by:
Colin Firth

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

Gord was a true gentleman who touched the lives of thousands of people as a highly respected mining professional, charity worker, a passionate community activist and as a friend who was always willing to lend a hand or share a slightly off-coloured joke. Thanks Gord for dedicating your life to being such a great example of how one caring person can make a difference in the lives of so many.

Posted by:
Paul Stopciati

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

My condolences to the Slade family. I enjoyed my conversations with Gord. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Jim Larocque

Posted on:
January 9, 2019

My condolence to the family Gord was a good person, we miss him

Posted by:
Stephanie Blake

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Dear Pat, My sincerest condolences. I am so sorry about Gord. You and he were so wonderful to me and my sons when we were your neighbours on McNaughton Street. At that time I was always so busy with the shops that I didn't get to visit with you much. However, I felt very comfortable because I knew we had you as excellent neighbours. We will say a little prayer for Gord. And I don't need any encouragement to smile or help someone in need so please know I will gladly carry on Gord's kind works. Many blessings to you Pat and your family. Sincerely, Stephanie Blake.

Posted by:
Cliff Dusick

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Sorry for your loss. I had a few interactions with Gord while he was the head of Falconbridge Ltd and always found him to be very personable to the point where he sort of became more of a friend than an executive. He never played the part of his position but that of just another employee. He was dearly missed when he retired. RIP Gord...