FORTH – Neil Gordon
Neil died unexpectedly on Friday January 25, 2019, at the North Bay Regional Health, holding his beloved wife Suzanne’s hand, at the age of 77. He and Suzanne (nee McCallum) met in high school and celebrated 55 years of marriage. The proud and loving father of Gord (Jennifer Walker) of North Bay, Michael (Tanya) of Callander and Otylia Nowicka, of Ancaster, he held a special place in the hearts of his grandchildren Claire, Riley, Aiden and Keenan Forth, and Emily Walker. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Karen Ricci (Louis) of North Bay, and June Seago (Art deceased) of Alliston. He was predeceased by all of his brothers; Ken, Gary, Ron (Cheryl of Pennsylvania), Frank (Kathy of North Bay), and Doug (Vivian of North Bay) and sisters Elva and Dolores. Born and raised in North Bay Neil was predeceased by his parents Bill and Eva Forth. A talented hockey player he has been a well respected member of the North Bay sports community. In his youth he played for the Johnstown Jets in the American Hockey League before returning home to raise his young family._ Neil's warmth and ease with people served him well during a long career in business where he gained even more lifelong friends.
Respecting his wishes his body will be cremated. Friends are invited to join his family at Martyn Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. A service to celebrate his life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 pm Wednesday January 30. If you’d like to honour his memory with a memorial donation please consider the Heart Failure Clinic at Health Sciences North, or the Diabetes Society. Online condolences at www.martynfh.com