Gordon Burnett

BURNETT, Gordon….

How do you measure a life well lived?
By the love that surrounds you in life and the love that keeps you alive after death.

Gordon Richard Burnett died peacefully in the Palliative Care ward at Parkwood Hospital, London, on the morning of February 9th, 2021 in his 73rd year. Gord lost his two-and-a-half-year battle against esophageal cancer while surrounded by the love and support of his wife, Darlene Burnett (nee Garnham) of nearly 44 years, and daughter, Brianne Horner. In addition to his wife and daughter, Gord will be deeply missed by his two grandsons, Nathaniel and Liam, his son-in-law James and his best buddy Perry. He also leaves behind siblings through blood and through marriage, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In 2014, Gord retired from Ipex Inc, previously Multi Fittings, after a forty-seven-year career where he began as a draftsman and eventually settled in quality control. Before cancer took its toll, Gord was an active member of Rowntree Memorial United Church, he bowled in a senior’s league, and enjoyed spending his retirement travelling, eating good food and spending time with his family.

Gord will be cremated, and a celebration of life for immediate family will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Parkwood Hospital’s Palliative Care Ward, c/o St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON N6A 4V2 or to Rowntree Memorial United Church, 156 Elliott Street, London, ON N5Y 2E9 in Gord’s memory. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com

  1. Darlene, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I valued Gord’s friendship for over 50 years. He was an exceptional guy. When we had time together just to chat invariably we were talking about family. He was so proud of Brianne and all she has accomplished. My heart and prayers are with you during this time of mourning.

  2. Darlene, I am so sorry to learn of Gordon’s illness and passing. Although I have not seen him for some time, I will remember him for his kindness, gentleness and humour. My thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  3. I am deeply saddened by the death of my cousin Gord. Condolences from my family, he truly will be missed. I remember family get togethers especially christmas at our house on Pall Mall street.

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