Gordon Amos Haslam born Friday 25th December 1942 died Tuesday 17th November 2020 at the age of 77 years. Gordon passed in the arms of his loving wife Sylvia Haslam (nee Marsh) and is survived by his children: Jaqueline Haslam, Suzette Haslam, James Haslam, Jonathan Haslam (Erin), Sheri H Easterbrook (William) and Sean Haslam (Libby); grandchildren: Ray Mangum (AnnaLisa), Joe Mangum (Corinne), Elizabeth Mangum (Brandon), Jessica Mangum, Ty Mangum ( Breanna), JR Daniels, Nicole MacLeod, Christina Pyne (Blake), Russell Ferris, Chantelle Rouleau (John), Evangeline Trzaska (Kurt), Gillian Rouleau (Tristan), Aaron Brown, Chelsea Bailie (Dave), Laura Haslam (Greg), Aymie Haslam, Torin Haslam, Liam Easterbrook, Zachariah Easterbrook, Xaviour Easterbrook, Noah Easterbrook, Drew Haslam, Brayden Haslam, Taylor Haslam, Charlotte Haslam, Nina Haslam, Summer Haslam. Gordon is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. We expect Gordon to be met on the other side by his parents Chloe and Bob, brothers Rex, Boyd, Sam and Mark, sister Yvonne, son Kenneth and grandson Christopher.
Gordon was born in Cardston, Alberta, and was the middle of 12 children. As the story goes, his mother Chloe made Christmas supper, then promptly went to the hospital and delivered Gordon that evening. From that day on he thought he was sooo special because on his birthday EVERYONE got a present! At that time the family was living in Leavitt, AB. In his younger years Gordon was known to play on any sports team that would have him, although baseball and basketball were his favourite. Gordon worked at the local grocery store as a bag boy, where he met Sylvia Marsh. The couple were married in the Cardston Alberta Temple in 1966.
Gordon attended Brandon University achieving a Bachelor of Teaching, going on to the University of Calgary where he earned a Bachelor of Education. His formal education culminated with a Masters in Native Studies from the University of Lethbridge. Arctic College offered Gordon a teaching position at the Thebacha campus in the Teacher Education Program in Fort Smith, NWT in 1977. Gordon and Sylvia moved their family to the North where they lived and raised their family.
Upon retiring from teaching, Gordon moved south to Calgary, Alberta, where he lived out his remaining years. Gordon loved the Lord and strived to live a gospel centered life.
A private family service will be held for Gordon on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Those wishing to participate from home may do so by clicking on the webcast link on the tribute page.