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Fisher, Gordon

FISHER, Gordon

1937 - 2022

Gordon Fisher

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Mr. Gordon (“Gord”) Fisher at the age of 85. Gord passed away in his home peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

As a lifelong New Liskeard resident, Gord spent the majority of his life living on Dawson Point Road where he and Shirley raised their family.

Gord left New Liskeard for a few years back in the early 1960s to pursue a career with the Royal Bank. He recalled sitting in his office in Toronto where he was working while watching the geese fly north in the spring and wanting to be where they were going. He and Shirley made the difficult decision to give up his promising career to move back north. They returned to New Liskeard where Gord went to work at Eplett’s Creamery and did books for Stan’s Gulf and the Josefowich Bros. Gord and Shirley also ran EMOC Tourist Camp on Dawson Point Road where they made many friends.

Gord spent a total of 25 years working in local hospitals. He started working at the Haileybury Hospital as an accountant and, following its amalgamation, at the Temiskaming Hospital where he became the director of finance.

Throughout his life, Gord enjoyed many different activities. He played broomball with the Little 65ers, was an avid curler at the Horne Granite Curling Club and coached hockey. His and Shirley’s home on Dawson Point Road was a place of gathering where they hosted many weekend parties and barbecues.

Gord loved to go fishing with family and friends and it was a rare occasion where he didn’t catch the first, the biggest, the most fish or often all three. When he moved to his house at the end of Dawson Point Road, his time was spent caring for his yard, where his grass always had to be cut to very specific standards. He spent endless hours tending his raspberry patch, often with the help of Krissy, Mike, Mason and Jarvys. The rest of the family tried to help out in the berry patch whenever they could, but ironically seemed to show up most often near harvest time.

Those who knew and loved him understood how much he enjoyed healthy competition. Early in life, he played checkers with his grandpa Mort Mason - a man he considered to be one of the greatest inspirations in his life. Later, whether it was ping-pong, horseshoes, cribbage, or wagering on the date the lake would freeze over or the ice would clear, he never missed a chance to engage in a friendly wager.

In his later years he and Judy loved to sit and look out over the lake. Seasons didn’t matter to him - he enjoyed the view regardless of the weather. Gord was a LEAFS fan until the end. He cheered on his LEAFS faithfully but also enjoyed, in his words, “just watching a good hockey game,” regardless of who was playing.

Gord’s family was a source of great joy to him. He loved when the gang gathered for the annual family get-together in August and there was always plenty of laughs, lots of food and the odd adult beverage. His family meant everything to him and he loved having any or all of them around.

Gord was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Shirley Fisher, followed by his partner of 20 years, Judy Hanley, his mother Elma Mason, his brother Bill Fisher, his grandmother Stella and grandfather Mort Mason.

He is survived by his four children: Laurie, Rick (Julie Wood), Kelly (Jeff Brubacher) and Krissy (Mike Greene) and by his nephew Billy (Chantal) and his great-niece Brianna. He is also survived by nine grandchildren - Tasha, Miranda, Jase, Zachary, Nathaniel, Mason, Jarvys, Melissa, Jessica and great-grandchild Keynan.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional care he received during the past four years from his daily PSWs, Care Coordinators, social worker and his long-time doctor Jean Corbin. His wishes to remain at home were made possible by their incredible support.

The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the many friends who took time to visit Gord when his health declined. A special thanks go out to Mike Walton and Kathy Dwyer. Mike was always a great help, whether it was blowing out his driveway or lending a helping hand whenever needed, Mike was there to the very end.

Gord’s ability to live at home would also not have been possible without the support and efforts of Mike, Krissy, Mason and Jarvys. Whether it was coming for the grounds and property upkeep, or later for ongoing health care support, they were unwavering in their efforts to help in any way possible.

As per Gord’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations in Gord’s name can be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a preferred local charity.

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19 messages received

Laurie and family

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences.

Michel and Noella Labonte, December 13, 2022

Krissy and family

Dear Krissy and Fisher family:

Sorry to hear about Gord's passing. We enjoyed a few parties at the Fisher home with Shirley and Gord. Our sincere condolences from our family to yours.

Pauline and Jim Sheldon and family

Pauline Sheldon, December 13, 2022

Krissy, Laurie, Rick and Kelly

A great friend for many years. a professional relationship which morphed into a good friend. He so loved to tease.. especially about me not having a cab on my tractor! At times in life, one comes across someone who deserves the greatest respect. That was Gord!

Louise Grant, December 13, 2022

Laurie & family

So sorry to hear about the death of your father. My condolences.

Corinna Dallaire, December 13, 2022

Krissy Mike and Family

Getting to Know Gord over the past while was a great pleasure and I have learned so much. The family values and support shown are some of the most beautiful I have seen . Gords story’s laughs and joke will be held close to my heart forever. Deepest condolences .

Emily Kristie, December 13, 2022

Krissie and Families

My deepest condolences to you and your family, I know how much your Dad meant to you

Lynn Stabryla , December 13, 2022

All family members

It is with a heavy heart that I extent my condolences.
There could never be enough time spent or enough words spoken!
The gift he gave was love, the gift he received was love!
Much love; Billy, Chantal, Bri, Zac

Billy Fisher, December 13, 2022

Krissy, Laurie and family

So sorry for your loss. Gord was a really kind and lovely soul.
I remember when I first moved to the area and was living on Dawson Pte Rd, I’d hired someone to plow my driveway out in the winter, but when I didn’t get a bill, I thought they’ll send it at the end of the season… still no bill. When I finally tracked the guy down, he said every time he showed up to do the plowing , it was already done…. Well guess who had been doing it all winter and never said a word …!

Jill Whitwam , December 13, 2022

Krissy, Kelly, Rick, Laurie and families

Words aren’t enough…
We are so terribly sorry to hear of Gordie’s passing!! We know how much you all loved him and will miss him terribly!
I’m so happy I spoke to him a few weeks ago! We had a great chat and some good laughs!
Please know that we are thinking of you all with love and sorrow for Gordie’s loss… he was a special dear guy!!
Pam and Bob McBean

Pam McBean, December 13, 2022

Krissy, Kelly, Rick, Laurie and families

Words aren’t enough…
We are so terribly sorry to hear of Gordie’s passing!! We know how much you all loved him and will miss him terribly!
I’m so happy I spoke to him a few weeks ago! We had a great chat and some good laughs!
Please know that we are thinking of you all with love and sorrow for Gordie’s loss… he was a special dear guy!!
Pam and Bob McBean

Pam McBean, December 13, 2022


From Doug Vaillant
My deepest sympathies for your loss.
He was an amazing man that I have always keep close to my heart.
His open door welcome anytime attitude that he had with me was always remembered and never forgotten, especially because I lived alone and had a very challenging job, his kindness was never forgotten from him and your mom.
My best memory was watching a leafs game with him and they blew the lead with one minute left, he turned off the TV and went outside, I laughed all the way home.
God rest your soul Gord I will miss you.

Douglas Vaillant , December 13, 2022

Krissy and family

My condolences on your Dads passing. Gord was one of the first people we met moving north as we tried to drive our small car through the snowbanks on Dawson Pt . Gord always came to our rescue to pull us out .
Take care

Jackie Murphy, December 14, 2022

Krissy and Fisher family

We were very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits with him over the past few years, he was such a kidder. Several good laughs were had. Sincere condolences to his family.

Chantal Despres & Kerry Turcotte, December 14, 2022

Laurie and Family

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your father. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.

Your Friends at McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers

McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Limited, December 14, 2022


Raymond and I send you and your family our deepest condolences

Mirelle Laforest, December 14, 2022

Fisher Family

So very sorry to hear of your loss. You will miss him terribly. Sincere sympathies.

Linda & Kent Fielder, December 14, 2022

The Fisher Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Shelley and Mark Miller

Shelley Miller, December 14, 2022

Laurie, Kelly, Rick, Krissy and families

Very sad to hear about your dad. Doesn't matter how old our parents are, it is still difficult to say goodbye. May your cherish your memories.

Patti Dubois

Patti Dubois, December 16, 2022

Laurie, Rick, Kelly and Krissy

We are so sorry that you have lost your Dad. I don't know if you remember us or not, but, I (Linda) worked at Scotiabank with your Mom many years ago. Your Mom used to pick Shawn (our son) and me up in the mornings before work and we would go up to Sheila Legault's, where Kelly and Shawn went for Daycare. We went to a lot of Scotiabank parties with your Mom and Dad and some held at their home on Dawson Point Road. We have lots of good memories of those years. We extend our deepest condolences to you and all of your families.
Bob and Linda Glassford

Bob and Linda Glassford, December 17, 2022

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