On Monday June 1, 2020, Gorden Barber, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend flew off into the great blue yonder at the age of 78.
Born April 17, 1942 in Cheadle-Langdon, AB to Cecil and Belva Barber. He worked the family farm and ranched with his father till he was old enough to attend Mount Royal College. Then went to SAIT to obtain his pilots license. He married and had three children, Annette Barber (deceased), Michelle (Scott) Penner, and James Barber. As a young man he developed a passion for flying and never turned down a good steak with great company.
Gorden met his soul mate 28 years ago, Hazel Jean Barber. They were married 10 years ago and continued a life of adventure together. Traveling, socializing and spending many a day with the Alberta Flying Farmers. Gorden is survived by his step daughter Deborah Leah Rybak and three grandsons, Kyle Greenwood, Chase Penner and Aaron Barber.
Donations may be made in Gorden’s honor to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family is holding a celebration of life ceremony in Gorden’s honor at a later time to be determined.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Diane Brazeau | 12-Jun-2020
I only had the pleasure of spending time and getting to know Gorden over the past few years,
but those times were truly pleasurable.
What a beautiful soul.
Hazel, Deborah, and family, my saddened heart goes out to you for your loss.
Rest in peace, Gorden.