Rodgers GordRODGERS, Gordon Keith (“CORKY”) - Peacefully, on April 9 with family at his side, following a 4-month illness with an aggressive cancer.

Gord, son of Ned and Connie, was born on February 16, 1946 in Montreal.

Predeceased by both parents and brother Bob (Pat), he leaves wife and soul-mate of 50 years, Barb, sons Kip (Heather) and Matt (Chelsea), grandchildren who made his heart sing: Quinn, Hannah, Juniper and Jasper, sister Gail (Dave Jefferies), sister-in-law Deb (Dan Gilbert), brother-in-law John (Nancy Wood) and many members of the extended family.

With a BSc. from Bishop’s University and an MES from York University, Gord wove together his training with his passion for the natural world in the building of an outstanding career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Niagara Escarpment Commission, Lands for Life, the Oak Ridges Moraine, and various Provincial Parks, all benefitted from his skill and professional dedication.

In retirement, his instincts for service and contribution were applied to his lake association, a regional stewardship council and consulting on projects to rehabilitate failing fresh water systems.

Kind, humourous, generous and loving, Gord leaves behind a multitude of family, friends and colleagues.

His effectiveness in everything he did as life-partner, parent, friend, and professional stemmed from his wonderful ability to “make a friend a day”!

There will be a celebration of Gord’s life at The Harbour Restaurant at 53 Yonge St. in Kingston on Sunday, April 15 from 1-4 PM.

In keeping with Gord’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the building of a permanent memorial along the Cataraqui and K&P trails would be much appreciated. Donations can be made to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.

Please donate under General Funds, include Gord’s name in Dedication Information.