Gordon Arthur Harford was born on September 11, 1920 in Horton, Gloucestershire, England. As a young man he worked on the family farm. During World War II he was on the Home Guard, continuing to work the farm.
In August 1946 he and his brother traveled by cargo ship to New York. They then traveled by train to Toronto, and worked their away across the country at various farms. Arriving in BC in 1947, he worked at a lumber mill on Vancouver Island and then eventually ended up in Quesnel in the Spring of 1948.
Gordon worked for the Department of Highways for 32 years and lived in the Red Bluff area for many years.
He married Betty Pallister in March 1974. They moved to Kersley a short time later, built a house together and lived there until her passing in August 1997.
Gordon remained in Kersley and continued to stay busy monitoring an Environment Canada weather station on his property, as maintaining his land. He enjoyed growing his vegetables, including trying new crops each year.
Gordon passed away on Sept. 15, 2010 on his daily walk, a few days following his 90th birthday. He is survived by his brother Stan (Quesnel), sister Violet (Ontario), and many brothers and sisters in England, Australia and
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Gordon’s memory, please donate to Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association, Box 4537, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J3.