Rosalind Dorothy (Russell) Gordon, age 71, of Devon, AB, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family and in deepest sorrow they gave her kisses and hugs and told her how much she was so greatly loved.
Rosalind (“Rozz”) was born on November 24, 1943 and raised in Fort Smith, NWT. Rozz was always very athletic. She played fastball, basketball and curling. The love of curling was her passion. She traveled across Canada to various Brier tournaments.
In 1961, Rozz married the love of her life Alex Gordon from Caslan, AB. They settled in the Northwest Territories, serving communities along the MacKenzie, the High Arctic and Eastern Arctic. Rozz and Alex raised four children, Bill, Wendy, Alex, and Scott. In 1977 they moved to Fort McMurray where they lived for 18 years and Rozz worked in the Catholic Schools. Rozz and Alex retired to Nanton, AB in 1995 and then on to Devon, AB where they have resided for the past 14 years.
Rozz was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved family get-togethers and holidays with many family and friends around the dining table. She spent hours preparing the most wonderful meals and baking for her family. Rozz took joy in baking pies and other special goodies for her grandchildren to their particular tastes. Rozz was so welcoming to everyone that visited her. She was known for her amazing sense of humor, for caring deeply for others, for cultivating lifelong friendships, and giving selflessly to her family and friends. And she loved to laugh…
Rozz is survived by her loving husband, Alex; her four children Bill Gordon, Wendy (Colin Anderson) Gordon, Alex Gordon, Scott (Angie) Gordon; her brother Jack Russell; her sisters Stella (Buck) Dahl, Ann ( Gary) Lobb; her grandchildren Meghan, Logan, Gregory, Conner and Reece. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Rozz was predeceased by her parents Bill and Bertha Russell, and her sisters Mona Jones and Norma Little.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Service for the Celebration of Rozz’s Life to be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish, 8 St. Clair Street, Devon, AB.
Donations in Rozz’s memory may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 9Z9; or the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, 18 Burndale Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3Y5; or a charity of your choice.