Gord was only 55, an amazing brother, father, husband, son and friend. The community here has been wonderful ... this past weekend, a harvest brigade showed up to help get the soybeans off. Those glorious sunshine-filled days we had Saturday and Sunday - friends showed up with their combines, trucks, tractors & grain buggies and got all of our soybeans harvested - more than 500 acres. It was a wonderful demonstration of the power of our small communities, there for each other, especially when times are really tough.
If you happened to be in Ridgetown this past Wednesday just after 2pm, it was not a rumoured protest of any type - it was the funeral procession moving from McKinlay's Funeral Home to the reception at the Legion. Truly, I did hear later that there was some sort of huge protest going on - no - it was just friends and family, celebrating a life, love and laughter taken much too soon.
The "Harvest Brigade"
Gord's obituary - written by Jen!
|Gordon Edward Woods|