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Gordon Nelson Root

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On December 29, 2021 @ 5:20 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 17 Comments

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At Brampton Civic Hospital on Monday, December 27, 2021, Gordon Nelson Root, at the age of 85, beloved husband of Lois Barber.  Devoted father of Brad Root and his wife Wendy Smith, Kathie and her husband the late Adam Patterson.  Cherished grandfather of Lauren Root, Jessica Patterson and Connor Patterson.   Dear brother of the late Carol Petty and Ruth.

A family funeral service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) in the chapel on Thursday, December 30 at 2 o’clock.

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Private interment Caledon East Public Cemetery. 

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Gordon Nelson Root”

Condolence from Sharon Mittmann on December 29th, 2021 7:18 pm

Mrs Root, Kathy and Brad, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your extended family through these tough times.

Condolence from Joyce Sparks on December 29th, 2021 8:21 pm

Lois and family…so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Meredith Brill on December 29th, 2021 9:25 pm

Dear Lois + Family — we were so saddened to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We are sending our love and support.

Condolence from Frank & Gladys O’Neill on December 29th, 2021 9:27 pm

Lois, Kathie, Brad and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Shelley and Livio Bencich on December 30th, 2021 8:37 am

Mrs Root, Kathie and family and Brad and family, Our deepest condolences on your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Greg Porter on December 30th, 2021 10:36 am

Having been “in his orbit” for over 40 years (due to my friendship with Brad), I have fond memories of Gord as a kind and decent man. As a middle school student – I smile when I recall Gord helping us with science experiments (especially sourcing reclaimed oil); as a university student – I remember Gord very kindly helping me gain employment at Gliddens (although I’m sure my lack of common sense caused him to regret it at times!); and while living with my own family in Bloor West Village, I fondly remember a very nice evening on the patio reminiscing with Gord and Lois about their life in West Toronto. Lois and family – stay strong and God bless.

Condolence from Ben and Alice Gonsko on December 30th, 2021 10:44 am

Lois and Family
Words cannot express how we feel at this time of great sorrow. We will always cherish our memories with our families, and the times we have spent together over the many years we have been friends.
We wish our condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Steven, Glenda, Hayden and Jonah Godfrey on December 30th, 2021 10:46 am

Lois and Family – Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Gord. We will always remember Gord as a true gentleman and always genuinely interested in the different stages of our lives. We are thinking about you all during this very difficult time and sending you our love.
Love, The Godfrey Family.

Condolence from Samantha Edwards-Girard on December 30th, 2021 12:15 pm

Lois and family, I can’t believe Gord has passed away. I have so many fond memories with all of you that I cherish dearly.
Gord was such a kind and sweet soul that always brought a warm smile into the room.
He was like a great uncle to me and I will miss him dearly.
Sending you all of my love and hugs during this hard time. ♡

Condolence from Greg Edwards on December 30th, 2021 12:17 pm

Sending my love to you all. I remember Gord when I was growing up. He loved trading jokes with me, it was our thing. I know if I was seeing Gord I would research as a kid and have a joke ready for him. And he in turn would share one with me. I recall lots of softball at picnic get togethers in the summer.
Gord was always well spoken and don’t recall seeing getting angry with anyone.
Much love from family Edwards.
Let us know if you need anything.

Condolence from Caelyn Edwards on December 30th, 2021 12:23 pm

Lois, Brad, Kathie and the rest of the family – so sorry for your loss. Gord was a stand up man and I have the fondest memories of him. He was always so kind and welcoming, especially around Christmas time when I would come over with my Dad (Troy) and Grandparents (Gary and Shirley). Sending my love and condolences.

Condolence from Linda Gerecht on December 30th, 2021 2:18 pm


Condolence from Jan Flynn on December 30th, 2021 3:24 pm

Gord was a kind and generous man who sooooooo adored his family. He was always welcoming and treated the Patterson clan as his own. Our thoughts are with you all. Sending hugs, love and our condolences xo
Jan and Joe Flynn

Condolence from Jean, Trevor, Cam and Kealyn on December 30th, 2021 5:07 pm

Lois, Kathie, Jess and Connor, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Gord, he was such a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tony and Marie on December 31st, 2021 3:14 pm

Lois, we are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, on the loss of your husband.

If there is anything, anything at all, that we can do for you, please call us.

Marie & Tony Ciarrocca

Condolence from Bill & Traci Holmes on December 31st, 2021 10:49 pm

Kathie , Jessica, Connor And Root Family . Sending Our Deepest Condolences At This Difficult Time. We Only Met Gord A Few Times At Jessica’s Hockey Games But He Was A Pleasure To Speak With. May Your Father Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Diana Root on January 10th, 2022 10:26 am

Dear Lois

I was so sorry to hear (through Shirley (Awrey) Freeman) of Gordon’s passing. He always seemed to me to be such a gentle soul. It has been almost 6 years since my husband Bennett passed, so I can understand some of what you are experiencing as you mourn Gordon’s death. It is such a difficult thing to lose your beloved partner. I think of Bennett every day and often feel his presence during the night. I will be thinking of you as you mourn his passing. Such a difficult time!
Blessings on you and your family,
Diana Root

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