Gordon was born in Daysland, Alberta on April 8, 1935 to Lily and Elmer Lohner. The family moved to Turner Valley when Gordon was a young child and then they returned to Rosalind a few years later when his dad bought the family farm. Gordon enjoyed working on the farm with both grain and livestock until he retired and moved to Camrose in 2002.
He married the love of his life, Betty Carroll, in 1964 and together they raised three children – Richard, Carroll and Allen. He spent many weekends at the lake with his family, teaching his children and anyone who wanted to learn how to water-ski. He also loved to fish, hunt, curl, travel and drink coffee with his friends.
After Gordon had an encounter with Jesus, his life was radically changed. He deeply enjoyed serving and working on the church board.
Gordon will be remembered for his quiet manner, quick wit and his “one liner” humour.
He was predeceased by his son Richard. He leaves behind to mourn his wife Betty; children Carroll (Kevin) Glidden of Camrose, Allen (Lorna) Lohner of Calgary; four grandchildren Chantelle (Jamie), Trisha (Richard), Rachael and Seth and one great-grandchild, Elsie.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Citylights Church in Camrose 4920-48St. A proof of vaccination or a negative covid test will be needed to attend.
A livestream of the ceremony will be available by clicking on this link.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Association of Alberta or the charity of one's choice.