McCARTHY, Gordon “Gord”

Posted: August 13th, 2022


GORDON “GORD” McCARTHY, beloved husband of Kathy McCarthy, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at the age of 66 years.

Gord was born in Lethbridge on Dec. 22, 1955. He lived a life of laughter and adventure, loved by most everyone he met. Gord would entertain people with stories of AGT antics, the fish that got away, and a million other tales – some more true than others.

He was raised in Lethbridge where he met and married his bride, Kathy, before moving to Milk River in 1982. There Gord worked as the lone district man (phone guy) for AGT/Telus for 36 years while they raised their family. As an avid outdoorsman and fish and wildlife advocate, he left a big mark on the small community. In 2017, Gord and Kathy moved back to Lethbridge to be closer to their grandkids and reconnect with old friends.

Gord stubbornly fought his battle against stomach cancer for well over a year before finding peace on July 31, 2022 with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind: his wife of 43 years, Kathy; his kids, Kelsi (Kelly), Jennifer (Nick), Colin (Tricia); and his grandkids, Conall, Brinley, Tagish, Arlowe, Thorin-Xavier, and Atlas, who loved nothing more than wrestling with Grampa. Gord is also survived by his mother, Helen; his siblings, Don, Dave, JudyAnn, Laura, and their spouses, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Gord was predeceased by his father, Doug, his stepmother, Sadie, his stepfather, Wally, his Auntie Jo, and his favourite ‘child’ (who never talked back), Taffy, the family dog.

The family would like to thank Drs. Albaba and Smuts and the care teams at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and home care for their wonderful compassion and care.

The jokes, laughter, and fishing tips he shared will carry Gord’s legacy on in our hearts forever. Happy fishing, Gord.

A Celebration of Life Service in Gord’s honour will be held at the LETHBRIDGE ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St. Edward Blvd. North, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.


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