Gordon Slauenwhite
1960 - 2023
Gordon Slauenwhite
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday January 14, 2023
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Slauenwhite, Gordon Anderson – 62, Dayspring, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully January 6, 2023, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Carroll and Helen (Clarke) Slauenwhite. He is survived by his sisters Stephanie (Charles) and Jennifer (Shane); foster brother Eddie; nieces Sarah (Shawn), Emily (Stephen), Olivia, and Abigail; great nephew Luke and great niece Brooke; extended family.

Gordon was a shipbuilder at Snyder’s Shipyard, where he had the opportunity to work on the Bluenose II, Theodore Tugboat, and many other notable vessels, as well as perform as an extra in the movie Moby Dick. Before working at Snyder’s, he worked at sea, and took on various crew roles, although working in the engine room was his favourite. Gordon was active for many years as a firefighter with the Dayspring and District Fire Department and took great pride in his volunteer service.

Gordon loved his family, his truck, animals, and Jeff Gordon. A devoted tease, Uncle always had something silly to say to Goob, Luke the Duke, Toad, Lips, Dirt-Digger, or the Apple-Maggot. His big red Chev was a fixture around town as he toured around scoping out all the building projects and road works. For many years, he could be seen accompanied in his truck by his faithful duck toller Mandy, and later his lab/border collie Maggie. Most recently his animal companion had been his cat Molly (Molly-Mols), who he overindulged with treats and surrendered the entire couch to. He could also be seen regularly in his yard feeding the squirrels and being followed around by Nick and Chantal’s chickens.

A Memorial Service will be held in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville at 11am Saturday, January 14, 2023.Masks are still prefererred in the funeral home. Reception to Follow at Dayspring and District Fire Hall. Burial in Dayspring Cemetery. Family Flowers only. Memorial Donations may be made to Dayspring and District Fire Department. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Gordon Slauenwhite