SMITH, Gordon Woodburn

Gordon Woodburn Smith of Oshawa passed away December 24, 2021, at the age of 75, after a brave and courageous five-year battle with cancer.  Gordon was born in Jedburgh Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1967, where he met his beloved wife, Diane (née Dafoe). Diane and Gordon were married for 52 years and had two children, Scott (Sandra) and Heather. Gordon was a proud grandfather to five grandchildren: Erica, Natasha, Andrew, Molly and Julie. Following in his father's footsteps, Gordon was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 56 years.  Gordon began his Masonic Career in Lodge #104, Jedburgh, Scotland. He was a member of Lebanon Lodge A.F. and A.M. #139 Oshawa for 41 years and secretary for more than 25 years. In 1996 Gordon was proud to become a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada.  A private family memorial service will be held at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A wider Celebration of Life and a Masonic service will be held for Gordon at a later date when restrictions allow.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Jan 3, 2022

    Louise McPherson
    Spent many a happy occasion with Gord & Diane over the years. So long dear friend. Say hello to my old man if you see him on your way
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Marcia Knight
    Goodbye to a great friend for many many years.  ❤️
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Nancy Fenemore
     Fly free Mr. Smith///////////// sure hope the bag pipes are playing one County over up there..........just where you liked them......Thanks for all the years of friendship and laughs.
     Lloyd & Nancy
  • Jan 3, 2022

    John and Jane Ward
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Gord. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time 
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Jim and Ruth Knox
    We are very sorry for your loss and send our sincerest condolences. 💞
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Sandy & Val
    Heartfelt condolences to Diane and all the family, your passing was a sad day indeed.  May peace and tranquillity be yours now old pal.   Thanks for all the school boy and Scout memories we shared. Jethart's Here !
    God rest your soul. 
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Mick and June Scott
    Bye, Dear Friend..
    Enjoyed many good times together over the years with Gord and Diane.
    Sending our Deepest Sympathy to Diane, Scott and Heather and families.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Jackie Smith
    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Sharon Knight
    Good memories of good times with Gord and Diane.  ❤️
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Aileen & Doug Leslie
    Friends for almost 50 years.  Will be deeply missed by our family.  Many wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy to Diane, Scott, Heather and families. Rest in Peace and may God Bless your soul.   
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Georgia Bertsoulakis
    Dear Heather,
     I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and family during this difficult time.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Pete & Marie Watling
    Sincere condolences to the entire family. You are foremost in our thoughts and prayers
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Ron DeMerchant, Secretary, Hope Lodge No.114
    Many of us keep fond memories of Gord within the masonic district. 
    He was not just a warm and jovial brother mason beneath what appeared to be a gruff exterior, he was also knowledgeable and scholarly with respect to District history, Grand Lodge Constitution, masonic Etiquette and Protocol.
    As a result of his storehouse knowledge and experience both his guidance and his compliments for lodge work well done were gold.  
    I rarely remember Gord not being in attendance at a district function or official visit and his presence, encouragement, warm smile and warmer handshake will be greatly missed by all of us.
    Both personally and on behalf of the members of Hope Lodge No. 114 in Port Hope I extend our deepest condolences on the passing of a dear brother and friend.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    Glenn and Marion Jess
    Our sympathies to Diane,Scott,Heather and families. We will miss Gords knowledge, advice and that special humor. He will be missed but never forgotten. 
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Boris Varga
    Dear Diane,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gord will be greatly missed my deepest sympathy to you and you family.
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Mike and Jenith Fitzpatrick
    Gord was a true gentleman and one of the few men I admired and looked up to, you will be greatly missed my friend, my deepest sympathy and condolences to Diane and family
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Jacques Basmaji
    My condolences to the Smith family.  Gord was a mentor and a beloved friend to me and my family.  We will miss him but will never forget him.  From the Basmaji Family
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Kevin Krupa
    My deepest condolences to the Smith family.  Always very fond memories of Gord.  I am very thankful to have known and have had Gord as a friend and mentor.  
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Peter and Ann Lloyd
    To Diane & Family
    Our sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Jan 4, 2022

    Virginie Messier
    Heather, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
  • Jan 4, 2022

    John Cerniuk
    Gord's dedication to Masonry will always be remembered. Our thoughts are for you Diane.  John Cerniuk, Montreal
  • Jan 6, 2022

    Chris K
    Our thoughts and prayers go with your family at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and your family Heather.
  • Jan 6, 2022

    Our most sincere condolences to the Smith family. Gord was a Brother and Mentor and a true friend. He will be sorely missed.
    Glenn and Maria Carr
  • Jan 6, 2022

    Thom & Rosemary Mambe
    Our heartfelt sympathies to Dianne and the Smith family. Gord was very knowledgeable in the PCC polity. We will miss his sense of humour but will be always remembered. Rest in peace, Gord. 
  • Jan 7, 2022

    Doug Bray
    Gord  had the deepest knowledge of TD Bank rules and regulations of anyone I met in my 38 years there. For most of us, he was THE  go-to person, when we needed help and advice. Rest In Peace, Gord.
    Doug Bray
  • Jan 7, 2022

    Sandra Fletcher
    Sorry to learn of the passing of Gord. Thinking of you during this time.
    Sandra Fletcher and Family
  • Jan 7, 2022

    Beverley Hogan
    Sending condolences to Diane, Scott & Heather & their families. From an old neighbour on Southridge.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Margaret & Bob Foster
    Our sincere condolences to you Diane ,Scott , Heather & Grandchildren

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