Gordon John Salomons

13 September, 195126 April, 2021

Gordon Salomons, loving husband of Debora Rice-Salomons of Rockyview County, passed away at their Ranch from natural causes on Monday April 26, 2021 at the age of 69 years.

Gordon was born on September 13, 1951 in Lacombe, AB, the son of Henry and Gay (nee Brouwer) Salomons. After graduating from University of Alberta in Geology he had many adventures in work and travel. From Cardinal River Mines in Hinton to Columbia, England, Nigeria, Vietnam, Russia & Yemen where he met his wife, Debora. Gordon travelled widely, fishing, hunting, skiing, and touring the world. He retired to his ranch in 2005 where he loved to look after his horses. He had a wonderful life of fishing, fencing and enjoying family and friends. He was the tall good-looking cowboy that was happy to help neighbours and friends known as the local “snow angel”. Gordon enjoyed hauling horses and lending a hand at rodeos for brother-in-law John Duffy. No one was better suited to the ranch life than Gordon, a Marlboro Man, with a slow smile and a big mustache.

Gordon is survived by his wife Debora, a large family, sisters Ruth Krabbe, Rose (John) Salomons, JoAnn (Bill) Sommerfeld, in-laws John and Kathy Duffy, Trudy Rice and Lorena Ann Rice, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Gordon enjoyed his special family, stepson Roch (Pearl) Romanson, stepdaughter Christine Romanson and was Grandpa Gord to Devin, Logan, Olivia, Savannah and Chase.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alberta Fish and Game Association at


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Norm Ellen

8 May 2021

My memories of Gord go back to our childhood in Lacombe. We were second cousins and lived close to each other. I spent many days just hanging out with him, riding bikes around town, playing ball in the summer and outdoor hockey in the winter with him. We also went fishing frequently at Gull Lake. Even in those days he knew how to catch the big ones. We had a few brief encounters when we both lived in Calgary many years ago, but over time lost touch with each other. My condolences go out to his family and many close friends on his sudden passing. May he rest in peace.

Jan Clarson

7 May 2021

I was so sad to read of Gord's death. I didn't know him well, at some point we had offices on the same floor at Nexen and would bump into each other in the kitchen. He was such a gentleman and we would always comment on his long legs, blue jeans and 'cowboy' boots....I think he was made for Stampede. Sincere condolences and best wishes to his family.

Brian Robak

3 May 2021

My deepest condolences to one of my best friends and a gentle man that was a very influential mentor in my life. Gord was a dear friend whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for more the 40 years. In 1980, I started my resources career at Hudbay Coal with Gord. We had incredible years working together in Hudson Hope, BC, Newfoundland and in Central Alberta. We took our 1st stock market course together in the early 80's, Gord put me on my first pair of downhill skis, a golf club in my hand and was the reason I became a long time member of the Calgary Stampede. I will never forget the many years I spent with Gord, skiing all over the Rockies. Every time I go to the top of the Angel chair at Sunshine, I will look at Mt. Assiniboine and remember my incredible Buddy Gord! Until we meet again my dearest friend. God Bless You.

Brian Robak and Family

Thomas Rumpel

1 May 2021

My life and Gord's intersected at three times and places.  We were classmates and in the same graduating class, Geology U of A 1974 and worked at Nexen petroleum together. But where we really bonded for life was the summer we spent together in Labrador in 1974, along with our other, soon to become, good friend Bill Chaitan, whom you see standing beside him in the photo . Gord helped me survive that summer the bush, that would have been difficult, to say the least, without him. I thought you might like to see him at a time when he was young. Gord was always a larger-than-life character to me, in every sense of the word. It's hard to believe that a life of such strength and vitality could be snatched away so quickly. Rest in peace old friend.

Babs en Jaap Den Hartog

1 May 2021

Dear family
Our sincere condoleances to Gordon’s passing.
We have fond memories of him,especially during his five day visit with Ruth to us at Easter 2019
All the best
Jaap and Babs den Hartog

George Hofer

30 April 2021

We had lots of fun fishing out at the west coast. So please Rest In Peace my friend. And sorry no more emails that That happened 3 to 4 times a week. 🥲🥲our heart goes out to you Debra. Hugs 😘💝🙏🙏🙏🙏