OBITUARY

Gordon William SCHADE

7 January , 19639 June , 2019

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 56. Predeceased by his beloved son Evan; he will be deeply missed by his family, Jessie and Carol, parents Calvin and Dianne, brothers Brian and David, and dear friends Chris and Susan. A Memorial Reception will be held at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club on Thursday, June 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Royal Ottawa Foundation For Mental Health would be appreciated.

Services

  • Memorial Reception Thursday, 13 June , 2019

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Jamie Lees

15 June 2019

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gordon.

Jamie Lees
Windsor, Ontario

Brittney Mcmillan

13 June 2019

Hey Gord,
It’s hard to believe that I saw you just a week ago at the salon. You were my favourite client, funny, witty and full of charm. You were more to me than just someone who’s hair I cut though, you were a good friend and I will miss you and our long talks. Thank you for always supporting me, for crying with me and for laughing with me. You will be missed, Gord.

Stephanie Crawford

13 June 2019

I was the family Nanny, and worked for Gord and his family in the early 2000’s.
Gord was very kind, smart, down to earth, and funny. He loved his family deeply and it showed. He was a genuine, good man.
Gord always had good stories. He’s the type of person, that when you think of him, you can’t help but smile.
I was 21 when I worked for Gord and Carol. I was terrible at laundry lol but they never complained to me. It was always all about the children.
Gord was very generous. There was a time Gord got a bonus at work and that afternoon he came home and handed me a cheque. He said that he appreciated what I did, and so I also deserved a bonus. It was very touching and unexpected.
He gave me lots of good advice through examples and through words.
Sometimes in life we get really lucky and we meet people that are really special and they leave their mark on this world. For me, Gord and his family were those people. Still to this day, working in their home was the best job I ever had.
I hope that Gord rests in peace and that his family will draw strength from all the loving memories that they created together. I will cherish the memories I have, always.
Sending my love to Carol, Jessie and family.

Chris Fulton

13 June 2019

I met Gord at the Navy Curling Club in the early 90’s and we became instant friends. We played on the same curling, ball hockey and shuffle board teams over many years. Together we experienced many late nights at the Navy CC. Gord was an excellent curler and played at a very high level and I am proud to say he was a long time teammate of mine. Rest in peace, my friend.

Kevin Tobin

13 June 2019

Gord, I will miss you. I have many fond memories of time spent at the cottage, our curling days in Winnipeg, carpooling to U of M with Chris, late nights in the computer lab and especially just hanging out in the Tobin basement. Good bye my friend.

Bruno Godbout

12 June 2019

I met Gord at Cognos. We worked together several years on high profile projects. Gord was a principled man who cared for his team and pushed us to do the right thing. He was also a good story teller and I have good memories from our time at the office and Riverside III.

So long Gord. Rest in peace.

Cheryl Nakamura

12 June 2019

Dear Gord, I’ll never forget those carefree days of curling with you in Friday night juniors at the “Grain Ex” in Winnipeg. And then many years later to run into you at work in Ottawa, the world so small. Rest in peace, friend.

Cheryl Nakamura

Mark Steski

12 June 2019

Gord, you will be missed. We shared a ton of laughs going back to our high school and University days in Winnipeg. Our competitive curling years in Juniors, and then connecting back up again in Ottawa. What a coincidence, running into Gord at a coffee shop in Ottawa many years ago, and hatching a plan to have Gord join me at the Navy curling club. There were certainly a lot of entertaining stories we could and did share about past curling endeavours. Annie and I send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

Mark and Annie Steski

Calvin Christiansen

12 June 2019

I have and will always hold so many great memories of my good friend Gord. We played hundreds of curling games together meaning that we spent an enormous amount of time with each other both on and especially off the ice. We travelled together, we ate together, we laughed together and we had endless engaging conversations about almost everything and anything imaginable. He was a strong presence in my curling life that influenced where I played, how I played and why I played.

We very proudly wore some of the ugliest curling jackets ever known to Ottawa (they were hand me downs no less). He would always say, "These jackets beat Kevin Martin!" He held a great deal of pride in having played with and against some of the best players ever and loved to tell stories of narrow wins, tight losses and game changing shots.

He would get frustrated while we played and then suddenly recover with a great shot that immediately erased all frustrations and problems. He would acknowledge good play or good effort and he would learn from mistakes and move us forward.

I will miss him forever and I will hold his past presence as a life long gift that will always remain.

Michel Boucher

12 June 2019

Gord
We will miss your personality and laughter on and off the ice. From the Navy CC in the early days to the encounters of decades since, it was always a great pleasure compete against your top talent and to "Catch up" with you and share new laughs and stories.

Michel

FROM THE FAMILY