Gordon Franklyn Conrad

May 12, 1929February 20, 2016

CONRAD, Gordon Franklyn Age 86, of Dartmouth, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the QEII, Halifax Infirmary. Born in Hubbard’s, he was the son of the late Selwyn L. and Annie (Schnare) Conrad. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley; daughter Joan (Don), their children Sam and Ben; son Darrell (Andrea) and their son Liam and new baby due in March; brothers-in-law Ernest (the late Betty), Rodney (Marcie), and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Daniel Charles in infancy and brothers Phillip (Dicksey) and Gerald. Gordon became an active member in the Masonic Order in Atlantic Lodge in 1956. He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of NS in 1995, member of the Scottish Rite 33rd degree, Royal Order of Scotland; he held an honourary membership with Royal Standard Lodge #398 (English Emulation) and was a member of Fairview Lodge and was a Philae Shriner. He received the Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal. He was a member of church of the Holy Spirit, Dartmouth, having served as warden and on the vestry for many years. He was also a member of St. Luke’s church in Hubbard’s and especially enjoyed his cottage there, in the summer. He was a Fuel Oil Distributor for Esso Home Comfort for 45 years, retiring in 2002. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 7-9pm in A. L. Mattatall funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, with Masonic Service at 7pm, all are welcome. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11am in Church of the Holy Spirit, 1 Regency Drive, Dartmouth (corner of Gaston Road) with Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of NS, which he was passionate about, or Church of the Holy Spirit. Burial and Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Hubbard’s, Pine Hill Cemetery, in August 2016. Online condolences may be viewed of sent to:


  • Visitation Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Masonic Service Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Kate MacInnes

November 1, 2016

I just learned of Gordie's passing via letter from the Alzheimer's Society of NS, and am so saddened to realize that he won't be making his annual visit. He was truly a delightful man; though I did not know him well, I enjoyed our chats and looked forward to seeing him each year. My deepest condolences to his family.

David and Barbara Rathbun

March 24, 2016

We just learned of Gordie's passing. Shirley, Joan and Darrell please accept our sincere condolences. Had we known we would have certainly attended his funeral. Gordie had lots of energy, never lacked for words and always left us with a smile. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
David and Barbara Rathbun

Doug & Charlene Harrington

March 2, 2016

Shirley, we are sadden by the loss of Gordie, a special character to all who had the pleasure of meeting him. We'll certainly miss him in Hubbards as I know he'll be missed by all of his friends. The best to you and family, you're in our thoughts and prayers. Doug & Charlene Harrington & family

February 28, 2016

We were truly saddened to hear of Gordie's passing. Our sincere condolences to you Darrell, Andrea, Liam, and of course to Gordie's family. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

Love from
Carol and Doug Floyd, Queensland, N.S.

February 27, 2016

Dearest Shirley,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Gordie. What a wonderful gentleman and human being! Always a smile and positive words and outlook - always looking to help others. We will truly miss his chats and visits, and especially his great, fun loving story telling that always brought smiles and laughter

Ron & Paulette from Black Duck Walk

Mario Colicchio

February 27, 2016

Dear Shirley and Family. So sorry to hear of Gordon's passing, he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

February 26, 2016

Sincerest condolances for your lost. I knew him well through the Masonic Brotherhood. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Bob Dwyer Bedford Lodge Member.

Cathy and Joe Murphy

February 26, 2016

Gordon came to our home in Dartmouth every year to canvass on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society. We always enjoyed his visits and admired his dedication to that cause- beating the streets, well into his eighties to raise funds for others. For his family to lose such a person, must be sad indeed. He certainly used his days well. A lesson for us all.

janet miller

February 26, 2016

this message is really from an old friend of mine as well as Gordon's.. Tom Nash, wanted to send his condolences to the family. Tom teared up talking about him. ( Tom Nash, Waverley)

February 26, 2016

Dear Shirley: Eric and I are thinking of you and your family as you send your Gordie on his way to his next journey. Life at Holy Spirit will be different without his "hugs" and words of wisdom and encouragement. Our deepest Sympathy with prayers. Warm Regards, Sandra and Eric (Myrtle Beach SC)