Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON


Gordon McTaggart

March 30, 1925April 27, 2020

Gordon McTaggart passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home on April 27, 2020 aged 95. Gordon was a lifelong resident of Fort Frances and enjoyed contributing to the community. Those who knew him in his prime would not be surprised at how bravely he battled the cumulative effects of dementia or how graciously he carried himself in defeat. Predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, in May 2017 Gordon lives on in the loving memories of his daughters Jo-Anne, Nancy, Midge, Kathi and his son Allan and their families. He is also remembered by his brothers Jack and Ross. He was predeceased by his brother Hugh. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be planned when the whole family is able to gather. The family wishes to thank Rainycrest staff for their wonderful care and compassion. Charitable donations in Gordon’s memory’s are warmly welcomed. The family suggest the Auxillary at LaVerendrye Hospital or Rainycrest which he actively supported when he was able.


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Laurie Lundale

May 7, 2020

What can one say about this wonderful man. My daughter Lindsay and I first met Gordon through Easter Seals. He was a tremendous advocate for children with special needs. Gordon always had a smile on his face and took the time to chat, I will miss this. He gave so much of himself to others he was a good man. I am sure him and Lindsay are catching up with each other having a great old time. May you hold all the memories of this wonderful man close in your heart to help you through this difficult time.

Sheryl Costello (nee Hafdahl)

May 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Back when I was a teenager I use to babysit all you kids. And there use to be all these dishes to be done, which I would wash and dry for something to do. When my mother passed away back in the 90s, your mother and father came to the funeral just to see me.
Also, I think I put a bug in your Dad's ear back in the late 60s that it would be nice if there was a McTaggart's store in Dryden where I live. And guess what, a year later there was.

Sheryl Costello, nee Hafdahl

David Murray

April 30, 2020

To the McTaggart family.
Gordon was bigger than life! I was fortunate to have him as my godfather. He would take me for dinner to celebrate my birthdays but I truly earned to appreciate him when I got in to retail and in my twenties and thirties when I had the opportunity to sing with him in the choir at St. John's. He was a true bass! I learned a lot from him and he was a true gentleman. He lived a life which his family should be proud of. Carol and I have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Hastie ( Krestanowich )

April 30, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have so many memories of him and you kids growing up. I seemed to have spent a lot of time with you all watching you grow up. They were good times. Remembering will help you through the times ahead. Keep well. Sharon Hastie

Margaret Anderson

April 30, 2020

To the McTaggart Family
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Patriarch . The world was a better place with him in it. He was an honourable, respected and gentle man. I remember his parents, brothers and babysat you darling “girls”. His left a great legacy with his many accomplishments in Fort Frances and surrounding areas. Keep the memories close.
Margaret Anderson

LuAnne Caul

April 30, 2020

My husband's family was very close to the McTaggart family- living on Frog Creek and sharing many neighborhood picnics among many other social gatherings. I would like to like to extend my sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you during this time of loss.

Kristina Fulton

April 30, 2020

Our sincere sympathies. The Clement/Fulton Families, Atikokan, ON

Larry Patrick

April 30, 2020

I knew Gord as a businessman and respected citizen of Fort Frances. He hit a home run on both counts.
It was GREAT to engage with Gord about politics and sports whether it was in McTaggart's or on the street, IFK Arena, or at some social gathering. Gord was always energized in his conversations.
One memorable encounter was the 2011 Allan Cup in Kenora. Gord, myself and his two son-in-laws, Dave Haines, and Murray McLeod, took in the Allan Cup and enjoyed some GREAT meals and 'time together'.
Josie and I extend our sincere sympathies to all the Family.

Larry Patrick

Robert H Peters

April 30, 2020

I was a member of the Fort Frances JC's juvenile-junior hockey team, 1952-55. Mr. McTaggart was the manager of these teams. I have very fond memories of that time. He was a dedicated and caring person. I truly appreciated his efforts on behalf of all team members. We were fortunate to have him as part of our lives. My sincere condolences upon your most grievous loss.

Robert H. Peters

Sandi And Ron Bridgeman

April 30, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Your dad /grandpa was a wonderful man who will be remembered and missed by many. Cherish your wonderful memories. He is now, once again with your mom 💕
Sandi and Ron


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