May 12, 1935 – January 18, 2016
Thede, Gordon (Joe) Ainsley – Peacefully surrounded by family, Gordon (Joe) passed away at home on January 18th, 2016 in his 81st year, with his beloved wife Pat of 60 years by his side. Dear father of Tammy (David), Lori (Rob), and Karen (Martin), loving grandfather of Will (Kate), Mitch, Kyle (Lisa), Lauren (Tanner), Cole, Noah, and Sierra. Predeceased by his father, Gordon Thede and mother Kathleen Thede (Matthews). Survived by his brother Mike and sister Beverly. He will be remembered and deeply missed by his friends and family, the TUFF group, the Queen’s gang, Stelco friends and the extended Coyne family. A loyal graduate of Queens and a proud Electrical Engineer, Gordon (Joe) worked at Stelco for over 30 years. He was an athlete, sailor, innovator, photographer, music lover, past President of the Hamilton Royal Astronomical Society, camper, and enjoyed genealogy. Gord (Joe) was able to fix everything and he was happiest when surrounded by family, working on a project. Special thanks to the Juravinski Cancer Centre and his caring nurse Kyle from VON. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Service for Gordon (Joe) will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Dear Tammy, David, Will, Kate and Mitch, We are so sorry and saddened to hear about the passing of your dear Father and Grandfather. You, your Mom, and sisters are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Lisa Kerr
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Gord, you are all in our hearts, Kelly, Pete, Alex and Ben
A beautiful person – he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him but all who knew Gord, better persons for having known him.,
He and Pat were so blessed having each other in their lives.
With deepest sympathy to all Gord’s family,
Dear Pat and family…you have our deepest sympathy on Gordon’s passing. Like Gord, I was a Stelco employee for 30 some years, had heard of him but never had the pleasure during our working careers. I did work with Gord during our time on the Stelco Salaried Pensioners Organization…he and I were both in the group of founding members. He was an enthusiastic upbeat and hard working member of that group…a pleasure to be around. He continued for several years to keep us updated on the latest, with timely emails, even after he and I had both resigned from the Organization. He will be missed by us all. Sincerely…Gary Beaudoin
You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Love to all.
To the Thede Family. You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Gord, a father, a grandfather. The community of Smithville will always remember Gord growing up here. God Bless. Ivan Carruthers, Smithville
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family as we offer our condolences for a life long friend who has left us with a hole in our hearts and lives.
We are very saddened to hear of Gord’s passing. He always appeared to be a kind gentle interesting man who enjoyed life in every way. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss of Gordon. I did not know Gordon that well, but on the occasions when we met he was a very good friend and a pleasant sports rival. I worked in Stelco in the Roll Shops Division and met Gordon when we participated in friendly sports events for the Maintenance Departments. May he rest in peace.
To all the Thede Family . Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and may Gordon rest in peace. I did not meet Gordon too often when working at Stelco ,but when I did he was a very friendly and sporting person. We enjoyed the sports organized for the Maintenance department. I worked in the Roll Department, so was included in sports events.He will be sorely missed by all his Family no doubt.
Pat, My deepest sympathy to you and you’re family at this sad time. I know how much you’re husband meant to you.
Pat, you and your family have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Joe. I considered myself blest to have known Joe during my highschool years, and I was always happy to meet Joe and yourself at community and family gatherings. Art and Verna
Pat and family, you have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Joe. I consider myself fortunate in getting to know Joe in highschool. We enjoyed meeting you and Joe at community and family gathering. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Pat, girls and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have known Joe for a very long time so we know he will be sadly missed. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
Helen, Rick, Sharon, Donna & Jamie Ferster
Pat, thinking of and praying for you and you family at this very sad time.
Dear Karen; I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Having just lost my Dad, it just seems like you’ve lost your best friend too. Take comfort in knowing that he is still looking down over you and always with you. Cathy Cumming
Our deepest sympathy at this time ,may God make it easy for us all.
Dear Pat & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Joe and fondly remember him at family gatherings. We will miss him.
Rhonda & Eamonn Ryan
I am sorry for your loss and I would like to offer my deepest condolences. Loved ones may leave us but they live on forever in our memories and our dreams, as I am sure that Gordon will live on in yours. My thoughts are prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Dear Tammy and family,
Our hearts go out to you as you pass through this time of grief.
Much love to you all.
Marci & Alan
My thoughts are with you.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Tammy. You are in our thought and prayers.
Lynne and Sean xoxo
It’s so sad to hear about your Dad’s death.
On behalf of my family and SDR Team – please accept our condolences and our heartfelt sympathy.
May Your Dad Rest in Peace.
Dear Pat and family:
Please know that my deepest sympathy and love are with you.
To Pat, girls and family, our deepest sympathy to you all in your loss of Gord. Our sincerest condolences…John and Donna Zaza
I immigrated to Canada in 1967. I applied for a job at Stelco, and I was interviewed by a gentleman by the name of Gordon Thede.My thanks to Gord for helping me start my life in Canada. Over the years I had occaisons to say hello and have fond memories of a very nice man. Rest in peace.