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.