Gordon William Bain passed away surrounded by family, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, October 1st, 2022. Age 93 years.

Beloved husband and lifelong companion of Elizabeth Viola ‘Vi’ Bain (Conard) for 73 adventurous years. Loving father of Tricia Bain (Mike Stoneman), Doug Bain, and the late David William Bain. Cherished grandpa of Shawna Lipton, Rose Lipton, Michael David Bain (Nikita Bain), and the late Jenny Bain. Predeceased by parents William and Freida Bain, and by stepmother Marion Bain. Dear brother of Isabel ‘Issy’ Mardlin (late Lloyd), and the late Edith Mardlin (late Gordon).

Fondly remembered for his kindness, dapper style, intellect, love of family, poetry, writing, and dreaming by his nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Wednesday, October 5th at 2:00 P.M. Friends and family will be received prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow at St. Marys United Church.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Palliative Care) would be appreciated.


I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Gord. May God give all of you strength and peace during this difficult time. We will miss him, and Aunti Vi we can't find words right now. We all thinking about you and are here for you.
Ferne and Donald

-Ferne Mardlin-Smith

We are so sorry for your loss. Gord touched our lives and we will remember him fondly. His love of coming to the farm will be forever entrenched in our minds. We will not forget his emails over the years and his ability to entertain with his words in poetry and personal insight. Our corner of the world is better because Gord was here. May he rest in peace.

-Faye and Tim

My condolences to Vie and the Bain family. Gord was the most understanding person, I could discuss any topics with. Dave & I spent lots of quality time with Vie & him, he was a very kind hearted person, I love and respected him. He loved life, he will dearly be missed. RIP my dear Gord.

-Sharida Ali

Both Christine and I send our sincerest condolences to Vi and her family on the loss of Gord. He was noticed as he was always a large presence wherever he was. It was a blessing to us both to have known Gord. Warmest thoughts to you all as you grieve. Love Christine and Les

-Les and Christine Kerr

Our family is deeply saddened to hear of Gord’s passing. We came to know Gord and Vi 15 years ago when we moved from Edmonton to Holland Landing. Our family greatly cherished Gord as a very close friend and confidant. We will greatly miss Gord. Gord was and will always be family to us.

-Jeff, Michelle, Mitchell, Carter, Brooklyn Robertson

My condolences to Vie and the Bain family and friends. I am
Grateful for the special times
We've shared throughout the years,
Times that brought us closer,
Through our laughter and our tears.
Grateful just to have someone,
As kind and good as you,
To share my finest moments with,
And share my sorrows, too.
And when I look upon my life,
What matters in the end,
Is that I was really lucky to call you my friend. RIP Gord.


Uncle Gord, you will be missed tons. Never to be able to call on April 2nd again, or to know that when I was late in calling you 'pouted' until the call came through...the smile in your voice when we talked. Love you tons. RIP, Uncle. Have fun playing cards with Dad.
Arlene & Larry oxox

-Arlene & Larry Shevolup

We never met Gordon but knew so much about him from our daughter-in-law, Shawna. We did email once and I couldn't believe the love and kindness he showed in the email even though we had never met. I felt we had always known and loved him. To be able to connect so strongly in just one letter showed what a special person he was.

-Genie and Jack