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Gordon H. Calder

August 2, 1952 — June 5, 2017

Gillies Funeral Home 104 West Alger St. Lincoln, Michigan 48742 Obituary for Gordon H. Calder Gordon H. Calder, 64, of Harrisville, Michigan passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 peacefully at his home. Born August 2, 1952 to John and Dorothy (Otterbein) Calder in Cambridge, (Galt) Ontario, Canada. Gordon was raised in Galt. Gordon married Susan Griffith on May 8, 1980, in Lincoln Park, Michigan. In 1982 their son, William was born. The Calder's moved to Trenton in 1989. Gordon became a U.S. citizen in 1996. He was employed as a truck driver for 42 years before retiring in 2009 to Harrisville. Gordon belonged to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville, he enjoyed woodworking, camping, biking, fishing, swimming and hiking. He loved being "Papa" to his grandsons. Gordon is survived by his wife Susan, his son, William Russell “Billy”, (Dannielle) Calder of Gibraltar, two grandchildren, Garrett and Gavin Calder, a sister, Susan (Doug) Kimpel of Sheffield, Ontario, a brother, John B. Calder of Cambridge, Ontario, a niece, Nancy (Mike) Steckly of Kitchener, Ontario and great nephews, Jarred and Jacob Steckly, father-in-law, Bill Griffith of Fort Pierce, Fla, and mother in law, Jeanne Griffith of Harrisville. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Ken Krause officiating. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, MI. Memorial donations are suggested to Westminster Presbyterian Church 201 N. Second Street Harrisville, MI 48740. On Friday June 16, 2017 an open house will be held from 5-9 Martenson Funeral Home 3200 West Road Trenton, MI 48183. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gordon H. Calder, please visit our flower store.


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