WHYTE: (GEORGE) GORDON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of (George) Gordon Whyte on October 19th, 2011 in his 94th year. In 1942, a
handsome young man in the Armed Services met and married Doreen
(predeceased) and in 1943 he became proud papa to his firstborn son, Peter
(predeceased) soon to be followed by two more sons, Gordon and Mark Whyte. His sons blessed him with four granddaughters Pamela Young, Sue Whyte, Patricia Phillips and Katherine Bates in whom he delighted and his granddaughters further gave him three great-grandsons and seven great-granddaughters! Whenever he talked about them, his famous blue eyes literally “lit” up! Following his wartime service, he completed his technical training and worked for 43 years as a pressman/printer in the newspaper industry, receiving several commendations and awards for his exemplary work ethic. One of his life mottos was this “If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God
provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. ” Wheather working as a pressman, teaching his flock, working in his garden, cleaning the restrooms in the church, or doing the housekeeping in his suite, he did it to
perfection, knowing that this was his loving service to Jesus. We loved you and will miss you dad, grandpa, gramps and, as the little one named you, bampa. Well done, good and faithful servant. A celebration of his life will be held at the Whyte house in Kelowna, early in November. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com.
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299