Mr. Gordon Edward Peterson was born in Sussex on January 5, 1952; he was the son of the late Edward and Irene (Powers) Peterson and the husband of the late Reta (Armstrong) Peterson who passed away in 2011.
Gordie fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Reta and in 1973 they were married – together they would celebrate their love story for 38 years before Reta’s passing in 2011. That bond and love never ended and now they are reunited once again.
Gordie started his working life as a milkman and that lasted him right through until retirement. He of course could not stay still and spent his free time delivering wood and driving cab.
He was always a jokester and prankster and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed hunting and watching hockey; especially his beloved Chicago Blackhawks. He also had a passion for four wheeling, washer toss, camping and playing cards.
He will live on in the hearts of his children: Jolene Otis and her husband Rob of Searsville and Brad Peterson and his wife Karen of Dutch Valley; his sister, Linda Long and her husband Vernon of Snider Mountain; his brother-in-law, Gil Morrell of Hampton; his sisters-in-law, Judy Armstrong of Mount Middleton and Heather Mitton and Lloyd Jones of Sussex; his grandchildren: Samantha Raymond (Kory), Emma Otis (Chris), Kirkland McDonald (Alley Murphy), Jenna Peterson and Dylan McDonald; his great grandchildren: Chloee, Bryson and Kinsley; as well as several nieces and nephews; Doug Miller of Apohaqui and by his cats, Bud and Kane.
Mr. Gordon “Gordie” Peterson of Sussex passed away at home with his family by his side on January 24, 2022 at the age of 70.
Along with his parents and his loving wife, He is predeceased by his brothers-in-law: Bob Long and David Armstrong; his sisters-in-law: Marlene Morrell, Donna Long and Sharon Armstrong and by his niece, Pam Urquhart.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506-433-1176) A graveside service will be held at Riverbank Cemetery at a later date.
The family would like to express their deepest heartfelt thanks to the health care workers and extra mural staff who cared for Gordie their kindness, care and compassion will never be forgotten.