519 Victoria Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1K1
Phone: 705-435-3535
Gordon Rains

Gordon Launce Rains

Thursday, May 7th, 1931 - Friday, February 8th, 2019
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Gordon Launce Rains

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, February 8, 2019. Son of the late Glynn and Sarah Rains of St. Joseph Island. Survived by loving wife, Jo, who he was married to for over 64 years. Proud father to son Gary Rains (Gail), and daughters, Dawna Garber, Sandra Hett (Bill) and Cheryl Nobel (Robert). He will be missed by ten grandchildren:Cameron Gover (Sue); Greg Rains (Sarah), Stephanie Andrews (Chris), Michelle Stankovic (Tim); David Garber (Jocelyn), Bryan Garber, Thomas Hett, Sarah Klawiter, Amy Klawiter and Owen Nobel. He had six great grandchildren: Jackson Gover, Carter Andrews, Quinn Andrews, Emily Stankovic, Brooklyn Stankovic and Gabriel Stankovic. Also survived by sister Roberta Boyer (late Claude) and predeceased by his brother Orrell Rains (late Emilie) (Laurel), and sister Clara Jean LaPlante (late Ron). Brother-in-law to Elsie Stevens (late Harold), Harold Kent (late Edith), Leona Read (Ernie), Jean Gallagher (late Bud) and Fred Kent (Joy).
Visitation will be held at Drury Funeral Centre 519 Victoria St. E., Alliston on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
If so desired memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society " Volunteer Driver Program" would be appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Drury Funeral Centre
    519 Victoria Street East
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    Drury Funeral Centre
    519 Victoria Street East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Drury Funeral Centre
    519 Victoria Street East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Carolyn and Gordon Cave

Posted at 07:40pm
Sending sincere condolences to Jo and the entire Rains family. I will always have special memories of Gord from my years at Baxter Corporation. His quiet manner and unique sense of humor made him one of a kind. One year is particular there was an "epidemic" of pregnancies (me included) in the lab and Gord's apples got blamed. The next year, and each year after, we all joked that we were taking a big chance by buying apples from Gord but we did anyway. His big heart and kind smile will be truly missed. Carolyn Cave (Sheardown)

Stephanie Andrews

Posted at 07:01pm
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Peggy Ruthven

Posted at 12:29pm
Dear Jo and family I posted this yesterdsy, but noticed it is not in the many notes you received. So sorry to hear of Gord's passing. I will always think of him with a smile, always willing to help anyone. At this time of year, I remember his "vacations" on Lake Simcoe, sharing his catch with anyone at the plant! He was a wonderful boss, a great mentor, and a truly gentle man. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Peggy (VonDrasek) Ruthven

Elizabeth Guccino

Posted at 11:39pm
Dear Jo, Living in Everett, we do not hear as much of the Alliston news as we did, but I try to keep up via some on-line sites. I was shocked to learn about Gord, and also sorry we had not heard sooner. May your many memories and your strong faith sustain you now, and in the days ahead.

Kathy Cronin Webkamigad

Posted at 05:37pm
Dear Jo and family. I am truly saddened to hear of Gord ‘s passing. My father, Richard Cronin, your former neighbour, and Gord, share a true kindhip of kindness and caring about others. Both having Northern Ontario roots they shared common stories of growing up on the land. My Mom and I truly appreciated his help , and visits with basket of tomatoes in hand. RIP dear friend. Condolences to your family. Kathy Cronin Webkamigad and Margaret Cronin

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