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Gordon Robert Douglas Batley

July 1, 1939 - March 28, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Husband, Father, and “Poppa”, Gordon Robert Douglas Batley on March 27, 2013 in Nelson, BC, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gordon was born on July 1, 1939 and raised in Nelson BC, where he attended Hume Elementary School, Trafalgar Junior Highschool and LV Rogers Senior Secondary School. He married the love of his life, Joan Sinclair, in 1959. Most notably, Gordon was employed at Kootenay Forest Products (KFP), owned his own local downtown businesses – Ole’Js Deli and Nelson Electric (with partner Eric Tolles) and finished up his working days at Safeway in Nelson. Gord loved working on projects in his workshop, he remodeled 2 houses, loved camping, golfing, traveling, boating, driving his little red sports car, and of course he treasured his time spent with his grandchildren.

He leaves behind to mourn – his loving wife of 53 years Joan, daughters Lorri (Dale) Misan, Vicki (Steve) Montgomery and son Leonard Batley, grandchildren Taylor and Keeley Misan, Zachary and Hannah Montgomery, Aunt Muriel (Fred) Hinitt, Uncle Doug (Phyllis) Smith, Uncle Robert (Rose) Smith, Uncle Gordon (Marjorie) Smith, sister in law Betty (Bill) Belding and brother in law Donald (Leona) Sinclair, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mildred Batley and infant sister Brenda.

At his request, there will be no service. Those wishing to make donations, please make to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation located at #3 View Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 2V1. The family would like to give many thanks to the 3rd Floor Nurses, Chemo Nurses, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Kirsten, and Dr. Frouws for all their care and compassion. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca.



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ray and AnnRenee Pettyjohn
Relation: a friend

So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you and your family at this most difficult time. Ray and Ann Renee

From: Pam & Roy Duperron
Relation: uncle

We’re sure going to miss you. Always had a great time no matter what we were doing, and especially golfing with you and Aunt Joan.
Love you lots
Pam & Roy Duperron

From: Esther Lorusso-Campese
Relation: co-worker at safeway

Rest in peace Gord ♥
Such a caring Man, great co-worker, when We worked
Together @ safeway.
You will be so missed. Thoughts & prayers for your loving
Wife & Families.

From: Kent & Janet Preston
Relation: cousin of Joan/next door neighbors

So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing, our thoughts are with you.
Janet & Kent

From: Cyndi Hembrough (Tolles)
Relation: Family friends

Sending my deepest sympathies to all of you during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed…..
Thinking of you….

From: Anne Rutherglen
Relation: friend

My deepest sympathy to Joan, Lorri (Dale, Taylor, Keelie) Vicky (Steve & kids) and Leonard. I had some good laughs with Gord over the years. He was a wonderful father ,grandfather, and a very loving husband. He will be missed. Love to all the family!

From: Kevin L. Shore
Relation: He was my ex-girlfriends father back in the late 80's

I am sorry for your loss Batley family.
He will be forever in my memory. RIP GORDON BATLEY

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