Gordon Tice

Obituary of Gordon Milton Tice

December 11, 1948 ~ March 3, 2022 (age 73) Gordon Milton Tice passed peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022 after a two year battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Born December 11, 1948, in Welland , Ontario to Carman and Vera Tice. Predeceased by his parents, his brother Lorne (Joyce) and sister in law Doreen. He is survived by his loving wife Helen, daughter Blossom (Andrew), sons Carman (Carrie) and Dan along with his ten grandchildren; Ryan (Chelsey), Katelynn (Chris), Cooper, Kirsten, Brooklynn, Ethan, Jordyn, Maddy, Paityn, Camden, great grandson Kade, Alexander and great granddaughter Collins. He also leaves behind a sister Margaret (Ron) and brother George (Coba), brother in law Bill Johnston, sister in laws Darlene, Delores and Diane (Roger). Along with many nieces and nephews that he loved so much. Gordon lived all his life in Port Colborne, where he started out by working on the family farm in Bethel. The small area of Bethel is where he met his true love Helen Johnston who lived only just down the street. He would go on to marry her in 1970 and were happily married for 52 years. 

 

As time passed working on the farm, he grew interested in  getting his diploma for a diesel mechanic, then working in the heavy machine industry as an operator. After seeing the potential in the industry, Gordon started working with Willard Storm as a dump truck driver and then pushed into the operators seat of a bulldozer, where he would spend the rest of his career, Gordon got his taste of what made him the desired man on the bulldozer. He then worked alongside Orval Beam and his family until he purchased equipment from the Beam family, starting what would be called Tice Saw Grading. Gordon would go on to thrive in the industry. Once Gordon's family started growing and not wanting to miss out, he sold his equipment to Eberly Trucking where he worked for 30+ years until officially retiring at the age of 70. He became a very well known and desirable operator in the Niagara Region. Anyone who knew him can vouch how passionate he was about the work he did and could chat your ear off about it. Gordon will truly be missed by many.

 

A huge thanks goes out to Dr. Mary Salib and her staff at the Walker Family Cancer Center in St. Catharines as they helped so much through the difficult times that arose with Gordon. Also Dr. Scher who made house appointments throughout his busy day. We commend all involved with the process Gordon was involved in.

 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. In keeping with Gordon's wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no service. He wished to be remembered without his crippling cancer. If so desired, the family encourages donations to the Walker Family Cancer Center in St. Catharines as well as the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cremation

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.