Guest Book Entries
NAME: Shirley Black
LOCATION: Pisa, Italy
COMMENTS: My Uncle
I was fortunate enough to have met Uncle Gordon once when I was only eight years old and my younger brother had just been born and named after him. But that one meeting was enough to last me for the rest of my Life.
Unfortunately Uncle Gordon's family [in Scotland] are not able to access the internet so I would like you to know that I am speaking for everyone. We miss you but we are grateful that you found a fantastic wife and you both created an amazing daughter to add to the Black family.
We always thought Uncle Gordon would be single forever. We all knew that it would take a very special person to capture the heart of this gentle man.
I was very lucky to have spoken with Uncle Gordon only weeks before the accident.
Thank you for loving my Uncle Gordon so much.
Love to you both
NAME: KELLY (BLACK) PREISBERGS
LOCATION: ORILLIA, ONTARIO
COMMENTS: DEAR UNCLE
I DON'T KNOW THE WORDS TO EXPRESS ALL OF MY EMOTIONS. JUST KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY HEART NOW AND ALWAYS. I JUST READ THE POEM YOU WROTE ABOUT DAD AND WAS VERY TOUCHED BY IT. I DO BELIEVE THE TWO OF YOU ARE TOGETHER AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL MEET UP AGAIN. ZONTAR, PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY DAD AS I KNOW HE'LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU...
NAME: Jessie Scott, Carole, David and Jennifer Bell
LOCATION: Glasgow, Scotland
COMMENTS: What a lovely memorial to a special person. We in Glasgow are so glad to have been part of your Honeymoon in Scotland, and to be part of those special memories.
NAME: Peter Davidson
LOCATION: Holland Landing, Ontario
COMMENTS: Margaret, this is a beautiful tribute to a man so few people really knew. I worked with Gordie for almost 25 years, in different capacities, almost all of which were in Coke's service shop. There's never a day goes by that I don't drive by a call that we worked at together and it always brings a smile to my face.
We often talked about things we wanted to do together. Like too many, we put things off till later. I regret that we put off way too much of what we wanted to do. Gordie was my friend, and I miss him.
NAME: stu & jackie mckaye
LOCATION: ajax, ontario
COMMENTS: Thank you for sharing the memories of Gordie's life; both in singular life and family one as well. His love for Mother Nature, her animals, as well for his family are certainly shown in all the pictures and writings. Once again, let us thank you for sharing. You did a wonderful job compiling this site.
Wishing you and yours
All the best
jackie and stu
NAME: Jim Anderson
LOCATION: Georgetown, Ontario
COMMENTS: I worked with Gord at Coke and still miss his sense of humour. I know you have spent a lot of time developing this web page and I think you have done a wonderful job. Thank you for sending me the link. Gord is not forgotten here at Coke and I personally miss him very much. He was a fun lad to work with.
NAME: Tony Reid (Gordon and Margaret's Family Physician)
LOCATION: Orillia, Ontario
COMMENTS: I knew Gordon
in many ways but never understood the depth of his personality or all his
talents that are displayed in this wonderful memorial. Gordon was a
complex person, gruff and tough on the outside, and a soft, sensitive one on the
inside. His marriage to you, Margaret, and the subsequent birth of your
daughter really transformed him and brought him happiness that I suspect he
never hoped to find.
His love of life is beautifully illustrated here and anyone knowing Gordon will recognize how much the outdoors meant to him. You have conveyed this superbly.
Margaret, you have done an outstanding job of keeping Gordon's unique view of life alive, even if he is no longer with us. I'm sure he's smiling as he looks over our shoulders while we view your memories of him and all the things you have done to celebrate him and his life. This will increasingly become important for your daughter and she will be able to know her father as she grows and understands more. This is a wonderful legacy for her.
With fond memories,
NAME: Liz & Stephen D'Agostino
COMMENTS: Hi, we are Jessie Scott's Daughter and son in law. Great site. Our thoughts are with you.
NAME: Tom Storey
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
COMMENTS: I WORKED WITH GORD @ coke. Sorry to hear of your loss.
NAME: Cheryl Henwood (Margaret's cousin)
LOCATION: Lakefield, ON / Venice, FL
COMMENTS: You have done an awesome job keeping Gord's memories alive. What better way to remember a Hubby and Daddy.
NAME: Rory MacKay
LOCATION: Gananoque and Algonquin Park, Ontario
This memorial to your husband is a tribute to the great love you obviously have for him. I did not know him...and only know you through the Internet and our mutual affection for Algonquin Park... but I wish I had met Gordon. He was obviously a fortunate man to have you in his life. Having lost my wife just short of four years ago to A.L.S. I have a small sense of the loss and sorrow you must feel. Each of us has his or her own relationship with a partner, and you have enriched my life by sharing a bit of your relationship with Gordon with me through this web page.
NAME: Robert Rea and Marilyn Smart
LOCATION: Orillia, Ontario
COMMENTS: A beautiful memorial site, Margaret. I'm sure Gordon would be (or is!) very pleased.
NAME: Jane Michaud
LOCATION: Orillia, Ontario
NAME: Allison and Gene TRITES
LOCATION: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Margaret, this site reflects your great love for Gordon, expressed through your
gifts and passionate interest in the environment.
What a wonderful legacy for your daughter!
NAME: Theresa Corkum (TheresaC, YWBB)
LOCATION: Strathmore, AB (formerly of Nova Scotia)
This is a beautiful and moving tribute. What an amazing man your Gordon was. You are so fortunate to have had him in your life.
Wishing you peace,
NAME: Kevin Finch, Government of Nova Scotia
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia
COMMENTS: Mrs. Black, I wish you success in your campaign to improve vehicle safety in Ontario. While I never had the good fortune to know your husband, your web site shows him as a loving, cherished and inspired person. I can only guess how much he will be missed through the years by you and your daughter.
NAME: Jocelyne (YWBB)
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB Canada
COMMENTS: I didn't know this man, but from looking at this website I can tell your husband was very much loved. It's apparent he made a difference in your life. This is a great tribute to a great man. Thanks for creating it and for giving us a glimpse into his life. We should all be loved as much.
NAME: Karen (YWBB)
COMMENTS: I am so sorry for the death of your beloved. My husband died suddenly and unexpectedly at age 40 when we had just moved and had an almost 12 year old and a 4 month old. My heart truly goes out to you.
NAME: Margaret Black
COMMENTS: Four Wishes...
I hope that you feel well
And joyful, content and loved.
I hope that you are with
Buddy the cat,
And Archie, somewhere above.
I hope you have a
Where you can canoe all alone.
I hope you know I still
Eighteen months today, you've been gone...
Alpha to Omega,
March 6, 2004
NAME: Georgia (YWBB)
LOCATION: Long Island, New York
COMMENTS: What a beautiful tribute to a special man and special family.
NAME: Nancy Astin
LOCATION: Oro Station
COMMENTS: Hi Margaret, what a beautiful tribute to Gordon...I really enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading the poetry....
NAME: Heather Klaudeman
LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt
COMMENTS: Margaret, I never met Gordon, but I feel that I know him, and you just a little bit better now. Your loss has been enormous, but you have managed to keep living, while honouring Gordon's memory. Thank you for sharing your memories of your husband with me...with us.