GORDON ALEXANDER CHALMERS of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at home on January 7th, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
Gordon was a humble, selfless and kind individual who always put the wellbeing of others above his own. On most weekends, and up until his last day, you could find Gordon visiting his family and many friends. Though Gordon’s health had been declining for the past ten years, he continued to smile and rarely ever complained.
Gordon was born on May 19, 1934 to parents Duncan and Alice Chalmers in Lethbridge, AB. He was an amazing older brother to his sister Beatrice. With the support of his parents, Gordon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Guelph Veterinary College in 1961. His career began in Edmonton at the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory as a pathologist and animal disease investigator. He later transferred to Lethbridge to work for the Alberta Department of Agriculture where he performed similar work. He remained in this role for the majority of the next 30 years before retiring in 1991. Gordon was known among his colleagues for his dedication to his work, often going out of his way to help in any way he could.
Having a keen interest in all aspects of raising and breeding racing pigeons, Gordon was an active member of the Lethbridge District Pigeon Club and a lifetime member of the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union.
He will be deeply missed by his nephew Jerry (Sharon) Cook; nieces Carol (Nick) Toth and Jackie (Adam) Keen; brother-in-law Donald Cook, great nieces and nephews Ashleigh (Dave) Young, Jeremy Toth, Chrystal (Alex) Forbes, Brittany (Will) Toth, and Ainsleigh (Sid) Toth, Steven Medaris, Nicole Medaris; and 9 great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan and Alice Chalmers, and sister, Beatrice Cook.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, an invite-only memorial service will be held on Monday, January 17 at 11 am. A livestream of the service will be available via his obituary on the Cornerstone Funeral Home website.
In honor of Gordon, please consider visiting a family member, taking a friend for coffee, or going bird watching. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.