Cpl Gordon Bruce Yorkston (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Gordon Bruce Yorkston (Ret’d) on 17 July 2015 in Leduc, AB.
Born in 1948, Gord joined the Militia in 1966 with the 17th Field Engineer Squadron. The next year he transferred to the Regular Force and was posted to 3 Field Squadron in Chilliwack. While there he became a qualified parachutist and was then posted to the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Edmonton. During this tour with the Regiment, Gord particpted in many exercises and operations including the deployment to Cyprus in 1974 and he was a member of Task Force 3 in support of the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In 1976 he was posted to 4 Combat Engineer Regiment in Germany.
Upon returning to Canada in 1980, Gord remustered to the Refinisher Technician trade where he worked initially on CC 130 Hercules with 435 Squadron aircraft. He was later transferred to 408 Squadron to work on their 'Huey' helocopters. In 1987 he was posted to CFB Cornwallis as an instructor with the recruits. From there he moved to his final posting at CFB Moose Jaw to work on the CT 114 Tudor aircraft - including supporting the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Gord retired in 1992 and settled his family in Leduc AB.
No funeral service. A memorial service will be held in Leduc, AB on 17 September 2015 at the Leduc Legion at 1400hrs.