Gordon was born May 18, 1951, at Melfort, Saskatchewan to parents Verdie and George Roach.
As a child, Gordon helped on the farm with the chores and attended Willowdale District School. Later when the school closed, he attended Reynolds School and went to Melfort Collegiate after that.
When Gordon finished school, he went to British Columbia and worked on the BC Ferries that sailed from Vancouver-to-Vancouver Island.
Gordon is survived by:
His sister: Marlene Nelson of Calgary, AB
His brother Dale (LaVerne) of Chilliwack, BC
His sister: Maxine (Doug) Holoien of Melfort ,SK
His twin brother: George (Judy) of Strathmore, AB
His brother: Ron (Phyllis) of Saskatoon, SK
His sister: Jane (Dave) of Canmore, AB
His son: Brodie Yyelland of Calgary, AB
Gordon is predeceased by:
His parents: George and Verdie Roach
His sister: Carol Burke of Surrey. BC