Saturday, December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

Gordon Richard Wright

Gordon Richard Wright 

May 17, 1924 – Jan 10, 2013 

Gordon Richard Wright, father to Steve and like a father to Jenny, Grandfather to Daniel and Ilan, passed away peacefully at South Granville Lodge.  

One glimpse of Gordon’s massive book collection, his art, garden, would tell you that he lived, breathed and dabbled in everything life offered.  

Gordon was the Director of Family Services, one of BC’s first independent marriage counsellors and one of BC’s first Registered Social Workers. He was an artist and lay economist, one of Salt Spring’s venerable residents and an avid NDP member. He spent 35 years living from the land, making his own breads, painting, photographing, writing, making jams, growing vegetables, grafting fruit trees, and teaching his grandsons all that Salt Spring had to offer. The world has lost a truly honest person and one you could always depend on.

As our son Daniel so eloquently put it: He truly saw the good in humanity and our potential.

We are comforted that he had a good life, and in his own special way, made a huge difference on this planet (although he would be the first to deny it). The last 2 years were not pleasant and laden with too many  health struggles.   

Friends are invited to drop by, eat or simply say hello, this Saturday, May 4th from 5 -7.30 pm at Golden Isle Restaurant. One of his favourite haunts. We will bring some of his art work for purchase/donation.

Further info 604-266-3644 or email .

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