Gordon Abel

ABEL, Gordon of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Leitta May (Harris) Abel (2003). Dear father of Richard Abel (Deb) of Aylmer, Linda Jacques (George) of St. Thomas, the late Cathy Leeson and Karen Johnson (Harold) of Belmont. Loving grandfather of Tim and Bradley Abel, Rebecca Kalp (Matt), Lisa Robinson (Scott), Jeffrey Staley (Amanda), Amanda Friesen, Kelsey Gray (Andrew), Kate Johnson (Chris) and Eric Johnson (Abi). Proud great-grandfather of Willow, Oliver, Harrison, Kaydee, Abby, Jackson, Penny, Leah, Brooke, Audrey, Olivia, Mike, Mel and Owen. Also survived by a son-in-law Rick Leeson and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandchildren Carrie Lynn Johnson and Adrian Leeson and a sister Dorothy Lightell. Born in St. Thomas on March 11, 1930, son of the late Arthur and Edna (Cook) Abel. Gord started working at St. Thomas Metal Signs and retired from VME St. Thomas. Gord and Leitta enjoyed Arabian horses and horseshows across Ontario with their daughters. Gord loved starting his day at Johnny’s Restaurant. He looked forward to NASCAR Sundays. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, friends and family who wish to attend the visitation may call the funeral home at 519-773-8400 (Masks are required). Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday, Oct. 22 starting at 7pm where the private family funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 23. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com