Cecil was born in Calgary on January 3, 1937. He was predeceased by Elsie Gorsline, his beloved companion of more than 30 years. He is survived by his sister, Betty Jack of Calgary, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and his extended family, the Gorslines.
As a youth, Cec was a member of Tuxis Parliament and, according to his report cards, excelled at Art and Science. His spelling however, caused his teachers much consternation. After graduating from Crescent Heights High School he went on to attend SAIT and worked in accounting for AGT, Stearns Rogers and Bow Valley Resources. His early interests were fishing and curling. He loved the ocean, spending time at his property in Washington State and cats. He became a prolific gardener, providing beautiful flower gardens for the women in his life, Elsie, Betty and his Aunt Rose. During the winter, Cec and Elsie would make an annual sojourn to Arizona to escape Calgary’s winter and enjoy the sun. He was a member of Canada Lodge #165 and dedicated much of his time to the Masonic Order. He was a devoted son, brother, companion and friend. Cec was a man of few words. Nonetheless, he made a lasting impression on all he met. Well liked, well respected, well loved. A life well lived.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at Evan J. Strong Funeral Services (5502 2nd Street SW) on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecil’s name to the Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund www.mhebf.com