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Robert ‘Bobby’ Gordon Passes

Published: July 19, 2017 10:17 am ET

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Respected Prince Edward Island Standardbred breeder Robert ‘Bobby’ Gordon, 80, of Elmsdale, passed away on Friday, July 14 with his loving family by his side.

Gordon operated Elm Grove Farms, and bred numerous stakes winners with that prefix over his decades in the Standardbred industry. His foundation broodmare, Toxic Tanya, produced the $100,000 winners Elm Grove Jake, Tanner, and Camlady at his western PEI farm after her purchase at the Harrisburg Sale. She had previously produced millionaire Electric Stena.

Gordon was the beloved husband to Ferne Belle (nee Matthew) Gordon. Born at Alma, PEI on July 28, 1937, he was the son of the late David and Manerva (nee Horne) Gordon. Cherished father to Kevin (Darlene) Gordon of Summerside. Loving grandfather to Bobby Jo (Josie) Gordon, of Alma, and Jill (Nick) Heer, of Summerside. Lovingly remembered by his great-grandchildren, Brayden Arsenault, Luke Gordon, Brianne Gordon, Ella Heer and Claire Heer. Dear brother to Wilna Warren of Maplewood Manor, Alberton, and also remembered by special family friends, Marie and Frank Luttrell, of Roseville. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by siblings, Kenneth (Late Mary) Gordon, Grace (Late Elmer) Hamill, Blanche (Late Jack) Clark, Willard Gordon, and Alton (Late Martha) Gordon, and by sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Late Earl) Currie, Erskine (Late Shirley) Matthews and Ben Matthews.

Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home & Chapel, Alberton, from where a private family visitation and service will be held, Rev. Robert Lockhart officiating. Interment in the Elmsdale United Church Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Palliative Care Unit of the Community Hospital, O'Leary, would be gratefully appreciated (

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Robert ‘Bobby’ Gordon.

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