Gordon A. Thom, BCom’56, MEd’71

Gordon ThomGordon passed away on May 17, 2018, having lived a full and wonderful life. His kindness, sense of humour, and whole‑hearted engagement in diverse activities enriched each of our lives. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Kathy, Graham (Michele) and Margot (Laurent); his siblings Baird and Patricia; and his grandchildren Dani (Craig and great grandson Avery), Durham, Natasha, Derek, Evan, and Lucas. Gordon was predeceased by his loving wife Helen of 60 years. He lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta before attending UBC in 1951, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce in 1956, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Gordon and Helen moved to Northern BC to work with Imperial Oil in 1956. In 1958, he attended the University of Maryland to obtain his MBA and returned to Imperial Oil. He joined the UBC Alumni Association in 1962, where he worked until 1966. He obtained his MEd at UBC in 1971. Gordon began his cherished career at BCIT in 1966, joining as VP of Continuing Education, then serving as president (1974‑85). He also served on the UBC Senate (1972‑81 and 1987‑93).