Colleen M. Gordon
In Loving Memory

Colleen Marie Carroll Gordon of Minneapolis died peacefully on Friday, October 10, 2003, following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Colleen Gordon Colleen was widely revered and admired as a pianist, teacher, spiritual mentor, poet, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife. The great depths of her generosity, compassion, faith and capacity to love unconditionally were a constant and fortifying blessing to her many friends and family members.
Colleen is survived by 1 sister, 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many close friends who loved her dearly. During her 51 years of marriage she was cherished and adored by her husband, Dr. John R. Gordon who died March 17, 2000.
Colleen was born August 5, 1923 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada. She was a prodigious pianist and won a regional music competition in Ontario at age 17. She went on to attend teacher's college and became a school teacher before moving to Minneapolis in 1951. Mari's letter As a mother and wife she cultivated a home life that was full of music, creativity, love, happiness and kindness. Over the years she taught piano to many students of various ages and playing levels. Her playing was commonly praised as being rich in emotion and thoughtfully interpreted and she was considered a gifted sight reader. In later years she also wrote poetry and her work was published in various poetry journals.
Visitation Tuesday 4-7 PM at
    Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel
    2301 Dupont at Hennepin Ave. S.
Mass of Christian burial Wednesday at 2 PM with visitation beginning at 1 PM at
    Basilica of St. Mary
    Hennepin Ave. at 16th St.
Interment Lakewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to:
    National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
    1501 NW 9th Ave.
    Bob Hope Rd.
    Miami, FL 33136
"Having dinner at the Gordon's was like finding yourself on the set of a musical."
- Gordon Family Friend
    Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel
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