Gorham Wood Hussey


Calgary, Alberta - With sadness Gorham's family announces his passing at Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta after a short illness. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jane (nee Kilpatrick) and his three sons, Brian (Elizabeth), Peter (Winky) and Andrew (Kathleen) He also leaves four grandchildren, Lucas, Duncan, Clarkie and Clementine.
Gorham was born in Bangor, Maine and is the son of Serena and Frank Hussey. Growing up in the potato farming area of Maine provided him with a direction for a life plan. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, University of Maine, Harvard Business School and Purdue University PhD. in Agricultural Economics. His professional career was in the food business sphere. He worked for several food companies in the United States and Canada. In 1985 his work brought him to Calgary, Alberta along with his wife and youngest son Andrew.
Following retirement he had time and passion to work for a sustainable environment and social justice for all people. His delights and joy throughout life came from time with family and friends, being in the world of nature, and from acts of service to others.
A service of Celebration and Gratitude for Gorham's life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Unitarian Church of Calgary at 1703 1st Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4P4, reception to follow. Donations in Gorham's memory can be directed to either: Calgary Unitarian Church/ Endowment Trust Fund: 1703 1st Sreet N.W. Calgary AB T2P 4P4 or Alberta Wilderness Association: https://www.AlbertaWilderness.ca/donate Calgary Health Trust: www.calgaryhealthtrust.org/donate. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gorham Hussey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.
Published on January 10, 2019

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