27 thoughts on “CRANTON Gordon Ralph

  1. Aunt Betty, Laurie & MaryAnn, Kevin & Kim, Aubrey & Shauna and families. We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Gordon. His generosity, welcoming nature, and gift of being the best story teller I have ever met, helped make my family’s visits to Margaree. His love of geology was addictive, as I seldom pass a rock face or stream bed without study, and a thought of Uncle Gordon. We wish we could be there, but until then, God bless and comfort you all.
    Love Bruce and Nancy

  2. I was saddened to learn of Gordon’s passing.
    I respected Gordon as a teacher of mine and for many years after it was always my pleasure to drop in to visit he and Bettie. Always a warm welcome.
    What amazing energy he had; I recall the fact that after school, he thought nothing of traveling to Halifax for a geologic meeting. He would be at school bright and early the next day.
    He always had time for us students. My mother, Florence (deceased) taught at Margaree Forks with Gordon; she always spoke of him fondly.
    He was a good guy; you all can take comfort in that.
    Cordially Gus maclellan (Truro)

  3. My heartfelt condolences to the family of a great man, Gordon Granton. As a fellow teacher, you inspired me to think outside the box, and be better for it. I always enjoyed our Geology conversations. Rest in Peace.
    Dernie Gillis

  4. Sincere condolences to the Cranton family. He was my science teacher at Margaree Forks High in the mid-1960’s. Interesting to read his obituary, and that he majored in geology.

    Sarah LeBlanc Dozzi

  5. I was sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. I worked for Gordon two Summers in the Highlands. What a great guy; I can still hear his laugh. I cherish the fond memories. Deepest sympathies to the family and close friends. God Bless.
    Gaston Aucoin.

  6. We were very sorry to hear of Mr. Cranton’s passing. We stayed at Cranton’s Cottages a number of times during our visits to the Margaree. Mr. Cranton was a wonderful, caring and thoughtful host. He was the kind of man who gave the Margaree and Cape Breton its reputation for friendliness and warmth. We will miss him.

  7. Deepest sympathies go out to the Cranton family and just as importantly to the community on Gordon’s passing …..he was a great man,a great teacher and an example for all of us. His legacy will surely live on….
    Karen Munro Deveau

  8. Dear Betty, Laurie, Kevin and Aubrey:
    Our sincere condolences to all members of your family at the passing of Gordon.
    Gordon was one of my high school teachers and I enjoyed his interest then, and in the years since then, when our paths would cross. Always a friendly smile and a good chat!
    His love for the Margarees was apparent in so many ways and I know his legacy lives on in all of you.
    Please know we will remember him fondly. A long life, well lived.
    Eileen Coady and Wayne Robicheau

  9. Our sincere condolences to all the Cranton family. Thinking of you all at this time. Hats off to a wonderful neighbor, teacher, and friend.

    Stewart and Bonnie MacPhee.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Cranton and her family. May Mr. Cranton Rest In Peace.

  11. Laurie and family. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Condolences from our household to yours as well as to the rest of the family. Take care.

  12. Laurie , Kevin & Aubrey …
    Please accept sincere condolences on behalf the
    Stepaniak families .
    Your father was an inspiring teacher always approachable and conveyed
    a contagious smile to you as he spoke .
    His knowledge of the Margaree River and Geology was unmatched .
    Your Dad was indeed an Icon of the Margaree Community .


  13. Sincere condolences to Mr.Cranton’s family. He was a true gentleman . We always enjoy our visits to his cottages and our daily talks on our visits. May he rest in peace!!
    Darlene and Kevin Bates( Sydney)

  14. My deepest sympathy to Betty , and extended family, on the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather.
    Also thinking of Eva and Kay, and families during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Marilyn Le Blanc ( Sonny and Evelyn MacDonalds oldest ,in Dartmouth)

  15. My condolences to Gordon’s family on his passing. I often reminesce about sharing Gordon’s classroom/ lab for my year teaching at Margaree District School. RIP.

  16. We want to express our sincere condolences to all the family. I have known Laurie for many years through County Council. Your father was a wealth of knowledge as attested to in the comments left above.
    You’ll have lots of memories of Your Father, after his lengthy life, they are treasures.
    All our prayers are for you Laurie & Family

    Charlie & Mary Claire Mac Donald
    Port Hood

  17. So saddened to hear of Gordon’s death. I taught with him in Margaree Forks many years ago. He was a fine gentleman. Sympathy to his family.
    Anne Kennedy Inverness

  18. Laurie, Mary-Ann & family So sorry Laurie for the loss of your Dad. Sending our sincere condolences, prayers and virtual hugs to all!!!

  19. To the Cranston family: Ron & I were saddened to learn of Gordon’s passing. He was always very kind to us when we stayed at the cottages each time we came to visit our family from Yellowknife. We enjoyed his visits once we got settled in and the conversations about the diamond mines in the NWT, the Precambrian Shield and anything geology related could go on! We missed seeing him the last time we were down but will take his memory with us on our strolls and swims in his beautiful river.

    Ron & Peggy Near

  20. Betty, Laurie & MaryAnne, Kevin & Kim, Aubrey & Shauna & Families. Our deepest sympathy to all, on Gordon’s passing. Keeping you folks in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
    Take care.
    Alice, Marlene & Alfred

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