Jim Gordon, who moved to Gate 6 ½ Dock last May, died tragically on September 6 after being hit by a cyclist while walking near his new home. His widow Felicity wrote the following memorial to her late husband:
Jim was generous with his time and with his resources, and gave unconditionally of himself.
He was extremely hardworking; he held strong opinions, and was tough on himself but not on others.
He was a scholar with an incredible memory, and a writer who published over 150 articles in war gaming magazines and more recently two short stories in the online magazine Across the Margin: “Sidekick” and “Lost in the Weeds”. [ed. note: A footnote to “Lost in the Weeds” says, “James C. Gordon views the world as raw material for fiction and believes the human experience is a never-ending story worth telling.”]
He was inherently funny, and his biggest joy was making people laugh!
Beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, and colleague, we love you and miss you already and always.
His family can only make sense of this tragedy knowing that the organs and tissues he donated are helping to save others’ lives.