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DECEASED:
Gordon Bigg

DATE OF DEATH:
Monday, May 15, 2017


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Friday, May 26, 2017


TIME OF FUNERAL:
11:00 AM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
St. Barnabas Anglican Church


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  • Saint Barnabas Anglican church 4795 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338

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    OBITUARY:
    Gordon Walter Bigg went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2017. Gordon was born on May 26, 1939 to Effie McKenzie and Walter Lionel Bigg in Port Alberni, BC, Canada. He spent many of his formative years in Alberta, Canada where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alberta in Edmonton. He then went on to receive his PhD in Applied Mechanics from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During one summer while in graduate school Gordon and a friend toured Europe in a second hand car they purchased there. They visited families of fraternity brothers and saw Europe as locals. Gordon joined Sea Cadets as a teenager and always loved the sea and sailing. He began his career as a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and, while at Carleton, he built a 37 foot sailboat in his back yard. He named his boat Ayesha, and sailed it through intracoastal waterways to the ocean where his family joined him as he sailed on to the island of St. Thomas using a sextant as his guide. Having an adventurous spirit he left his tenured position at Carleton and went on to other pursuits including overseas development in Bangladesh and Buenaventura, Colombia. Other professional pursuits included consulting, writing computer programs and developing his own business through which he became a respected expert in accident reconstruction. Gordon became a naturalized United States citizen in September 1999, a status he had aspired to for much of his adult life. He held dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. In July 2001 Gordon and Cathey Eves were married in a civil ceremony. They spent many happy times at Cathey's ancestral home in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. While there they hiked in the adjacent wildlife refuge which bears the name of Cathey's parents. Gordon mapped many of the trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail which goes through that area. Gordon and Cathey also explored other parts of the US together including Washington DC, Alaska, and national parks in the Mid-West. In spring 2009, after Gordon retired, he and Cathey, joined and became active in Saint Barnabas Anglican Church in Dunwoody, Georgia. Gordon always loved to sing and had a wonderful voice. As a young boy soprano he was selected to sing a solo of "Danny Boy" to Canadian military troops returning from World War II. At Saint Barnabas he joined the choir and sang bass for many years. He also served the church on vestry, as a Lay Reader and in many other capacities. In the fall of 2012 he and Cathey joined their Bishop and other parishioners on a pilgrimage to Israel where they explored many of the holy shrines of the region and were married with an Anglican ceremony at Cana. Gordon will be greatly missed by his church family. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers David and Gary. He is survived by his wife Cathey Eves, his children Jeffrey, David and Cristina (husband Dennis Lee), his children's mother Lynne, his sister Dori Wood (husband James Doleman), sister-in-law Marlene (Gary), four grandchildren Hanna McNeil , Nathan, Tyler and Daniella Lee, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. There will be a Requiem Mass for Gordon on May 26th at 11 AM at Saint Barnabas Anglican Church. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Gordon's honor to Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, 4795 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.


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    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    Kay B.May 30 2017 09:13 am
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Bigg. May you draw comfort from such passages found in the holy scriptures as 1 Kings 17:17-24. Warm Regards, Kay B.
    K WMay 22 2017 10:58 am
    To the family and friends of Mr. Bigg Please find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:29 and Acts 24:15, where he speaks of a resurrection. By means of Gods Kingdom mentioned at Matthew 6:9,10, this resurrection will occur because God's will is for conditions on earth to be as they are in heaven. "Just a little while longer" and death will be no more (Psalm 37:10), so if we wait on God's promises we can see this come true. But in the meantime, we can throw all of our worries and concerns on Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18; 1 Peter 5:7).
    Bill & Julie BarksMay 17 2017 02:56 pm
    I had the pleasure to know and be good friends with Gordon for nearly 10 years. I had the high honor and privilege of serving on the Vestry with Gordon at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Dunwoody. He was a clear thinker and made many significant contributions to the Vestry. In addition to being a great Vestry member, a great church member, a great choir member he was an around great guy. I am positive he will be missed by every one at St Barnabas and that will be especially true for Julie and I. Rest In Peace, my good friend Rest in Peace— Bill and Julie Barks
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