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Liot; Henry Gordon

Posted By Obits On October 17, 2020 @ 11:59 am In Obituaries | 32 Comments

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LIOT – Henry Gordon, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2020, supported by his family and friends.
Henry age 73, was born in Montreal, Que., a son of the late Gordon Gordon Douglas Victor Liot and the late Joan Lesley (Purser) Liot.
He graduated from McGill University in 1969 with a degree of Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering and for the first few years of his career he worked in Sudbury, Ont., in the nickel extraction industry. He then joined a company based in Port Hope and Cobourg, Ont., that manufactured nuclear fuel and reactor components for the CANDU reactors. He progressed from project Engineer to becoming Director of Quality Assurance for the company. Henry also volunteered to serve with the Canadian Standards Association on three committees writing standards for the nuclear industry. He was a member for many years of the Nuclear Strategy Steering Committee, a member of a technical committee for boilers and pressure vessels, and was the Chair of a technical subcommittee on nuclear materials. He also served with ASTM on their technical committee for Reactive and Refractory metals.
In 1975, Henry met Chris Gary Greatrex, who became his friend, partner, soul-mate, and loving spouse for the next 45 years. They lived just outside of Grafton, Ont., and enjoyed their home, gardens, and the close friendships they made there for the next 36 years. Henry had many hobbies, but two that he pursued with the most passion were the restoration of antique cars and vintage gas engines, and his lifelong interest in family history and genealogy.
In 2014, Henry and Chris moved to their present home in Western Head, just outside of Liverpool, to pursue their dream of living by the sea. They both immersed themselves in volunteering for various community organizations and quickly met wonderful friends, which, over the years, expanded considerably.
Henry is survived by his spouse, Chris Greatrex; his brother, Douglas John Liot (and Wife Emily); his older nephew, Alexander Gordon Liot (and wife Emily) and their sons Spencer and Simon Henry; and by his younger nephew, Christopher Clement Liot (and wife Margaret) and their daughter Maria.
Besides his parents, Henry was predeceased by his infant niece, Monica Frances Joan Liot. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. At Henry’s request, there will be a private celebration of life at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Doug & Dot on October 17th, 2020 1:26 pm

Dear Chris and all of Henry’s family, our deepest condolences. Henry was a wonderful friend and his commitment to the community was very much appreciated.He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Sincerely,
Doug and Dot

Condolence from Gail Ellis on October 17th, 2020 1:27 pm

I send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and it promises that your loved one will soon come back to life again in a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28,29)

Condolence from Alex & Marie on October 17th, 2020 2:25 pm

Sincere condolences. Henry was a wonderful guy who will be missed.

Condolence from Sandi Humphrey on October 17th, 2020 2:39 pm

A great gift it was to meet Henry when I moved to Grafton where we were neighbours. We attempted to solve the world’s problems on our daily walks for many years. The words courageous, inspiring and giving come to mind as I think of him. Thoughts with you Chris, and Doug and family and friends.

Sandi

Condolence from Graham Mills on October 17th, 2020 2:47 pm

Dear Chris and family, our condolences during this time sorrow and loss. Henry was a unique fellow and a joy to be around! I missed both Henry and Chris very much when they moved to Nova Scotia, but never thought we would lose Henry in this manner or this soon after leaving Ontario. We always imagine our friends being around for a long time, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. You will be greatly missed dear friend, possibly we shall all meet again in a special place. With much love and warm hugs, Graham Mills & Greg O’Neill

Condolence from Paul Rapsey on October 17th, 2020 3:40 pm

Henry has been a warm friend, having a sharp wit, and a gentle soul. For me he has been an honest critic and a wonderful supporter. I will miss him greatly; but I am thankful for the many wonderful memories.

Condolence from Jeffrey and Eric on October 17th, 2020 3:45 pm

Chris and family so sorry for your loss. Please except our condolences.

Condolence from Eric Nauss & Jeffrey Whynot on October 17th, 2020 4:04 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Phyllis C Tutty on October 17th, 2020 4:14 pm

Chris, please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. I knew Chris from the coffee
crew at Memories. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Phyllis

Condolence from Jean Saulnier-Blades on October 17th, 2020 4:39 pm

My sincere condolences, Chris. I didn’t know Henry well, but I am glad I had the privilege of meeting him on a few occasions at “Oscars” and he was always gracious and friendly. May your memories and your close friends help keep you and comfort you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Meirion Jones on October 17th, 2020 4:41 pm

Dear Chris. You and Henry were some of the first people we met when we moved here to Warkworth in Northumberland County. How fortunate we were. We always enjoyed our visits to your beautiful Kings Rd. property. Henry will be sorely missed. He was a gentle, gracious, and beautiful person. A really kind sole. RIP.
Love ya.
Meirion & Bob

Condolence from Disne Kloosterhof on October 17th, 2020 4:59 pm

Sincere condolences to Chris, family and your many friends
Henry was a special guy and will be missed by many.
Lots of good memories from the Grafton days
Love Diane Kloosterhof

Condolence from Andrea Godin on October 17th, 2020 5:46 pm

Dear Chris and family
We were so sadden to hear the news of Henry’s passing. Meeting you both was so special to us. You were a unique and amazing couple. We so enjoyed the time we were able to spend with you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our deepest sympathy
Andrea and Adrien Godin

Condolence from Rod & Ann Golden on October 17th, 2020 7:38 pm

Doug and family, so sorry for your loss. I only met Henry once when you introduced us at the car show at Queens Manor,he seemed like a very nice man. Our deepest sympathy to all. Rod & Ann

Condolence from Dan & Barb MacLaren on October 17th, 2020 11:19 pm

Chris, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I always enjoyed talking old cars with Henry and really enjoyed the day he showed me his garage workshop. May your many wonderful memories carry you forward.
Dan & Barbara MacLaren

Condolence from John Murray on October 17th, 2020 11:21 pm

Chris, this is a sad time for you and those who knew Henry. Sincere condolences to you and those who will miss Henry’s wit and charm.

Condolence from Barbera and Simon on October 18th, 2020 5:27 am

So sorry for your loss Chris and family. Henry was a joy to be around. Sending all our love.

Condolence from dennis white on October 18th, 2020 7:31 am

A wonderful happy up beat man. A walking book of knowledge .Always nice to see him & the antique auto at several car meets .Sorry to hear this .

Condolence from Susan Clarke on October 18th, 2020 7:57 am

Henry was kind, dignified, clever, humorous, helpful, adventurous and a life-long learner. He taught many people many things and inspired them along the way. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Jacquie and Bob on October 18th, 2020 10:15 am

It’s truly hard to find the words. Henry was such a kind and gentle man. He had a twinkle in his eye with a dignified manor and always something kind to say. He will be missed.

Condolence from Delphine and jan on October 18th, 2020 1:02 pm

Chis…You are fortunate to be surrounded by good loving friends at this most difficult of times. Our thoughts are with you. Our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Gerry & Suzanne on October 18th, 2020 4:20 pm

Chris, Families & Friends

Words are not enough to describe such a loss. Our deepest condolences. Henry was so special and we were fortunate to know him. Always to remember. Chris, know that we are thinking of you with lots of love and prays.

Condolence from Jennifer snelgrove on October 18th, 2020 8:23 pm

Chris and family im so sorry for your loss. Henry was always smiling every time I see him. I really enjoyed the after supper games we played. Thinking and praying for you

Condolence from Janice on October 18th, 2020 8:25 pm

Chris, Families and Friends:

It is with great sadness to read about Henry’s passing. Sincere condolences at this difficult time. Pleas know that my thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Delphine White on October 19th, 2020 9:29 am

Chris you had what many people strive for a lifetime of love, and compassion with Henry., a lot of laughs, and you both shared your lives with all of us. Our love goes out to you.
Delphine and Jan

Condolence from Vina Moses on October 19th, 2020 10:03 am

Condolences to Chris, family and friends. So sorry to hear this news.

Condolence from F Gary Ostrom on October 20th, 2020 12:41 pm

Dear Uncle Chris, Robert and I were so saddened by Uncle Henry’s passing. He was such a fine and loving guy, an honor and a pleasure to have known. I am grateful for his visit to Oregon at a sad time in my own life. He is so deservedly well-loved. I look very much forward in reminiscing with you in the near future. Our deeply felt sympathies, your loving nephews, Gary and Robert

Condolence from Mary Catherine Boyd on October 20th, 2020 2:51 pm

Chris, … families and friends,
We were so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. Henry was a very special man who emanated warmth, gentleness, wisdom and charm. We felt honoured to meet him when we moved to Hunts Point in 2014. It was always a pleasure spending time with him. He will be missed by many. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Cathie and Gregg Boyd

Condolence from Beverly Eldridge on October 21st, 2020 7:51 am

Henry was a lovely man. Very sad news! My condolences Chris, to you and your family. Bev

Condolence from Olivia Joy StClaire on October 21st, 2020 8:47 pm

Sending my deepest condolences to Chris and to Henry’s family and friends. Henry was among the first friends I made in Nova Scotia. His kindness and spirit will be missed. What a beautiful life he lived.

Condolence from Hannah McKinnon on October 22nd, 2020 10:20 am

Chris, I am so sad to hear of Henry’s passing. He was lovely and kind. I will always remember his smile.
Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from David & Judy Whynott of mersey point on October 25th, 2020 4:54 pm

Chris and all of Henry’s family I send our regrets for your loss. Henry sure enjoyed driving his antique car. Which I had the pleasure of having a drive in at Henry’s request. He was very proud of his accomplishment with his car and antique engines. Rest in peace Henry. Bless you all at this sad time

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