City father loses cancer battle
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
THE city of Lismore was good to Bruce Gordon, so he always did what he could to return the favour.
The former Lismore solicitor passed away at the weekend, aged 70, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Gordon, who was a senior partner at law firm McIntosh, Barr and Gordon, was well-known in Lismore, particularly for his roles on a number of local boards.
He was the chairman of the board of directors of The Northern Star and served on the board from the mid 1970s through to the 1980s.
He was also the chairman of the board for Caroona, now Uniting Care, for a number of decades and was heavily involved on the board for the Lismore Challenge Foundation.
Through his work with the Lismore Challenge Foundation he helped to establish the Wilson Park School for students with special needs.
He was also a driving force behind the expansion of the Caroona aged care facility at Goonellabah.
His son, Stephen Gordon, said his father simply wanted to give something back to the city he loved so much.
"He was a Lismore lad through and through," he said.
"Lismore was good to him and he was good to it.
"He had his finger in quite a few pies, because that's just the type of person he was."
Relatives and friends of Mr Gordon have been invited to attend his funeral service, which will be held at the Lismore Crematorium Chapel in Goonellabah tomorrow at 11am.