Gordon Ivan Crowell
Born In: Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: April 2nd, 1954
Passed in: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Passed on: July 1st, 2011
CROWELL, Gordon Ivan, 57 of Chelsea, Mass./Woods Harbour, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 in Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass., as a result of a lengthy battle with heart problems. Born in Woods Harbour on April 2, 1954, he was the youngest son of Vernon and Lillian (Chetwynd) Crowell. He attended Woods Harbour Elementary School, but quit high school at a young age to take a welding course at Shelburne Community College. He worked as a welder at the Machine Shop in Barrington, Scotia Marine, Hilltop Furniture and as a hired man during the lobster season. While visiting family in Boston, he met and married the love of his life, Barbara Smith, and they moved to Chelsea to live with her family where he worked as a welder until he had a triple by-pass at the young age of 36 in 1990. Followed by another heart attack, stroke and several seizures. Gordon loved to come back home to Nova Scotia to visit family and friends whenever he could get the opportunity. He enjoyed hunting and going to camp and just spending time with family and friends. He was a great handyman and would tackle any project; he was even fixing up his own sailboat. Although a part of him belonged to Nova Scotia, Gord quickly settled in Chelsea, watching out for Aunt Hattie during her working years in Revere and acquiring many new friends. He was very fond of his brother-in-law, Richard Smith (Revere), sister-in-law, Patty (Joe) of New Hampshire and niece Noel and numerous other nieces and nephews. Gordie and Barb were very hospitable and always opened their doors to any family or friends that wanted to travel to Chelsea. They would go above and beyond to accommodate visitors and even given “tours” of the city of Boston. He was predeceased by brother, Vernon “Junior”, and sister Roselie Adams and brother-in-law Joe Smith. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 27 years, Barb, and sister Crystal Nickerson, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral service and cremation took place in Chelsea (William R. Carafa & Son) on Wednesday, July 6. Interment to follow at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Woods Harbour. Donations in memory may be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Heart & Stroke or a charity of choice.