Gourley, Justin James
Passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville at the age of 32. Beloved and cherished son of Susan Robertson Gourley and James (Jim) Albert Gourley. Beloved brother and best friend of sister Lyndsey (Mike) Ditchburn. Predeceased by his grandparents Isabella (Bunty) and George Robertson and Phyllis Gourley and James Gourley. Loved nephew of Linda Robertson and Tom Jarmai, Pat Brown (Andy Brown deceased), Isobel Robertson (George Robertson deceased) and Bill and Nancy Robertson and the Gourley siblings. Justin will be missed by many cousins who loved him and were inspired by his strength and courage. Justin grew up in Orangeville and attended Princess Elizabeth P.S., Credit Meadows P.S., and then graduated from Orangeville District Secondary School. Thank you to all the staff members and friends who supported him on his journey. He attended Algonquin College in Ottawa for 2 years to study video game development. We would like to thank the staff of the Hospital for Sick Children, Shriners Hospital, Toronto Western, William Osler and Headwaters Hospital for his care. Special mention to Dr. John Wedge, Dr. Frances Glorieux, Dr. Jean Ouellet, Dr. Michael Fehlings, Dr. Ron Murphy, Dr. Barbara Corbett (you were our rock) and Dr. Charlie Joyce. We are grateful for all of our St. Elizabeth Nurses in this past 2 years, especially Amy MacDonald (he trusted your decision making entirely). To the staff of Closing the Gap and our PSW’s, were are eternally grateful. To Josephine Chua, you have been with our family taking care of Justin for over 8 years, no words can adequately express our gratitude. You were a member of our family and Justin loved you and you did him, we know you share in our sadness. Justin will always be remembered for his strength, courage and his amazing sense of humour. May he live on forever in our memories and hearts.
Funeral Service will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. with Visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. Service may be watched by Webcast at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Justin’s memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1003 Decaire Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H4A 0A9
A tree will be planted in memory of Justin in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The next annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com