Gordon’s playing career was with Everton, a club which featured in the top division of the former men’s National League from 1972 to 1986 and twice finished runners-up to champions Polytechnic.
He then concentrated on coaching and helping develop many fine players – including his four daughters (Joanne, Alison, Helen and Kathryn) – for his beloved City of Liverpool Club.
Liverpool’s triumph at the inaugural Champions Cup event in May will be seen as a lasting tribute to a man who gave so much to his club and to the sport in general.
BWPL offers its condolences to Gordon’s wife Jean and family.
The service to celebrate Gordon's life will be held a St Mary's Church, Grassendale, St Mary's Road, Liverpool L19 ONE, on Tuesday, 30 August, 11.30am.
Everyone is warmly invited to join the family for light refreshments at The Reader Mansion House, Calederstones Park L18 3JB, immediately following the service. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the hospitals which cared for him. RCharity - Supporting the Royal and Broadgreen, www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/charity.