Tink, Gordon

Regiment:  Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Force:  Canadian Army Service Corps

Gordon Tink was the eldest son of William and Margaret (Beamish) Tink, who married on December 31, 1903 in Ontario.  In 1910, with their four children they came west to southern Alberta, spending 15 years in the Steveville area.  In 1925, they moved north to Leslieville, west of Red Deer, and in 1928, further north to the Peace Country.  Gordon remained in Leslieville with his wife Louise, although he did follow the family up for a brief period before returning.

Recruited at the Grande Prairie Military Centre, Gordon, Elmer, and Allen Tink joined the army when war broke out.  Gordon was a member of the R.C.E.M.E. stationed at Camp Borden for part of the years.  He went overseas in 1944 and remained as a motor mechanic on the front lines until the war ended.  Gordon died in 1986 at age 82 and was interred in the Teepee Creek Cemetery.

Source:  Community Book Index – Wagon Trails Grown Over, Surname File, Obituaries