Gordon Bryenton

Langara/UBC psychologist

1st CIEA President, 1980-82

Novel: The Last Summer of Rob, self-published 2004

From his obituary in the Vancouver Sun, May 24, 2005:

BRYENTON _ Gordon Alexander McLean [born Maple Creek, Sask, June 1918]- after a lengthy battle with cancer Gordie died at home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 - he almost made it to his 87th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret and his children Roger, Lee (Cesar), Jo, Jeff and Laney (Neil), his grandchildren Stacey, Alison (Chris), Kelly (Larry), Chris, Ryan and Rosie, and his great-grandchildren, Christopher, Mikayla and Jason. Gordie had a long and distinguished career as a psychologist and an educator, working for CMHA as Canada's first marriage counselor, teaching at both UBC and Langara and enjoying an 8 year run as a television counselor on "People in Conflict". He was an avid golfer, enjoyed potting, gardening, and painting and just before he died he realized his life long dream of having his book published. He was known for his sense of humor and his mischievousness, which he shared until the very end. He will be remembered for his wit, for the love of his family and for his determination. Gordie, Dad, "Oompa" - you will live on in our memories and in our hearts. Family and friends will come together for an informal gathering " for old times sake" on May 28th, 2005 from 2-4 pm at the Gateway Gardens clubhouse, 1400 164th St. Surrey. In lieu of flowers a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation would be welcomed.