I'd known Gordon on the air ever since we got our Class A licences around the same time. Of course I knew his call as even then he was a prolific author! We had many a good chat, often when I was at my parents' then house in Cornwall, which was a good distance to Gordon's Brixham station on 80m.
I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to say goodbye to him. A full obituary will appear in Practical Wireless shortly.