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James William Gordon

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James William Gordon

October 2, 1929 - October 12, 2021

Our father was born on October 2, 1929, as he kicked off the Great Depression. He was married for 68 years to his bride: Ruth nee Callaway and after one year, are reunited. Predeceased by his parents George Gordon and Rachel Beveridge, his stepmother, Ella Gordon, his brother Jack, his sister, Margaret Heath, and son in law Brian McCracken. He is survived by Mark and his wife Kathy; Laura McCracken Ebbrell and her husband John, and Jamie and his wife Kim. Much loved Grampie of Jennifer, Adam, Emily, Alasdair and Andrew Gordon; James and John McCracken; and Alex and Connor Gordon. Great grandfather to 8. Also survived by his brother Al (Joanne) and sister in law Elaine Gordon.
Jim was born in East York. He enjoyed a very long and successful career in the Insurance business which began in Toronto and took him to Ottawa, London, and Toronto again before purchasing his own business in Cobourg. J.F. McCullough Insurance soon came to be known as James W. Gordon Insurance Brokers. It would later become a family affair, when Mark, Brian, Jamie, James and Alex would all play their part in its success.
Big Jim to many, he had a gregarious personality, loved to sing…if only the first line of any song, and was an avid lawn bowler and bridge player. Past President of the Cobourg Rotary Club, he was a member for over 50 years.
Mum and Dad loved to travel, spent decades of winters in New Smyrna Beach with wonderful friends and travelled all over the world. His was a long life well lived.
His first ever hospital stay was earlier this year and he was so very grateful for the wonderful care that he received at The Northumberland Hills Hospital. We would be grateful for donations to this facility in his memory. Thank you to Dr Emma Smith and your colleagues for your wonderfully compassionate care.
Jim Gordon was loved and he will be missed…but “we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day”.
A private service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Monday October 18th at 11:00am. You may watch the service livestreamed by following the link on Jim’s page. Link will be available just prior to service time.

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Scott Lang - October 22, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and Families, Sorry to hear that your dad passed away. He certainly helped shape our community and will be missed. Scott and Lisa Lang

Carol Weir - October 22, 2021

To the Gordon Family, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was truly one unique individual who loved to make people laugh. Loved his home visits back in the old days when he came by to connect with his clients and walking into the bank and hearing him in song. My thoughts are with you. Carol Mann Weir

Kathy McMurdo - October 22, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie & Family My sincere condolences at the loss of your father. I am grateful to him for moving his family to Cobourg, so we could grow up together. Always i shall remember "Thank heaven for little girls" in his voice. With sympathy, Kathy McMurdo

Joanne Dillon-McKay - October 21, 2021

Our condolences to the Gordon family on the loss of Mr. Gordon. He offered years of excellent and honest insurance business to our family and great friendship to our parents. We are very sorry for your loss. Joanne Dillon-McKay & family

Daphne King - October 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Barrie and Eira Jones - October 20, 2021

He Always had an hello such a gentleman his smile was the best Barrie and I are saddened at the lose of your father Granddad and a great community advocate RIP Jim sending big hugs to all 💜

Steve and Karen Cortesis - October 20, 2021

We are so saddened by the loss of Jim. He was a wonderful friend to the family and a great neighbour. We will miss seeing the coffee club on the porch, hearing his songs and waving as we walk by. Cobourg has lost another great man. Our condolences

Paul and Joan Macklin - October 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - October 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Scott and Sandra MacCoubrey - October 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Joan and Paul Macklin - October 19, 2021

To the Gordon family We remember so well the trips we took with your parents, grand and great grandparents and our visits to The gang in Florida. The song I remember the most was New York, New York when we visited with the NMF group and I enjoyed the visits we had with Ruth as she knitted on our way to Vancouver on the train. Memories that won’t easily be forgotten as I am sure your memories will live on. A life well lived has sadly ended. Our condolences.

Michelle Annette Verbeem - October 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Cecilia A Nasmith - October 19, 2021

Jim was always one of those people you love meeting, even if only in passing. He left you with a brief snatch of song and a ray of sunshine. That kind of attitude is truly a gift that kept giving

Lorenz Conveying Products Corp. - October 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Helen Lee - October 19, 2021

A donation has been made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.

Malcolm and Maureen Blackburn - October 18, 2021

Jamie and all the Gordon Family, It was with deep sadness and regret that we learned of Jim's passing. He was certainly one of a kind and we consider ourselves fortunate to have known both he and Ruth through Rotary service. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. Regards, Malcolm and Maureen Blackburn

Estelle Cortesis - October 18, 2021

To the Gordon family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Jim. May your cherished memories and love bring comfort at this difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers. Fondly, Estelle

Donna & Colin Causton - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Anne and Bill Cross - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Karen Chalovich - October 18, 2021

Our sincere condolences on your dear father Jim's passing. He was a stalwart in the Cobourg downtown business & whole community for many years. He built a flourishing insurance business carried on by the family. A regular coffee club goer to solve the problems of the day at the Dutch Oven. Always a cheerful hello on the street & often a song to brighten the day. He will be missed. May you have lots of wonderful family memories to cherish. A donation has been made to NHHF. Sincerely, Karen

Jeanne Beaith - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Christine and Frank Russell - October 18, 2021

Laura, Jamie and Mark, just wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear of Jim’s passing. It was always a pleasure seeing him on the street when we were in Cobourg. We know he will be greatly missed by many who knew him. Our thoughts are with you. Christine and Frank

Jessica Tatlow - October 18, 2021

Thinking of you all today and in the coming days. He certainly had a far-reaching effect on us all through his love for his family and fun-loving attitude. <3

Linda Wong - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Dean Pepper & Wendy Curtis - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Christine Thompson - October 18, 2021

So sorry to hear about your Dad. A life well lived, indeed, but never an easy parting. Chris and Jim

Lynda Skitch Oliver - October 17, 2021

It’s so sad to know that when you’re walking down King Street now you won’t run into “Mr Cobourg”. Every encounter with Jim was such a pleasure. My condolences to his family - he will never be forgotten.

Joanne Drury - October 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Robert Fair - October 16, 2021

A memorial donation in memory of Jim has been made to The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.

Robert Fair - October 16, 2021

To the family members of Jim; I offer my sincere sympathy to each of you as you grieve the loss of a loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim and Ruth were great community members who were highly regarded by their friends and acquaintances for their generous and varied contributions to Cobourg and area. I have many fond memories of working with Jim and Ruth on several political campaigns as we sought to ensure the election and re-election of a very popular and respected MP. There are many humorous stories of Jim as a shrewd and very careful money manager during each of the many campaigns in which we were involved. Once again I offer my sincere sympathy as you mourn his death over the next several weeks and months. Best, Bob

Ron Bailey - October 16, 2021

I met Jim in 1971 when he was arranging an "inspection" of downtown Cobourg. This was carried out by a number of insurance company representatives working with the Fire Department. Jim was also tasked with the after party. He did it well! I have known and respected him since and was very sorry at news of his passing. He was one of the good guys.

Evelyn Gorringe - October 16, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing as I have known him and Ruth for over 30 years as a member of the CLBC and the hospita l marathon bridge club and for many years helped to run his tournament participating in all the goodies he supplied. He will be missed by all who knew him. Eve

Peter and Suzanne Delanty - October 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Diane Lorenz - October 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Gordon and Lynne Garland - October 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Patricia Andersen - October 16, 2021

Most sinceres sympathies to the family. Such a happy and friendly man. He will be missed. Patricia, Herman

Susan Leonard and Karol Shaw - October 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Brian & Cheri Milner - October 16, 2021

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. With our deepest sympathy, Brian & Cheri

Gail Lambie and Mike Burns - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Keith Knapper - October 15, 2021

It was 1977 and I just a junior bowler, but I had the fortune to be under the blanket of so many great senior bowlers that kept an eye on my growing experience. In 1980, I had the pleasure to attend the summer junior games in Peterborough and my ride up was in the back seat in Jim's old vintage Cadillac, I placed 2nd with a Silver Medal which I still have in my special collections today. And, in my glass ware is the Gordon Tournament tall glass you get to keep if one does good enough at a bowling tourney. I attended a few downtown meetings at the Dutch Oven with the gang, including Jim and what a butch of fun and hard-hearing dudes you just can't get enough of, including the history of our great town stories way before my time. My condolences to family, friends and all those who knew such a great person, Keith

Anne Reyns - October 15, 2021

Laura & Family; So very sorry to hear of your Father's passing , may the wonderful memories guide you through this sad and difficult time .

Gary & Shirley Christo - October 15, 2021

Dearest Laura and extended family and friends, Your Dad brought much joy to so many throughout his 90 plus years! Marilyn and I were recalling how happy the residents on the 3rd floor of the old Cobourg hospital were to see him arrive with his singing buddys. Our Dad was one of many who enjoyed accompanying as they sang the oldies (often a cappella). His fun loving presence will indeed be missed. What a beautiful thought to imagine him together with Mom after a year apart. May they Rest in Peace. Shirley & Gary Christo

Linda and Jim Wong - October 15, 2021

Deepest sympathy to call the Gordon family, Laura, Mark and Jamie. Your Dad was a special man who leaves behind so many great memories. He will be missed by so many. Jim and Linda Wong

James & Nancy Coyle - October 15, 2021

We send our deepest sympathies to you and your families, Laura, Mark and Jamie. Your dad was one in a million and brought a smile to the faces of everyone he met. He was a gift to the people of Cobourg and will certainly be missed. May you cherish the memories and take some comfort in knowing that your mom and dad are singing together again. Peace & Prayers.

Dave McGlennon - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jan Rosamond - October 15, 2021

Tony and I are so sorry to read of Jim's passing. Jim helped me get a great start with my business many years ago. He would stop in to Tradewinds on his way by (we were business neighbours) and sing a wee bit and away he'd go. Many, many memories... And always good insurance business service. Thinking of the Gordon family at this time. Jan Rosamond and Tony Pulla

Keren Bradford - October 15, 2021

Sorry to read of your father’s passing. He will be missed.

Marion and Brian Jay - October 15, 2021

Lovely photo of your dad, Laura. We remember him well from those days at New Smyrna Beach, particularly his lovely singing voice and his great sense of fun. We will watch the service on Monday and will be with you in spirit. Our thoughts are with you and all your family at this very sad time. Much love, Marion and Brian

Brian and Marion Jay - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Sharyl Ann Milligan - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Norm and Patricia Tatlow - October 15, 2021

Dear Laura and John, James and John and all of the Gordon Clan, Your Dad and Grandfather (Grampie) was a giant of a man. We came to know his impact on all of you. We feel privileged to have met Jim and honoured with his song. He was a joy to know, always a smile, a song and a martini. Always exuding love for his family. Sending you love and deep condolences.

Philip Brent - October 15, 2021

Jim was always one of my favourite people when I was growing up and practicing law there. My sincerest condolences but also congratulations on a life well lived.

Luann & Steve Cummins - October 14, 2021

Kim & Jamie, sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Luann & Steve Cummins - October 14, 2021

Kim & Jaime, sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Chris Lane - October 14, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences! I have been a customer of James Gordon Insurance for approx. 20 + years! He will be missed! Chris & Ken Lane

Miriam Mutton - October 14, 2021

Truly a life well-lived, with an indelible legacy. I met your Mom and Dad as a couple in recent times and it was quite clear there was much love between them. Jamie, Laura and Mark kind thoughts for you and your families at this time of loss. Sincerest sympathy.

Marilyn & Wolf Haessler - October 14, 2021

To Laura Mark Jamie and everyone in the extended Gordon family our deepest sympathy. Wolf remembers Jim as a friendly,happy inspiring person. You could always count on him to welcome you with a short song and story.He always had an encouraging message that made you feel special. My first memory of Jim &Ruth was at their beautiful home for the rehearsal dinner for Laura and my brother Brian. They made us all feel so welcome and comfortable. I will never forget Jim & his group singing Danny Boy… my Dad’s favourite song… for my Dad when he was very ill in the Cobourg hospital . Each year when we went back to Cobourg to visit my brother Brian & Laura and go to the Harbourfront Festival Jim would be there in the Rotary part. When we met him he would greet us with a song. Often it was” Thank heaven for little girls” He will be truly missed but not forgotten. We hope all the happy memories that you have will comfort you all through this sad occasion. Love and hugs to all. Marilyn & Wolf

Ross and Penny Jenkins - October 14, 2021

Dear Laura, Mark, Jamie and families: We were so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was not only my (Penny) employer many years ago but he and Ruth and their family became very good friends to us. Like others have mentioned, we never met up with him that he wouldn't break out in song. You have to smile when you think of it today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely, Ross & Penny Jenkins

elaine sheppard - October 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ken Taylor - October 14, 2021

Very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He set a beautiful example of how life should be enjoyed! I fondly remember meeting Jim at our home after he bought the insurance company from my Dad, Hank Taylor. He later sold me my first car, a 1959 Rambler. “ Don’t tell your Dad I showed you, but the front seats fold right down.” Lots of good memories of March Break holidays at New Smyrna Beach where he and Ruth and family vacationed at the same condo complex as Mom and Dad. My sincere condolences to all the family. Ken & Judy Taylor

David Christo - October 14, 2021

An amazing legacy we have such a privilege to know, in those that he loved and that loved him. My sincerest condolences to all of those family and friends.

Ben and Doreen Burd - October 14, 2021

Sad to hear this news, it was always a pleasure for me to talk to Jim, he loved to rag me about our political differences, and we always agreed to disagree and he did it with a chuckle and big smile. Our condolences to Laura, Mark and Jamie and the rest of his family. Cobourg has lost a Pillar of Society and big shoes to fill - if anybody dares to try!

Carol Ann Heffernan - October 14, 2021

Jamie and family, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad! Please accept our sincere condolences. Tom & CarolAnn

Shirley and Bill Moebus - October 14, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s-passing. Jim was our initial contact with Cobourg and we knew after meeting Jim , that we had made the right decision to move here. Shirley was a “Gordon” before we got married and Jim always reminded me of that fact. We will really miss Jim and his great singing!

Philip Calnan - October 14, 2021

Sorry to loose you Jim.A dear friend who has been the insurer of my business since he came to Cobourg.Born in the same year we competed to see who would last longest.

Mark and Diane Saunders - October 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Mark and Diane Saunders - October 14, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Jim was such a well known icon in Cobourg. Memories back to my childhood and good friends with parents. He will be missed.

Bill Arthur - October 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. On behalf of us all at the Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club I would like to send our condolences. Jim and Ruth were great supporters of the club and even after he had finished bowling supported us through sponsorship of the Jim Gordon Men’s Pairs tournament. Jim always graced us with his presence at the tournaments and welcomed the bowlers by starting to sing “ a Gordon for me”

Barb and Ron Swallow - October 14, 2021

We will miss waving to Jim through the den window as we walked by his home. Rest In Peace Jim.

Kevin & Cecilia Hoeg - October 14, 2021

Laura and family We are sorry to hear of your father, grandfather passing. The memories that you all experienced thru the years will keep 'Big Jim' ... close to your heart. Share those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kevin & Cecilia Hoeg Whitby, Ontario

Ron Linton - October 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jim"s passing. He was a good guy!

Marilyn Quemby - October 14, 2021

My Condolences & Love to the Family of a Very Sweet, Caring Man.

Roger and Barb Halligan - October 14, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and families, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. We too knew him for his kindness, generosity, wonderful sense of humour and yes, even his impromptu renditions that were sure to bring a smile to any room. In later years, when we moved back to the old street and would be passing by on one of our walks, we would wave to each other almost without fail. It was sort of a friendly reassuring sign that that gave us the sense that all was well in the neighbourhood – we will truly miss that. Please know that we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

David Ashcroft - October 14, 2021

My sympathies to Laura and family.

Penny Masters - October 14, 2021

Laura and Family.... I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. I hope you're able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Evelyn (Lynne) Sine - October 14, 2021

So sorry Laura and Family for your loss. Think only of the happy times you spent with your Dad and Grandfather. Take care.

Janet, John & Laura Lewis - October 14, 2021

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Uncle Jim, as we knew him. We have many fond memories of day trips to Cobourg with our parents to keep in touch with the Gordon clan. He will live on in the hearts and memories of so many.

Jane and Phil Gibbens - October 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Joan and Don Diminie and family - October 14, 2021

To the Gordon Family: Sorry to learn of Jim passing on, he will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jayne - October 14, 2021

So sorry to read about Jim. He was a great guy - visited Ruth (and Jim) most days a few years back ... Condolences Jayne (Psw)

Joanne OSullivan - October 14, 2021

Although I didn’t know your father well, I had infinite faith in him in business dealings. My father was a colleague from Campbellford and when their paths met it was certainly like ‘old friends’. The times when he could be spotted with his morning coffee group laughing or discussing politics in the Dutch Oven are legendary.

Linda Marr - October 14, 2021

Jim was a very special man. We first met when performing in Guys and Dolls. To say Jim liked to sing would be an understatement. However in 1980, Jim sold 25 King Street West to me, and gave me a leg up to continue building my business, Garner's Flower Shop. I will be forever grateful for his faith in me. The town has lost a wonderful guy! Linda Cable Marr

The Voycey family - October 14, 2021

Mark and Kathy and family, we are sorry to hear of Marks dads passing . He sure had a life well lived . You are in our thoughts .

Barb and Neil Pemberton - October 14, 2021

Laura and Family So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. It is very tough to lose a significant person in your life. We are sure your memories will keep him with you forever.

Therese & Barry May - October 14, 2021

Mark, Kathy and Gordon Family. Our deepest sympathy on your dad’s passing. He will be deeply missed. Thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Marilyn &Wolf Haessler - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Mike and Jill Irwin - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Susan Stephen - October 13, 2021

Laura and Family, I was saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Mike and Jill Irwin - October 13, 2021

Jamie and Kim, Mark and Kathy, Laura and John and all the grandchildren. Your Dad and Grandad was one of a kind and will be missed very much. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

Matthew and Maureen Dowsett - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Maureen and Matthew Dowsett - October 13, 2021

Very sorry to hear of your Father's passing Mark, as one of my father's friends he figured large in my years in Cobourg and subsequent visits he will be missed. Maureen and I send our best wishes you and Kathy and the whole Gordon clan.

Sharyl Ann Milligan - October 13, 2021

Dear Laura, Mark & Jamie … while out on my walk this morning, I learned of the passing of your dear father. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you & your families on this loss, he has left a huge hole in many lives. Over the many years while on the Lawn Bowling Greens whether participating with Ruth or there as a sponsor he always had a smile, a kind word to all, & would break out in song before a game began. Jim will be missed by many.

Tom & Judy McLean - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Beth Hunt - October 13, 2021

Jim was a much loved patron at the Concert Hall. Many a night I remember looking down from the stage and seeing Jim and Ruth in their front row seats. He would often come into the box office on the Monday following the show with his version of the show and a list of songs we should have done!! Every visit ended with a duet. It’s trite to say “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” But in Jim’s case, it’s the truth. A true gentleman, an honourable life we’ll lived. My sincere condolences to Jim’s family on their loss.

Tom & Judy Mclean - October 13, 2021

Laura, Mark , Jamie and families……Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a true gentleman who made a lasting impression on all who met him. Our community is better for having had Jim a part of it. He brought joy and a laugh to many a Rotary meeting.

Robert and Susan Clement - October 13, 2021

Susan and I remember running into Jim and Ruth at every tea, bazaar and beef supper. He always had a song. Bob remembers Jim from the Dutch Oven coffee club for over 30 years, and his sponsorship for the Terry Fox Run. Now carried on by his son James Jr. Prayers and thoughts with the family at this time.

Pam Gall - October 13, 2021

My Deepest Condolences Jamie & Family !

Judy and Fred Ball - October 13, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and families. So sorry to here about the passing of Jim. He was so involved in many of Cobourg's volenteer groups, sports and of course the Dutch Oven breakfast club. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gordon family at this time.

Jim Deviney and Debbie O’Rourke - October 13, 2021

Mark and Kathy, Laura and John and Jamie and Kim. Our condolences to you and your families on the passing of your father, grandfather and great grandfather Jim Gordon. He was a great man who was enjoyed by all who met and knew him. He always had a great story or a song (many times both) that he would share even if you were just passing by on the street. Such a nice man who will be missed. Rest In Peace. Our sympathies. Jim and Deb

Karen and Rob O'Neil - October 13, 2021

Laura, Mark, Jamie and Families; Rob and I send our deepest sympathies at the loss of your Dad. Jim will be missed by so many in our community, his legacy will live on in is children and his grandchildren. Please know our thoughts are with you all at this time, and may the memories of him bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Michelle and Al Verbeem - October 13, 2021

Jamie, Kim, Alex and Connor. Our condolences to you all and the rest of the family. Jim did love to sing and the girls still remember him coming to our table at the Dutch Oven to sing to them.

Janet Heath - October 13, 2021

Rest in peace Uncle Jim. Thanks for all the love and great memories. Your door was always open and you knew how to throw a party. Your voice lives on in my heart as I recall the many, many, many times you sang to me, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls". It always brought, and continues to bring a smile to my soul.

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - October 13, 2021

Laura - we were saddened to learn of your dad's passing. Know he will be truly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Bryan and Roberta

Elizabeth Vosburgh - October 13, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Gordon family. Jim loved life and loved to sing. He brought joy to many people and was a good friend to our family. May he Rest In Peace. Brian and Elizabeth Vosburgh

Amy Quinn - October 13, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. I am glad Jim had a long and very fulfilled journey in life. He made the Gordon name synonymous with the Town of Cobourg. Not many left like that. Please accept my condolences.

Gladys Morris - October 13, 2021

Mark and Laura. So sorry to read of the passing of your dad. Yours was a wonderful, honest, supportive family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Gladys Carruthers

Marcia Whelan - October 13, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jaimie and Families. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was such a kind generous man and I know how much you will miss him as will our community.

Ralph Sue Buttar - October 13, 2021

Laura and all of the Gordon Family....please accept our most deepest sympathy in your loss. Treasure all the wonderful memories. Sincerely, Ralph & Sue (Clement)

Cindy & Len Murphy (Cassidy) - October 13, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and families, We are so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. He was such a warm, friendly man. Also as neighbors way back on King Street. Always smiling and singing. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Len & Cindy

Suzanne Séguin and Gerry Brown - October 13, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful write up for Jim. So happy that I got to know Jim as a member of the Cobourg Rotary Club, share a meal and hear his laugh and stories. Our condolences to Mark, Laura, Jamie and your families. We are very sorry for your loss. Someone as special as Jim will be missed so very much!

Beth Selby & Barry Vail - October 13, 2021

Dear Jamie, Laura and Mark and families, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. We will fondly remember Jim as a great Rotarian and a larger than life character who was always ready with a story or song. Warm regards, Beth & Barry

Debbie and Glenn Clarke - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Debbie Kurschner Clarke - October 13, 2021

Laura, Mark and Jamie, Your Dad had such a big, generous, kind personality. I’ll never forget meeting him and Ruth when Laura first hosted me on a weekend visit from Queen’s. They made me feel welcomed and important- so lovely for a university student getting used to life away from home. And in the years since, I have been so impressed by the fantastic legacy he and Ruth created which has led to a wonderful family tradition of making so many positive contributions to the fabric of Cobourg’s community. Hugs to the entire family. Deb and Glenn Xo

Anne and Paul Burnham - October 13, 2021

What a lovely writeup of Jim's life! Its been years since we have seen Jim but we remember him like it was yesterday. We smiled at the reference to him singing the first line or so of songs for we remember this well. We wish to extend to Mark, Laura and Jamie our heartfelt sympathy at your loss. Your dad's exit will leave a big hole in your lives for sure. Wishing you all the best. Anne and Paul Burnham

Peter Delanty - October 13, 2021

Dear Mark , Laura and Jamie and families So sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. It was a privilege to know Jim. He was a “ larger than life “character. Full of good humour, interesting conversation and filled with integrity. Our community is much richer for him living here and being an integral part of Cobourg .

Bill & Jane MacDonald - October 13, 2021

Jim was a true gentleman. He was a delight to know and be around. He had a great sense of humour and a gift for song, albeit perhaps not the voice? His contributions to Rotary and his many other activities have left our community and indeed, the world, a much better place for his being in it. He has left a great legacy of good works and generosity. He was very proud of his children and family as a whole. By involving many of them in his insurance business, he has left them a personal legacy that will stand them in good stead for many years to come. He will be missed by all who knew him

Eunice & Lyle Kirkpatrick - October 13, 2021

Dear Jamie, Kim and Family, Thinking of you on the loss of Jim. He was a larger than life character. Take comfort in all the great memories you have of him.

Bonnie Sheridan - October 13, 2021

Laura, Jamie, Mark and families. Our deepest sympathy to you. When I think of Jim I always smile and remember the serenades I received. Jim was a wonderful fellow who will be missed.

Lea & Jerry Wildey - October 13, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and family - our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with with you all. He will be greatly missed by the family and the community. Cherish your memories!

Howie McCourt - October 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stacy Robison - October 13, 2021

Sad to hear. He was a great neighbor.

Jim and Joanne Stewart - October 13, 2021

It’s hard not to smile when you think of Jim Gordon, he always had a little joke or an appropriate song to sing whenever you ran into him, be it at an event/function or on the street. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to the entire Gordon family. R.I.P. Jim. Jim and Joanne Stewart

Leisa Barrett - October 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Elaine & Tara Gordon - October 13, 2021

We are feeling very saddened at the loss of Jim. He filled a room with his personality, always ready for a song, or a quick humourous joke… He will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy to the Gordon clan. Bydand Uncle Jim xox.

Laura & Rene Roberge - October 13, 2021

Laura, Jamie & Family, we are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He left an indelible mark on all that had the privilege of knowing him. You are all in our thoughts. He is now with Ruth

Tom Wood - October 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Cherish the memories of a life well lived.

Bill Hubbs - October 13, 2021

My sincere condolences to Jim's family. I always enjoyed working with Jim back in the Alan Lawrence days and after when we would meet at the grocery store or a Vic Hall concert and stop to chat and catch up on each other. A really nice guy. I am sorry for your loss.

Doreen & Lloyd Cowin - October 13, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss Laura. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Garry & Liz Liboiron - October 13, 2021

Dear Jamie, Laura, Mark and families please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. It was always a treat to see Jim at our Rotary meetings and events. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Liz & Garry ❤️

Ward & Penny Beebe - October 13, 2021

Mark, Laura, Jamie and families - Our condolences on the passing of your father/grandfather. Will remember his smile and greeting as he walked along King St on his way to do business in the downtown. Thinking of you during this time.

Marilyn and Doug Roode - October 13, 2021

Our Condolences to the family of James Gordon. We have heard great memories of him through Jenn and Mike Roode and he will be missed by a lot of people. RIP James.

Frankie Liberty - October 13, 2021

A huge loss of a wonderful man. He will be truly missed.

Tom & Elinor Copeland - October 13, 2021

While out for a walk, we would periodically see Jim and Ruth out for their walk, always holding hands. Jim would shout across the street, "hold hands you two," with that trademark grin adding an exclamation mark. I always enjoyed the way he would lighten the mood at Rotary meetings. He always knew how to get a laugh. #LargerThanLife

Jennifer & Doug Lloyd - October 13, 2021

Mark, Jamie & Laura I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Jim was a kind and supportive boss, and a pleasure to have worked for many years ago. He will be missed.

Liz and Dean McCaughey - October 13, 2021

Jim was a very special person and he will be missed by this community. Our deepest sympathy to all of his wonderful family.

Johanne Loken - October 13, 2021

We enjoyed listening to dixeland music and politics, family and urbanism. He was a man who enjoyed life and chic. Sorry for your loss.

Donna Johnson - October 13, 2021

My hèartfelt sympathy to your family. He will be missed by alot of friends. My prayers are with you.

Patricia and Mark Perkin - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Brad Halls - October 13, 2021

To Laura, Mark, Jamie and everyone in the extended Gordon family - It has made for a sad day to learn of Jim's death as I remember how his grin and love of music would brighten any day our paths would cross. He was simply one of those "larger than life" personalities, making him someone with whom you enjoyed sharing his company. He was always helpful to me in any business dealings we had, and was obviously a man of great integrity. We shared a love of music, and would inevitably break into the lyrics of some long-forgotten song even when we would meet on King Street. He was very encouraging and supportive of the musical side of my career, for which I am forever grateful. I trust a lifetime of happy memories will comfort you through these difficult days. As the great Irving Berlin wrote - "the song is ended, but the melody lingers on".

Patricia and Mark Perkin - October 13, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of one of Cobourg's Fathers! He will live vicariously in our hearts through one-line songs that he sang to us when we would meet! May he live eternally through our fond memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all!

Lynda Kay - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Cheryl Windolf (played vball with Jamie and Alex) - October 13, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss; although I never had the chance to meet Jim, I heard some great family stories. Please know that my thoughts are with you...

Lynda Kay - October 13, 2021

Mark Laura Jamie and families condolences to you all - very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was an wonderful kind fully of fun individual. He will be missed.

Andrew and Myonne Allan - October 13, 2021

Sorry for your loss.