A resident of Dundela, Gordon Jamieson passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54.
Gordon was born at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal on September 13, 1962 to his parents Walter and Erna Jamieson (nee Reardon).
He was raised in Montreal until the age of eight when the family moved to the Alexandria-Glen Roy area because his father Walter got a job at Square C.
When Gordon was 13 Walter got a job at Caldwell Linen Mills so the family moved to the Iroquois area.
Gordie spent his teen years attending Seaway District High School and when he was 16 he followed in his father’s footsteps and got a job at Caldwell’s and worked there until the plant closed.
Gordie then got a part-time job at the Kraft plant in Ingleside until he got a full time job at Boucher pre-cast in Ottawa.
He worked at Boucher’s until 2012 when he got laid off.
In 2013 he and his brother Jason started a drywall business and they worked together until Gordie’s illness forced him to stop working in 2015.
Gordie was always known as a hard-working and dedicated employee and in addition to his primary jobs, he also built silos on the side for local farmers. Gordie seldom missed a days work and when he was working at Caldwell’s he received an award for exceptional attendance.
When Gordie was 18 he met his future wife Yvonne Keeler through one of his friends and they were married in 1983 at the United Church in South Mountain.
Together they were blessed with four children Jonathan, Amy, Mindy and Matthew. Gordie and Yvonne enjoyed attending Rowena Full Gospel Tabernacle as their place of worship and the family still attends church there.
Gordie’s hobbies included; listening to music, working on small engines in his garage and reading books to broaden his knowledge.
He was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed camping with his family, fishing, golfing, basketball, hockey and football.
Gordie also enjoyed travelling and his trips included a Caribbean cruise he took with his family in 2012 as well as vacations to Lake George, Niagara Falls and St. John’s, New Brunswick.
In 2013 his life took a turn for the worse when he was diagnosed with cancer.
He was a strong man who had a great deal of courage and he fought very hard to stay with his family and friends. He wanted everyone to carry on normally and he never once felt sorry for himself.
Gordie loved his family and life itself and he was a good man who helped anyone in need and he was always there to give advice and guidance.
Gordon is survived by his wife Yvonne Jamieson, his mother Erna Marin of Cornwall, his children Jonathan at home, Amy White (Troy) of Williamsburg, Mindy Roderick (Jamie) of Williamsburg, and Matthew (Amanda) of Iroquois, his siblings Jeannie Barkley (Dean) of Dundela, Jason (Loretta) of Morrisburg, Phillip (Cecile) of Peterborough and Steven (Katrina) of Iroquois, his father-in-law Joey Keeler of Williamsburg and his in-laws Mike Keeler (Rhonda) of Kemptville and Cheryl Ladouceur (Marc) of Alexandria.
Gordon will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren Sophia, Jaylin, Savannah, Mason, Jacob, Reagen, Melodi, Bentley, Jensen and Logan. He was predeceased by his father Walter Jamieson and his mother-in-law Mary Keeler.
He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden & McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 20th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Marcel Charette officiating.
Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. Pallbearers were Matthew Jamieson, Jason Jamieson, Phillip Jamieson, Steven Jamieson, Troy White and Jamie Roderick.
Donations to Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.