With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved “Jeff”, Gordon Jeffrey Scott on January 30, 2024, at the age of 85 in Meaford, Ontario. Jeff was born July 6, 1938, in Toronto, Ontario to Jane Cowan Scott (nee Jeffrey) and Gordon Ernest Scott.
Survived by sons Steven Scott (Leona), and Ian Scott (Patricia); grandchildren, Brittany, Eric, Jason, Liam, and Nicholas; his sister Susan Keith; and his life partner, Nancy Harlton. Also remembered fondly by Bonnie Jessen, Jeffrey’s 1st wife and mother of his sons, as well as Nancy’s son, Simon, and family.
Jeffrey was a proud alumni of Humberside Collegiate in Toronto. Until a few years ago, he met annually with his classmates and several of his teachers where they reminisced about the old days and, of course, their current health issues. After graduating from Western University, Jeff soon realized that he was an entrepreneur at heart. He worked in the steel industry and soon started Tristar Steel. His business thrived and took him around the world, tirelessly working with his many clients in Europe and throughout North America. He formed lifelong friendships with people he met through his business. He always loved to give his opinion or share his experience with the next generation.
Jeff enjoyed so many activities. He was a fitness enthusiast, an avid skier in winter, primarily at Beaver Valley Ski Club and Toronto Ski Club. He made annual trips to Steamboat, Colorado with three fellow skiers until well into his 70s, mostly to ski but he also loved the camaraderie, the blue skies and the apres-ski fun. In the summer, Jeff was the proud captain of his boat, “Foreplay”, exploring the wonders of Georgian Bay, enjoying old and new friendships of other boaters. He was a loyal Blue Jays fan and always ready to debate the strategies of the game. He was a great chef and loved hosting family and friends for food, wine, stories and laughter. Jeff liked all genres of music and was an avid reader. He never missed the chance to share one of his puns or jokes.
Post retirement, Jeff, Nancy and their dog, Murphy, enjoyed many happy years living on their hobby farm outside Meaford, ON. To avoid the cold Ontario winters, Jeff and Nancy spent happy months with friends at their condo in Bucerias, MX.
Jeff loved life. He will be remembered as a man of his word, generous with his time, always willing to offer a helping hand to those with proven loyalty and the life of many parties. Recollections of Summer Round weekends were the mainstay of many dinner parties in Jeff’s later years.
The family would like to thank the nurses at the Meaford Hospital who cared for Jeffrey with compassion, good humour and understanding during the last month. The staff always provided thoughtful support to family.
Join us for Jeff’s Celebration of Life from 2 - 5pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga L5B 1M8.
The family has requested that donations in his memory be sent to the Alzheimer Society.