It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon “Gord” Stewart Jackson of Walkerton, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, in his 54th year.
Gord was born in Walkerton to the late Donald and Betty Ann (nee Sockett) Jackson. He left for Toronto where he attended Humber College and became a licenced funeral director at Marshall Funeral Home, Richmond Hill, for over 20 years with his late brother Grant. He then decided to make a career change and opened his first Sunnyside Grill on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto. After many successful years he felt the call home and opened a second location in Walkerton. His love for the restaurant business led to the opening of a third Sunnyside in Wingham, which he recently sold and was eyeing to open another one. Gord had many passions, travel, poker, golf, F1 Racing, and his beloved Toronto Raptors. He was well known and loved by many in the community, and always had a smile and a sharp-witted comment for everyone that came into the restaurant. His passing has left a huge hole, but he will be forever remembered in our hearts.
He had found his beloved partner Cathy Fletcher, who was by his side for it all and will miss him greatly as many others will. Gord will be remembered by her children Natalie (Barry Erksine), Jarrett (Hope Tennant), grandchild Willow, and Catherine’s family; parents Sharon and Neil McKeachnie, and siblings Adam (Emily) McKeachnie and Karen Stutzman.
Gord will be dearly missed by his aunt Margaret Sockett, uncle Harland Tansley, his cousins Lorrie Bester, Dave Elphick, Bill Elphick, Pam Schumacher, Jim Dennie, Rob Dennie, Darlene Garside, and Debbie Tansley.
Predeceased by his brother Grant Jackson, parents Donald and Betty Ann Jackson, and brother-in-law Eli Stutzman
Friends and relatives were invited for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Cameron’s in Walkerton.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Walkerton and District Hospital Foundation or Saugeen Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be made online at www.cameronfuneralhomes.com