On October 3rd 2023, at the age of 82, Paul Gordon Jefferson passed away peacefully in the care of close family, surrounded by love.
Paul has been a loving and devoted husband to his wife Peggy of over 52 years and the most supportive, caring and proud father to his two sons, Charles and James who describe Paul as being the best dad they could have asked for. Paul was a grandpa to a little boy Logan who has so much affection for him and thinks he was the best grandpa in history. Paul also shared a wonderful relationship with his daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Lisa and Liam, who remember Paul as the kindest man they know.
Paul was born in Round Hill in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, and raised by his mom and grandparents. Although Paul grew up not knowing his father, he became the most amazing dad himself. As a child and teen, Paul worked on an apple orchard. Later on, Paul attended the Royal Military College (RMC) where he was Captain of the Rifle Team, and graduated with a Masters in Math and Science. Paul began his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and was a navigator on the Argus - an aircraft that you can currently find behind the Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Paul also became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and IT professional later in his career.
Anyone who knew Paul would agree that he was extremely smart, hardworking and accomplished, but also gentle, patient and tenderhearted. For many years, Paul was a prolific blood donor, and later volunteered at the food bank in his retirement. Paul always offered to help others in need and for his family, he remained a constant source of support until the very end.
Paul will be remembered for many things such as his soft chuckle and calm nature; his long funny stories with way too much detail; for his sweet tooth and taste for wine and whiskies; and for being able to fall asleep anywhere, especially in his favourite armchair.
But most of all, Paul will be remembered for being a tremendous part of his family's life, forever filling their hearts with love and warmth.
We will all miss him so much and still cannot believe he is gone, but he left this world a much better place, and our lives are so full because of Paul.
With lots of love,
Peggy, Charles, James, Lisa, Liam and Logan