Owen Clair Gordon
Peacefully on December 1, 2021 at the age of 58, the life force known as Owen Gordon came to rest with his soul mate Karen Gordon [nee Huschilt] and closest family by his side. Predeceased by his beloved mother Marjorie Gordon (nee Trew), Owen is survived by his father Alvin Gordon, brother Ainsley and his wife Diane, and nephews Damian and Andrew. Known as beloved Uncle O, he leaves behind a multi-generational family of precious aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Born in Derby, England to Jamaican parents who emigrated to Canada, Owen grew up in London, Ontario teaching guitar as a teenager while developing his gift for math in school. After earning his university degree as CA, Owen moved to Toronto where he became a Chartered Professional Accountant. This launched him on a diverse and rewarding career path starting in mining and progressing to Pharma, BioTech and Life Sciences. After making his executive mark as financial director at tech innovators like OpenText and Axela Owen thrived as an independent consultant and advisor where he combined his talent for big picture strategic thinking with the networking flair of a natural ambassador and people person.
There was always so much more to Owen than simply business. He lived for music and kept up his guitar skills with an inside knowledge of musical artists, tracks and beats to rival most DJs. His tastes moved from funk, soul, jazz, and reggae to acid jazz, house, African music, and rock. Back in the day, Owen was a regular at live music nights on Queen Street West like the Beatnik Beats and Bump N' Hustle. Equally versed in politics, film and culture, Owen was often found deep in conversation or introducing new connections through his mental Rolodex. Wherever he went, he made lasting friendships and lit up the room with his 1000-watt smile, diamond sharp mind, and incredible sense of humour.
Visitation will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St., London, Ontario, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. & Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. Service will be conducted in the Logan Chapel on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
If you wish to attend the visitation and/or service for Owen, please call the Logan Funeral Home (519) 433-6181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Gordon" in the subject line. Include your name and phone number for all members of your group and if attending visitation (preferred time) &/or service. *NOTE*: As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, COVID-19 protocols will be enforced and masks are mandatory.
The service for Owen Gordon will be livestreamed. CLICK HERE to register for the livestream. (Please follow necessary instructions). A recording of the service will also be available for viewing at the same link and instructions.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Owen and his lifelong passion for music with a charitable donation to MusiCounts.ca
Save this date: a celebration of life will be held in Toronto on Owen’s birthday, September 2, 2022 at his and Karen’s home.