Speers, Joseph “Jo” Gordon

SPEERS – Joseph “Jo” Gordon passed away suddenly in London on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the age of 19. Beloved child of Catherina Speers (nee Ruyter) and Brian Speers. Loving partner Petra Donati. Jo is survived by sister Amy Speers of St. Thomas. Missed by her grandmother Vera Ruyter (late John); uncles and aunts John & Diane Ruyter, their children John (Sharon) and Candice; Gary Ruyter (Colleen), their children Ryan and Natasha; Marvin Ruyter, Sinda Doan and Carol Hoekstra. Jo will be remembered by many great aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Predeceased by grandparents Helen and Gordon Speers. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. At the family’s request the service will be private. Interment in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer at a later date. If desired, donations to CMHA Elgin or Pets/Friends for Life would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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  1. Jennifer May-Groves

    RIP you will not be forgotten.

  2. Jo was such a beautiful person; inside and out. I miss you Jo. I wish we had had a chance to know each other better but from the time we did know each other I knew you were an amazing person and I’m so fortunate to have had our paths cross. Bless you sweetheart, you are gone too soon :’-( Petra I am so sorry Hun, we only talked a couple times as I walked you to the door but I’m here. Jo’s family – I am so so sorry for your loss. I know nothing can ease the suffering of a parents loss of a child. All I can say is Jo isn’t suffering any longer, and hope you can find some comfort within. God bless

  3. There are no words to ease the pain felt by those left behind. Jo has moved on and is no longer in pain, and that is the only good thing I can understand.
    My love goes to all who feel the pain of this loss.