John Scott Gordon April 3, 1933 - November 23, 2008 - GORDON - John Scott (Scottie) beloved by many, left this life after a lengthy fight against cancer. Due to his determination and positive attitude, he defied all odds for many years. Scottie was born in Saskatoon City Hospital, April 3rd 1933 and he died in Saskatoon City Hospital, Sunday, November 23rd, 2008. Scottie attended Haultain School and Technical Collegiate. Trucking was his vocation and Music his avocation. Scottie was a well known Saskatoon pianist who played with the Bridge City Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as with the Dahlen Brothers. He was a church organist/choir director and elder at Calvin and Calvin – Goforth Presbyterian Churches. He could claim that he had once accompanied members of the Royal family, our Prime Minister, Lawrence Welk, Mr. Dressup and Dame Vera Lynn. Scottie was a member of many service groups in Saskatoon including the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Cosmopolitan Club and many more. After retirement Scottie and Phyllis were snowbirds at their little nest in Arizona where jamming, playing for church, concerts, outings and hoopers with the Noteworthy Gang as well as many other neighbors and friends were some of Scottie’s pleasures. He was predeceased by his parents Bertha (nee Watson) in 1991 and Jack Gordon in 1996; son Jack in 1977; first wife Eileen (nee Weir) in 1988; and many in-laws. Scottie is survived by wife Phyllis (Bolan); son Roy Gordon, Kindersley, SK; daughters Tammy (Jerry) Gordon-Dirks, Saskatoon, SK, Dixie Lee (Earl) Kennedy, Prince Albert, SK; grandsons Spencer and Dexter Gordon-Dirks; stepsons Brent Bolan, Saskatoon, SK, Lee Bolan, Toronto, ON; mother-in-law Nora Hampton, Macklin, SK; sisters April (Stan) Sampson, Weyburn, SK, Fran (Ted Deacon) Gordon, Saskatoon, SK; sisters-in-law Margaret (Ted) Griffith, Unity, SK, Beverly (Allen) Gordon, Lloydminster, SK; brothers-in-law Paul Prescesky, North Battleford, SK, Campbell Weir, Unity, SK, Charlie (Jackie) Hampton, Toronto, ON; plus nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Scottie’s life will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 27th, 2008 conducted by Reverend Jim McKay and assisted by Reverend Jim Osborne. A reception will follow. Interment will take place at a later date. The family graciously declines floral tributes; memorial donations may be directed to Calvin - Goforth Presbyterian Church, (1602 Sommerfeld Avenue, Saskatoon, SK. S7H 2S5) or The Saskatoon Association for Community Living, (3031 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK. S7J 3L1). Email condolences can be sent from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Kenneth Scheirich HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 477-4400. The Flame. Rather than mourn the Absence of the flame, Let us celebrate how Brightly it burned. Let’s comfort each other with favorite memories Of sharing time when we were all together. Let’s celebrate the spirit of One very special life So in our hearts that flame will burn forever.