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Jack Gordon Newcastle’s Historian

There is an old African proverb, “when an elderly person dies, a library burns down”. On January 14, 2022 our local historian, Jacob “Jack” Gordon, in his 93rd year, passed away at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville. However, during his life he collected, researched and provided a tremendous amount of local history through artifacts, documents, art and photographs from the Newcastle area. And most importantly, he was willing to share these items and his knowledge. So, essentially, Jack Gordon left a library.

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