Jason Shortreed

Jason Ramsey Shortreed

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Jason Ramsey Shortreed, at his home on Salt Spring Island, BC on June 23rd, 2020, at the age of 58. He put up “the good fight” with tenacity and courage for many years.

He will be sadly missed by the love of his life Roberta of 33 years and his loving daughter Sydney. The much-loved son of James and Eleanor Shortreed and son-in-law to Jean Mack of Guelph. Jay was 5th in line of the “8 is enough” gang of siblings. Jay will be forever remembered by his siblings Debbie Easton (Don), Barbara (Art), Gregory (Jannie), Bradley (Wendy), Odette Titone (Piero), Annette (Ben) and Nicole (Craig), brother-in-law Thom (Wendy), nieces and nephews, Stefania, Alessandra, Brandon, Cameron, Alex and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jason was a dreamer, a man of action and an impeccable mechanic. He dreamt of having his own business and in 2000 bought property in Elora, built a garage, and opened up Shortreed Auto Centre.

Over the years he earned a reputation of being a fair, honest businessman offering exceptional
service to his loyal customers. His motto was to always treat his customers like he would his family and his family was always his number one priority. In 2013 they sold the business, their home and the family moved west, eventually finding the home and property of their dreams on Salt Spring Island.

Jay loved life and lived it to the fullest with a passion for Nascar, motorcycle road trips, camping,
hiking, and boating. He could fix anything you sent his way. He was lighthearted, happy, kind
spirited and a mischievous joker. Always smiling and oh, those dimples. Most importantly he always had time for everyone. Jason was generous and selfless with a heart of gold.

A celebration of Jason’s life in Guelph with family and friends will be held at a time to be announced at a future date. The family extends sincere thanks to Lady Minto Hospital and Salt Spring Island Health Centre for their caring compassion and kindness.

Please honour Jason’s memory by doing a good deed for someone today, tomorrow and embrace it daily going forward.
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4 trees have been planted in memory of Jason Ramsey Shortreed

Karla Riddle

Posted at 09:55pm
With heartfelt condolences,

3 trees were planted in the memory of Jason Shortreed

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Steve Mezey

Posted at 01:47pm
So Sorry to Hear of Jason's passing. Our thoughts go out to Roberta and Sydney as well as the rest of the Shortreed clan.
Jason was caring,generous and well respected by all who had the pleasure to know him.
Steve & Michele Mezey


Posted at 04:46pm
With love and hugs,
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Paula Polo

Posted at 01:11pm
Our deepest condolences to Jay’s wife, daughter, family & friends. Jay was a great mechanic & even better person. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. From the Polo Family.


Posted at 06:59pm
My sincere condolences to you Roberta and Sydney, J was well liked and respected in the neighbourhood. May you find comfort knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Donna MacDonald

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