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Jason Bates Goff

October 25, 1973 May 18, 2020
Jason Bates Goff
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Obituary for Jason Bates Goff

Jason Bates Goff

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Jason Bates Goff. Jason passed away at The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth, Ontario on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 46 years of age. Beloved husband of Andrea Bucher Goff and adored father of Elaine “Lainie” Goff. Loved son of Shirley Berger (Patrick) and Lawrence Goff (Tracy) and brother of Heather Smith (Josh). Amazing uncle to Carter and Coby Smith and Lauren and Luke Bucher. Son-in-law of John and Olive Bucher and brother-in-law of John Bucher Jr.

Jason was born in Denver, Colorado on October 25, 1973. He was raised in Shawnee, Kansas where he tormented his sister endlessly and was the best son any parents could ask for. Jason even walked Heather down the aisle at her wedding, and always acted as her protector.

Jason bled crimson and blue for his alma mater, the University of Kansas, and was a Jayhawk through and through. He met the love of his life, Andrea, while working at local Lawrence bar The Icehouse, and they were married just a few years later in Chicago, Illinois.

The birth of his daughter Lainie was the happiest day of his life. Jason went to all of Lainie’s sporting events and dance competitions and recitals, and could often be found giving her coaching and words of advice from the sidelines. One of Lainie’s favourite memories of her dad was yelling at the bakers when they watched “Nailed It” together on Netflix.

Jason, Andrea and Lainie left the U.S. in 2012 and moved to Campbellford, Ontario where they quickly became beloved members of the community. As a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, Jason was often found volunteering behind a BBQ or deep-fryer in support of local organizations and St. Mary’s School and Church. While in Campbellford, Jason developed as much passion for curling as any Canadian ever had. As a member of the Trent Hills Tall Boys, Jason returned to the ice in February to clinch the league title and his name will be etched in the ice next season to commemorate his team’s triumphant win.

Jason became family in a family business. He started off as a sales person and worked his way up to Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) at Natural Chemistry (NCI Brands), a global company based in Campbellford, Ontario. He took the lead in all new technology, forecasting, strategic planning, and kept his finger on the pulse of each division and every aspect of the business. Jason dedicated 16 years to the growth of Natural Chemistry and was integral in the sale of the NCI Business in January 2019.

According to his sister Heather, Jason wasn’t known for his athleticism. Yet, he ran 14 marathons, many without any training whatsoever. So when Jason was first diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma in December, his family and friends knew if anyone could beat it, it was Jason. And so began his 15th marathon. Jason’s race against cancer was hard fought - he never quit. He endured the treatments and side effects, persevering through each obstacle he faced. Jason’s friends and family prayed he would reach the finish line and be healed, but God had other plans. Jason was called to heaven, the ultimate end of his final race, where he will live on in peace and everlasting life.

Once the border opens, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Campbellford Restoration Fund
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