The Globe and Mail Obituaries – GORDON, Jay (Jacob Moses Genziuk) : “Long time respected Bay Street steel analyst, in his 65th year. Formerly of Montreal, resident of Toronto. Passed away on Saturday, February 14th, 2004 after a long illness. A graveside service will be held at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section, on Tuesday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. For further information kindly contact Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel 416-663-9060. “

I saw a wonderful article about this guy in the National Post (which I can’t BLOG because of their insistance on a registration/subscription business model). He was an outspoken guy who called ’em as he saw ’em, even when his opinions weren’t popular. He said Stelco would go bankrupt and they did. As Tom Caldwell, chair of Caldwell Securities, said “He outlasted Stelco”.

In 2000, he went on long-term disability for health reasons. His employers health insurance denied the claim. Without resources, he ended up on the Seaton House shelter for men. Even after friends rescued him and set him up in housing, he continued to visit the shelter, befriending Hungarian refugees and teaching them English and chess. He was still fighting the insurance claim when he died.

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