Tabor Grant "Mudcat" Jackson
1944 - 2023
Tabor Grant "Mudcat" Jackson
Visitation Information
Visitation
Aug 31, 2023
Visitation Time
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday August 31, 2023
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
At a later date
Requested Charity
Guitars for Vets
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Tabor Grant Jackson (A.K.A. Mudcat), 79 years of age born April 1st, 1944, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at All Saints Springhill Hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2023, where he was surrounded by family.

Grant retired from a career as a Correctional Officer and Unit Manager with Correctional Services of Canada. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as a Welder at Robbs Engineering.

Grant will be remembered best as a masterful storyteller and musician. He was an amazing guitar player and his stories kept everyone in stitches! Grant took great pride being a Mason and Shriner, being a Master Mason-Laurie Lodge #70. He was an avid hunter and fisherman spending much time at his camp at Economy Lake.

For many years he enjoyed spending his winters with Diane and their close friends at their home in Florida. They spent summers at Sand Point Campground at Five Islands. Grant loved to entertain the other campers with his guitar playing into the night and spent his days flounder and bass fishing.

He spent many years as a fastball, baseball and hockey player and a lifetime all around sports fan. He played fastball for the Springhill Bucks. His teams were the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Lightning. A highlight of his winters in Florida was watching spring training.

Grant is survived by his loving partner Diane Schurman, Springhill; his son Ken (Maryanne) Jackson, Amherst, daughter Karen Spence, Oshawa; grandchildren Luke Jackson and Sydney (Jesse) Jackson; brother Gary (Bonnie) Jackson, Amherst. He is also survived by his step-children Amos (Tresure) Margeson, Springhill, Darlene (George) Ellis, Oxford and Carl Margeson, Springhill; step-grandchildren David (Melissa) Margeson, Brian Margeson, Tyler (Stacey) Margeson, Tim (Jenna) Ellis, Dylan (Angela) Ellis, Lydia, Emma and Eryn Margeson; several great step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Grant was predeceased by his parents John and Minnie (Tabor) Jackson; brothers Bill and David Jackson; sister Gail Jackson; step-grandson Matthew Ellis.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where all services and visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023; visiting hours from 1pm - 2pm with coinciding Legion Memorial Service at 1 pm followed by a Masonic Memorial Service at 1:15 pm, all are welcome to attend these services.  A celebration of life service will follow at 2pm.  Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation in Grant’s memory to Guitars for Vets www.vetscanada.org.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Grant's online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Tabor Grant "Mudcat" Jackson