Gordon Baxter CBE, DL

(8 February 1918 – 22 February 2013)

WILLIAM GORDON BAXTER, CBE, DL, President of Baxters and lifelong member of Gordon Chapel died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, 22nd February 2013, having recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Gordon was an iconic figure who transformed W. Baxter & Sons from a small business making preserves into one of the world’s most recognisable and celebrated food businesses. He was a man of enormous talent, enthusiasm, creativity, imagination and, above all, kindness. Some of the tributes paid to him have described him as a legend and one of Moray’s greatest sons. He was all of those things and very much more.

However, for the members of Gordon Chapel, he was a very dear and much valued friend. He was, above all things, a Fochabers loon, intensely proud of his home village and its surrounding community. He loved Gordon Chapel and was treasurer for almost fifty years. He derived so much pleasure from the window installed in memory his parents.