Jeff served as a lieutenant with the 86th Machine Gun Battalion in WW1; at the time of his enlistment he was a student and lived at his parents' home at 48 Shrewsbury St., Stratford, Ontario. He may have been wounded in Sept., 1918.
In 1927 Jeff was called to St. Andrew's United Church in Chatham; his wife, Margaret, later said the 13 years in Chatham were the happiest years of their lives. The previous minister had been a bachelor and the congregation appreciated having a minister with a young family. Jeff's son, Gus, wrote, "Dad was an adequate preacher, but he was a people person and I think his parishioners remember him more for the man he was and - as a shepherd of his flock."
In 1956 Jeff was a minister at First United Church in Hamilton.
On 13 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:
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