It is with profound sadness that the family announces the very sudden passing of Patrick St Clair Jordan on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at age 83. Left to cherish his memory are; son Curt (Joan), daughter Jo-Anne (Don), grandchildren Chris (Pam), Sean (Maureen), Jennifer (Dustin), Bryan (Chantale) and Tanya. Great-grandchildren Erin, Nicole, Jessica (Jesse), Devon, Ashley, Tori, Marissa, Kyren, Kaden, Brody, Taylor and Alaina. Great-great- grandchildren Zachary, Zoey and Jasmine. Dad was predeceased by his son Allen in 1977, wife Wilma in 1999 and his parents Ken and Margaret and sister Alice. Dad was born in Winnipeg on December 14, 1930. He served with the Merchant Navy and then the Winnipeg Grenadiers from 1953 to 1955. While working as a milkman he met George Love who was the Chief of the North Kildonan Police Department and he offered Dad a job. Dad enlisted on January 15, 1956 and retired on October 21, 1989. Dad loved his time as a policeman and loved to tell stories about his time on the force to whoever would listen. Dad enjoyed meeting his fellow retired police officers for breakfast at the legion and to spend time swapping stories with them. Until the passing of Mom in 1999 Dad loved to travel in their motor home from one end of Canada to the other and numerous trips to Disney World, taking their children, grandchildren family and friends along for the ride. Dad was proud to be a member of the Canadian Merchant Navy and at one time served as the Director of the Manitoba Branch and National Vice President West. Dad will always be remembered for his willingness to always be there for family and lend a hand. He always enjoyed family dinners, but would never turn down the opportunity to dine at one of his favourite restaurants and especially to take a car ride to the Half Moon for a hot dog. According to Dad’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral. There will be a private family gathering for the interment at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation may be made in Dad’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200- 310 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C0S6 or a charity of your choice.
Publish Date: May 31, 2014
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Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord.
And let light perpetual shine upon him.