Aug. 9th, 1949 – March 14th, 2017
John was born August 9th, 1949 to Marjorie and Justin Jordan in Iroquois Falls Ontario. When he was still an infant, it was discovered that he had Wilm’s Tumor in his kidney. Although the crude radiation treatment in 1951 allowed him to be a survivor of this childhood cancer, it caused many complications that he courageously struggled with for decades, until his body got tired of fighting on March 14, 2017. He was a brilliant writer, story teller and musician – singer/songwriter. He was defined by his love of words and his expression of emotional experiences. John is survived by Valerie née Martin, devoted wife of 31 years, his 2 sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews that will miss him profoundly. Friends and loved ones will gather to honor him through his music and stories of his life on Sunday April 23, at 2pm at the Steelhead Community Hall on Cardinal Street in Steelhead, north of Mission. The family wants to express their gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Christine Morrison Hospice of Mission for their exceptional care. Please feel free to donate in John’s name to the Mission Hospice Society.