George JORDAN

JORDAN George Jordan of Red Deer passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the age of 77 years. George was born September 13, 1928 at Deptford, London, England. He is a civilian survivor of the London Blitz and the Battle of Britain. George immigrated to Canada in 1946, with his war bride mother, her husband and his sister. He lived in Calgary where he was married to Mary Wilsie; from there they moved to Banff and Ponoka and spent his last years in Red Deer, where he worked at the Red Deer General Hospital in the Dietary Department. After working 21 years he took early retirement. George had a colourful personality and loved being with people. He wrote letters and made phone calls to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth, numerous politicians of federal, provincial, and local persuasions, including the editor of the local papers to express his opinions about many political, religious, and social topics. George loved dancing, music, and played the drums for his band “The Diamond Willows” on many weekends. George had “two church homes” St. Luke’s Anglican Church and the Word of Life Center. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Golden Circle. George was predeceased by his mother, step-father and his wife Mary. He leaves to mourn three nephews; Derek, Jordan and David and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67th Street) on Wednesday, June 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of George life will be held at Red Deer Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. conducted by the Reverends John McKay and Mel Mullen. He will be laid to rest with Mary at Alto Reste Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com


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