Bernard Joseph Jordan
April 30, 1927 – December 29, 2018
Bernard Joseph Jordan 1927 ~ 2018
Jordan, Bernard Joseph, born April 30, 1927, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Bernard was predeceased by his parents, Mary Carmel & Patrick Francis Jordan; his wife, Mildred Jordan; son, Grady Jordan and daughter, Leslie MacKenzie; brothers: Neil, Don, Cecil, Patrick; sisters: Elaine, Noreen, Kathleen, Mae, Sheila, Frances and Connie. Bernard will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Craig Jordan of Saskatoon, SK; Kirby Jordan of Calgary, AB; one daughter, Gina (Bill) Abel of Regina, SK; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bernard was employed with SaskPower for more than 30 years. He was a member of the crews that built the first power lines in the province, thus supplying electricity to most areas of rural Saskatchewan. The majority of his career at SaskPower was spent in Weyburn as a lineman/district operator for the city and surrounding areas. He was a longstanding member of Alcoholics Anonymous and helped many people find the road to recovery from their addiction. Bernie was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching boxing and was also a Montreal Canadiens fan when the team was at the top of their game in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. His favourite pastime was to watch the “ponies” race. He loved both the “trotters” (harness racing) and thoroughbreds. He spent many hours working on his scratch sheets, studying the horses, memorizing their names, track records and histories. He and his wife, Mildred, travelled the western provinces from Winnipeg to Vancouver to follow the horse races. He also loved a good game of poker. Bernie had a quick wit and a sense of humour. He enjoyed joking with people. About a year after Mildred passed away, Bernie developed some major health issues and upon the advice of his doctor, moved into Crocus Plains Villa for a short time. He was later moved to Tatagwa View and spent the remainder of his years there. Prayers were said on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Father Francis Plaparampil celebrating. The family would like to thank the staff of House #3 at Tatagwa View for their great care of Bernie over the last few years. They would also like to thank Fletcher Funeral Chapel for their excellent service. Donations in memory of Bernie may be made to Tatagwa View at 808 Souris Valley Road, Weyburn, Saskatchewan S4H 2Z9 or The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital at 345 3rd Avenue South #1, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 1M6.
- Prayers Sunday, January 6, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7, 2019
Bernard Joseph Jordan
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January 6, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Cherish all of the special memories and let them help to provide strength as you remember a gentleman who had an amazing long life.
January 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to Gina, Kirby, Craig and the entire family. Uncle Bernard lived by special spiritual guidelines and helped others through doing so. Thank you and much gratitude for showing us the light at the end of the tunnel, rest in peace........
January 2, 2019
I wish to send my condolences to the family on Uncle Bernard's passing. I have many memories of him throughout my growing up years. I will remember him fondly and am so fortunate that I was able to have a lovely visit with him at his sister, Elaine's, funeral this past summer. He rests now in heaven. Fly with the eagles, Uncle Bernard. I've attached a picture of him as a young, handsome man with his sisters Connie and Frances (but don't know who the third person is).