A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Francis Jordan

May 25, 1929September 6, 2019

JORDAN, Francis – 90 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019 in the Halifax Infirmary Q E II. Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he was the son of the late Frank and Louise (Cripps) Jordan. Francis stepped off the ship from England in Montreal in 1956 and was employed with the National Research Council. He was transferred to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in 1970 where he stayed until his retirement in 1994. He had a distinction of never having an unpaid day in Canada. Francis was a lifelong motorcycle rider and enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and watches. In his earlier years, he enjoyed sailing, table tennis and gliding. Francis looked forward to his outings to the Second Cup on Portland Street with the crew. He is survived by his sons; Iain and Bruce, grandson; Peter, Great-grandchildren; Kingston and Willow, a niece Danielle, and nephews Laurie, Franklyn and Laslo. He was predeceased by his loving wife; Shirley, daughter; Jane and sister; June. Cremation has taken place and there will be a visitation from 1-4pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thank you to the Nurses of 5.1 and 7.1 of the Halifax Infirmary Q E II for making Dad as comfortable as possible during his stay.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019


Francis Jordan

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Susan Moore-Myers

September 15, 2019

Sending my sincere condolences to the Jordan Family

Hold tight to the memories you have and think of you’re loved ones often.

Susan & Kenrick Myers

Lissa Starr

September 14, 2019

Uncle Francis was one of the cleverest men I have ever met, and one of the most patient. I have happy memories of visiting Dartmouth in the early 1980’s and staying with the family. He loved his family very much and will be much missed.

Sean Stevens

September 13, 2019

One time we were all playing football in the street. Francis came out to give us a couple of pointers as QB. He gave us patterns to run and told us the ball would be there when we turned around. Well, I ran my pattern and turned around. The ball hit me right in the nose! He had a good arm for sure!

B Moore

September 13, 2019

We could write pages and pages of memories of the interactions between our families over the years. So much history, so many long chats, shared laughter and always neighbourly affection.
We certainly understand the weight of his loss to everyone he loved. His family certainly knew they always came first in his heart.

The Moore Family