Vernon Funeral Home


Jonathan Christopher Tordoff

March 6, 1988May 31, 2021

March 6, 1988 – May 31, 2021 Jonathan Christopher(JC) Tordoff, born March 6, 1988, passed away May 31 2021 aged 33 at his home in Vernon B.C. JC was passionate about his music and spent many hours writing and recording it. He would record his music under the name Just Criminal. He also loved to cook and was an amazing chef. He spent his childhood and adolescence moving between B.C. and Alberta where he loved to go dirt biking and recording with his cousins. JC had also just started up his own business of building gas bikes, he called it Toyrantula Gasbikes after his dads Toyota truck with the same name. JC was gifted with a heart that was generous and was giving. And although he suffered many health complications due to his Diabetes, he never ceased having love, hope, or compassion for others. JC is survived by his mom, Debbie Barton (Steve Puskas), brother Nickolas Tordoff (his son Oliver), brother Tyler Cockshott, Paternal grandparents Harry and Charlaine Tordoff, Aunty Tara Cameron (Tordoff) Aunty Cindy Severin, Aunty Tracy Holtz and many cousins. Also left to mourn are his Step-dad Brian Cockshott, Step-mom Sonia Tordoff, step-siblings, Joleane (Sam) Panter, and Derreck Panter, as well as so many family and friends he made along the way. Also feeling the loss of his “dad” is his faithful four legged fur-child – Chuckie. JC was predeceased by his dad Tyghe Tordoff, Maternal grandmother Ruby Green, and his uncle’s Christopher Barton and Benny Green. In lieu of flowers, please think about making a donation to the Diabetes foundation, Kidney foundation or your local SPCA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Oh, please don’t feel guilty It was just my time to go. I see you are still feeling sad, And the tears just seem to flow.

We all come to earth for our lifetime, And for some, it’s not so many years. I don’t want you to keep crying, You are shedding so many tears.

I haven’t really left you Even though it may seem so, I have just gone to my heavenly home, And I’m closer to you than you know.

Just believe that when you say my name, I’m standing next to you, I know you long to see me, But there’s nothing I can do.

But I’ll still send you messages And hope you understand, That when you time comes to “cross over,” I’ll be there to take your hand.


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Jonathan Christopher Tordoff

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Tabatha McFarlane

June 13, 2021

JC, this isn't easy to write as there are way too many memories, your smile was a bright as the sunshine, kind and caring soul who would do anything for a friend or family. We met as very young children because our dads grew up in the same neighborhood, then we started hanging out when I was a teen, and that's where the friendship really began, you were always looking out for me, you were more like a big brother, lots of late nights at the park, lots of laughter and adventures. The past 10 years we grew apart keeping in touch when we could... I'll never forget you meeting my daughter, I'm truly blessed that we crossed paths.... You are now with your dad which is a huge comfort, say hi to my parents for me. I'll always treasure the memories I got and I'll remember to always be strong and smile even when it's tough. ❤️

Winnona Pruce

June 11, 2021

Where does someone start To say goodbye to someone so young? We will all miss your infectious smile
You will be missed by so many people. The only thing is we know that you are up there with your dad raising hell and that is a comfort. So for now JC fly high with the angels. Love you always cousin ❌⭕️❌

Nickolas Tordoff

June 11, 2021

I wish could think of a specific memory to share but there are just to many to count!! You were the best big brother anyone could have asked for even though we never seen eye to eye! You were always there for me when I needed you and I'm devastated that I wasn't able to return the favour when you needed me! I wish i could just wish I could see you and hear your laugh one more time! I love you big brother more then anything! And Give Pantera some love for me while your up there ❤

megan Dakin

June 11, 2021

JC, little bunny foo foo...buddy I can't believe I'm writing this right now. The memories I have and will always carry with me are by the handfuls. As I sit here with all these memories in my head my fingers come up blank with what to exactly write or where to begin. You were and still are such an important part of my life, we were not only bestfriends but family, as mom(my mom) always said you were her adopted and Jesse. When and I look back on my late teens and into my twenties I don't have a memory that didn't include you and Jesse, we were inseparable. You were there for everything, all my craziness and heartache to all the joy, laughter and goofy moments. You were always the one I'd call when I had a bad day and needed someone to turn it around. Boston Pizza was where we reconnected after all these years and made so many silly memories like going on our lunch break to Freedom to go get piercings like your nose and watching you wiggle your nose like a bunny in discomfort (the reason you got the nickname Little bunny foo foo), or coming over and you and Jesse not wanting to cook so you both would bug me to make perogies or grilled cheese cause you'd say no one made them as good as I did lol. You were there by my side for my 19th stealing my birthday crown and wearing it so proudly, there for my first real bad concussion, nights just wandering vernon and talking about our hopes and dreams for our adult years to it making back to moms (Sonia's) place to lay down a track you made up in your head that you had to get down right then and there, or nights that we would call up Bob just to go for a night time coffee and cruise. We are lost knowing you are no longer here with us to build onto our memories, but you will be our greatest memory we won't forget. You were our light on a dark day and it'll never be the same without you. We know you are now with dad and that brings me Solis. I love you Foo foo, gone but never forgotten♡. ..not ready to say goodbye.

Crysta Webster

June 11, 2021

I don’t even know where to begin, and no amount of words can even express the love I have for you.. you taught me so much in life, my first love, my best-friend.. you showed me what true love really was. I don’t know how to express the heartache this has left not only me, but everyone in your life. You where the life of the party.. you would do absolutely anything and everything you could to make someone smile and laugh.
Our journey started when we where both extremely young.. sitting at waddy’s while our parents had coffee. I used to sit there and just stare at you, everyone knew it.. I had the biggest crush on you and of course they all ( you included ) had to tease me about it. I just remember thinking to myself, my god is he ever handsome.. I used to beg mom and dad to go for coffee just so I could see your smile, listen to your laugh and just be close to you. I was fortunate enough to grow up with you, and later in life reconnect with you. When we did there was an instant connection, we both fell quick and hard for each other.. from dating, to being engaged and spending many wonderful years together. You where the light of my life.. my forever and always. We built our little family with our fur baby’s, our home.. we had it all. I thought we’d be together forever, we both thought we would be 💔 I’m so sorry life turned out the way it did, and I wish it didn’t.. maybe you’d still be here today 😭💔
I’m extremely thankful we where able to remain friends and as close as we did.
I’ll love you forever and always, my moon and my stars.. 💔
Say hi to mom and dad for me, and keep a watch on us all. Your always in my heart ❤️

sabie Rendall

June 10, 2021

to the amazing family of JC ...i have known most of you for a long time although we have been far away for memoiries of JC are that he was such an open person and so full of love. We all lived in that house in Biesiker lo 11 humans one bathroom. I am so sorry that a bright light has gone out my heart is with each and every one of you. We understand the pain. Love and hugs to all.

Tyler Cockshott

June 10, 2021

I love you so much big brother. I am still at a loss for words.. I can’t believe your gone. You were always there if I needed you or if anyone needed you for that matter. You wore your heart on your sleeve and always stood by who you were and didn’t change yourself for anyone. You were a bright light in a world full of darkness. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother. Your helped make me strong and become the man I am today. You taught me so much and I’ll forever be greatful to call you my brother. Rest In Peace JC. I love you. You’ll be missed and never forgotten.

Cindy Severin

June 10, 2021

We love you you're always be in our hearts love from your Auntie Cindy will miss you lots you are my first nephew I seen you when you were born I called you my little ET I love you lots you'll always be missed but you'll always be in our hearts see you on the other side my my love