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JORDAN, Captain John Charles (JJ)
With great sadness we announce our father's passing on April 3 2012. Beloved husband of Eileen (Sparky). Cherished father of the late Teresa Jordan, Gary (Ildiko), Patrick, Maureen Andersen (Peter), Brent (Carol), Kelly Astri (Albert) and Kathy (Andrew). Sadly missed by grandchildren Sean Andersen, Justin and Christopher Jordan and Eilish and Sofia Astri. The family will receive friends at KELLY FUNERAL HOME BARRHAVEN, 3000 Woodroffe Ave Ottawa on Monday April 9 2012 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday April 10, 11 a.m. at St. Maurice, 4 Perry St, followed by a reception in the church hall.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2012.
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September 29, 2020
I hate to intervene - but your father is the double of my brother Terrence Arthur Jordan born in Portsmouth, England. My apologizes for reaching out but am trying to track relatives of our family . The likeness is uncanny.
Anne Caver
June 6, 2012
My deepest sympathies to you all. Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't know or would have been at the service. I just lost my Dad as well so I know how sad you must be. The good memories of them will help us go forward.
Carol Poulin
May 6, 2012
My sincere condolences going to all of the family at this sad time for the loss of two beloved souls . I recall with fondeness seeing John often as my late Dad was at West End Villa as well. John loved to tease me, often complimented me and made me laugh and smile. Sometimes he gave me a ride home - when he remembered, a few times he drove off-lol ! But both he and Eileen are now forever together in their prime and their spirit lives on within you all . Prayers and thoughts.
Jacki Hopper
April 16, 2012
My deepest condolences to John's family. Having played in the NCBL baseball league for 11 years, it always brought a smile to my face when I got to the diamond and saw that John was umpiring. He always knew what to say and when to say it. Thanks for the memories John...
Sebastien Gagnon
April 16, 2012
Just learning now of Uncle John's passing,To all of you we offer our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in the fond memories you have as a family. Love Sean and Laura Beatty (Trenton,Ont)
laura beattty
April 15, 2012
John was a great neighbour. He always had a big smile on his face and made us feel welcome in the neighbourhood. We will defiantly miss the amazing Canada Day festivities at his house. Our deepest sympathies to the Jordan family.
Ryan and Lauren Kellar
April 13, 2012
My very deepest sympathies to the Jordan family. I got the privilege and honor of meeting JJ as a baseball umpire for the NCUA working in the NCBL. Having started umpiring in a league of men at the age of 16, JJ quickly became my mentor. He quickly taught me that having fun was the n.1 priority on the baseball diamond. Our association has lost a great umpire and an even better person. He was family to us. We miss you JJ and this baseball season will not be the same without you. May you rest in peace.

Patrick Nicholas
April 11, 2012
John will be missed by the Sharks Baseball Club. He always had command of a ball game but did it in a way that made you like and respect him. Although we only spoke briefly, I always made a point of chatting with him during the game as his smile, zest for the game and love of life was transparent in his smile, kind words and energy.
Steve McSherry
April 11, 2012
My deepest sympathies to John's family and friends. I had the privilege of meeting John as a player, manager, and fellow umpire in the NCBL, and he personified dignity and respect for all. His smile and great mood were contagious - you knew it was going to be a fun day with JJ around. He loved the game, loved us and we loved him back. He will be dearly missed. RIP JJ
Jean Lazure
April 11, 2012
The Braumeister Baseball Club would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Jordan Family. John was not only a great umpire, he was a terrific guy who always had a smile on his face. He will be sorely missed. Gary Duke, Club Manager
Gary Duke
April 10, 2012
Although I never knew his name ( I think we just called him blue), and I did not recognize him in the younger picture, after reading the guest book, I realized it must have been the umpire that we had while I played for the Frito Lay Fanatics in the early 90's. I remember his command of the game and respect he showed for everyone on the field.
I am trying to play again after being away from the game for so long and it is people like Mr. Jordan who inspire us to participate in this game .
My sympathies to the family.

Dan Kalil
Dan Kalil
April 10, 2012
I'm sorry to hear that your father passed away. My deepest sympathies.
Thinking of you, Pat and the rest of your family during this difficult time...
Carrie Crawford
April 9, 2012
I share my condelences with alot of baseball players in the region. We always perked up when JJ was behind the plate, with the twinkle in his eye, and his face always decked with a smile. "It's a great day for baseball." JJ will be missed.
Mike Glustien and the Royals.
Mike Glustien
April 9, 2012
My deepest sysmpathies to the Jordan Family. I spent over 25 years sharing the ballfield with JJ, and his absolute joy for the game will be sorely missed. Godspeed JJ, You and Gerry Wallace are probably ringing someone up in heaven right now.

Jim Armstrong - ONC Canadians/Pirates/Braves.
April 9, 2012

Dear Uncle John.

My thoughts and respect is with you, your family and all the Jordan's at this time.

You were the last member of my father's immediate family still with us. I am now feeling the affect of another great void in my life. It is sweet poetic sorrow.

We all know when the tears subside, somewhere NOT on this earth, the final team member has arrived to complete the best baseball team ever assembled, and is easily kicking serious angel butt out of any and all who dare to challenge these proud Trenton farm boys.

My very best wishes from the 1st son of the oldest Jordan brother.

Martin Jordan.
April 9, 2012
I'm sorry to hear that Uncle John has passed on. He was my Godfather, and I always remember his booming laugh and his love of a good joke.
Ron Lacelle
April 9, 2012
Our condolences on the loss of your Father. Irene and I met John when he umpired the Kanata Ladies softball games over the last 20 years. He was always friendly, polite and pleasant to talk with. Sorry for your loss. I will pray for him.
Harry & Irene lajeunesse
April 8, 2012
Thinking of you and remembering Mr. Jordan fondly. Our sincerest condolences for your loss.

The Walker family
April 8, 2012
I spent hundreds of evenings with JJ behind home plate and had many great conversations with him. I will miss the enthusiasm he showed on the ball diamond every game. JJ was a true gentleman. This season will be different without him.
Randy Stockdale
April 7, 2012
John Jordan was a model Knight of Columbus for so many years. May he be welcomed into heaven by the Blessed Virgin Mary and Father Michael McGivney.


Tom Furmanczyk
April 7, 2012
We are very sad to hear of Uncle John's passing, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Wendy & Dave
Wendy Jordan
April 6, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sparky and the entire Jordan family. JJ was an amazing man who's spirit touched everyone he met. Though I did not see him often, each time was full of laughter and wonderful stories. He will be missed.
With love from Christina Reeve (daughter of Wanda Keith, granddaughter of Audrey Linner)
April 6, 2012
John was a very special man who warmed many, many hearts. He always had a smile and a kind word for everybody around him. I thought it was so nice that he would make sure to buy 50-50 tickets so he could give them to all the kids at Fiddle Club. His Canada Day parties were amazing, and one of the best parts was to see how happy John was amongst all of his friends. He will be remembered fondly forever. With all our love to John and his family.
Rick, Kristin & Elly Wedge
Rick Wedge
April 6, 2012
My condolences to the Jordan family on your loss. I have had the pleasure of having JJ umpire hundreds of games during my 20 years in the NCBL. Your love of the game and positive attitude will be missed on the ball field. Thanks JJ
Daren Keating (The Braves)
April 6, 2012
Sad to hear about Uncle John,will always be remembered ,To Sparky and family you's are in our thoughts,,
Joe Jordan (Port Hardy b.c.)
joe jordan
April 6, 2012
My sincere condolences to Sparky and the entire Jordan family. As a fellow umpire with the EOUA I know JJ will be sorely missed by both his colleagues and the players. His pleasant demeanour and forever smiling face where only two of his many postive traits. He has touched so many and I am grateful to have shared many fond memories. Rest in peace.
Gary Callaghan
April 6, 2012
I woke up this Good Friday morning to get this bad news about Mr. Jordan. Sports is the gateway to friendship and via baseball I met hell of a nice person in Mr.Jordan. God Bless you my friend...:)
Ian Hagerty
April 5, 2012
I only knew John for the last 5-6 years through his iron-clad passion for the game of baseball. As an umpire he
was as fair as the day is long
and was always a real treat to
have at the ballpark. I was
deeply saddened to hear of his
passing and I'm sure the
hundreds players in the NCBL
are aswell. Always the first to compliment a nice curveball or congratulate after a long ball, his smiling face and his friendly
banter will be sorely missed on the field. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Godspeed JJ
Bobby Paradis
April 5, 2012
We are very sorry to hear that Uncle John has passed. This has been quite a year for the Jordan clan losing Vi and Karen in the past couple of months too. We are planning to come on Monday night.
Scott & Jacquie, Rachel & Trent
Scott Jordan
April 5, 2012
What a wonderful photo of Uncle John, alot of energy in that smile and mischief in his eyes! My thoughts and prayers are with you all, am so sorry,
Love, Colleen
April 5, 2012
So very sorry, thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Sparky,Gary, Pat,Brent, Maureen,Kelly,Kathy and your families.
I can't think of anyone that was more positive, happy or generous than John Jordan.
Love, your cousin, Laura
Laura Butler
April 5, 2012
My sympathies to the Jordan family. JJ umpired many of my games in the NCBL and made each of them a joy. "Gentlemen", he'd say, rubbing his hands together, "it's a great day for baseball. Let's have some fun." Thanks JJ.
Warren Goodlet
April 5, 2012
On behalf of all the DCI Alumni, we would like to express our deep and sincere condolences to the Jordan family . John will be sorely missed at our monthly Breakfasts .
Bill Brown & Rudy Levecque
Bill Brown
April 5, 2012
John will be missed at West End Villa, especially on the 4th floor. His smile and well wishes daily brought happiness to all those he touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sparky (eileen) and faimily. He will be missed daily, especially on friday AM with our weekly muffin run. Bless you John.
Love from your friends Helen, Bonnie, Cecilia and 4th floor staff and residents
April 5, 2012
I am shocked and dismayed to hear of John's death. He was a wonderful friendly face at the Villa daily with his orange juice for Sparky. Hugs to all of you, he was a GREAT MAN! Aubyn Baker( used to work in Activities at the Villa)
April 5, 2012
Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers and hoping you are strengthened by remembering all the good times....and there were many.
Fred and Cheryl Ranacher
April 5, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Jordan family. JJ always had a smile on his face on and off the ball field. Ottawa has truly lost a great man today. You will be missed by all of us.
Geoff Nolan
April 5, 2012
Always a welcome site at NCBL games. To JJ, every day was a great day for a ball game. My deepest sympathies to the Jordan family.
Craig Cornell
April 5, 2012
April 5,2012

My condolences to the Jordan family. I will always remember JJ's beeming smile, when he received the "Lifetime member" award from the EOUA. I worked many ballgames with JJ... his on-field presence, respect and love for the game will be missed. A gentle man.
Greg Johnson
April 5, 2012
Our deepest condolences. John used to umpire our boys baseball games and we will miss seeing him at the diamonds.
The DiRienzo Family
Karen DiRienzo
April 5, 2012
Sparky and family. I am shocked to read of JJ's death. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I spent many hours with John on many ball fields.
Bob Purdon
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