VAN DE VORST
Jordan, Chanda, Kamryn, Miguire
Jordan Lee Van de Vorst, 34, his wife, Chanda Marie (nee Mierau), 33, and their two young children, Kamryn Niley Marie, 5, and Miguire David Louis, 2, passed away tragically on Sunday, January 3, 2016.
Jordan is survived by his parents, Lou and Linda Van de Vorst; siblings Angie White (Shenton) and their children Sebela and Avaya, Joel Van de Vorst (Chandra) and Alyssa Van de Vorst.
Chanda was predeceased by her father, Elmer Mierau; and survived by her mother, Marie Mierau; and sister Tana Deibert (James) and their children, Kyla, Logan, Kelan, and Ashley; her brother Tyler Mierau (Chandra) and their children Zairyn, Samuel, and Logan; and her brother Chad Mierau (Melanie) and their children, Sage, Hudson, Derek, Carter and Karlie. The family is also survived by numerous grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Jordan and Chanda began their journey together in Saskatoon, playing hockey at the University of Saskatchewan while studying in their respective fields of Science. In 2005, Chanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while Jordan graduated the same year with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Microbiology and Immunology. After briefly residing in Whitewood, Weyburn and Moose Jaw, they had relocated to Saskatoon to plant their roots. They were married on June 6, 2009 and on June 28, 2010 welcomed their daughter, Kamryn, into the world. Kamryn was brilliant; she had an extraordinary personality and contagious smile that enhanced the lives of those who were lucky enough to have met her. Three years later, on September 7, their family grew larger, once more, with the birth of their son, Miguire. Their little man rounded out their family unit, balancing the scales, and offsetting the number of the Barbies and high heels with trucks and action figures. Together, the foursome shared a passion for life that was admired by all who knew them. Their days were spent together, making the most out of each moment, no matter how small. Jordan and Chanda devoted their lives to their children and in return, their lives were made whole by Kamryn and Miguire, a love that was evident to all who crossed paths with them. The family continues their journey together in the heavens, as well as in the legacy they have left behind.
The family would like to thank the first responders, the staff at RUH, and the transplant teams for their incredible compassion and care during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at RUH or Teddy Bears Anonymous.
A Tribute of Love will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Elim Church (419 Slimmon Rd). Arrangements in care of John Schachtel – MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES, 306-978-5200, www.mourningglory.ca.
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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2016.