incredibly bright light of your amazing soul, glow of superior knowledge, the glistening sheen of your skin as you constantly put others wants and needs before your own
This site is a tribute to Jordan, who was born in Nanaimo, BC Canada on September 07, 1993. Jordan really looked up to his big Sister Melanie & big Brother Ryan. Jordan truly loved life and lived it to the fullest. He didn't like talking about the prognosis of his DMD and would often say "I am not going to worry about things that haven't happened. Just forget about the timeline. It's all stupid anyway like should I just not go to college then since it may be a waste of time and money? I wish everyone would just stop wispering about it and looking sad. Deal with issues when they happen" I wish that everyone were lucky to know Jordan as we did. He truly was one of a kind. His incredible kindness, deep empathy and unshakable integrity will be truly missed in this world. His positive acceptance of everyone and everything is still amazing to me and I am in awe of the way he looked at life and how he chose to live his. He certainly made me a better person. We know that he will take his pure soul with him and hopefully make as big a difference from above as he did here on earth. We need to help raise awareness of DMD in hopes to find a cure for this Terrible disease.
The notice of Jordans passing was written by his sister Melanie with help from their Parents Ian and Diane.
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our son, brother & Grandson Jordan Ian Whitehead, after a courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jordan’s bright and beautiful spirit was freed from his ailing body at the age of 23 early in the morning on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Vancouver General Hospital while surrounded by family.
Jordan was the youngest of three children, born on September 7, 1993 in Nanaimo, BC. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Whitehead; and his beloved dog, Sparky. Jordan is survived by his parents, Ian and Diane (Hendrickson) Whitehead; sister, Melanie (Nick) (Hendrickson) Guenther; brother, Ryan (Melissa) Whitehead; maternal grandparents, Keith and Anne Hendrickson; Great Grandmother Marguerite(MomMom) Hendrickson, his cat, Oz; and a shitload of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Jordan’s favorite sayings were “Blarg” and Rooster Teeth quotes, such as “I will eat your unhappiness”. Favorite songs, Spread Your Wings by Queen and Its My Life by Bon Jovi. Favorite shows, Star Wars and Game of Thrones. He loved chicken strips, anything peachy, the Discovery Channel, and the anime and manga franchise Naruto. He would often make up his own words and songs that usually only made sense to him. He enjoyed activities such as family poker games, listening to Rooster Teeth podcasts, playing online games with his brother, attending Camp Squamish, Pax11, Vancouver Canucks games and staying at Canuck Place. Jordan despised peas, heights and being poked. He also thought babies were weird.
Jordan was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, and friend. Even in his final moments, he was a model of strong will and sheer determination. We will miss his keen sense of humor, silly songs, his ability to tell it like it is and his beautiful blue eyes.
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following charities in Jordan’s name.
• Muscular Dystrophy Canada
• Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
• Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
As often as I can until the cure is found On your birthday. And also on that other day. The very sad day lest we forget. I tell your story and say your name to all that are near and to the stars at night when no one's around. You have the Purest and kindest Soul ever created. JORDAN IAN WHITEHEAD !!!
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