It is with great sadness that the family of Jordan Hurley announce his passing on June 19, 2022, at the age of 95. Jordan is survived by his daughters, Joyce (David) Bean, Bernice (The late Pugie) Dignard, Betty (The late Digger) Fry, Jody (Glenn) Johnson, Julie (Jake) Hooper and his son, Jason Brewster. Jordan is also survived by all of the Belding children, Pat, Phil, Johnny, Nancy and Mark; and grandchildren, Tammy Dignard, Lisa Dignard, Alison Gallant, Steven Bean, Michael Fry, Anthony Hurley, Hannah Hurley, Becca Stagg, Tyler Stagg, Neveah Hachey, Kallen Hachey, Devyn Brewster and Maykayla Brewster; and several great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, Kim Hurley, Kelly Goguen and nephew, Rex Hurley; sisters-in-law, Barb Hurley and Lynda Hurley. Jordan was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Laura Hurley and brothers, Milligan Hurley and Baxter Hurley.
Jordan was born in Herring Neck, Nfld. on Oct.16, 1926. He came to Saint John in April 1948 and worked at the Lantic Sugar Refinery for 22 years, the last 6 years as Assistant Personnel Manager. In 1967, he started Courtesy Cab. After selling his business, he continued as a taxi driver well into his retirement years. He loved driving cab and continued with this until he was no longer able to, due to age.
Jordan was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people. He raised many children in his life and had the patience of a Saint. He enjoyed life, family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. All who knew him adored and loved him. There was nothing better than an interesting conversation with a loved one or friend. He could have an engaging conversation with anyone. It is often said that there wasn’t a stranger that Jordan didn’t know, or a smile kept to one self. Jordan had a passion for work. His indomitable spirit encouraged his family and friends to persist in the face of any struggles.
To most of us he was nothing less than a hero, always kicking up his heels and dancing, even racing down the street into his 70’s. Jordan loved to jive and participated in many jive competitions at the exhibition. He was an avid bowler and won many trophies over the years. He liked to play the accordion and would play for his family and friends. He liked to play the spoons to Newfie music and loved hearing Newfoundland jokes. He also enjoyed sitting down with family and friends while having a cold glass on the rocks. Jordan will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.
The family would like to thank the staff at Shannex Quispamsis, Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Bobby’s Hospice for the kindness and care you provided to our father. A special thank you to Dr Luan Le who provided such wonderful care to Dad over the years.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) where visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 10am-12pm with a funeral service to immediately follow at Noon from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Jordan’s family would appreciate memorial donations in his memory be made to Bobby’s Hospice, The Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the charity of the donor’s choice. For those unable to attend the service, please feel free to watch it at the following: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1655761357191148
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