Growing up in Bedford, Jordan watched his older brother and other neighborhood kids playing road hockey from the time he was old enough to pull himself up and look out the window. He couldn’t wait to play the game. In fact, before Jordan could even walk, he found a cut-off hockey stick in the house and would run around with it. Jordan played all the sports kids do – baseball, soccer, lacrosse, football, and golf but it was hockey he loved. When Jordan was asked to write stories as part of his school work, that story inevitably always had something to do with hockey. Jordan’s teachers would often ask if he could write about something other than hockey!
Much more important than his love of hockey though for which he was well known, Jordan was a good person who loved life. He was known for his trademark smile and for being a bit of a goof. He was always busy and loved to have fun, usually being the ring leader in any antics going on with friends and family. He could be mischievous but he saw life for the living. Jordan had a deep caring for others and there are many stories of how Jordan lived this each day with his friends and strangers, who would usually soon become friends.
As Jordan grew up, especially in the last year of his young life, he grew into a real gentlemen, focused and very driven. Jordan was not able to see all of his dreams come true but he can be proud of how he lived his life and the examples he set for others in his short life. Jordan would very grateful for all of the good things that are being done in his name.