JORDAN PATRICK GAIL
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of beloved father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, Jordan Patrick Gail, who left this world all too quickly on February 26, 2016 in Nanaimo, BC at the tender age of 35 years.
Jordan was born on December 22, 1980 in Blairmore, Alberta to proud parents, Siegbert & Rosemary Gail. From an early age, he demonstrated immense compassion and talents that made him unique and greatly loved. Jordan packed more fun and accomplishments in his few years than most individuals in their lifetime, and his dedication to family, community and his work cannot be overstated. He received his Masters Degree in Social Work and was employed at the Nanaimo General Hospital. He was also very much into politics and ran for Council in Lantzville the same year his dad ran, missing out by only twenty votes (the same year his dad ran for council in the Crowsnest Pass). His passions included drumming and composing music in a band, cinema, snowboarding, volunteering his time with the volunteer fire department in Lantzville, BC, politics, reading, gardening, writing as a journalist for his local paper, parachuting, white water rafting, motorcycling, crab fishing and announcing and coordinating music at the Universities of Lethbridge and Calgary.
Jordan married Virginia Fenton in 2007 and they were blessed with three precious daughters. A devoted father, he cherished his girls and shared his many passions with them. Jordan first and foremost loved the Lord and was an active member of his church. He embraced life and challenged the rules for the betterment of those in need. Jordan was a fine young man who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
Jordan is survived by Virginia Fenton of Nanaimo, BC; his beloved daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth and Georgina; his loving parents Rosemary & Siegbert Gail of Bellevue; his brother, Robert (Lisa) Gail of Lethbridge; his sister, Carla (Zeshan) Butt of Fort McMurray; his niece, Layla Butt; his nephews, Braden Gail, Nicholas Gail and Elias Butt; and all his extended family including his canine companion, Remi.
The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Holy Trinity Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Pastor Al Robinson officiating. Interment to follow at the Hillcrest Union Cemetery in the Gail family section. The Memorial Service to be held in Nanaimo, BC will be take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Costin Hall (7237 Lantzville Road) with potluck dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Fund (www.cvims.org or 319 – Selby St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4).
Condolences may be registered at www.fantinfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.