James “Jim” Jorde
1935 ~ 2015
With Strength and contentedness from the Lord, Jim passed away at Orchard Haven, Keremeos, B.C. on Monday, December 14, 2015 with his loving wife Glenda and close companion of 18 years at his side. Jim is survived by children, Vicki (Ernie) Tauber of Kelowna BC, Greg (Junko) Jorde of Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan, Darren (Nini) Jorde of Taiwan R.O.C. and Charlie Jorde of Victoria, B.C.; grandchildren, Dallas and Allyssa of Kelowna, Riley of Victoria, Kanna and Maya of Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan and Summer of Taiwan, R.O.C. Sadly missed by Glenda’s children and grandchildren, Ashlynn (Scott) Telford, Duncan, B.C. and their children, Faith, Selah & Gabe and Loni (Conor) Searl of Duncan B.C. and their children Rosa and Joby. Survived by his sister Hazel (Ed) Sader of Campbell River; brothers, Lyle Jorde of Kelowna and Ray (Tina) of Williams Lake; many nieces and nephews.
Jim worked for Inland Livestock trucking cattle and Tri Mac hauling fuel and other trucking related jobs, always immaculately clean in his long sleeved white dress shirt. There are many wonderful memories of trips taken, mainly to the US seeing wonders such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Old Faithful, Bryce Canyon, the Oregon Coast, Redwood Forest and much more. Jim loved working with small churches helping others in need, tearfully remembering many in prayer and was very happy quietly cleaning the church as an act of love for his Lord. He loved Jesus and had fond memories of teaching his Sunday School class in the Clinton Church; of helping the church on the Cocopah Reserve in Arizona and most of all of Charles Clarkson, a young native man from the Coldwater Band who Jim brought into their home as a son. Jim loved feeding the birds and deer, much to the neighbourhood’s dismay. Truly a man with a loving heart and the most loving husband one could have had. He loved making people laugh. If his story started with “would you believe,” you knew he was pulling your leg with a grin on this face.
A Celebration of a Life well lived will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 o’clock from Park Drive Church, 6570 Park Drive, Oliver, B.C. with Pastor Peter Neave officiating. Interment to follow at Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Trelenberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Keremeos Community Church Building Fund, 195 Ashnola Road, Keremeos BC V0X 1N1 or The Gideons International In Canada, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, Ontario N1H 9Z9 would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Blaine Krist at: