Gerry “Jet” Jordan
January 18, 1960 – June 27, 2011
Gerald Peter Jordan was born in Terrace and spent his first four years in town, then the next ten years at Lakelse Lake. He attended Thornhill Primary and Elementary schools and Skeena Junior Secondary. He moved with his family to the Stikine River in 1974 and the rest of his education was by correspondence. He never stopped learning.
He started working on the diamond drills as a helper during the summers when he was fifteen years old and went on to become a proficient driller; work that took him around the world from the mountains and deserts of South and Central America and Mexico to the jungles of Madagascar and Vietnam, the varied terrain of Guinea and the cold of the Canadian Arctic. There were also vacations on his sailboat in Tahiti.
Gerry acquired his private pilots license when he was nineteen. He owned three different aircrafts which he flew all over the Yukon and British Columbia.
No matter what other job he tried, he always went back to drilling and finally as a supervisor for several drills.
Gerry was taken from us far too soon while he was doing the work he loved. He will be sorely missed by his family and myriad of friends.
Gerry was predeceased by his father, Alexander “Slim” Jordan, and is survived by his wife Claudia, son Fisher, mother Verna Jordan, brother Calvin (Cathy) Jordan, sister Kathie (Gary) Young, and nieces Ashley (Steve) Young and Kendal Young.
Vaya con Dios Gerry.
Hasta la vista.