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Craig
10 years ago

Jordash, my dearest friend. This news has absolutely rocked me. The minute we met we knew we were kindred spirits. The fondest memories of my youth contain you. Sleeping over at your Mums. Going to school together. Working together. Hangin out at Ange and Sal's and everthing in between.Then you went away. We spoke often. Then you were back. Oh the times we had in the shack behind your Uncles house. Then you went away again. Then you were back again, and what times again. I'm sorry we lost contact when I left Dubbsville. You understood me like no one ever has or will and I'm sure you would feel the same way if you thought of me. I think of you often, and always will. You'll live on in my heart and mind. This is the hardest thing I've ever written. My most heart felt condolences to your family. Rest in peace my brother, rest in peace!

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Ronda Rumsey
11 years ago

Jordo was my best mate for almost half my life, he was what i called a true friend and soon to be my daughters godfather. He will be missed by many he was a good man, but i am going to miss him till the day we meet again, my brother from another mother. My thoughts are with you Virginia, Kim and Stuart XXX Love From Daniel Rumsey

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Anneke Willems
11 years ago

Jordan was my friend...one of my best friends. Jordan and I met a couple of years ago and my first impression of Jordan was what a dazzling smile and what beautiful long, red, curly hair he had (For fun I loved braiding it and putting girly things like bows in his hair...we were silly and always in histerics!) I thought Jordan was tops! We both had alot of issues to work through and it became clear that we weren't destined to be romantic soulmates...However, unlike past relationship endings where it was bitter, Jordan made the whole thing easier and he meant it when he said he wanted to stay friends, because we did and we are definitely friend soulmates - no one understood me like Jordie, no one. I am proud and lucky to have had Jordan in my life. I am really going to miss him. I can't believe this has happened and I ache with saddness and pain. I pass on my sympathy, comfort and love to Kim, Virginia, Stewart , Rums and to all the lives Jordan touched with his kind, gentle, beautiful soul. RIP my mate, I will miss you til the end, I love you, Anneke Willems xo

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Mia Maddison
11 years ago

What can I say? I cannot believe that Jordan is no longer with us and that I will never see his smiling face again. Like his Mum says, Jordie really was a gentle soul. I honestly can't remember him ever being angry or nasty to anyone, even as a kid, it just wasn't his nature. I have not seen Jordie in too many years, I suppose you just don't think to keep in touch when life gets busy. My sadness revolves around the fact that he will never get to live the life he dreamed of, or make good the plans he had. Too soon, and way too young. My heart goes out to Aunty Virginia, Uncle Kim and Stu and the rest of our family who will miss him always and also his friends who will never forget. Love you Jordo, Big cousin Mia xxx

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Mia Maddison
11 years ago

What can I say? I can't even believe that Jordan is no longer with us and I will never see his smiling face again. Like his Mum says here, Jordie really was a gentle soul. I honestly can't remember him ever being angry or nasty to anyone, not even as a kid, it just wasn't his nature. I haven't seen him in too many years and I suppose you never think to keep in touch when life gets busy. My sadness revolves around the fact that he won't have the chance to live the life he dreamed of, and make good the plans he had. Too soon, and way too young. My heart goes out to Aunty Virginia, Uncle Kim and Stu especially, and the rest of our family who will miss him dearly and also his friends. Love you Jordo, Big cousin Mia xxx

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Stuart
11 years ago

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. Paul Pearshall There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother ... Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too. - Anna Quindlan

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Ronda Rumsey
11 years ago

I had the pleasure of knowing Jordan for the last 14 or 15 years although I have know his parents all my life.Jordo was always most polite and obliging when I ran into him down town or at my place when he came to visit with my son Daniel. Jordan and Daniel became the best of mates over that time.I have many memories of Jordo and his great sense of humor but there is one memory I will never forget, Daniel and his partner Karlie welcomed a little baby girl into the world on the 30.5.11 just 2 weeks ago and Jordo was the first one to the hospital to visit dad mum and bub,Jordo bounced into the room with that beautiful smile he always displayed and said "its real its really real its real " Jordan was in awe of this little girl and he stood in silence just staring at her speechless. I will hold this scene for ever.Bless you all Ginny Kim and Stuart...Bye Jordo...Ronda Rumsey xx

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Virginia
11 years ago

Anyone who met Jordan came away feeling the better for it. As a child he was a really happy, sweet natured, generous and cheerful little boy and a joy to be with. He was always easy to spot in a huddle of little kids, his hair was as red as a Jaffa! He loved everything in nature; all animals, the planets, gardens, trees. And of course boys will be boys - tractors, trucks, planes, fancy cars - anything that moved and roared, the faster the better! When he was four and a half years he became a proud 'big brother' and aside from the usual childish squabbles over toys and 'who took the last slice of cake' they were good mates. His favourite bedtime books were 'Spooky Old Tree' - 'Nat the School Cat' and 'Mr Strong'. His father, Kim, was the main bedtime story reader for both boys and Jordan became a voracious reader. He and his brother were often taken on holidays back to the bush, usually around the Bourke, Louth area where his father, Kim, grew up. They both learned a lot of basic 'bush commonsense' - handling motorbikes, humanly dispatching injured animals, and always travel with water, long before water came in trendy Perrier bottles. Both he and Stuart were taught the careful and safe use of guns and both were good shots. His grandfathers Jack Brotherton and Tom Carter, a pair of old bushies, were proud of their grandsons and thrilled the were interested in and loved the bush almost as much as they themselves did. Jordan was just so curious to see how everything grew and lived and was a willing helpful little fellow. I can still hear him saying, "I'll help you Mum" "I'll fix it for you Mum" " Don't worry Mum, I can do it, I'm big now" Many, many people over the years commented on his politeness and good manners. He seemed to be a popular little boy with lots of friends and was often going to one or two birthday parties a week. Once he was a teenager he was in and out of mischief, as teenagers are, and his main rascally co-horts were Lindsay Nott, Paul Webster, John Carney and Andrew Turner, as well as his brother Stuart. In more recent times he had found a true friend and really good mate, in Daniel Rumsey, and they referred to each other as 'my brother from another mother' I know Daniel is grieving deeply now and feeling the loss as keenly as I am. You were like a brother to him Daniel, and I will never forget you. Theres probably dozens more people who were his friends, names and faces I can't remember and I hope they leave a message here for me. I need all the help I can get. Jordans first week-end job while still at school was at 'Best & Less' in Dubbo and it was there he met his first 'real' girl friend Angela Jackson. They were together on and off for a few years. She went onto marry one of his best mates and he was happy for them both. She has grown into a lovely young woman and caring mother of two. Jordan also had a few other semi-serious girlfriends over the years, but Angie was the ONE and he carried a tender flame for her until he died. There were several wonderful family GP's during their childhood years who attended to our worries and woes, and became dear and special friends. Dr Kay McKinnon, Dr Steve Jewell and Dr Bruce Wagstaff. Another two wonderful medicos who were treating Jordan these last few months must be mentioned. Dr Christie Beveridge a recently arrived GP here in Dubbo, is a no-nonsense and very down to earth young lady. She was 'on his case'. Jordan liked her. He was opening up to her and starting to think clearer. She is also a very welcome and lovely addition to our extended family as my brother Tom's daughter-in-law. The other, Dr Terry Hillier, is a spinal surgeon based in Albury. In addition to his vast expertise and specialised skills he is a thoroughly compassionate, insightful and warm human being. He has a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. Aside from their professional advice, care and guidance, Terry and Christie imbued in Jordan a gift so precious it is beyond price. Hope and optimism. For the first time in a very long time, he had started to see the light at the end of the pain tunnel and was talking of, and making plans for a positive, bright future. Jordan was waiting to have spinal surgery later this year, to correct a serious injury he suffered in 2001. His great love was gardening and he knew quite a lot about plants, propagation and their botanical names. I'm sure his interest in this area was peaked by both grandmothers, Nerida Carter and Evelyn Brotherton, two canny country women who had managed to grow vegetables and flowers in some of the toughest, driest bush blocks and rough paddocks, out west where the long miles lie. He had intended to eventually move into some business along those lines but had wanted for the next couple of years, after his back operation, to get into one of the big mining sites opening up near Dubbo and earn a bit of 'catch up' money. This wont happen now as his big, kind, loving and generous heart stopped beating around 12.30 am on Thursday 9 June 2011. I will miss him so much and keep expecting him to bounce through the door, or the phone to ring and hear him say "Hey Mum, its Jordo" VALE love your proud Mumxxx

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Elizabeth Turner
11 years ago

Our thoughts are with you, Kim, Virginia, Evelyn, Stuart and Tom. We remember Jordan as this dear little red headed boy sitting on our lounge having his photo taken with Rachel at her birthday party. Please accept our sincere sympathies. Liz and Ian Turner

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Ronda Rumsey
11 years ago

I remember a very polite well mannered and spoken young man who was always most obliging when visiting my home.My latest memory and one I will never forget is of Jordan visiting my new born granddaughter born on the 30. 5.11 and saying "Its real it is really real ".Jordan always wore a beautiful smile and never failed to speak to me at any time or any place.You will be missed by me and my family Jordan.God Bless You. Ronda Rumsey

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cartervn
11 years ago