Jordan Lewis Alexander Hood was born April 5, 1988 in Golden, BC to Cari Hood of Golden, BC and James Rauch of Windermere, BC. Jordan, who was in Vancouver, left on a grand new adventure to parts unknown on April 11, 2016 and in a fashion true to Jordan, he left without a word, leaving us to wonder just what the heck he’s up to.
Much of Jordan’s youth was spent in the home of his Nan and Pa, Brandy and Klaus Benary at the farm at 12 mile. From them he learned a lot about kindness to people and animals. He also learned about unconditional love because he wasn’t always easy to love and yet they did. This lesson he would carry forward and he loved everyone, even those the world thought were unlovable or unworthy and he told them he loved them even if it was uncomfortable for them because he wanted them to know they were loved.
Jordan’s youth was spend in the Golden area, where he received all the education he felt he could tolerate. As far as Jordan was concerned the best thing that came out of going to school was the life-long friends that he made while he was there and there were many.
Never one to sit still Jordan found an adventure in everyday and if that adventure took him outside all the better. He loved to go fishing anywhere but especially at the old fishing-hole below the farm. He loved to hike off into the bush, just for the pleasure of being in nature, which he loved. He loved playing with the dogs, and if he had to be inside then he wanted to be surrounded by friends and music and laughter.
Once Jordan got out of school he got lost for a couple of years and when his feet finally touched the ground again it became apparent that he would follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather and began a career cutting down trees. He climbed to the tops of the tallest trees to prepare them for removal and always loved the way the world looked from his perch up there. And of course he loved the challenge of doing something that no one wanted to do.
Jordan’s life choices meant he faced lots of challenges but he never lost his laughter and he kept returning to rehab trying to get it right. On this journey he encouraged others to find their higher power and great straight.
Jordan was predeceased by grandparents Janice(Granny) Barbour and Harold Rauch. Left to mourn his loss is a big loving family. His mother Cari Hood, his father James(Jim) Rauch and his sister Brittney Imler who he called his Big Sister even though she was 5 years younger. He is also survived by grandparents, Brandi and Klaus Benary, John and June Hood, Helen Ahrens and Robert(Bob) Barbour; his aunts and uncles, Kathy(Doug)Palumbo, Shelly Kanke, Colleen(Gino)Palumbo, Ed(Kris)Rauch, Roxy Rauch(Rick) and Lana Rauch, also numerous cousins who will dearly miss him every day.
Online condolences and messages may be sent to Jordan’s family through his obituary on www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com