Wayne passed away peacefully on August 31, 2023, surrounded by family, at the age of 80, after his courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, to whom he was married for 58 years – the love of his life. He was an amazing father to his two children Steve (Cindy) and Rick (Kitty) and was a grandfather to Kody (Crystal), Mackenzie and Jake, and a great-grandfather to Grayson and Paisley.
Wayne was born on May 2, 1943, in Montreal, Quebec to his late parents Samuel and Lillian Jordan. His professional career spanned over four decades with RCA Records/BMG Music where he made many lifelong friends, whom he would call his “extended” work family. You could say he worked his dream job.
He had many great passions in life: including music, his Rock-Ola Juke box, his vintage pinball machines, his beloved record collection, and his love for Elvis, country music, and the good ol’ ‘oldies’ from the 50’s 60’s, as well as his love for the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays.
He loved spending time in Florida (their second home) and always lived life to the fullest. For those that knew Wayne, he had a funny, witty, and unique sense of humour. All will remember Wayne as an incredibly giving, kind and understanding individual who would give you the shirt off his back. Many have shared stories of his kindness, (he was just that kind of person) and an amazing role model to all. He always had a strong passion for caring for others and his family being the most important to him.
Wayne provided us all with a true gift of unconditional love and will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, and he’ll be forever in our hearts. Missing you more than words can say.