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Jordan “Jordy” Matthew Skochinski, 31, of London, formerly of Exeter, tragically suffered a stroke on August 5, 2023, following a beautiful day of boating and swimming in Georgian Bay. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, where he passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2023, just four days after celebrating his birthday. Jordan was the beloved fiancĂ© of Shelagh “Shay” May Jinks of London, and their wedding was planned for October 5, 2024. He was the cherished son of Michael Brian and Judy Ann (Bunting) Skochinski of Exeter, and the adored brother of Craig (Tracey) Skochinski of Arthur and Trevor Skochinski of Exeter. He was also a treasured grandson of Doreen Bunting of London. Jordan was dearly loved by his future in-laws, Dave and Barb Jinks, and his siblings-in-law, Melissa (Devon) Jinks, Jessica (Brandon) McNeil, and Samantha Jinks (Alexander Vincent). He was also a dear nephew and cousin to many. Jordan was predeceased by his grandparents Walter (2005) and Rosalia “Rose” (Drazecky) Skochinski (2017) and Lynn Bunting (2014). A private cremation was held at Jordan’s request.

Described as a vibrant individual, Jordan was always eager to take on new challenges. He had a passion for sports from a young age, playing hockey in the South Huron Minor Hockey system, with his supportive father often coaching him. Jordan’s parents ensured that he and his siblings had the opportunity to participate in various athletic activities, including hockey, curling, boy scouts, baseball, and soccer. His enthusiasm extended beyond sports, as he formed lifelong friendships that were rooted in shared experiences such as music trips, band practice, a love for heavy metal music, and UFC Wrestling. Jordan’s loyalty and magnetic personality brought people together, and even those who were not initially interested in his hobbies were won over by his passion. Many of his dear friends traveled to Barrie to bid farewell to their beloved companion.

In the past six years, Jordan found love and companionship in Shelagh “Shay” Jinks. He embraced her life and family wholeheartedly, often charming them with his infectious grin and jokes about Shay’s “crazy” sisters. The Skochinski family warmly welcomed Shay, providing Jordan’s mother, Judy, with additional female support. Jordan had a soft spot for children, eagerly carrying his younger cousins on his back during family gatherings. Shay’s nieces and nephews adored him, frequently requesting piggyback rides and enjoying playful interactions. Jordan’s childlike nature would have undoubtedly made him an exceptional father. Known for his kind-hearted nature, Jordan was always willing to go above and beyond for his loved ones. His infectious laughter, booming voice, and lively presence brightened any room. In line with his wishes, Jordan’s big heart lives on through organ donation facilitated by the Trillium Gift of Life Network.

A Celebration of Jordan’s Life took place on August 17, 2023, at the South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter. The family expressed their gratitude to the compassionate and caring staff in the ICU who provided exceptional support during this difficult time. Those who wish to honor Jordan’s memory may consider making memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation in Barrie, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or a charity of their choice. In remembrance of Jordan’s gift of life, individuals are encouraged to register as organ donors. Condolences can be shared at http://www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com. The arrangements were entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home in Dashwood.

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