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Jorden Rene Shelly


Obituary of Jorden Rene Shelly

SHELLY, Jorden Rene
August 3, 2000 ~ May 18, 2019
On Saturday afternoon, in the smallest room of our home that held an abundance of love and stories, Jorden passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved parents, Rene Shelly and Sandy Hill, his sister Alex and many family and friends. Cherished grandson of Ralph Hill and Joan Shelly. Greatly loved nephew of Ben Hill, Tammy Hill, Kim Shelly (Randy Zabor), Lenny (Anita) Shelly, and Half Uncle Patrick Shavalier (Christine Baker). Jorden will be forever loved and adored by his many cousins and numerous friends. He will especially be missed by his four legged nurse (and furry friend) OB. Jorden has been reunited with his loved ones who have passed before, his grandmother Joan Hill and grandfather Leonard Shelly.
Jorden was ill throughout the past year, however our family and friends are left with memories for a lifetime, and those memories are what Jorden wanted us to remember. We reflect on some of his greatest accomplishments as a young man, recently celebrating his graduation with his fellow peers of Stamford Collegiate High School, Class of 2018. It was through his years at Stamford that he loved spending time with his friends (who were more like his family) and participating in his favourite sports, football and powerlifting. At the young age of 12, Jorden enjoyed many hunting trips with his family in Pine Springs, Ontario. He was quick witted, loved to make everyone smile and always put everyone before himself even when he was sick. Jorden loved his time working at Betty’s Restaurant, where he worked in the kitchen for 2 years. A special thank you to Jorden’s cancer team from SickKids, McMaster and Juravinski Hospital, who all provided exceptional care and kindness, and also to the staff and students of Stamford Collegiate for their love, support and friendship. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Celebration of Jorden's Life will be held at Betty's Restaurant, 8921 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls, on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 6-9pm. Memorial donations may be given to Stamford Collegiate's athletic department. Online condolences may be shared on Jorden's tribute page found at

“Jorden, now you can rest easy. Sweet dreams.”

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
May 31, 2019
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Betty's Restaurant
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3 years ago

i am so sorry that this happened, i wish i found out sooner.. i met Jorden at willoughby during co-op, he was my favourite part of going to co-op everyday. so funny, kind, and positive. i wish i had gotten a chance to know him better. my thoughts and prayers go out to Jorden’s family 💚

Enzo Petrella
3 years ago

Rene I am very sorry for your loss of your son Jordan my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Janice Foster
3 years ago

To Alex and Family: Honey, I just wanted to say I know how difficult this has been for you. I’m so glad you have all your family and friends to help you go through this grief. Grief is a passage we all have to work through in our own way. It is not a sign of weakness , it is the price of LOVING SOMEONE SO MUCH. Keep going and reach out when you need it. We all love you. Nana Foster

Barry and Marie
3 years ago

Please accept our deepest condolences at this very sad time. We are here if you need us. Love Barry and Marie.

Bonnie Sparling
3 years ago

My sincere condolences to your family. I was privilege to have worked with Jorden at Betty’s. Jorden was always kind and a hard worker . We had a few chats and it always amazed me how considerate he was for his age. And then there was that smile. I am so sorry for your loss

Gisele Lanteigne & Michele
3 years ago

May you rest in peace young man, Our thoughts and many prayers are with your family at this very difficult time, Please know, we understand your loss and are with you in every way. With much Love & Respect. Aunt Giz & Michele Lanteigne.

Aunt cindy
3 years ago

Prayers and hugs and love to Sandy Rene and Alex. I always said jorden was my rock. Watching him fight this and never complained. Always smiling. That’s y he was my rock. I watched you (his family) let him go and I see where he got his strength from. He will always be with you and everyone who knew him in our hearts He will be missed. Love you jorden. 💘♥️ Aunt cindy and uncle randy

3 years ago

We are so very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, God Bless ❤️❤️

Trenton Allan
3 years ago

I don’t know what to say, what can be really said during sad times. I had the pleasure of meeting Jorden, while having a few beers with his dad and telling him about stuff we did when we were around his age. He was such a outstanding personable kid that had the potential for a bright future. it’s just breaks your heart when he didn’t have that opportunity. R.I.P. Jorden.

Julie Legare
3 years ago

Rene,Sandy and Alex and family you are
all in our thought and prayers.
Jorden rest in peace.

Kim Risk
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss my heart goes out to his family and friends 🙏🙏

Peggy Kinnaird
3 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. I don’t know Jorden or his family , but my heart is heavy reading of his passing. A beautiful young man.

3 years ago

Sandy, Rene. and Alex
no words can express how sorry we our to hear about Jorden You will remain in our hearts and prayers forever and through this most difficult time.. Jorden will always be remembered as a wonderful. kind loving person , he has now gained his wings RIP JORDEN

Cindy ,shawnee, triztin, Ireland and Dade xoxoxox

Heather Giffen
3 years ago

To the Shelly family I’m sorry for your loss I never knew Jorden but I went to school with Kim and wanted u to know I’m praying for u all.with my recent loss of my son I know how u feel .it’s doesn’t get easier but every day it’s gets a little less painful

3 years ago

Jorden was always so so kind! I had the pleasure of calling him my friend, when we met in elementary school, and attended Stamford together. He will truly be missed, and I know he is in heaven watching down on his family and friends.

Julie Spencer
3 years ago

My condolences to Jorden Shelly’s family He was a awesome friend to my son Joshua teaching him football. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed. He had a great smile.

Linda Falovo-Arkinson
3 years ago

Deepest condolences to Rene, Sandy, Alex and family. Jorden was a bright shiny light in the Stamford halls. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him upset, he had a smile that lite up any room he walked in.
He will be missed by all. May Jorden rest in peace…a hard fought battle, you’ve won your heaven!!!

Wendy McIntosh (Tucker)
3 years ago

My condolences go out to all of the family at your time of sorrow. I didn’t know Jorden personally but have been reading about him on Facebook. I went to school with Ben and Tammy. So sorry for your loss.

TracyAnn DeWolfe
3 years ago

Sorry for the loss of Jordan he will be forever missed but always remembered. Rest easy my friend

Robin McBurney
3 years ago

I was very sad to learn of Jorden’s passing. I have many fond memories from his time at Stamford, when he was in my class and then when he was my peer tutor. He loved to talk about his hunting trips and his football. He was such a good-natured, kind, fun-loving and compassionate person. He will truly be missed by so many people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cale Daley
3 years ago

I never really had a personal experience with Jorden myself, but I can remember seeing him around in the hallways at Stamford sometimes.

Seeing all the tributes to and about Jorden, I never knew how much of a caring, kind, respectful and friendly person he was. When I was up north with family on Sunday and came across the news that Jorden had passed, I felt my heart sink and break for his family and friends.

My deepest condolences go out to Alex and the family during this understandably very difficult and really tough time and my thoughts and prayers are also with the family and everyone who knew him very well.

Chris Johnston
3 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Haley Randall
3 years ago

My heart is broken reading about the passing of Jorden. He was such an amazing, respectful, and mature young man.

He was my student in grade 8. He joked with me one day (I was a vegetarian at the time) “Ms.Randall, you will start eating meat again if you tried some of my family’s venison”. He brought some in! We laughed a lot that day because I couldn’t get over how good it was!!

Rest easy Jorden! Your life was cut way too short.

A lot of hugs to his family and friends during this VERY difficult time.

Alex, I hug you extra tight.

Tracy Stevens
3 years ago

Prayers sent to the family with love 💘 Rest in peace Jorden

Pam Croteau
3 years ago

Sending Our Deepest Heartfelt Condolences….. I knew Jorden thru Betty’s!
Jorden always had a Smile & a Kind Heart everytime I worked with him! Never a doubt to help out when asked & laugh during all the fun times we experienced!
Jorden U are Our Warrior … Our Loving Angel that I am so Blessed to have met .. Thank you for Inspiring so many around You .. Always Remembered .. Always Loved😇💕

Sandi and Brett Isherwood
3 years ago

Sandy and Rene we are so very sorry. I don’t even have words… I’m praying for you and your family ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Alicia Marazzo
3 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Jorden was an amazing person. It seemed so impossible that someone could have such a big heart and literally helped anyone he could. I will miss him every single day. He is loved by so many people. My thoughts and prayers will be with everyone.

Chris Shelly
3 years ago

It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences to Rene, Sandy and Alex. Although Jordan will truly be missed by everyone that had the honour of knowing him, I am certain that he would want nothing more than for all of us to celebrate all the good times we had with him. Memories last a lifetime!

Miss and Love you Jordan!

Noah and Beth Holowitz
3 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to the family and his friends…thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cory & Jayne Forbes
3 years ago

Our condolences to the Shelley family & friends on their loss.

Margee Shelly
3 years ago

How blessed I, and my sons, Gage and Tyson Shelly, have been to have known Jorden. I have very fond memories of a little boy who was not only extremely cute, but high energy, kind and affectionate. Jorden, you are in the most amazing place now; with others who have passed and were there to welcome you. Rene and Sandy, you have so much to be proud of. So much. All my love to both of you and Alex in the coming months as you learn how to live without his physical presence.

Heather MacAdam
3 years ago

Jordan was a bright light in my math class at Stamford. He’d arrive right after gym class…sometimes showered, sometimes not…always in a Stamford gym shirt with the arms ripped off (on purpose of course… to show off his arms). Omgosh he had the whole class laughing, almost everyday, making what could’ve been a super tough class, one that we all looked forward to. If he could make math class fun, I can only imagine the good times he must’ve had with his friends! And of course, I feel so sorry for these friends to lose such a wonderful young man. This is such sad news to hear of his death, and I offer my sincerest condolences for his family and loved ones. ALWAYS A HORNET.

Jackie Pignotti
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss rene and sandy.

Nancy Konola
3 years ago

My condolences to Jordons family. Cancer is a terrible disease which takes our loved ones too soon. May he rest in peace with his l9ved ones in Jesus name. AMEN

Tracy (Beauchamp) Van Beek
3 years ago

Sending my deepest sympathies to the family and all his friends!

Robin shelly
3 years ago

My condolences to rene and his family as they have had lost a father and a son. Im sure your with grandpa and aunt Ruby now! R.I.P Jordan

Anita Shelly
3 years ago

Jorden you were a kindhearted, quick witted and loving young man who never changed once even while battling like the warrior you are. You are now our angel looking out for everyone whom you have touched in the 18 years here on earth. This is not the end it’s just your next step. Until we meet again Jorden you will be forever in our hearts we love you to the moon and back buddy.
Uncle Lenny and Aunt Anita

3 years ago

I didnt know Jorden too well or for very long. We used to talk quite a bit a few years ago but unfortunately lost touch. I remember back in 2015, I was in chippewa at a baseball tournament. I was messaging Jorden expressing how bored I was and he lived right by the park the tournament was held at and walked over to hangout with me, I’ll never forget that. When I heard Jorden was sick it absolutely crushed me and he didnt know it, I checked his social media every once in a while to make sure he was okay… I will miss him forever

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Julie Maw & Wayne Shelly
3 years ago

My privilege to have met Jorden in recent times, along with Sandy, Rene and Alex. Great admiration for this young man. I saw first hand the success of his (much too short) life on the weekend at his family home..he had obviously touched a lot of peoples’ lives in the most positive way. The home was filled with friends and family who were there to support him to the very end..he was much loved. Wayne has passed along to me his memories of him growing up in the family – he will live on.

Patricia Heffren-Shelly
3 years ago

My deepest condolences to to Rene Sandy and Alex. Jorden will always be with you. I will see you on the 31st

Michele lowes ( missy)
3 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss
no matter what words are said they can never compare to the pain your heart feels
Your unconditional love for your son has showed the world what it means to be a parent
Standing beside him 24/7
Now in spirit he stands beside you 24/7
Rest In Peace jorden
You are forever loved by all of us here on earth


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