A family man, much-loved clubman and workmate will be celebrated at a service in Launceston on Friday.
Peter Leslie Jordan passed away in hospital on Saturday, aged 64, after a battle with cancer.
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Born in Victoria, he was raised in Launceston as the second-eldest of seven siblings and was known as a keen sportsman.
Jordan played basketball as a junior, golf for much of his life and became a central figure at Old Launcestonians Football Club, where he was a player, coach, volunteer, secretary, treasurer, president and more.
"He started [playing] in 1974," his youngest sister Lorraine said.
"He had a knee injury from when he was a younger bloke from going shooting with his mates - he accidentally got shot in the kneecap hanging out the back of the old HR (Holden) down Scottsdale - so he always had trouble with the knee.
"[After finishing his playing career] he was always opening up the canteen at the footy and getting volunteers ... he was the most dedicated volunteer and he held every position at the OLs club and was highly respected."
A diligent worker, Jordan spent more than three decades with Grant Beaumont in the hospitality industry and managed a number of venues around Launceston.
He worked at Mowbray's Tasmanian Turf Club for 17 years before retiring and remains highly respected in the racing industry.
"He lived such a busy life," Lorraine said.
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"He probably worked a minimum two jobs all his life, up to three and then he'd do his volunteer stuff.
"So he never stopped and he always wore his shirts - he was a smartly-dressed man."
It was also at work he picked up the nickname 'Seppo'.
"He was a plumber, that was his first apprenticeship," Lorraine explained.
"And he was actually built like a septic tank - solid and round - I'm pretty sure that's why he got that nickname."
But it was among family that he had the most lasting impact.
Jordan had special relationships with his nieces and nephews - particularly Sherry, the daughter of his eldest sister Sandra - but none more so than with his mother Connie.
"He meant the world to my mum - he stayed with my mother all my life after my dad died, he never left her side," Lorraine said.
"He vowed never to leave my mother's side and he didn't - they were best friends.
"He's such a beautiful man."
10/10/1956 - 10/04/2021
- Peter Jordan's funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Friday at Finney Funeral Service in Kings Meadows.