Jordan Leishman, 31, of Boston, MA, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, after fighting a long, difficult battle with opioid addiction. He was born on July 31, 1987, to Peter and Judith (Nadeau) Leishman in Nashua, NH. He grew up in Milford, NH, where he attended Milford High School and graduated in 2005.
Jordan was kind, charismatic, and loved by all who met him. He had a big heart, and was eager to help anyone in need. He always stood up for what he believed in. He had a brilliant mind and was a talented writer. He attended Wittenberg University in Ohio, where he studied Chinese, and Women and Minority Studies. One of his fondest memories was studying abroad in China.
Throughout most of his adult life, he struggled with opioid addiction. Despite his many successes and frequent attempts at sobriety, his addiction consumed his life and derailed his dreams. Throughout his struggles, his love for his family and friends never wavered.
His infectious laugh and unconditional love will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Leishman of Milford, NH; father, Peter Leishman and stepmother, Cheryl Seifert of Peterborough, NH; sister, Abby Leishman of Denver, CO; paternal grandfather, James Williams of Rowe, MA; great aunt, Constance McMurray of Hudson, NH; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Maurice and Dorothy Nadeau of Nashua, NH; paternal grandparents, Russell and Hope Leishman of Milford, NH, and Gail Rice of Shelburne Falls, MA; and aunt, Elizabeth Leishman of Milford, NH.
A memorial will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, at The Colonel Shepard House, 29 Mont Vernon Street, Milford, NH. Visitation will be held 4:00-5:30 pm, followed by memory sharing 5:30-7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Jordan’s name can be made to shatterproof.org, freetibet.org, or a charity you feel Jordan would be proud to support.