1975 – 2016
It is with great sadness we announce that Jason passed away suddenly on January 9, 2016. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Roy and Lorraine Watkinson and Dave and Pam Corrigall and is survived by his mother, Linda (Dave), his father Gord (Judy), his sisters Tami (Todd) and Lisa, his brother Chris (Tammy), and his nieces and nephews, Marketta, Brayden, Kayden, Coen, Lilly and Finn.
He was born in Courtenay, on February 4, 1975. He started school here in Courtenay and then continued in Ghana (Africa), Saskatchewan, Ontario and finally returning to the Comox Valley to finish at Vanier Senior Secondary. His time spent in Ghana was a highlight of his life. He remembered and spoke of it with such fondness. After completing school, he went to work for his father in the family business where he learned his skill as an equipment operator. Throughout his young life, he did many different jobs, but always came back to doing what he did best – operating equipment.
Jason always held his family very near and dear to him. He was very kind hearted and compassionate, and would do anything for anyone to help them. He always had a remark, or comment that would make you laugh. His heart was enormous and his smile, his charm and his humour will forever be remembered. He had so many friends that he loved and they will all sadly miss him.
Unfortunately, Jason struggled with addiction for many years. He had several periods of recovery that gave him an amazing and hopeful insight into how his life could be again. This was especially true in the later part of 2015 when he was so excited to start his new life and wrote “I actually dream now…I have family back…I love myself again.”. In the end though, his struggle won over and he was taken from us. He will always be with us in our hearts and our memories. Jason, you are finally free and at peace now. WE LOVE YOU.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation in his honour to the Innervisions Recovery Society. We would like you to help us celebrate his life on January 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Piercy’s Mount Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC.