MONTAGUE, Jesse David
Jesse David Montague, of Nagoya, Japan, died peacefully on July 20th 2012 in Nagoya Central Hospital. Born on December 9th 1975 in Vancouver to Paul and Patricia Montague,
Jesse distinguished himself as a research scientist who was working on his doctorate in photophysical chemistry at Nagoya University, Japan under the accomplished Professor Ouchi. After spending most of his early life in Cumberland, Jesse graduated from G.P. Vanier Secondary School in 1993 and received a full scholarship to Simon Fraser University where he graduated with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry in 1997. After teaching English, mastering karate, and learning Japanese, Jesse enrolled in Nagoya University and graduated with a Masters in Chemistry in March 2011. Jesse loved the outdoors and spent many years hiking in the forests of Vancouver Island and as far as Alaska.
He leaves behind his wife, Lihua Chen, also of Nagoya, his father and mother, Paul and Patricia Montague, his sisters, Lilah Amlani, Zoë Montague and Xéna Montague, and his two nieces Alexandra Hughes and Aurora Jess Amlani. Jesse will be dearly missed by his uncle and aunts, his twenty first cousins, and close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Jesse in Vancouver on Sunday, July 29th at 12:30 pm at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St. Burnaby.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to BC Cancer Foundation http://bccancerfoundation.com/