Jason Elwyn Koehler

May 20, 1972 – March 8, 2020

 

With hearts that are broken we announce the sudden and tragic death of our beloved son Jason. He was taken away from all who loved him on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Whistler, British Columbia. Jason was a father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend to many. Jason will forever be loved and remembered by his son, Jevan; parents, Elwyn and Nola; sisters, Megan (Raf) and Jessica (Brett); brother, Jeremy (Bailey); boba, Jean Miskew; nephews, Sam, Seth, Saul, Devlin, Lyle, Olis, and Bode; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Jason was born on May 20, 1972 in Hinton, Alberta. Jason attended playschool in Beaumont, following playschool he went into a french immersion program from kindergarten to grade eleven. When Beaumont didn't have a high school he moved to J.H Picard for grades ten and eleven. In 1990 he followed his dream of playing baseball and went to Hillsboro, Oregon for grade twelve. The pursuit of his dream brought him to Albertson College in Boise, Idaho where he also became a member of the ski racing team. Upon his return to Edmonton in 1992 he attended the U of A to study French, Russian History and Religion. Jason was a good student who was fluent in French and blessed with a great athletic ability that allowed him to excel at baseball and skiing. In April 1996 Jason decided to leave school and open his first Two Guy's with Pipes store, in 2000 the store was moved to the West Edmonton Mall. Jason's son Jevan was the love of his life but he was unable to always be there for him, but one of the cherished memories they shared was being able to take in the Vancouver Olympics together in recent years. Like so many people Jason struggled with mental health issues and a drug addiction. He went to rehab several times but didn't succeed for long, his struggle with his illness led him to jail and various assault charges. He was caught in a system that failed him by not providing the help he needed. Despite his struggles he opened a second store in Whistler to be close to the mountains, so he could enjoy his passion of Skiing. While there he bought himself a Harley which he enjoyed riding on the open highways of British Columbia and Alberta. Jason was a good friend to many, had a remarkable memory and a kind heart, he was generous to a fault. He loved his dogs especially the Pug, Copernicus and shepherd cross, Max. He was ahead of his time in regards to the cannabis industry and was overjoyed with the legalization. We will forever miss him. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

 

Memorial Donations
In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Jason to
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA Alberta Division 320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 – 110 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2L9

 

 

 

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