Jason Barry Jensen
It is with deep sadness the family of Jason Barry Jensen announces his unexpected passing of natural causes while snowmobiling with friends in Fernie, BC, on February 22, 2019.
Jason was born in Fredericton NB, where he enjoyed many athletic pursuits in his youth and developed a lifelong passion for the outdoors. His love of skiing and ski racing lead him to the Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine, where he graduated in 1989, and then to coaching with the Crabbe Mountain Race Club for several years. In 2005 Jason completed his degree in Geological Engineering at UNB and began a rewarding and successful career in the pipeline industry in Canada and the U.S., based out of Calgary.
Jason was a large personality whose warmth, sincerity and kindness made a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to have met him. Whether travelling, skiing, fishing, hunting or snowmobiling with friends, he cherished each and every day, and lived his life (to the fullest). He was a loyal and loving son, nephew, cousin, friend, spiritual brother and surrogate uncle to the many children of his closest friends, who he adored.
Jason was one in a million and will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, infectious smile, compassion, firm handshake, and warm hugs.
Jason is survived by his mother, Diana (Washburn) Jensen (Lloyd Lyons) and his father, Barry Jensen. Also by Jason’s aunts, Betty Washburn and Lois Underhill (Herb); uncles, LeRoy (Loretta), Irl and Allan (Karen) Washburn, Albert Sturgeon, Alton (Della) and Delmar (Chrissie) Jensen; several cousins and friends worldwide.
Jason was predeceased by his infant sister, Jana Diana; his maternal grandparents, Thomas & Dorothy Washburn (Blackville, NB); paternal grandparents, Norman and Audrey Jensen (New Denmark, NB); uncle, Thomas Washburn.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Fr. Monte Peters as celebrant. A reception in the church hall will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jason's memory can be made to the Fredericton Community Kitchen in support of the Student Hunger Program at Connaught Street School. Official tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.00.