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Jason Robert Flett

Born: Fri., Sep. 30, 1983
Died: Thu., Aug. 7, 2014


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Location: Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 14, 2014

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Jason Robert Flett was born on September 30, 1983 in Stettler, Alberta.  He was the first born of Brady and Norma Flett.  In 1994 the family moved to Athabasca and back to the Mirror area in 1996.  Jason graduated from Lacombe Composite High School.  He worked various jobs in Stettler and in August of 2003 he moved to Kelowna.  He worked various jobs in the Kelowna area and while he was there got to know his uncles Phil and Shawn better, his cousin, Dwayne and Dwayne’s daughter, Kate.
In April of 2011 Jason found his soul mate, Stephanie and the light in his eyes came back, according to his brother, Justin and sister, Sheena.  They moved to their house in Mirror in January of 2012.  On November 1, 2012, Jason and Stephanie’s most precious gift was born, their daughter Ryan Taylor.  Jason’s façade of being “hard” was crushed the moment he held his baby in his arms and his tender heart shone through even more than it always had.
Jason, Stephanie and Ryan enjoyed the August long weekend at Shuswap Lake and made the best memories.  They talked about their future plans and dreams.  
He enjoyed his work with DNR as a heavy equipment operator and had just returned to Fort McMurray.  It was there that he passed away quietly in the early morning hours on August 7, 2014.
Jason leaves the hugest hole in the heart of his soul mate, Stephanie, his precious daughter, Ryan, his sister, Sheena, his brother Justin (Falhado) nephew, Jaxson and niece, Georgia, his loving parents, Brady and Norma, mother and father in law, Petrina and Tom Beale and kids, his father in law, Brock Busby as well as too many dear friends to count.  
He was predeceased by his Grandma Pruden and Great Grandma and Grandpa Mohr.

Jason Flett came into our lives on Sept 30, 1983. He was born in the Stettler Hospital. Jason taught Brady and I what true love is. Our hearts were over flowing with a love that was so amazingly strong. He was an incredibly loving child. There was so much love. 14 months later Justin was born and Jason loved and bonded with him the moment he saw Justin. They were inseparable. All of our friend would say to us how they have never see two sibling get along as well as our boys did. They never fought it was so easy to raise and be with our boys. They just loved each other so much. Sheena came along 6 1/2 years later and Jason fell in love with her the moment he laid eyes on her. They too were inseparable and Sheena idolized her big brother. Jason played minor hockey and enjoyed the sport and did his very best even though he did not have a competitive bone in his body.
We moved to Athabasca in 1994. Jason was about 12 and he came to me very upset one day and asked me if I knew why Sheena would not have anything to do with him so I told him I would try to find out. So I went to Sheena (about 5 years old at the time) and asked her why she had shunned Jason and she said it was because he had a wart on his thumb. We all had a good laugh about that.
Our kids were incredibly close and for the most part got along very well. But when they didn't and if Justin was mad at Sheena - Jason always took Sheena’s side no matter how wrong Sheena was and if Jason was mad at Sheena - Justin took Sheena’s side. Sheena was always protected by her boys.
We moved back to the Stettler area in the summer of 1996. It was so good to be back home near my mom. My kids adored their grandma Pruden. Gramms was one of Jason's favourite people on earth. He loved his grandma P so much. While living at home Jason enjoyed drawing and music and moto cross racing. He did very well for once again not being competitive. Brady has spoken lots of how at a race Jason would come into a corner but would not have the heart to squeeze the other riders out. It was amazing he won as much as he did. We had so many great times at Moto Cross Races. It was family time with a really amazing group of people.
Jason moved home after living in Stettler for a couple of years when I got cancer and was doing chemo.  He looked after Sheena, Randi and John for me. He drove them to school everyday and then would come home and spend the day with me so I was never alone. He helped around the house.  Jason would walk with me into Mirror and back almost every day to help keep my strength up. The very best part of those trips were the long in-depth talks we had. They were such precious moments for me and I knew deep in my heart that the time was coming soon to let him go. I had finished chemo and Jason felt that I was healthy enough that he could leave. That dreaded day came and he said he did not know where he was headed but he wanted to hitch hike. I am so sure I have never cried more in my life as the day he left. I tried to talk him out of hitch hiking and I would pay for any flight to anywhere for him but he would not hear of it so I drove him to highway 2 and he headed south. I was crying hysterically all the way home. He had no problem getting rides and one was with a woman and children which always amazed me that a woman would pick up a guy so big. He arrived in Kelowna. He worked at various jobs but his main ones were working for his uncle Shawn and then Brady's cousin Dwayne. He finally met the love of his life, Stephanie. Stephanie and her mom, Petrina and step dad, Tom took our boy into their lives and into their home. They truly saved Jason's life.
In time Jason brought Steph home and they started a life in Mirror. Jason adored Stephanie and once again found someone he was inseparable with. Stephanie was Jason's soul mate. I cannot ever remember seeing them fight. They were in sync with each other. It is a rarity to see two people enjoy each other’s company as much as they did. Jason worked for DNR and spoke very highly of his job and of the people he worked for. In 2012 Jason’s most precious little angel Ryan was born. Jason's heart was beaming with love and pride when he brought her in to see us. He was over the moon. When Jason was not at work he was doting over Steph and Ryan. I was thinking about all the time he spent with them and I realized that in the short year and 9 months of Ryan's life she had more quality time with her daddy  than most people have in a life time. Jason was the most loving and incredible father that I have known which did not surprise anyone one who knew him. There was no one more important to him than Stephanie and Ryan and just a millimitre below that was his family and close friends.
When Jason died we as a family have talked in great detail of the cause of Jason's death. Jason had a problem with drugs. We have talked about whether or not it was a shameful way to die and Brady has helped all of us realize it is not.  Our son had an addiction. Jason was able to free himself of it for quite a while. I remember the day he was clean from all drugs and how proud I was of him. I told him I would not be prouder if he had graduated from medical school. It must have been incredibly hard to overcome something that has such a strong hold on you. Unfortunately he was not able to stay there. I believe now looking back that he should have gotten counselling to get to the root of the problem and to learn skills in order to cope without the use of drugs.
There may be people here who are judging our son for the choices he made and if so we would like to tell you that it did not change Jason's character and it did not define who he was. Our son had the biggest heart. He loved deeply and unconditionally but when a person loves as deeply as Jason did - the opposite is true. When Jason was hurt or disappointed in someone it hurt him to the very core of his being. I remember when Jas had been on his own for a while.  He came home and told me that he did not know how cruel the outside world was and that I had somehow protected him from that. He was so disappointed in humanity. Knowing my son the way I did - I believe that is why he used drugs. It eased the emotional pain of this world and life. The reason I even speak of this is to plea as a mother to anyone who is using drugs or experimenting to go get help. It is not a weakness to get help from someone who understands how drugs or alcohol works and to get the skills to deal with your pain in a positive and healthy manner.
Jason is in heaven with God and his Gramms and Milenko and Tracy. I understand that there is no better place to be and one day our family will be reunited but in the meantime our hearts have been broken and we have a hole in our hearts the size of the sun. We miss Jason so much. Jason was an incredible asset to our family.  And if I could only use one word to describe Jason it would be “loyal”.
Jason we are and will always be so incredibly proud of you and we all feel so blessed that you were a part of our lives for a short 31 years. We will never let Ryan forget her very special daddy who loved her more than life. There is no way she will ever forget your love as it is within her. Until we meet in heaven we will miss you and continue to love you from this world.  We love you Jason with all our hearts and souls. You were and will always be a bright light in our lives.
Love mom and dad

Celebration of Life
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
Stettler Community Hall, Stettler, Alberta

Donations in memory of Jason are gratefully accepted at ATB Financial for Stephanie and Ryan (cheques payable to: In Trust of Jason Flett) or a charity of your choice.

The family of Jason Flett would like to thank all of our dear friends and family for the support that we received in our darkest moment. Thank you for all the early morning to late night visits, food, flowers, cards, phone calls, texts, Facebook  messages, gifts, the use of the RVs, and the posts on the SFH website. Thank you for your love, friendship, prayers and everyone who attended Jason's Memorial Service. For all the yard work that was done. For the reminiscing of our dear precious Jason around the campfire and on the deck. We have never felt more loved or supported in our entire life and words would never begin to express the gratitude and appreciation we have in our hearts. Thank you for helping us through the most difficult time of our lives. We will forever keep you in our hearts and minds.  Thank you to the people who basically lived at our home for three weeks and did everything we didn't have the strength to do. Thank you to Stettler Funeral Home for the excellent care, Catrina Dubitz Catering for the excellent meal and our three dear friends who served the food.
With our deepest love,
Sheena, Stephanie, Ryan, Justin, Falhado, Jaxson, Georgia, Brady and Norma

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Jim & Amy Gilbert
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this very hard time..

Michelle Schneider
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Jim and Sue van der Sloot and Enerstar Rentals and Services Ltd..

Our deepest sympathies ... From Jim and Sue van der Sloot and the Enerstar Employees

Gregg Holden
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Guys I'm very sorry to hear of this loss. I know a hug can never replace what you have lost. But here is one from me anyway.

Gail Peterson
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Norma, I was so sad to hear of the sudden loss of your son, Jason. I cannot imagine how difficult this time must be for you and your family. Please know that I am thinking of you with fondness and sympathy,


Don and Kerry Petersen
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
We are very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our Deepest Sympathy.

Jack and Bea Brososky
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Brady, Norma and Family
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jason, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Doran & Christa Oancia
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Brady & Norma, we are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. You and all of your family are in our constant thoughts and prayers at this time. Doran & Christa Oancia.

Brian Taylor
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Brady, I just learned of your loss this afternoon. I am so saddened for you and your family. I hope you all stay strong for each other in the coming months. You are all very heavy in our thoughts.

Brian Taylor and family

Holly Adair Sanchez
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Norma, Brady and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Such a sad loss, hold that little Granddaughter tight. God Bless all of you!

Deborah Muldoon
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Chris Carstairs and Deb Muldoon.

Our deepest sympathy

Dave & Becky Gerlitz
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
From Dave & Becky Gerlitz & family

Crystal Schultz (Currier)
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Jason. I have many fond memories of riding the bus with Jason all the way to the high school in Lacombe. It was never a dull moment and always a good laugh!
He is missed by many. I am thinking about all of you.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Hartgerink (Wed. Bible Study)
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Dear Norma and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I know how precious your children are to you and what an awesome Mom you are. It is very difficult to find words that would comfort you. Please know that I will be praying for you, that you will be given the strength that you need during this time and in the days to come. You will get through this Norma. You have always been such a beautiful, caring and compassionate person.......now I am trusting that you will receive much caring and compassion from others. please stay strong Sister.......
love and prayers,

Don Leung (and family)
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Candace and I are saddened by your tragic loss. As parents ourselves we can just barely begin to understand what you must be going through in this difficult time. However, as friends we are here to support you if you need it.

Ken Morton
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Remembering the Flett cleaning crew doing the office in Athabasca. After the one Incident with the boys; we referred to them as the "hole in the wall gang".

Tara Pyke
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Strad Family.

Brady, Norma & Family, Our deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Your Strad Family

Peggy Lee Metcalfe and Jesse Lencucha
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Brady, Norma and family. My heart broke when I heard of your loss. Jason was like a big brother to Jesse...he was loved. Our deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Jason.

Garry and Grace Fix
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Brady and Norma, we are so saddened to hear of Jason's passing. We have fond memories of Jason and Stuart as childhood friends playing together. Please know that our hearts are heavy with you and that you are in our thoughts as you struggle with such a tragic loss.

Repchuk Family
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.

Chuck and Colleen Houston
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Brady, Norma and family,
Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of Jason.
Please know we are thinking of you, and sending prayers and hugs to you.

Sally Weenink
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
Brady, Norma and family,

We are so sorry to hear about Jason's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember......with our prayers,
Ken & Sally Weenink

Scott & Lylas McKnight
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Sending all of you
our heartfelt sympathy.

Wayne & Holly Buelow
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Brady, Norma and family. Keep memories close to your hearts. Don't hesitate to call anytime, we will be thinking of you.

Casey, Donna, Chris and Lisa McWhan
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Brady, Norma, and family. Words cannot express our sincere condolences enough, and there is no way we can understand your pain. A parent should never have to go through this and the world should not lose a young man in his prime. Our thoughts are with you.

Cheryl, Katelyn & Brett Barros
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to you all. May the love of your family and friends help you during this very difficult time.

Dennis and Heather Baird
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Brady, Norma and Family,
No words can tell you the sadness we feel for you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

The Melnyks (Karen, Jeff, Jonny and Nic)
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Norma, Brady and family,
Words cannot express our feelings upon hearing this sad news.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these hard times.


Karen and Jeff Melnyk

Jonathon Melnyk
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Al and Chrystle Hurley
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Brady and Norma,
Our condolences to both you and your family. May your fond memories, family and friends help you through this difficult time.

Ryan Bolin
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Brady, Norma, and Justin,

I was deeply saddened when I heard of Jason's passing. I will always remember Jason fondly as a big brother figure who would always go out of his way to make others feel part of the group. My deepest sympathies.

John and Debby Irwin
   Posted Thu August 14, 2014
Norma and Brady, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. Take Care.

Trevor Friesen
   Posted Sat August 16, 2014
So sorry everybody. I haven't seen or talked to Jason in probably 7 years. I thought of him yesterday though and tried to look him up. Unfortunately this is what I found instead. He must have been surrounded by some great people and been very loved to make such an impact on all of us. Powerful enough that I felt it from so far away from so long ago. He will be missed.

Allan & Terri Webb and Family
   Posted Sat August 16, 2014
Dear Norma, Brady and Family,
We're still trying to wrap our heads around your terrible loss.. Please know that we are thinking of you and will be in touch.

Matthew LaRose, and Jessica O'connor
   Posted Sun August 17, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying moments, may your thoughts and memories of the good times live on forever. Jay was one of a kind, sad to see him gone much too early.

Cindy and Cameron Smethurst
   Posted Sun August 17, 2014
Norma, Bradey, Justin, Sheena, Stephanie, Ryan
Our hearts are broken for you all.
There are no words to express your tragic loss of Jason, and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you a superhuman strength to carry you through the coming days.
Our Love
Cindy Cam Cody and Colt Smethurst

Gerald Giacomelli
   Posted Sun August 17, 2014

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Leslie .

Norma, Brady, Justin and Sheena. Words can't express our sense of loss for your family and for us. I wish we would have known sooner and could have supported you better. We will talk soon enough. Our prayers are with your family and with Jason. Leslie & Gerry Giacomelli

Ana Wohlgemuth
   Posted Thu August 21, 2014
Brady and his family..
I was gone on a trip when I heard the terrible news.. my heart breaks for you as you try to face the future without Jason. Its not easy..but please know that I care and am praying for you all. It hurts so much..
Love from Ana Banana {yoir friend from Timmys}

Heather McElroy
   Posted Mon August 25, 2014
Norma and Brady
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain but know there are so many friends and family to help you carry the burden. Thinking, of you

Gail Benjamin
   Posted Wed August 27, 2014
Norma I have thought about you everyday and feel so sorry that you must suffer this loss of your wonderful son. I know from the Celebration of Life and what you, Brady, Justin, Sheena, Stephanie and Ryan expressed that you have truly lost a great man.
I am blessed to know you and be your friend. Gail

Joyce Kiryk
   Posted Thu September 11, 2014
Norma and Brady I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Just know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers

Wally and Bonnie McComish
   Posted Thu January 29, 2015
Brady, Norma , Justin, and Sheena. There has never been a day when you are not in our thoughts and prayers. Your loss is so much more than anyone should have to carry and our hearts are heavy over the loss of your son Jason. He is still in our hearts and we speak of him often about what a great fun guy he was to have around. His kind heart and love for our own family has left a huge hole in our lives so cannot imagine how you are coping day to day. We love you and are hear for you. May one day you again feel peace and contentment and some understanding of your loss. We love you and will always be there for you. The pain will never go away but our prayer is it will get easier to bear. Love you guys, Wally and Bonnie and girls.

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