Jason Troy Matheson

February 3rd, 2013

It is with overwhelming sadness that the family of Jason Matheson announces that he passed away suddenly at home from a massive heart attack. We were blessed to have Jason come into our lives in Murrayville (Langley) BC and as a young child, he liked to keep his parents on their toes.  His grandmother Frances Krasuin whom he shared a very special bond with, said he was like a cat with nine lives, as he survived many adventures such as climbing out a three storey apartment window and hanging on by his finger tips until his mother rescued him, falling into an open septic tank and running across a four lane busy highway at the age of 3, with a nickel in his hand, stopping the traffic because he really, really needed to buy a bottle of pop at the store.  No locked gates or doors could ever keep him from exploring the world!  As a child, he spent countless hours with his cousins Lea, James, Kelly, Heith, Shellie, Shannon, Michael, and Derek and later in life with his younger cousins, Kory, Tony, Tanya, Garrett and Brady.

In 1981, he moved to Armstrong with his father Rick, mother Bonnie and younger brother Adam, where he attended school and continued to live until his death.  Jason worked at Synergy Pacific and his home life was spent with his family, or playing PS3 “Black Ops” with his online and offline buddies, on Facetime video calls with his niece Caydence, sometimes just hanging out with her for hours online, while she did her homework and he watched television.  He loved to travel and attended music concerts all over Canada and the US. He shared his passion for concerts with his brother Adam who was also his best friend, and enjoyed travelling to Calgary to spend time with Adam and his family. Another time, he had an extra ticket for a concert in Vancouver and phoned his cousin Tony whom he hadn’t seen for a number of years and said, “Let’s go!”  He loved spending time with his family and looked forward to having a home cooked dinner with his parents every Saturday evening.  In recent years, his cousin Kory and Ali became two of his closest friends and he shared many adventures with them. His laugh would fill the room, his sense of humour and his hugs will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 

Jason is predeceased by his two grandfathers Kenneth Matheson and Coston Krasuin and his much loved uncle Robert Matheson.  Jason leaves behind to mourn his loss, his father Rick, mother Bonnie, brother and friend Adam, sister-in-law Trina, two nieces Justine and Caydence, nephew Treytyn, his grandmothers Frances Krasuin and Donna Westman. He will be missed by his uncles Shawn Krasuin, Robert (Wendy Krasuin, Ron Westman, aunts Priscilla (Herb) Weninger, Lorraine Martens and Donna Sands, numerous cousins and friends.  He loved spending time with his great uncle Bill (Heather) and his special “family” Vivian Fipke and her daughter Tammy (Chris) Hardy.  Jason had room in his heart for everyone and will be missed by those who were fortunate to know him.

Jason’s family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Ben Sawatzky for sending a jet to Palm Springs to bring Jason’s parents home, Bill and Heather Cormack for being the rocks that can be leaned on, Bob Krasuin who took on the unfortunate job of looking for Jason, the friends and family who joined the Facebook group In Loving Memory of Jason Matheson and those who have visited, phoned or emailed to express their condolences.

In memory of Jason, a service will be held at the Armstrong Baptist Church at Becker Street at 1:00pm, Monday, February 11, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a donation to the charity of their choice.


I am sorry for your loss, In trying to reconnect with a great freind Bill Cormack i ran into This message. The mention of Heather and cousin Derick leads me to believe that Jason and I have had the privalige of knowing Bill. I hope it is the same fellow. I worked at kenworth trucks so did he. If you can help me contact Bill or Heather please send me a responce again I regreat your loss. regard Doug.

Dear Rick and Bonnie: May I offer my deepest sympathy to both of you and your family. Having lost a loved one two years ago I understand that losing a loved one is a very rude awakening to how short life really is. I didn't know Jason but I saw him the odd time in town and he was always smiling so I am sure he loved life and was happy. I know that the next short while is only the first step in the healing process for you all but take the time to look after yourselves and know that there are lots of us that are thinking about you and what you are going through. With very loving thoughts and prayers Elaine.

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