Josie and I are extremely grateful to all those who have offered their loving support and sympathy and to those who continue to support us through our grief on the loss of our beloved Jason. Your kindness to us will be forever remembered.  

We send a heartfelt thank you to:

  • Jason's many friends who arranged his Celebration of Life at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary
  • the hundreds of people who filled Husky Garden Tent at Canada Olympic Park for Jason's Celebration of Life and to those who waited in line to share with us their hugs, tears, momentos and their memories of how Jason had touched their lives
  • John Kucera for his friendship and for creating Jason's beautiful Memorial Video
  • everyone who attended Jason's Celebration of Life in Thunder Bay and Cornwall
  • those who offered heartfelt tributes at Jason's Celebration of Life in Calgary, Thunder Bay and Cornwall
  • Sgt. Audrey Robinson, RCMP, Cochrane Detachment, AB, for her assistance and support 
  • Jason's skiers who shared with me their memories of Jason and how much he meant to them
  • CARC members for their kindness to me in Calgary
  • the cyclists who participated in an emotional memorial ride for Jason on August 2, 2006
  • Georgia Myers and Ronald Popowich for being there
  • Annabelle and the de Guzman family for loving Jason
  • Dave Bradley for mentoring Jason and for making all the arrangements for Jason's Celebration of Life in Thunder Bay 
  • Mark Schwan and his family for taking care of us in Calgary and to Mark for the creation of  jlapierre.blogspot and Team JForce
  • Reverend John Werley of Malone, NY, for his spiritual support to our family
  • family, friends and acquaintances who have sent us sympathy cards, letters, photos and videos of Jason
  • Pat Pender, VP of GVIS, for making all the arrangements for Jason's Celebration of Life in Cornwall
  • Brenda Beaudette, Principal of CCVS in Cornwall and the Friends of CCVS, for giving me assistance on setting up the Jason Lapierre Memorial Bursary Fund at Jason's high school
  • Kyle Marcotte, Michael Hayes and Hal Kuntze for setting up the Jason Lapierre Memorial Scholarship at the University of Calgary
  • everyone who has donated money to either of Jason's Memorial Scholarship Funds
  • Mark Kaltenbach of Speed Theory in Calgary, for his friendship and the generous funding of this website's first year
  • Lisa Lafrance of Calgary for her longtime friendship, support and keeping us connected to the good times
  • Trev Williams of Calgary for his friendship and the creation of Jason's Ironman slideshow and poster
  • Cornwall's Cabaret Troupe and other dear theatre friends, especially Michael Pearson, for the beautiful presentation to my family of 34 white roses, hugs and condolences and the purchase of 3 seats at Aultsville Theatre, one in Jason's memory, one for Josie and one for myself. They have also generously provided the funding of this website's second year
  • Seaway Winds Concert Band of Cornwall, for the purchase of a seat in Jason's memory at Aultsville Theatre
  • Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band of Cornwall, for the purchase of a seat in Jason's memory at Aultsville Theatre
  • Jim and Donna Schwan for their donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation in Jason's memory. Jason's name is inscribed on a panel in the Trail Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario
  • the Juice Plus family for being such a meaningful inspiration in Jason's life
  • Judy Dine of CBC Sports, for producing the John Kucera/Jason Lapierre feature
  • Greg Alexander of Calgary, for his legal expertise, continuing support, patience and friendship
  • Jonathan MacLeod of Remax, Calgary for his friendship and arranging the sale of Jason's townhouse
  • Garry Stevenson of Cornwall, for notarizing signatures on extremely short notice
  • Graham Beattie of  Majisoft Multimedia Inc. in Ottawa for his constant love and support, his html lessons and the launching of this website
  • Last but not least, I wish to thank my beautiful daughter, Josie.  Her encouragement, her critiques, her suggestions and her belief in me that I could actually create a memorial website for Jason turned my dream into a reality

 


Jason's Life and Legacy