Jarrett Ross Swackhamer

February 13th, 1990 ~August 13th, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Jarrett Swackhamer announces his passing, on August 13th, 2011. He was many things, a son, a brother, a grandson, an uncle, a nephew, but he was a friend to all. Jarrett will be forever remembered by his parents, Steve and Bonnie, his brothers, Jason and Paul, his grandfather, Roy, and his Grandmother, Kathryn. Jarrett will also be lovingly remembered by his extended family and his many dear friends.

Jarrett was involved in a great many activities throughout his life, most of them involved the outdoors as well as family and friends. Guaranteed though, no matter what it was, he did it well. He had a talent for everything he did. He will be missed by many and remembered by all he met.

A service will be held to Celebrate the Life of Jarrett Swackhamer this Sunday, August 28th at 1:00pm. This will take place at 1990 Frey Road, Nanaimo, B.C. Going South on the Island Highway, take a left on Morden Rd. and then take the first right (Main Rd.). Follow the road until the end (Yoga Weyr Studio). Anything from casual to formal attire is completely acceptable. We hope everyone will be able to join us on the day. * Please note that the venue has asked that shoes not be worn inside so be prepared to have your shoes checked at the door *

Also, it is asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Memorial Bursary Fund which has been set up in Jarrett’s name at Vancouver Island University for the “Road Building and Heavy Construction Operator” course. Please contact Dave Forrester at VIU on 250-740-6214 or alumni@viu.ca for more details.

Those that would like to make a donation by cheque to the proposed award can do so by making them payable to the Vancouver Island University Foundation with a memo marked “Jarrett Swackhamer Award.” All donations over $25 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Cheques can be mailed to: Vancouver Island University Foundation, 114-59 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2X3

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.

This world will never be the same

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