Canadian Skater/FSU Member Fighting for His Life (R.I.P.)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Spun Silver, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Active Member

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    Goodbye Jesse. I'm so glad he's no longer suffering. My thoughts are with his family. He will be missed. RIP Jesse.
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  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    RIP Jesse.
  4. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    RIP, dear sweet (((Jesse))). My thoughts and prayers are with his family. <3
  5. LilJen

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    :wuzrobbed indeed. Waaaayyyyy too young. Rest in peace, Jesse.
  6. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    Rest in peace sweet Jesse.

    Prayers to your family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
  7. Clarice

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    Peace to you, Jesse, and to all who knew and loved you.
  8. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all of those that Jesse has touched in his life. Way to young and had to suffer way to much.
    Rest in Peace Jesse! Such a sad day in the world of figure skating.
  9. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear Jesse has passed. My condolences to his family as they handle this difficult time.
    No one should have to suffer as he did :(
  10. pollyanna

    pollyanna Well-Known Member

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    :(

    RIP Jesse. {{{Jesse's family and friends}}}
  11. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    :( Cancer is a ****er. Goodbye Jesse; your suffering is over.
  12. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    It is so difficult to grasp the cruelty and unfairness of the world. And to stop thinking why this had to happen to him and how it's something so final and unstoppable. Then there's also relief because reading about his suffocation problems during the last couple of weeks was heavy. :( I hope you're in a good place now Jesse.
  13. cruisin

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    What to say? We have shared Jesse's last months with him. Doing our best to make sure he knew he was loved, and feeling like we could not do enough. We have been frustrated by his descriptions of his lack of care. We have cried over the knowledge that he was in so much pain. It was an honor to have cared about such a brave, honest, and kind young man. He only knew a handful of us personally. Yet, he touched the hearts of so many of us, with his kindness, his humor, his courage. He was taken from us far too soon, but I am glad that he is no longer suffering. I think we all knew this was coming, and coming fairly soon. But, I don't think we expected it this soon. He was a bright light in the world. A world that will be dimmer, for his loss. His family must be devastated. My heart breaks for them. Jesse, you will be deeply missed. I hope that you are at peace, now. You showed all of us how to face a devastating illness with grace and dignity. RIP.
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  14. pat c

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    RIP Jesse. You're free from pain now.
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  16. briancoogaert

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    RIP Jesse.
    Sad news, sad day.
  17. CynicElle

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    My sympathies to Jesse's family and friends. I'm glad he isn't suffering anymore.
  18. NinjaTurtles

    NinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant

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    RIP Jesse and condolences to your family and friends.
  19. skatesindreams

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    Thank you!
    You said it so well.

    It was an honour to support Jesse.
  20. Simone411

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    ITA! cruisin, you said in words what I wanted to say coming from the heart. Thank you so much. Jesse will be missed by all of us. <3
  21. Bailey_

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    God Bless... both Jesse and this community that showed such care and affection for someone many had never met.

    In the words of Linda Ronstadt... I wish I had a river, I could skate away on... You fought a brave battle and I hope you are skating again in Heaven...
  22. Eislauffan

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    Cruisin found perfect words. I am saddened to hear these news. R.I.P., Jesse.
  23. Habs

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    I'm sorry to hear this. Rest well, Jesse. :(
  24. pp55

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    Rest in peace, Jesse.
  25. Kelvster

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    Jesse - I'll never ever forget the great advice you gave me when I was trying to learn the axel jump as an adult (which I eventually did land). Sometimes, people say that friends you make in the "virtual world" of internet remain virtual, but I believe otherwise, because there was just something so genuine about you. May you rest in peace.
  26. Willowway

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    I thank Jesse for the extraordinary gift he has given everyone on FSU, from the people who were active in helping him to those, like me, who followed his words and his struggle. I don't think any one of us, not one, will ever forget Jesse. Say "Jesse" 20 years from now and each of us will have his or her memory of him. Death is not easy or pretty, and sometimes it is brutal. Jesse had the strength and the courage to share his experience with his virtual friends, some strangers, not just so that he could speak but so we could hear. Now is the time for kind words and beautiful sentiments but the process of getting there was so very hard and we needed to know that. Jesse gave us insight that is so rare and so important - it should be with each of us for the rest of our lives and help us be more compassionate to the sick and dying who cannot tell us how they suffer. Thank you, brave young man. I will not forget you; you've made a difference.
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  27. taf2002

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    Thanks for posting this video. I had no idea he was such an accomplished & artistic skater. This was really beautiful. RIP Jesse.

    Just a thought - dwelling on the care that Jesse did or did not receive is a waste of space & is really a downer in this thread. Why don't we appreciate the gentle soul that has passed and the fact that he touched our lives for a too short while?
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  28. skatesindreams

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    Thank you, Willoway, for that.

    ETA:. taf. Jesse skated professionally for several years.
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  29. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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  30. myhoneyhoney

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    Goodbye and RIP, Jesse :(
  31. l'etoile

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    I'm saddened by the thought of Jesse.

    Jesse, you were so brave. I hope God is giving you the rest that you well deserve. Inspiration is the word for you. RIP..
  32. Spun Silver

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    Thank you, Sharpie. The flowers and star will be sent from FSU as soon as we know where to send them.

    If anyone learns that, or if there is somewhere the family is requesting that donations be sent, please post it.

    Willoway, you spoke for me.
  33. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    I would suggest sending the flowers etc to his parents' home in Fort Macleod if you don't hear otherwise.

    231 Lyndon Rd
    Fort Macleod AB T0L0Z0
    CANADA
  34. Rob

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    I am so sad, but relieved he isn't suffering. I watched a friend go through the lung issues Jesse was having so I knew the end was near, but it never gets easier.
    RIP Jesse, and thank you for sharing your final months with us. I will think of you every time I eat a Lindor chocolate.
  35. Josh78

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    Just heard about this...What a lovely skater an example of just being happy with what skating (and in a greater sense, life) gives you, no matter what...As an American who isn't all that familiar with Canadian skating, I had heard of Jesse's story a few months back and was praying and pulling for him in every way possible...the way he faced his journey with grace and bravery is something we can all learn from..Rest in peace Jesse
  36. Spun Silver

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    Really, you dont think there will be a funeral with flowers displayed?

    Rob, how could I forget the chocolates? I do not need to be eating Lindor truffles, but tonight i will eat some in Jesse's honor (i will make the sacrifice, while watching NHK on TV and imagining his critiques of all the 3As).
  37. purple skates

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  38. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Probably. The address was just a thought in case someone would rather send something directly to their home.
  39. jiejie

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    I have been following Jesse's story since it appeared here but haven't posted until now since it's hitting a little too close to home. But I have been very moved throughout these last months by his dignity, courage, and honesty with us here. Jesse, be at peace now. There were no strangers here, just friends that you didn't get the chance to meet in person. Heartfelt condolences to his family.
  40. ioana

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    I remember Jesse used to post in the Moves in the Field section of the board when he was still skating & it was really nice to have a high-level skater post videos of his skating and seek feedback the same way those of us who were lower-level skaters did. Knowing how active he used to be made it even harder to read his cancer thread, but I for one was very impressed he put up such a brave fight until the end. Hope he gets to make up for all the lost skating time, wherever he is now.