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

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

  1. Bailey_

    Bailey_ Guest

    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...
     
  2. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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

    Habs Well-Known Member

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

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    Rest in peace, Jesse.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Willoway, for that.

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

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

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  10. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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

    l'etoile New Member

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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..
     
  12. Spun Silver

    Spun Silver Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Josh78

    Josh78 Active Member

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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
     
  16. Spun Silver

    Spun Silver Well-Known Member

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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).
     
  17. purple skates

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  18. 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.
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. 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.
     
  21. Rob

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    I know, they are one of my favorites too and although I don't need them, I will pick some up too. I sent him some caramel ones and mint ones, and he PMed me that he had never tried them before. I hope he could eat some of them.
     
  22. Kruss

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    My condolences to Jesse's family and friends, and my prayers for peace, healing and comfort for everyone at this time.
     
  23. centerstage01

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    Rest in Peace, Jesse. Cancer sucks so much. :(
     
  24. DaveRocks

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    The memorial service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Fort MacLeod Arena, 235 21st St., Fort MacLeod, Alberta, T0L 0Z0

    Memorial donations can be made to: Fort MacLeod Skating Club, Box 64, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, T0L 0Z0
     
  25. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks, DaveRocks, for the information.
     
  26. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Someone shared a photo of the Memorial Service Notice on Facebook...

    ETA: Oops, should have checked the last post in the thread before posting...I see the info has already been provided.

    Thanks, DaveRocks... :)
     
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  27. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate being able to see the notice, kimkom,
     
  28. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    The funeral home and the minister are the same ones that handled the funeral for Jesse's maternal grandfather who died on 4 December 2012 at the age of 86. It has been a very difficult year for this family!
     
  29. AxelAnnie

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    Dave - thanks for the information. Is there a special fund there, or do we just send a check and a note?
     
  30. mrinalini

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    Just crushed when I read in the cancer thread that Jesse had lost his battle. I'd noticed his posts even before being aware of his plight because they were always unfailingly positive and because he adored MK. I thought, a classy poster with good taste - how rare! :p

    RIP Jesse, and thanks for teaching me that I'd better can it and be grateful for what I have because you had to endure so much so young and with such dignity.

    26 is just way, way too young - feck cancer! :mad: