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DONAHUE, Jason Patrick

DONAHUE, Jason Patrick

DONAHUE, Jason Patrick, age 46 (formerly WILLEY, Jason Patrick) passed away suddenly at home in Kelowna on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Jason (Jay) was born April 8th, 1966 in Brandon, Manitoba. He grew up in Kelowna, then spent many years living on Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. He relocated back to Kelowna recently.

Jay was a hardworking individual who worked various trades. Jay’s interests included competitive dirt bike racing as a youth. He was also a musician and artist. He created wood and soapstone carvings, some of which were displayed at galleries on Salt Spring Island. Jay loved to have fun and brought a smile to those he met. Many knew him as a happy, fun-loving individual with a great sense of humor and free spirit.

Jason is survived by his loving parents Frederick (Bray) Willey and Glenna Louise Donahue, as well as his younger brother Regan (Lori), his niece Sidney and nephew Blake. He is also survived by several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

A private family service will take place at a later date. Jay’s ashes will be spread at one of his favorite places.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna United Way.

A very special thank you to the numerous emergency services workers who assisted Jason that morning.

Jay you were loved by many, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.

Condolences may be directed to:

Dignity Memorial


Condolence Messages
  • Regan and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Jason forever and it seems like a lifetime since we all used to go riding dirt bikes together. If I recall, when we were about 12-13, his favorite actor was Steve Martin.

    Tim Hazell
    Nov 07, 2012
  • Regan and Family,

    My condolences for your loss.

    L. Hollier
    Nov 05, 2012
  • So very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. He was a great kid. Our sons Bruce and Dan knew Jay. Bruce was his roommate in their younger years in Kelowna. He used to call us to ask for Bruce's phone number and always had a sense of humour in our chats. We will miss him. Rest Jay.

    Arnie and Carrol Prysunka
    Nov 03, 2012
  • I am sorry for your loss. Jay was a wonderful person, always with a smile. He will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed. Love ya Jay.

    Teresa Appel (nee Stonehouse)
    Nov 03, 2012
  • Regan,
    I send my deepest condolences to your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to your family and you are all in my prayers.

    Tasia Olafson
    Nov 02, 2012
  • So very sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Jay. He had the greatest smile and laugh; which my memories are filled with. I knew Jay from back in the day~circa 1985ish until he moved to Salt Spring Island. 20 years may have passed since I last saw him but he would always pop into my head for some reason or another....Jay will never be forgotten.

    Susan Forster (nee Lamb)
    Nov 02, 2012