Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The loss of our brother-in-law

PARK CITY, Utah -- A 36-year-old Summit County man died Monday after running into a tree at The Canyons Resort in Park City. The skier was found Monday afternoon after a two-hour search. His name was not released. FOX 13's John Klemack reports.

This is a nice newspaper article on Jason from the Salt Lake Tribune

and here is an article from Park City

How ironic that a few posts back I said I hoped that Ryan's pneumonia would be the last of our surprises before Christmas. Last night as I was getting ready to have the Seal Family Christmas party at my home, Gavin called with devastating news. My brother-in-law Jason had been up skiing and apparently had a collision with a tree and died. Jason and Gavin's sister, Laurie, had been married for two years and have a two month old beautiful little girl. There are not any words that I can think of to express how sad we are for Laurie and what she is going through! She was so happy with Jason and to have him taken from her so soon seems so unfair. I wish there was something we could do to help her through this trying time. All the married couples went up last night to show her our support and love but I think she just wanted to be alone in her room with her baby girl. There are some positives about the timing not being any earlier... he was able to be with his mom after Lily's birth; his dad was in town for Thanksgiving; we all got together last week for Lily's blessing; he was able to see the birth of his daughter and be there for Laurie; he gave Lily the most beautiful baby blessing last week. And although those are some positives...it's not fair that he was taken so suddenly and at such a young age. I pray that Laurie will get the peace and comfort from the Spirit that she deserves. I am so glad that she has little Lily to help her get through this and to have a legacy of Jason left behind.

His friends have also set up a blog for people to post their memories of Jason. http://www.jasoncoles.blogspot.com/


Brittany said...

Such a beautiful family, please give our love to Laurie and all of your family!

Scarehaircare said...

Oh, sweetie, my heart is breaking for your family. {{{hugs}}} and prayers coming your way.

kellyclay said...

Oh Heather I am so sorry that your family is suffering such a great loss at this time of Year. I hope and pray that your Sister in Law will eventually find the peace and comfort that she needs. ((HUGS))