ARMSTRONG, Jaylan “Jay” Kevin Elwood

October 13, 1996 – March 22, 2020

This man was born and raised west of Cremona, Alberta, with his family raising cattle and farming. He is survived by Ocean, Landon, Skylar and Ascena, along with many of us that love and cherish him.

Jay learned to run equipment from a very young age which grew into his passion and dream. He was a hard worker, enjoyed logging, and he shined on the Hoe. He would send out his daily snapchats of the equipment he was running to make us smile.

Jay could walk in a room and light it up with his smile and a smirk that would stop you in your tracks; changing the whole atmosphere with “that’s right”. He loved sharing his dreams and goals, never missed a chance to play a prank, and he was known for his competitiveness, especially when it came to fishing. Jay loved hard, forgave easy and was always looking for the active fun time that’s to be had in every situation.

It became a place in his heart to become a family man and that’s exactly what he did. He stepped up with no questions asked to be the stepfather of his beautiful fiancé Ocean’s two kids, Landon and Skylar, and then welcomed his first baby girl Ascena born September 2019 and that put the tie to complete his family that he always asked for. Jay was their rock, supporter and provider and we will forever cherish all the memories he has left with us.

In keeping with Jay’s style, a celebration of his life will take place at a later time, in a way that Jay would love – outdoors and with everyone having fun.

A Gofundme page has been created to provide support to Ocean and his family.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On March 25, 2020 at 5:18 pm Dad Said:

    Incredible man. Your heart is with us all.

  2. On March 25, 2020 at 5:23 pm Braiden Said:

    Hey there jay was like a brother to me I am sorry for your loss he well me more then missed could you keep me in the loop for the funeral

  3. On March 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm Rita Hamilton Said:

    We’re so very sorry for your loss Ocean ❤❤

    Aunt Rita (Odd) Hamilton

  4. On March 25, 2020 at 7:53 pm Auntie Kim Said:

    Jay, your face,smile and heart will forever be missed. A piece of us forever gone but never will you be forgotten. Prayers and blessings to all family, friends, co-workers near and far that were a part of Jay.

  5. On March 25, 2020 at 8:08 pm Barb Jorgensen Said:

    So sorry for your loss Ocean and family
    Hugs ❤️

  6. On March 26, 2020 at 7:09 am Phyllis Gittens Said:

    So sorry for all of you.

  7. On March 26, 2020 at 9:42 am Brad northwest Said:

    Cant believe you’re gone dude you were like a brother to me you rest easy my dude

  8. On March 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm Braeden Said:

    Your were like a brother to me always out biking in the hills or out driving around or shooting! I can’t believe your gone you will forever be In my heart man! Til the next beer I have with ya love ya!

  9. On March 26, 2020 at 2:27 pm BARB JORGENSEN Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Ocean and the children.

  10. On March 26, 2020 at 6:59 pm Angie Donna Said:

    Our prayers thoughts with the family
    Jay beautiful smile praying praying angie Donna

  11. On April 4, 2020 at 12:35 pm Andy M. Said:

    To the families and friends of Jay, We are grieved within the local communities to hear of your loss of Jay. Life is precious yet so fragile. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you in this incredibly difficult time. There is nothing that can be said that makes this any easier for you all. But may God bless and provide comfort to you all through many generous, caring family and friends.

  12. On April 14, 2020 at 9:26 pm Marie N Said:

    Rest In Peace Jay.