LOW, Jason Alexander

1972 – 2023

To say that Jason touched many lives would be a massive understatement. He had a 31-year career with Redwood Meadows Emergency Services, as a firefighter, an EMT, and a Fire Communications Officer, taking care of the community both in front of and behind the scenes in so many ways. RMES and many other departments counted on him to ensure they had the communications critical to their success and safety, and Jay worked tirelessly to achieve that. In his role as subject matter expert at Calgary 9-1-1, he was an integral part of the Operational Effectiveness Team. His in-depth knowledge of how the radio and computer dispatch system worked helped not only the area fire departments that are dispatched by Calgary 9-1-1 but also bylaw, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Transit and others. Jay was generous with his time and expertise, offering solutions across the province, the country, and the continent. There is no way to know how many people were safer and better cared for thanks to Jason.

Jay had a number of other passions; he tended to get deeply invested in anything he took an interest in, and has made a great many friends near and far due to his love of rally car racing, anime, and baseball. The connections he made through these hobbies were extremely meaningful to him, and we have been so grateful to hear from the people he met in these communities. His humour, warmth and enthusiasm were infectious and will be sorely missed.

Jason is survived by his father George, his sister Jennifer and brother-in-law Rob, his beloved nephews and niece, Alex, Nick and Michaela, and a circle of friends whose kindness and friendship meant the absolute world to him.

His heartbroken family invites you to join a celebration of Jay’s life at the Bragg Creek Community Centre, 23 White Ave, Bragg Creek, AB on Friday, May 5th, 2023, at 1:30 pm.

If you wish, memorial donations may be made in Jay’s name to The Society For The Treatment of Autism https://www.sta-ab.com/.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca 403-932-1039

  1. On April 21, 2023 at 5:52 pm Richard Sirois Said:

    Jay changed my life forever, for the better. His amazing mind, quick wit and good humour were always something appreciated. I was glad to be there when he needed a sounding board or just to see if his latest story made sense and read well.

    A world without him in it is less colorful, less alive. He is being missed so much already.

    My deepest, sincerest condolences to you and yours

  2. On April 21, 2023 at 6:32 pm Karla Eddy Said:

    Your family in NL is grieving with you. Sending all the love from across the miles. We hope you feel it.

  3. On April 21, 2023 at 6:53 pm Kiernan Said:

    Jay was such a warm and friendly person. I only got to meet him in person briefly, once. He was an incredibly k8nd and caring person. He will be missed tremendously. RIP Jay.

  4. On April 21, 2023 at 6:58 pm Brian Rolls Said:

    Jay was a mentor to me when I started with Calgary 911 in 2003. To say that he had indepth knowledge and passion was an understatement. He will truly be missed in many ways. My heart goes out to the Calgary 911 family as a former operator and dispatcher, to the Redwood Meadows Emergency Services family as a fellow fire fighter and first responder, but most of all to Jason’s family. Missed but never forgotten. God bless

  5. On April 21, 2023 at 7:09 pm Chris Fortner Said:

    Sending my condolences from Ontario, I’ll miss my chats with Jay regarding all things fire and the Blue Jays!

  6. On April 21, 2023 at 8:17 pm Sharon Koch Said:

    I learned so much from Jason when I wss on the operational effectiveness team. He was always willing to help show me cad things and to work through scenarios on things. I was in awe at how much he knew about all things cad and radio. Right down to individual radio towers and repeaters and where they provided coverage etc. Even working on policy was fun with his sense of humour. And even after I left 911, he still took time out of his day to meet with me and discuss all things cad and mapping. I always learned something from him no matter the conversation. I also enjoyed the memes he would post for his sister most days on Facebook. My heart goes out to his family as I know how difficult this must be. But also his first responder families at Redwood Meadows and Calgary 911. He gave so much to so many and his loss is a huge loss in so many circles.

  7. On April 21, 2023 at 10:12 pm Wally Whitehead Said:

    As a former RMES firefighter I’d been on a number of calls with Jay. I remember on the way back from a call I mentioned I was going to get a new radio scanner and wondered what might be a good choice. Hw said he’d send me an email with suggestions. His passion showed through as he sent me a two page email with more technical information then I could absorb. His technical knowledge was impressive. RIP Jason.

  8. On April 23, 2023 at 8:37 am Kim Piccioni nee Burgess Said:

    I remember Jason as a kid, whenever we stayed at Aunt Bonnie’s house in Brougham, which was a lot. Being the only girl in the Burgess family, Jason was always kind to me. As adults, we reconnected on Facebook. RIP Jason

  9. On April 24, 2023 at 3:26 pm Khurram Mateen Said:

    You will be missed Jason. I known you for a very short time but knew that you were a great person.

  10. On April 24, 2023 at 8:39 pm Deborah Beck Said:

    To George, Jennifer and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jason’s passing. May memories of your shared experiences bring you comfort at this sad time. Sending deepest condolences. Debbie

  11. On April 27, 2023 at 9:02 am Janet Morris Said:

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to Gorge, Jennifer, Rob, Family and his Firefighting Family too. Take comfort in knowing many are thinking of you all at this time of loss. May all the wonderful memories that you have of Jason live on in your hearts. RIP Jason with your wonderful Mom. Sending you all much love and big hugs too from Vancouver Island.

    Janet (Jan) Morris

  12. On May 3, 2023 at 4:14 pm Ewa Wenslaw Said:

    Deepest, heartfelt condolences to you George and your Family for your loss of Jason.
    May He rest in eternal peace.
    Ewa, Sylvia Wenslaw, Monika Ellis

  13. On May 7, 2023 at 8:14 am Keith Clements Said:

    Jason was well regarded by all at Calgary Fire. His cool, calm style made tough events easier. He had a natural gift to anticipate what people needed when they needed it most. He will be missed but remembered with great respect for the friendliness and talent he gave us each and every time.

  14. On May 13, 2023 at 12:04 pm Angie A Baier Said:

    RIP, Jason. Please watch over us up there in Heaven.

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