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Jason Patrick Smith

July 18, 1974 - September 14, 2021

It is with much grief and heavy hearts that the family of Jason Smith announce his peaceful passing after a long battle with cancer.

Jason was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and relocated to the Yukon in his early teens. He was known for being the “waterman” in Carcross for many years, as well as in Ross River, and Old Crow. If another community needed him to help, his bags would be packed, and off he went. He always made it work, no matter the situation, or where he was going.

To his numerous friends all over the Yukon and Ontario, he was always letting Marlene and Julia know almost daily who he chatted with through social media, and all the new friends he'd made, and it was ALWAYS a bright spot in his day. To these friends we say thank you for being there for him, and having those moments.

To David and Sheila Fleishmann, there are no words for all that you did for him, THANK YOU.

To Dave and Linda Miller, you also were there when he needed you, and always after a call or visit from you both, he was smiling, and letting his family know of your calls.

He fought on bravely, never complained, and was always looking at the rainbows even on his toughest days.

Predeceased by his father Dennis Smith; he is survived by his partner Marlene Smith, and daughter Julia Smith; brothers Rob Smith, Patrick Yalloway; mother Kathy Smith, and all his family in Ontario.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1p.m. in Carcross, at the home of MaryAnn Whelan.

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