March 5, 2020
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Jason Hanrahan passed away at the too young age of 44, leaving behind his parents John and Helen Hanrahan, his younger sister Stefanie, many aunts, uncles and cousins, friends, and work colleagues.
A student of history, Jason received his BA from Victoria University and went on to working his life in IT at Douglas College. But those are just small details of what made up the man Jason was. Because he was exceptional.
Jason loved bad movies, great writers, and ridiculous wrestling. He had a wicked sense of humour and brilliant intelligence that went along with his passion for adventures and stories. Nothing was off limits, the more awkward and inappropriate the harder he would laugh, and make people around him laugh.
He was quiet, an observer, but you listened when he spoke. He held strong beliefs like; social media is stupid, emojis are a scourge on language, Every Which Way But Loose may be the best movie ever made, and nachos should never include chicken. Ever.
As one friend aptly described him, “a loveable rogue with a devilish imagination.”
He was endlessly patient, never made anyone feel insignificant and he was always, always kind. He had this big heart, bigger than even his 6′ 4″ frame. A heart that would pick up the phone at all hours for his sister, be more than a son but also a friend to his Dad, make his Mom laugh with his weird and hilarious views on life, and keep his friends in stitches when they needed it.
Jason believed what matters most in this life is the people who love you and that you get to love. Jason, son, big bro, Jasen, you are so very, very loved. We will never get over the loss of not having you here.
No flowers, please. Donations can be made to your favourite charity.
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