It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jayden Bryan Jefferson on October 22, 2018 at the age of 20. He was taken from us too soon, after experiencing complications related to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on October 16.
Jayden was born April 27, 1998 in Invermere, B.C. to parents Kim Green and Jon Jefferson and big brother Cory Archer who was so keen to take care of his “little” brother. Jay spent his first few years growing up in Windermere, where he explored the gardens of his great grandparents and loved the visits to Grandpa Bryan’s shop with Dad. But nothing would make him more proud than welcoming and taking care of his little brother Jagar in 2002. All three brothers shared an inspirational bond fostered by the love of an amazing family.
Jayden was a graduate of DTSS in 2016, and was working to support the family businesses and was keen to go to the College of the Rockies for his Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) in the near future. He was also looking forward to the adventures ahead with girlfriend Morgan Odland and their new puppy Echo.
The beauty of the Columbia Valley provided a playground for Jayden. He loved to dirt bike, skidoo, go boating, but most of all he had a passion for hockey. Jayden grew up playing minor hockey in the valley, and from the age of three when he grew his “rocky hair” mullet, he was going to play on the Columbia Valley Rockies. Jayden achieved that dream, and was proud of his time spent with the team from 2015-2017.
Jayden will be greatly missed by his family, Kim, Jon, Cory and Jagar. His extended family, Uncle Gord Green, Aunty Pam Green, Aunt Janet Jefferson, Grandma Rose Green and many more extended family members, dear friends and anyone who had the chance to experience the laughter and kindness of this fine young man. He was predeceased by Grandparents Bryan and Sheila Jefferson, Papa Roy Green, and Uncle Kevin Green.
Jayden’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to all first responders, the medical team at IDH, STARS air ambulance, and the medical staff at Foothills Hospital. As well as the community who have sent prayers and support during this difficult time.
A Celebration of Jayden’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, or otherwise desired donations may be made to a trust account for Morgan Odland and the late Jayden Jefferson at Invermere Kootenay Savings Credit Union.