Maj Jason Edward Zelward, CD
We regret to advise of the death of Major Jason Edward Zelward, CD, peacefully, at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John on 18 November 2018 at the age of 35 after a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Saint John NB, Jason joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2001 and earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 2007. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for 17 years as a Combat Engineering Officer. His first posting was to 4 Engineer Support Regiment at Base Gagetown from 2008 to 2011, followed by a tour with the Combat Training Center (2011-2012) and then the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering ( 2012- 2016). Jason then deployed to Jerusalem with OP PROTEUS for a year and he was subsequently posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton Alberta, AB as a Squadron Officer Commanding.
Visitation in Saint John will be held at Fundy Funeral Home on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at 11:00 AM -1:00 PM and 4:00-8:00 PM. Visitation in Oromocto will be held on Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Oromocto Funeral Home. The funeral will be at the St. Luke’s Chapel at Base Gagetown in Oromocto, with overflow seating at St. Mary’s Chapel at 2:00 AM on Thursday, 22 November. A Celebration of Life and reception will follow at the Officers’ Mess. Interment will occur at 11:00 AM on Friday, 23 November at Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John.
Donations can be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) Alberta, The Oromocto SPCA or Bobby’s Hospice. Online condolences can be sent to the Funeral Home.