OMELIAN, Jason William

It is with great sadness that the family of Jason Omelian announce his passing at the age of 51 in Calgary, AB.

Jason is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Marlene Omelian of Fort Saskatchewan, and sisters, Patricia Omelian of Edmonton, Kimberly Thoms (Barry) of Edmonton and her children, Deagan and Rayna.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Klym and Pearl Omelian, and his maternal grandparents, Alex and Rose Nikolychuk.

Jason was always a creative spirit whose artistic talents emerged early in life. Even in high school he was very interested in pursuing a career in architecture until he met his Home Economics teacher and was introduced to the world of textiles and design. With a new direction in life, his post secondary schooling started with NAIT’s Master European Tailoring and Dressmaking program in Edmonton where he graduated with honors. Then, he was off to Sheridan College for Fashion Technique and Design which was later supplemented with a Masters Couturier Diploma from the Ellen Petersen Fashion Institute. Both located in the Toronto area. Jason was known primarily for his fashion designs and home furnishings. He was passionate about making people look their best, sometimes that included a little sparkle or maybe a lot. As some of you may know, he would happily spend hours hand beading a custom wedding gown or adding sequins to a dress for that special occasion. Clients located throughout North America were recognizing his talents and recently, he was planning to extend into the UK.

His creativity did not end there, it also encompassed gardening, construction and culinary pursuits. Many of his clients and friends looked forward to his elegant Christmas gift baskets filled with homemade goodies. Never scared to attempt new artistic mediums, he could display his talents on canvas, with fabric, in furniture, anything that sparked inspiration. Also, let’s not forget his love of travelling to hot or tropical destinations to work on his tan.

For those who were close to him, they will remember his larger-than-life personality, big laugh and the ability to make an entrance that filled a room. Jason will not only be missed by his family and friends but by his clients who enjoyed his unique fashion and design perspective.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on July 6th at Serenity Funeral Service: 9914 – 103 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

For those who are not able to attend in person, we have provided the link below to watch a live stream through Zoom:

Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan – 780-998-1422

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Jackie Halpern

I had the pleasure of knowing Jason for several years. He was genuine, caring, brilliantly creative, and always ready to give a bear hug. His talent in fashion was beautiful, and truly was a passion. His hearty laugh rings in my ears.
My sincere condolences to Marlene, Lawrence, and his whole family. May you be filled with wonderful memories of Jason that will help ease your sorrow.

Lisa Conacher

I have only just received news of Jason’s passing. I first met Jason, as a client, when he came to see me for physiotherapy and alternative therapy treatments. We grew our friendship when I worked for him as his assistant throughout 2017. Jason altered and customized our eldest daughter’s graduation tuxedo and brought to life and created our youngest daughter’s graduation gown. Jason and I shared many laughs, some tears and many wonderful conversations. We had recently Facetimed with one another, so this news has come as a shock. I am deeply saddened and am so sorry for loss being felt by his parents and, his best friend, Alicia.

Until we meet again Jason… keep sparkling.

Karen Reed

I want to sen my deepest condolences to his family. I can’t imagine the loss of a son, brother and uncle. Jason had a laugh, charisma and passion bigger than life. I will always remember for his kindness and his love,
He will forever hold a place in my heart.
Alicia, Kim and Pat you had done an absolutely amazing job of capturing his spirit.
My condolences-


Vadny Zaborowsky

My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Omelian family, Jason will be missed by all who knew him. I first met Jason in High School, we knew each other but our friendship didn’t start to develop until we were both in Clothing and Textiles together. There we both found a love for sewing and we had a great time! I will never forget his great laugh and that smile. He was a great guy and even though we lost touch years ago, I will miss him still. He was extremely talented artistically, and the Canadian fashion industry has lost a local legend. We will miss you Jason.

Ingrid Hodges

My most sincere condolences to the Omelian family.
Jason worked for me for many years creating beautiful gowns for my clients ,created my daughters wedding gown and joined my family for many social occasions where we were treated to his wonderful cooking skills.
Jason had a heart of gold and will be missed by all that knew him in our industry.

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