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