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Jade Michele Giesen

July 1, 1967 - April 11, 2014


It is with great sadness that we have to release the heartbreaking news that our daughter, Jade Michele, has passed away peacefully.

She is survived by her parents, Hans and Irene Giesen of Kelowna, her sister Vicki Foster and her husband Scott and their children Jaimi and Mitch in Arizona and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins in the Okanagan and in Germany.

Jade will surely be missed by everybody who knew her and in particular Paul DeFelice, Ojas Cats and Valentina Fierro, all of whom supported her in so many ways.

We like to express our sincere gratitude to Cst. Lisa Schmidtke and Dectective Holt of the Nelson Police Dept. and the Nelson Search and Rescue Society whose members searched several days and late into the nights but did not relent until they found Jade.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, May 17th, 2014 in Nelson, BC. 


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Rebecca J Jackson
Relation: personal relationship

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently then ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love”
– Washington Irving

My tears are mixed with joy, but Filled with Love

Joy in grief you say – well how? –

Because she let go, ….. She let go of all the demons holding her back.

She was free at last……. Free as a bird, flying in the winds …….

Joy, because she found Home……… and where love truly IS

I love you Jade, Eternally in all ways..

My Deepest Condolences to Family and All Loved ONES..

Rebecca J Jackson,
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

From: Paloma Vita
Relation: Friend

I have known Jade for many years and cannot count the number of times her smile and bright spirit lit up my day. She was wise, funny and so very human at the same time. I send her all my love and blessings on her journey and my heart goes out to her family and all her friends and close ones… You are all in my thoughts.

From: Terrie Binns
Relation: Kindred spirit

Moments are cherished – regrets are fleeting – standing in her light will forever warm my heart . Sending prayers to the family , Paul , Valentino ,Ojas and my brother Connell.

From: Terrie Binns
Relation: Kindred spirit

Moments are cherished – regrets are fleeting – standing in her light will forever warm my heart . Sending prayers to the family , Paul , Valentino ,Ojas and my brother Connell.

From: Stan & Gayle Gunderson
Relation: Friend from tennis days

Dear Irene, Hans & Vicky,
Our whole family are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Michele.We have fond memories of her as a great tennis player and a wonderful, gentle young lady.
The Gunderson’s

From: Lora Daughton
Relation: did not know her

I am sending my thoughts and prayers to Jades Family. It is unfortunate i did not ever meet her. But for some reason feel very compelled to send my condolences to you…i followed this story in the news and prayed she would be found. …was very sad to here she had passed. Ì send each and everyone of you huge hug. I am so sorry ♡

From: Loray Alexander
Relation: friend

Dearest Family and Friends of Jade

From: Loray Alexander
Relation: Friend

Dear Family and Friends,

I wish to thanks you all for all the love and support you gave Jade throughout her life. What a beautiful woman.

I meet Jade in’01 at a native Sundance in AB. I had the privilege to experience her immense depth and sharing heart. Her connection to the earth was Tolstoy-ish and brave.
I walking the tracks playing my spirit flute with prayers of freedom and peace. Her fire will never go out.
I am sending condolences for you loss of her loving arms, compassionate eyes and so much more. HO

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 17, 2014
Beginning at 1:05pm


Nelson, BC Canada

Nelson, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

 Nelson Search and Rescue Society, PO Box 254, Nelson, BC V1L 5P9. 

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