SWEN, Jonah

Posted: August 1st, 2023


    JONAH MARK SWEN, passed away tragically while hiking with his dear friend Greg Gaudette, on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at the age of 35 years. We share our grief with Greg’s family.

Jonah is predeceased by his parents, Pjam and Franz Swen.

Jonah is survived by his spouse Grace Garratt, siblings Christine (Marco), Marjolein (Dimitri), Francesca (Michel), Miryam (James), Nicole (Steven), Ben (Nicole), nieces and nephews: Kim, Mark, Eline, Marsha, Kian, Mila, Will, Lily, Levi, Madison, Seth, Arlo, Lukas, and Ruby, and a multitude of friends too numerous to count.

He loved helping others and could always be counted on to help in any difficult situation. Jonah found his passion for EMS early in life, and exemplified duty and commitment to care for every patient lucky enough to be cared for by him.

Family would especially like to thank Lethbridge Search and Rescue (LASARA), Fernie Search and Rescue, Sparwood Search and Rescue, Wildlife Conservation, and Crowsnest Pass RCMP Chris McKerracher and Natalie Stevenson for their exhaustive efforts in locating Jonah and Greg.

A Celebration of Jonah’s life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION GROUNDS  – South Pavilion, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and available for viewing on Jonah’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to LASARA, Sparwood Search and Rescue, Fernie Search and Rescue or the Jonah Swen and Greg Gaudette Memorial Fund.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

One Condolence for “SWEN, Jonah”

  1. Calvin & Cindy Miller & family says:

    We send love and strength to all during this difficult time. Jonah was a trusted friend to Brant and I’m sure to all who knew him he led by example of loyalty, kindness and honor. We are so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Jonah and peace be with you all.

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