UPDATE ON JESSE'S MEMORIAL
The date for Jesse's memorial is confirmed for Sunday June 1st at 2:00 pm. His sister-in-law Aline will bring Jesse's brother Richard. Jesse long time friend for 20 years, David will come as well. They will all give a talk, myself included.
This will be a pot luck lunch in the room where we all met with Jesse. Please bring any item you like, including drinks. We have a full kitchen. I'm responsible for set up and clean up so please let me know if you can volunteer for that.
Our Co-Organizer Jesse Bodyan was found dead in his apartment Thursday April 24, 2014. I would like to organize a memorial for Jesse. As of April 27th, we haven't made any definite plans yet but I want people to know about this.
When I last saw him on March 16 we had a meditation day at his Co-op. He was suffering from an injured knee from working out in the gym and he was in bad shape, on crutches and taking morphine for the pain. Later he was in hospital for two weeks. He also had a respiratory condition, COPD.
Jesse has hosted our Meetup events for five years at the Twin Rainbows Co-op, which we called Jesse's Co-op. He was my friend and partner and we organized countless meetups together. Jesse did most of the work in our UFO Conspiracy Meetup and he was the one who held us together and attended all the meetings which he hosted for us. He will be sadly missed. If you know of any friends of Jesse please let them know.
Jesse spent much of his career working for the federal government's Social Services in the Downtown East Side, (oft-called Canada's poorest postal code). More recently, an extraordinarily literate man with a remarkable vocabulary, his retirement work was as a freelance playwright. From the time he was a small boy he had felt a singular compassion for the most indigent, and down-trodden, of society. He retained that uncommon love and concern, for those who suffer most, throughout his life.
Of considerable intellect he possessed a unique sense of humour.
Please think of Jesse and send kind thoughts to him.