Jesse's Memorial Sunday June 1st 2:00 pm


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. 


               -----------ORIGINAL NOTICE:-----------

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.

With heart,

Brian Ruhe



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  • Lori H.

    I am sorry to hear about Jesse's passing. I wish I could have said goodbye to him was my first thoughts when I found out. Over the last few years that I knew him I was very impressed with his knowledge of the subject. Nice bird story, Zola. :)

    June 7, 2014

  • Zola U.

    I wish Jesse only the best and many happy trails, wherever he may be at this time. Whatever merit I gained assisting the family I give to him. I was sitting outside with Dorel talking towards the end of the afternoon. We had just brought up Jesse's name when a bird broke into the conversation cheeping insistently at us, staring at us with head cocked. We sat and listened to the bird speaking to us for a few minutes, (it felt very deliberate and obvious it was trying to communicate to us) till it was done and then, having delivered its message, it had a sip of water and went on its way. Dorel and I both felt strongly that somehow it was Jesse sending a greeting. It was a beautiful little songbird with a reddish breast.

    I was the very last person to depart the meetup room. It felt very quiet, still like the inside of a church and peaceful. I blew a kiss into the room, silently wished Jesse Godspeed and closed the door gently. He will be remembered.


    June 2, 2014

  • Brian R.

    (Continued...) He thoroughly knew his subject and spoke very articulately. I told him that he should give more talks on his own as he didn't need me and the thought that he could. I asked him if we could video his talk for You Tube but he declined, as I knew he would. He was modest and a bit shy that way.

    I led people through a practice called "dedicating the merit" where everyone sends the benefit of any good action to Jesse to give him a boost wherever he is now. We were all happy to see so many people there and after the formal part we had a pot luck lunch and chatted with each other until 6:00 pm. In the end there was me, Dorel and Zola, sweeping and cleaning up and we had a silent group hug knowing that this was our last meeting at Jesse's place. We dedicate our merit to Jesse. Be well, happy and peaceful Jesse...

    June 1, 2014

  • Brian R.

    About 50 people came to pay their last respects to our dear friend and UFO Meetup Co-organizer Jesse Bodyan. There were a dozen from our meetup and we met in the same room where we knew Jesse and had over 100 meetings with him in the past five years. Eulogies were given by Jesse's sister-in-law Aline and his friend of 36 years David, Jesse's girlfriend Kim and myself, Brian. Then everyone else had a chance to share their feelings. We talked for an hour in one big circle.

    I told everyone how Jesse and I first met five years ago on June 3, at our inaugural meeting. Jesse offered us this meeting room so we met there for five years. Jesse was the main person in the meetup as he went to every meeting and really gave of himself by volunteering his time to keep us going. In his last talk in January we spoke about the international bankers and he asked me to be the co-speaker. I didn't have as much to say and Jesse did a brilliant job. (continued in the comments below...)

    June 1, 2014

  • robert v.

    I've only met Jesse twice and each time he seemed to me a warm and accepting soul. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I'm sure those who knew him well will miss him dearly. Due to health reasons I will be unable to attend the Sunday Memorial, but my thoughts will be with you. God bless and look over you all on Sunday. Respectfully, Robert Vallerand.

    May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jessie was incredibly intelligent, full of art, ideas and facts, matched only by his heart of gold.
    A world of people will miss him. but now he shines with god.

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Brian R.


    I met with Jesse's family member on April 29th. I spent time with his sister-in-law Aline, who is in charge of Jesse's memorial. She is very kind and we agreed to jointly help with Jesse's memorial. Jesse has a brother, Richard who lives in Maple Ridge. Aline didn't want the memorial this Sunday- probably about the end of the month but she hasn't decided yet. We exchanged cards and are in touch. The family would like to see photos of Jesse, if you have any, as they don't have anything recent. The coroner is Isis, and she phoned me back April 30. She appreciated what info I had. She has made no decision on an autopsy and I think it unlikely. I assume he died April 22.

    I will post and email details about the memorial when it is planned.
    Brian Ruhe

    April 30, 2014

  • John F.

    Jesse was a tremendously insightful person that kept seeking the truth from various sources and perspectives.

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • DAWN


    2 · April 28, 2014

  • Steve

    God Bless this wonderful soul...l will miss Jesse we had great talks..a real humanitarian. The Angels of Michael and Heaven have a new soldier and organizer.
    Jesse is now ascended and free...he always debated with me on this, he is free in the wonderful high spiritual energies now on the planet.

    April 27, 2014

  • Zola U.

    Jesse was a very kind man and I liked him very much. I am very sorry for his loss and he will definitely be missed.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • N. Sean E. M.

    My condolences to Jesse Bodyan. I have never met him myself but I am convinced from Brian Rue's words that he iss a beautiful soul. May his sentience be in peace and tranquility after his sojourn in his body which has just released him.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Though I never knew Jesse he sounded like a person that if I did live in Vancouver would definitely be in my circles, he seemed like quite the individual ! We lost one of our own. The Uforia meetup group is saddened by the loss. Jesse you are free.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Charles B.

    OMG...Thank you for organizing this, Brian. Our time here is indeed short isn't it?

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Paul

    Gee, I'm sorry to hear that news? whoa…that's too bad
    my condolences. Take care, Jesse. It was nice meeting you..


    1 · April 26, 2014

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