• "I want to give me deepest condolences to Jari's family and..."
    - Jenna Mabbot
  • "My deepest condolences to Jari's family during this..."
    - Valerie Dixon
  • "Dear Caitlin, We are so sadly touched by the passing of..."
  • "Jari was a giver of energy. Any encounter - whether it was..."
    - Garth Kennedy
  • "I am so sorry to hear of Jari's passing. We were friends..."
    - Alex Kotkas

SOKKANEN - Jari Kristian
November 21, 1976 – Vancouver, BC
July 4, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Jari Sokkanen of Calgary, Alberta passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the age of 37 years. Jari is fondly remembered as a vibrant, intelligent, kind and generous man. He is truly loved by all who knew him. Jari is survived by his fiancé, Caitlin and her son, Anderson, whom Jari loved as his own; his mother, Arja Helena, and brother Mikko of Burnaby, BC as well as an exceptional complement of family, friends and colleagues. He is predeceased by his father, Markku. A Celebration of Life for Jari will be held at Saltlik Skybar, 101-8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. You are invited to dress in color and bring a copy of a favorite photograph or note to be displayed at Jari's memorial. Kindly forward condolences through www.hffs.com. Jari was actively involved in the speed skating community. In the spirit of his love for sports, friends who so desire may make memorial tributes to KidSport Canada, www.kidsportcanada.ca/donate/ or to Colonel Walker School, www.colonelwalker.com.


Published in The Calgary Herald from July 8 to July 9, 2014
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