In lieu of flowers
Jeffrey Alan Courson passed away peacefully at home on the full moon of February 15, 2022 at 12:40 p.m.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hezar, his son, Nicholas, his mother, Barbara, his sisters, Chris and Cathleen, his brother, Brad, as well as many friends and family near and far.
Jeffrey lived life to its fullest. A car accident in his teenage years grievously injured him and nearly cost him his life. But he recovered and ultimately viewed that accident as a blessing. It gave him a glimpse beyond this world and instilled within him the certainty that death is not the end. It set him on a path that brought together contemplation and action. And he remained steadfast that everything is connected and in the end it’s all love.
And he loved and loved and loved. He loved his many, many friends, with whom he had many adventures and many fine conversations. He loved the ocean and he loved the mountains. He loved surfing and hiking and wine and books.
He loved Kauai and chose it as his home. He delighted in learning about its people, history, geography, weather patterns, flora and fauna, and in turn sharing that knowledge. His curiosity was endless and served him well till the very end. "Death is like Enlightenment" were some of his last words.
He loved his son, Nicholas. He loved that Nicholas was born on Kauai, and he loved that he got to raise his son near the ocean. He firmly believed that a child who understood waves and currents was well prepared for this world.
He loved his wife, Hezar. In her he found a soul who matched his love of Kauai, and complimented him in so many other ways. His joy in marriage was well reciprocated by her and they had fifteen loving and happy years together.
He died as he lived: peacefully, without fear, and surrounded by loved ones. An example to the last.