- Jason Foster - 26 October 1991 – 06 August 2009
Jason A. Foster, of Ipswich, Massachusetts was a gifted photographer and musician. He passed to the other side on August 6, 2009 at the age of 17.
Jason left behind his works to show his connection to spirit and help others connect to the world of spirit and the beauty of all things. Jason planned to pursue these visions and his music composition gift in college. He was a very productive and passionate artist, and has inspired so many at such a young age.
Jason is remembered for his gentle soul, his loving and fun nature, talent and passion for abstract photography, and music composition. He surrounded himself with loving creative friends. He was uniquely self-assured in his non-conforming artist way, and self-motivated to express his creative talents.
Jason is a beautiful, gentle, and wise soul. He also could make me laugh more than anyone I know. I (Michelle) have been overwhelmed with the love that Jason and I have had for each other; his father Chuck also has this blessing.
Jason was born in Beverly, MA on October 26, 1991, son of Charles ‘Chuck’ Foster of Gloucester, MA and Michelle Herrera Foster of Ipswich, MA. His loving family also included grandmother Gladys Foster of Melrose, MA , grandmother Blanca Herrera of Warwick, RI, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jason lived a rich life, always following his passion. Jason taught me about unconditional love and how to savor every moment, with awe and laughter, seeing the beauty and preciousness of all things and people.
Jason attended Ipswich High School, and was planning for his senior year. He was a good student, with skills in math and creative writing as well as music and art. His contributions in high school included percussion ensemble, performance of his marimba composition, stage crew work as a ‘techie’ with the drama club, and drummer for the Pine Island music ensemble. He worked at Ipswich Natural Foods. Jason enjoyed learning Spanish, which he used when he visited his roots in Argentina 3 years ago. He also enjoyed traveling to the southwest.
Jason loved himself, not getting into destructive habits like many teens do. He expressed love powerfully, helped friends move past suicidal thoughts, a friend who was raped and trusted no one but Jason, friends who would have dropped out of school if it hadn’t been for Jason; he healed and empowered so many at such a young age.