Family will celebrate the life of Jason Lewis tomorrow, who was tragically killed in a single vehicle crash last Friday. ABOVE: Jason enjoying a beer with football great Shane Webcke at Roma Picnic Races.
Family will celebrate the life of Jason Lewis tomorrow, who was tragically killed in a single vehicle crash last Friday. ABOVE: Jason enjoying a beer with football great Shane Webcke at Roma Picnic Races.

Roma remembers Jason Lewis

JASON Mark Lewis was a passionate man who loved life and those around him.

Family and friends of Jason are mourning his loss after he was killed in a single vehicle accident south of Mitchell last Friday.

At the time of Jason's accident, he and partner Sussan Evans were attending a Dunkeld pony club camp where Sussan was teaching.

Jason had many fond childhood memories of the Dunkeld area and decided to take the chance to enjoy an afternoon of fishing.

Tragically, Jason did not make it back that day.

Police were called to the scene of a ute rollover on Foyleview Rd around 9pm on Friday night after a passer-by discovered the vehicle and the driver's body nearby.

Born and raised in Roma, Jason was well known and liked throughout the community.

Jason leaves behind partner Sussan Evans who said he had always been the one for her.

"As soon as I met him I knew," Sussan said.

While Sussan grieves the loss of her best friend she also remembers the wonderful things about him.

"Family was important to him, he loved his mum and dad, his sisters and his nan and pop," she said.

"He was a wonderful uncle and his brothers-in-law were true mates."

Family and friends also remember Jason for his strong love of motorbikes and cars.

"If it had an engine Jason could drive it," Sussan said.

Jason worked at Blackwater South Mine where he filled his passion for driving large vehicles.

When Jason decided it was time to be his own boss, he returned to work locally in Roma, where he established Evanlew Lodge and Evanlew Excavations with Sussan.

When he wasn't working hard, Jason was a practical joker.

"He was always making people laugh and playing practical jokes," Sussan said.

 "Fun just followed Jason.

 "He really lived a full life and was always up for whatever the moment would bring."

As loved ones say goodbye to Jason at St. Pauls Anglican church tomorrow at 1pm, they remember a little advice he had always said: 'Such is life'.


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