Obituary: Eric “Jamie” Schou
Ryan Summerlin July 27, 2014
Eric “Jamie” Schou of Truckee, CA, passed away at age 35 at home on July 12, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.
Born in San Francisco on August 31, 1978, Jamie grew up in Mill Valley, CA, where he attended Mt. Tamalpais School, graduated Tabor Academy (MA) in 1996, and from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 2000. As a realtor in his hometown of Truckee, Jamie was remarkable and inspirational within his community.
He was passionate about skiing, biking, paddling, and sailing. In the spring of 2012 Jamie was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma and began his courageous battle against this rare form of cancer. On his way, he touched many lives and shared his sources of strength by founding the Send It Foundation, a non-profit organization creating outdoor adventures for cancer fighters. Everyone who knew him will miss his larger-than-life smile, his hugs, and his gentle compassion.
He is survived by his grandparents Harold and Jane Scott of Lakeville, CT; his parents Eric Schou of Mill Valley and Audrey Scott Schou (Craig Hughes) of San Rafael, CA; his sisters Katie, Margot (Geoff Evans), and Caroline of San Francisco; the love of his life, Victoria of Truckee; and a huge extended family and community of friends who will forever be inspired by him.
A memorial gathering was held July 23 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, and a celebration of Jamie’s life will be held August 2 at Squaw Valley. Memorial donations can be made to the Send It Foundation, PO Box 1841, Truckee, CA, 96161 or www. senditfoundation.org.