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Sweeney, Jennifer Gabrielle (June 21, 1960 – March 6, 2017)

Jennifer bid farewell to this life peacefully, with her love and soulmate Daniel by her side. Those who knew her will find it hard to believe that a flame that burned so bright has been extinguished.

Jennifer was born in Vancouver on the summer solstice in 1960. Shy as a young girl, she grew up to be a curious and passionate woman with many interests and a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She went to Immaculate Conception School and Little Flower Academy. Her post-secondary education included a bachelor’s degree at UBC in speech science, and a Master of Science degree from Purdue University (Indiana). Her career as a speech-language pathologist led her to spend time in the US, first at Marshfield Clinic (Wisconsin) and then in Olympia (Washington), before coming back home to Vancouver where she worked with pre-school children and adults for many years. She was passionate about the therapeutic and healing work accomplished in group work which she learned and practiced at G.F. Strong Rehab Centre. This later inspired her to found a charitable organization, the BC Aphasia Centre. Toward the end of her working life, she engaged in consulting work and private practice, until she was sidelined by illness. In her career and her life, she showed a constant desire to help people, and she will be remembered by many as a trailblazer, a guiding light, and an inspiration. She fiercely battled trigeminal neuralgia and MS for many years and left a moving account of her life and struggles on her blog at www.jennifersweeney.ca.

She devoted her life to learning. Her interests included reading, spiritual growth, health and nutrition, Vancouver and BC history, and politics. She had a beautiful mind, a warm presence, an exceptional memory, and a true gift for connecting with people. She loved having long and interesting conversations with friends around the dining room table. What she cherished the most in this life was the gift of love.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Maureen Sweeney. She leaves behind her husband Daniel Ouellet, her brothers John Paul, Bill, and Tom, and her sister Miriam Rollock. Special thanks to her dear friends from high school who supported her through the ups and downs, and to all therapists and health providers who helped her over the final 7 years of her life.

Jennifer was fond of “the little guys” – small charities who do great work. In her memory, she requested donations to be made to the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Canada, Direct-MS, the Canadian Neurovascular Health Society, or the Vancouver Historical Society.

Jennifer will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery after a private funeral. A commemorative event to honour her life will be held at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, on Sunday April 2nd at 1:00.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Paul L.

    08 April 2017 2 years ago

    I am very sorry to hear about Jennifer’s passing. She was such a passionate and caring woman, and a wonderful neighbour. I always admired the way she fought for what she believed in, and her efforts in making the world a better place. She was an inspiration in so many ways, and she will clearly be missed by the many people she touched in her lifetime. My thoughts are with you Daniel in this difficult time.

  2. Leonard and Dusha Metcalfe

    05 April 2017 2 years ago

    We are saddened by death of Jennifer especially as she was young and had so much to live for. It is hard to say goodbye to some one we love , but we have to carry on and remember the good times we shared with them. With our thoughts and sympathy Len, Dusha and family.
    Sorry for the late reply. We had trouble with our computer.
    Leonard and Dusha Metcalfe

  3. Holly Fong

    05 April 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    What a shock to hear the news of Jennifer’s untimely passing. My condolences to you and your family. She always was wickedly funny and so passionate about life and making a difference for others. I had the honour of working with her occasionally at GF Strong and at Raven Song. Although the MS and her neuralgia were debilitating, she continued to try to make a difference for others. May she rest in peace and continue to inspire all those who knew her.
    Holly Fong

  4. Denys Leclerc

    02 April 2017 2 years ago

    Cher Daniel,

    It was with profound sadness that Tarri and I learned about Jennifer`s passing. May she rests in peace . We sincerely express our condolences. We will be thinking about you tomorrow.

    Tarri and Denys

  5. Christine Forget

    27 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,
    I will always remember Jennifer’s smile and the sparkle in the eyes when she looked at you the first time I met her. I will remember a strong woman and so much love between you two. May you always be able to feel her love surrounding you even though she is no longer walking among us. My condolences, Christine Forget

  6. Marcia Choi

    24 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am sorry to hear of your Jennifer’s passing. I won’t repeat what has been said already but will add only that Jennifer had a wonderful way of recognizing peoples’ small contributions to bettering their communities. No small deed went unnoticed or unremembered. In her eyes, everyone had the capacity to make the world better, everyone could be an activist. As an aside, I still laugh at the memory of her telling me how many bags of litter she collected on her way into the office. Take care Daniel.

  7. Jennifer Jellis

    19 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,

    My condolences to you and your family. Jennifer had a vibrant energy and I always enjoyed our visits. May you take comfort in sweet memories and she rest in peace. She will be greatly missed!

  8. Tom Perry MD

    19 March 2017 2 years ago

    I was very sorry to hear this news. While I understood that Jennifer’s suffering was often very profound, I admired her resiliency and her polite but determined insistence on fighting back against it. I also admired her efforts to encourage medical students and others to listen carefully to what their patients are trying to express. Jennifer’s death is certainly also a loss to our community.

    My condolences to you, Daniel, and to Jennifer’s extended family.

  9. Connie Jorsvik

    19 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jennifer was one of the brightest flames I have ever met. Her illness was a challenge she met with strength and passion. She tried to change the way the healthcare system looks at Multiple Sclerosis and the patients so profoundly affected by it. She stood against the status quo.

    The world will shine a little less brightly without her.

  10. Faith Hayman

    19 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer was one of the most intense, passionate, intelligent, courageous …and vocal … women I have known. She was aninspiration to me and will be greatly missed.

  11. Ken Lau

    17 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel, I’m very sorry to hear of the news regarding Jennifer. Although I never had the good fortune to meet her by all accounts she sounded like a wonderful person, full of curiosity, adventure and a possessor of sharp intellect. The rational part of our brain understands that life is finite and can be fragile. But it is always such a shock to the emotional part of our brain when the time of our loved ones on this earth comes to pass. I hope that the beautiful memories of her will provide you with some measure of comfort over the next while and beyond. Kindest Regards, Ken

  12. Jane Monteiro

    17 March 2017 2 years ago

    I was so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences go out to Daniel, her beloved husband and all her loved ones.
    Jennifer was a very kind , brave and devoted woman who worked hard for her cause. She will be missed by everyone am sure.

  13. Maureen Young

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, my deepest condolences for the loss of Jennifer. I worked with her at VCH at Raven Song and she had the deepest passion for the clientele she served. Her advocacy for those under her care was always so strong. I also remember her love for you. You may not remember it, but you and Jennifer invited me and our RS colleagues to a lovely dinner at your beautiful home on Quebec St. It was a spectacular meal & we all got a lovely tour and a great sampling of wonderful Scotch. She will be missed.

  14. Mia Nickel

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel- I only knew Jennifer a wee while- we worked as preschool SLPs together at VCH. I will always remember how smart she was – always asking questions and striving to make things better in the system and for people. But mostly I will remember her kindness, both to me and about her clients. She was always friendly and looking to connect. It is a special person who can make their mark through kindness, and Jennifer did this constantly.

    I also remember that she called you “my dear Daniel”- even to someone who barely knew her. Thank you for being by her side through all of her struggles. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  15. Claire Gibson

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    I’ve been thinking of Jennifer so much since I heard this sad news, and I’ll never forget how bravely she dealt with her medical condition. She had such a quick mind and meant so much to our PLAN group. It’s hard to believe I won’t see her again. My condolences to Daniel and to her family.

  16. Kate Dauphinee

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    This was such a shock for those of us who were not In regular touch. Jennifer’s passion and fire was an inspiration to me and many others. I know she will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to you, Daniel, the family and close friends. We were blessed to know Jennifer!

  17. Pauline van Hemert

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am so shocked and sad to hear of Jennifer’s passing. She was a connector of people, a true networker and a grassroots activist in the truest sense of the word. She was a colleague at Raven Song and we often had good talks when I bumped into her on Main Street. I’m sad to know that Daniel will have to miss her from now on, they were a good match. My condolences to Daniel. It was so obvious how much she loved you.

  18. Mike Ruskin

    15 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    I was very sad and a little shocked to hear of Jennifer’s passing. I worked with Jennifer at G.F.Strong and her passion and compassion to help those with Aphasia to be able to regain their communication and dignity and to reintegrate better into their communities was a major inspiration for me in my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her daunting and vibrant pioneer spirit will be greatly missed. I will be attending at Heritage Hall where I can express my condolences to you and your family in person

  19. Anne Beesack

    14 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Jennifer,s passing. Our lives touched so many years ago, but her vibrant, generous, loving spirit live on. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  20. Elaine Poiré et François Sutherland

    14 March 2017 2 years ago

    Cher Daniel je prend quelques instants pour te transmettre mes plus sincères condoléances. C’est avec tristesse que j’ ai appris le décès de ta douce moitié. Je t’envoie, en pensée, pleins de réconfort et de tendresse. François ainsi que mes parents se joignent à moi dans ses quelques mots.
    On pense à toi xx
    Elaine et François

  21. Ann Hopkins

    14 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer was a member of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Canada support group. Last year she gave an inspiring talk about her journey to the group. She was a valued member and a remarkable and wonderful woman. She gave of her time willingly and she will be greatly missed. She was such a bright light and I feel grateful to have known her. My condolences to the family and Jennifer’s husband on such a great loss. She was one of a kind. A very special person.

  22. Dan Hebert

    13 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, sorry to hear this sad news.

  23. Pete Moore

    13 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,

    I only met Jennifer briefly a couple of times, but it was enough to appreciate her kindness, humour and intellect. It was obvious that she was a very special woman, and a wonderful life partner for you. I grieve with you.

    Pete

  24. Paula Stockman

    13 March 2017 2 years ago

    My sincere condolences to all of Jennifer’s loved ones. I shared high school years with Jennifer at LFA and remember her as a kind and lovely person. I am so glad I was able to share the memory of our 35th high school reunion with her and how she brought a special joy to that event. What a truly remarkable life she led and she obviously was inspiring to so many. She will be missed. Rest in peace Jennifer.
    Paula (Williams)

  25. Dorian

    12 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,
    I am so terribly sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing. She will certainly be missed very much.
    Thinking of you.

  26. Dr. Michael Foran DC

    12 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dan ; it was a honor and pleasure to get to know Jennifer and treat her over the last five years. I always looked forward to her visits at my clinic because she challenged the status quo . She was so well educated informed that her tenacity taught me to be a better clinician . She was kind enough to invite me to be a guest speaker at GF strong to a TN support group. She supported & educated many people in similar diagnostic circles & we are all in sincere gratitude for the experience. I wish you and your family peace & our thoughts and prayers go out to you .

  27. Erane McManus

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    I worked with Jennifer at GF Strong in the ’90s; we even shared an office at one point.

    Since I learned of her passing, so many memories have come to me. Two stand out: the first is an epic dinner we made one night, an entire menu from the November 1996 Martha Stewart magazine. It took ages to shop for all the ingredients and then cook the meal. A couple bottles of white and Van Morrison moved things along. It remains one of the best all time meals I’ve ever had.

    The second memory occurred a day or two after her first date with Daniel. She came over for coffee, and as she described the night she had had with the man she had just met, she was positively glowing.

    I still have the magazine – it represents a treasured memory after all these years. Tomorrow, my daughters and I plan to recreate this meal in honour of Jennifer. We will have a glass or two of white, and toast to her.

    While I can’t imagine the depth of your sorrow, know that there are others who remember her with love.

    Erane McManus

  28. Joanne Vondette

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to you, Daniel, and to her family . Jennifer was to me an iconic professional , as passionate as she was competent and creative.
    She left a large hole in the Vancouver Speech-Language Pathology arena when she retired. I missed her very much.
    So saddened that she suffered so much .
    Her contagious smile, sharp wit, sparkiling eyes will live on in my memories of her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you .

    Joanne Vondette, MSSH, retired SLP, Vancouver

  29. Jody Wilson-Raybould

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tribute honouring the life of an even more beautiful person. Tim and I were deeply saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Daniel, Jennifer’s family and friends.

    It was a pleasure to meet Jennifer back in 2014… I bless the day I made that first political call and found Jennifer on the other end of the line. Thank you for your unwavering support, our on-going chats and your work to build an even better Canada.

    When I think of you Jennifer I think of your smile, your passion & advocacy and most of all your friendship. Our world truly is a better place for having you in it. You will be in my heart forever.

    Gilakas’la my friend.

    With love, Tim Raybould & Jody Wilson-Raybould

  30. Kari Baker

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your tragic loss Daniel. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I look forward to catching up with you soon on the bike trail.

  31. Pat Boileau

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel

    The Jennifer I knew was driven to live life as passionately as possible. She was true to her convictions and beliefs. There was never any point in doing anything half measure whether it was cooking a Christmas Eve dinner for friends, garnering better services for clients in health care or creating a rich life with you. So full of life and ready for to lend a hand or an ear for those she called family and friends.

  32. Catherine Evans

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer was indeed a bright flame. Her much too early death is a great sadness. My deepest condolences to Daniel, her family, and close friends.

  33. Brian Konar

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    My condolences to Daniel, her siblings and to the extended Sweeney clan on the passing of Jennifer. I have very fond memories of her from our high school days together when the VC boys and the LFA girls got together for events and parties. We had the opportunity to see each other over the years at several high school reunions or events. She was a lovely lady and her passing is way too early. Life is precious and Jennifer’s departure from this world will be sorely missed.

  34. Francine Vickery

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    My sincerest condolences for the loss of Jennifer. I did not know her well but I know you loved her deeply and suffered greatly through her struggles with MS. May she rest in peace.

  35. Joanne Dolhanty

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to Daniel and all the rest of Jennifer’s family. I am stunned to hear of her death and so saddened. She was a true original with an amazing mind and a heart of gold. Knowing her for 40 years she has been a loyal non-judgmental friend. I am so grateful that she found you, Daniel, and that she had you to take care of her all these years. much love to you.

  36. Sheila Forget

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    We extend our sincere condolences for your loss of Jennifer.
    Such a tragic and far too premature loss of a smart and inspiring woman whose passion for, and commitment to, her community did make a difference and influenced change, She was never one to shy away from controversy and challenges.
    May her spirit of campaigning for what is right live on through those she inspired.
    With all our thoughts and prayers,
    Jean-Franclois, Sheila and Rosemary, Geoff and Sarah

  37. Brian Cross

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Though I’ve only known Jennifer less than three years, I counted her as a great friend. For the first time since my MS diagnosis in 1998, I had someone to talk to who acknowledged and supported my approach to healing.

    She was the founder and driving force behind a local Wahl’s Warrior group where we met and discussed Dr. Wahl’s approach to the paleo diet for healing autoimmune disease.

    We largely shopped from the same farmers (only the best for us!) and so would run into each other on Saturday morning, at least during the winter. We would share our big smiles, any news from the past week and perhaps some information on who had the best vegetables that day.

    She’s been unable to come since Christmas and I have missed her smile. I will always carry it in my memory and in my heart.

    My condolences Daniel.

  38. François Pavageau

    11 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, nous ne nous sommes rencontré qu’une seule fois, mais c’est un très bon souvenir. Je t’adresse toutes mes sincères condoléances et mes pensées pour partager cette épreuve avec toi.
    Que Jennifer soit en paix.
    François

  39. Catherine Paris

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    I knew Jennifer at LFA but we became friends at Camp Latona. Even though I haven’t seen Jennifer for years, I have many fond memories from those Camp days and later Camp reunions. She was kind and gentle but always up for a good laugh.
    My heartfelt condolences to her husband and family
    Catherine Paris

  40. Stephen Hammond

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, so many memories of Jennifer. We met through the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and I’m so glad our friendship continued…altho we didn’t see each other as much since I moved to Victoria. Yet you two were still such a welcomed addition to our annual Vancouver Christmas and summer parties and more intimate dinner parties. If I ever get around to writing my next book, I will include how Jennifer gave me its title at one of those dinner parties (I won’t spoil it here). In fact I did the introduction months ago and mentioned her in it.

    A few years ago, with an invite to the University Women’s Club from Jennifer, we heard my former professor, Louise Arbour speak. Even though she was one of my favourite professors from many years ago, I knew she wouldn’t remember me, so I was reluctant to wade through the crowd to say hello. Jennifer literally took me by the arm and gently “nudged” our way through so that I could talk to Ms. Arbour. One of so many memories of Jennifer that bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye at the same time.

    Daniel, I’ll see you at the service on April 2nd. So sorry.

    Stephen.

  41. Geoff Olson

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,
    My condolences on your great loss. My kind, wise friend is now free and my prayers are for you.

  42. Reza Amiri

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    My sincere condolences and sympathy to you and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and family during this difficult time.

  43. Dina Collins

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel,
    Jennifer, as I knew her, was passionate about her work, outspoken in her beliefs and resolute in trying to make healthcare and services better. Her spirit and passion and her perseverance will be hard to forget. I am so very sorry for your loss. She spoke of you and her life with you with such happiness. I hope there is some comfort in knowing what joy you brought her.

  44. Mary Lou Sweeney Phillips

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer was a good person with a big heart, who was taken much too soon. She had an easy manner and I always enjoyed catching up with her at family gatherings. I’m so sorry she is gone.

  45. Sylvie Beaudoin

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Incredibly sadden by the news. A beautiful, brilliant, courageous and loving soul I will cherish for ever. My deepest sympathies to you, Daniel. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.

    Warmly,
    Sylvie

  46. Shannon Welch (Mulhern)

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My sincere condolences to Jennifer’s family.

  47. Dianne Milsom

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    To all who knew Jennifer and especially to Daniel and Jennifer’s family, my sincere sympathy; Jennifer was way too young with way too much to offer the world.
    I first knew Jennifer professionally thru the BC Speech/Language professional association, and then in our local private practice group. Her enthusiastic communication and expression about how to make things better will always be what I remember most about Jennifer. That and her sense of humour. Then later, when my son Blaise was having some medical issues that resembled, in a small way, what Jennifer was going through, both Blaise and I were fortunate enough to see her curiosity and compassion directed our way. We will pass that compassion forward and remember Jennifer’s kindness to us.

  48. Jean Hamel

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Cher Daniel,

    C’est avec grande tristesse que nous avons appris la nouvelle. Toute la famille est peinée. Guylaine, moi et les enfants gardons un souvenir mémorable de la soirée du jour de l’an à la québécoise que nous avons eu avec Jennifer et toi a Vancouver.

    Amitiés et condoléances

    Jean

  49. Rita Penco

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel

    Such devastating news. My heart goes out to you. I feel privileged to have known Jennifer. She leaves a great hole in every life that she touched. Heartfelt condolences.

    Rita

  50. The Gibsons

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Losing Jennifer leaves a big hole in our lives. She has been a generous supporter of our son (and brother) Graeme, a devoted supporter of his network, and a friend of the family. Intelligent, curious, knowledgeable, energetic, engaged, and passionate in her many endeavors, she suffered bravely and tried her hardest to find answers. With all our love to you Daniel, from Deborah, Bill, Graeme, and Claire.

  51. Cathy (Sweeney) Williamson

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, John Paul, Billy and Tommy
    So sorry to hear about Jennifer. She truly was a special person and a great cousin.
    Hallway chatter at LFA was always lively and conversations at family gatherings were always easy, funny and engaging. Jennifer will be greatly missed.
    Cathy

  52. Andrée et Guy

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Guy et moi sommes complètement abasourdis par cette nouvelle.
    Nous t’offrons nos plus sincères condoléances Daniel et pensons que l’esprit de Jennifer et son dynamisme resteront à jamais présents dans nos mémoires.. Nous célébrerons sa vie le 2 Avril avec toi et les êtres qui lui étaient chers.

    Nous pensons à toi dans ces moments douloureux.

    Affectueusement,

    Andrée et Guy

  53. David & Joanne Cooper

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer has made a life changing difference to us. Her open heart and mind enabled us knowledge that otherwise would have never been gained. Although we never met physically, we have an eternal bond with Jennifer.
    We know that she has gone to that better place and will Rest in Peace!

  54. Randy

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to you Daniel and your family. We’re all thinking of you.

  55. Maike Engelbrecht

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, sending you hugs. I’m saddened to hear that Jennifer is no longer walking in this earth. She was such a kind and strong woman.

  56. Constantin Pitis

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    It is heart breaking seeing young and valuable people leaving us! Wishing you, Daniel, more strength and peace during this difficult time,
    With friendship,
    Constantin

  57. Miriam Rollock

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, JP, Tom and Bill. I’m so sorry for the loss we all feel. Daniel, I’m grateful my sister had such a wonderful husband and soulmate… who loved and cared for her so selflessly til the end. It’s hard to imagine I won’t be able to just pick up the phone and talk to her again. I’m relieved that she no longer suffers, happy that she found me so we could share ourselves as family these last 20 some odd years… but mourning for its finality. Daniel and JP .. thank you for making my last visit to see Jenn so memorable… Love ❤️ Miriam (MiMi)

  58. Norman Roberts

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,

    My deepest sympathies to you sir, as you grieve the loss of your loving partner and soulmate.

  59. Anthea Jubb

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  60. Ross Johnson

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Daniel and family;

    My condolences on your loss of Jennifer. Daniel; I remember how you expressed your fondness and grace for Jennifer and described your travelling this life with her. This life you shared with her will guide you forward.

    Your friend, Ross.

  61. Scott Janzen

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to you Daniel for your loss. Both you and Jennifer stood by each other to fight with integrity for the “little guys”. Your love and esteem for Jennifer is always apparent and I wish you peace during this difficult time.

  62. Philip Allen

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel,

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Jennifer.

  63. Ann Peters

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing Daniel. She was such a strong but gentle person and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  64. Timo, Helena, Erik and Viktor

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    We’re so very sorry, Daniel. Quebec St. will be that much emptier now…

  65. Viola Chan

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My condolences to the family. Her encouraging sharing and uplifting spirit will last forever. I will remember her loving face.

    Friend of WOW, G.F. Strong

  66. James and Joanne Drummond

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel and family,

    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find comfort in all your cherished memories of Jennifer. A life well-lived.

  67. Bill Vallee & Fran Doyle

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    We are so sorry to say goodbye to Jennifer – at family gatherings she was always someone you were happy to see & chat with – positive, intelligent, and interested in whatever was going on at the time. So unfair that she is gone too soon. We will miss her.

  68. Rachael

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Jennifer was an inspiration to me throughout my life. This incredibly intelligent, adventurous, beautiful, generous and especially loving woman was both a mother figure and a friend. Forever in our hearts

  69. Marie Pilote

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Cher cousin,
    Je voulais te souhaiter mes sincères condoléance.
    Je suis de tout cœur avec toi
    Marie Pilote

  70. Janet Gregory

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Deepest thoughts are with Daniel and Jennifer’s extended family. From the days at the Sweeney reunions, to our high school days and beyond, I will remember Jennifer as the driving force that she was. She was brilliant and loving and I admired her strength. Rest in peace, you will be missed.

  71. John McMahon

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and family Daniel.

  72. Mary Pynenburg

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Jennifer . I met her through her work as president of the Canadian women voters congresss . She was always very supportive of me in my campaigns or in my role as President of the BC Womens Liberal Commission or as President of National Women’s Liberal Commision.
    She will be missed but live on in our memories as a bright and gentle soul.
    My sincere condolences to Daniel, her family and her other friends.

  73. Carol Bingham

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, you are in our hearts. Be well my friend. Carol and Gary

  74. Judy Nordman

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am so sorry for you loss….Jennifer was a true inspiration for me and helped me out so much. Jennifer was a helper and a true friend to everyone…that’s how she made me feel and we only met a few times but we talked over emails. She can now RIP and her pain is now gone. Hugs to everyone in Jennifer’s life!!!

  75. Amanda Gruber

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My sincerest sympathy for the loss of a sweet spirit. Jennifer was a wonderful support online as part of the Wahls group. She was a true warrior! I only wish I could’ve known her more personally as she touched my heart from our first communication. May you find some small peace at this difficult time.

  76. Teresa Paris

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to Daniel and the family. I have many memories of Jennifer from LFA school days. She packed a lot of life into those 57 years. She will be missed.

  77. Katherine Allen

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I have fond memories of Jennifer being Leo’s “Spring Meatball” as they readied Camp Latona for the summer season. She will be missed by many.

    Katherine Allen (formerly Doyle)

  78. Christian Alain Ouellet

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    We may be far awat but all our thoughts are with those she left behind. Especiallyy brother Daniel.

    Christian Alain Ouellet

  79. Violet Hann

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. She was a bright light in our Kitsilano MS Group.

  80. Regent Simard, Andrée Ouellet

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    À Daniel et aux deux familles,

    Moi, Regent et mon épouse Andrée, nous offrons toutes nos condoléances nos pensées vous accompagnent en cette période difficile.

  81. Lea MacKenzie

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel – I am completely heartbroken to hear this news. Sending my deepest sympathies. A bright light has indeed been extinguished, and I will miss her.

  82. Pascale JULIENNE

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Daniel and to all Jennifer’s family and friends.

    Rest in peace Jennifer, we will mis you ; you are such a special Lady.

    Love,
    Pascale, your french friend met in Spain.

  83. Paul Vallee

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    Farewell cousin Jennifer. You were a shining light in life and you will continue to be a shining light in remembrance. You faced many trials and tribulations during your life and conquered them all. You devoted your life to helping others. Your karma is strong.

    – The flame that burns twice as bright only lasts half as long. That is the unbearable lightness of being.

  84. Nancy Fidgett

    10 March 2017 2 years ago

    My heartfelt condolences to Daniel, and all Jennifer’s friends, family, and loved ones on this very sad occasion. I think Jennifer has reached out and touched everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.
    Rest in Peace, Dear Jennifer. <3

  85. Joe Vallee

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    Rest In Peace Dear Sweet Jennifer .

  86. Wayne points

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    Rest peacefully Jennifer
    The memories of you will remain strong
    Even after 50+ years I still think of you from our Imaculate Conception days
    Your child hood friend
    Wayne Point

  87. Teresa Gentle

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    My deepest condolences to Jennifer’s loving husband whom I never had the chance to meet but I know you were her biggest love and supporter. To her family and friends …I know your hearts are all heavy right now but I also know you will cherish all the wonderful memories you shared with a Jennifer. We, her friends from the Women’s Group “WOW” at GF Strong are also deeply saddened by this news of her passing and will always hold a special place in our hearts for Jennifer.

  88. Vanessa Hodgkins

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such a courageous fighter, strongest advocate and special friend. I will miss her positivity, her fierce passion and twinkling eyes that laughed when she smiled. My heart felt condolences to Daniel, Jennifer’s family and friends. Rest In Peace Jennifer.

  89. Lori Batchelor

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear this. I didn’t know her as well as I would have liked to. She shared stories of the pain of TN and seemed so happy when she got some relief, although it was temporary. I admired her spirit. My deepest condolences.

  90. Steve Sweeney

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    Daniel, John Paul, Bill and Tom

    We want to pass along our heartfelt condolensces on the passing of Jennifer. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

    Shelley & Steve Sweeney

  91. Erin Sweeney

    09 March 2017 2 years ago

    Hearts and prayers to you Daniel, John Paul, Bill and Tom.

    Sending you all strength and warm thoughts.

    Love, Erin

    1. Leonard and Dusha Metcalfe

      20 March 2017 2 years ago

      We are saddened by death of Jennifer especially as she was young and had so much to live for. It is hard to say goodbye to some one we love , but we have to carry on and remember the good times we shared with them. With our thoughts and sympathy Len, Dusha and family.
      Sorry for the late reply. We had trouble with our computer.

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