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FRENCH, Jennifer “Jeff”

Passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the age of 73.  Jeff graduated from Vancouver General Hospital school of nursing in 1966. She worked in Hinton, Jasper, Grande Cache, Edmonton and Ottawa.  She enjoyed her work caring for sick babies so much that she worked till the age of 70 at Kelowna General Hospital. Jeff and David met in Midway in July 1966.  They married in September 1968 and have 4 children together.

She is survived by her loving husband David, her children Tracy (Dale Cruikshank), Cheryl (Corey) Fluke, Graham (Susan) and Russell and her grandchildren Cody and Connor Fluke and Cailynn, Breanna and Eliza French.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Cancer Centre, www.bccancer.bc.ca, Central Okanagan Hospice House, www.hospicecoha.org.

The following link is a journal that documents Jeff’s last month with us, the last 11 pages are the best read (starting from pg. 22 on Oct 21st). Please click to here to read Mumma’s Journey.

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Saturday November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Cancer Centre, www.bccancer.bc.ca, Central Okanagan Hospice House, www.hospicecoha.org. Link: www.bccancer.bc.ca, www.hospicecoha.org


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The service for FRENCH, Jennifer “Jeff” is scheduled for Saturday November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Sylvie Bernard / William Kipke says:

    Dear Dave and family,
    I was so sad to hear that Jennifer has passed away, my heart is heavy with sorrow . Jennifer was a beautiful friend and a great co-worker. She was my to go girl in the nursery when I struggled with a baby not nursing properly.
    I called her my consultant.. I will miss her at our 3 West get together. She will always have a special place in my heart.
    Deepest sympathies. Bill and Sylvie

  • Gail Thorpe says:

    Dave and your family. So many wonderful memories of time spent together through the years – visiting in each other’s homes and the many cruises we have enjoyed together. Thinking of all of you..
    Love from Gail and Ted

  • Sue and Gary Hetherington says:

    Dear Dave; Gary and I have known you and Jeff very recently but totally enjoyed our travels with you. We are so sad for you and your family. But we know you will have great support through this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We will think of you on November 10.

  • Gerry Malish says:

    Deepest sympathy to all Jennifer”s family. So sad to hear of her passing. Jennifer & I worked for many years on 3West. We competed on who would work the longest -Jennifer out did me by 2 years. She was an active member
    Of the 3 West family. We will miss her greatly. Rest in Peace . Jennifer. Gerry & Jack Malish.

  • Louise & Denis Bertrand says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss of someone so dear to you all. Our deepest sympathies Tracy, Dale, David and all the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Judy Frantze says:

    To Dave and family, It was with a sad and heavy heart that I heard about Jennifer’s passing. We worked together for many years at KGH in the nursery.. Jennifer was a very special person, she was kind, caring, compassionate, gentle and a wonderful friend and coworker. I will remember her always. I know she will be missed by everyone there. Keep her in your hearts and remember all the wonderful times you spent together. My heart goes out to all of you. Judy and Tremain Frantze

  • Tara-Lynn Silzer says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Jennifer’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer on the maternity unit at KGH. She was always so inviting and easy to talk to. I had no problems asking her for help when I needed it. She was a lovely person and nurse and will be missed dearly.

  • Joanne Boutilier says:

    I was so very sorry to read of Jennifers passing.. I always enjoyed working along side her on 3W, even though I was not nursery staff.. My sincere sympathy goes out to her family.
    Joanne Boutilier

  • Jean Sweet says:

    I’m so very sad at Jennifer’s passing. I worked in the nursery with her at KGH for many years. Our work mates were our second family. I will miss her, but will remember all the times we shared

  • Alicia Brubacher says:

    Dear Tracy and family. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like a wonderful lady with such a heart warming smile. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Robert and Alice Mow says:

    Dear Dave & Family,
    We met you both a very long time ago when Jeff and I worked together in Edson.
    Jeff was a great nurse no matter what Unit she worked on and we worked on all Units at that time, rotating back and forth.
    When we met those 49 years ago we became stead- fast friends as well and remand that way.
    We are so sad at the passing of Jeff words are indescribable to express how we feel. Thinking of you.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all,
    Alice and Bob

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