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GLENNON, Jennifer Anne (née Brown)

This is the story of Jennifer Anne (née Brown) Glennon. Her story started on September 5, 1974, in Richmond BC where she arrived into the arms of Terry and Shirley Brown, and was welcomed by her two brothers, Peter and Jeffrey. The family lived in a small village in the lower mainland, called Ladner. Before Jenny was three her dad and mom opened a family business, called TJ’s Restaurant. This shaped Jenny’s life as she and her brothers were a big part of running the business. Jen would say, “Yah, I started working when I was nine years old.” She did, in fact she stood at the till with her infectious smile and batted her big brown eyes, and raked in the tips! As a youngster, Jenny happily followed her brother Jeff everywhere and idolized her older brother Peter. She had a happy childhood and established many lifelong friends during her years in Ladner. She graduated in 1992 from Delta Secondary School with honours in Culinary Arts. As a young girl, Jennifer loved her dog Eddy, her cat Bo, and baseball. She proudly pitched many a game for the Ladner Invaders Girls’ Softball team. She loved ‘mudding’ (driving their trucks through the creeks and up mountains) with her teenage friends, and especially with her boyfriend Niles, who was tragically taken from us in 1993.

In 2004, Jenny with her husband Chris and their two small children, Cole and Paige moved to Westbank, BC. Jenny loved the Okanagan, and as her children were growing up, she was often referred to as “Momma Brown” to her children’s friends. She worked a few different jobs before taking the Social Service Program at VCC in 2015. Soon after graduation, she landed a position with the Kelowna Gospel Mission. This became Jenny’s second family; her job was her passion and she took great pride in her work. One of her peers described her as always practising compassion and ‘radical acceptance’ of the residents and people struggling with life on the streets. Her ready smile, high energy, and encouraging presence were important leadership qualities that were greatly appreciated by her Doyle Shelter team.

Jennifer (aka Jen, Jenny, Bear, Mom, Momma Brown, or Worm – as she was called by her Daddy when she was growing up) loved fearlessly.

Jenny will be loved, missed, and always cherished by her parents, Terry & Shirley; her brothers Peter (Deanna) and Jeff (Rachelle); the heart and joy of her life… her children Cole and Paige, and her granddaughter Harper. She also leaves behind numerous extended families and all the people whose lives she touched on her life journey.

“God must have needed another angel”.
On August 4, 2021, she transcended into Heaven – Jennifer’s final act was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Kelowna Gospel Mission, register as an organ donor, or just pay it forward and give a hand up to someone who may be struggling with life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sanctuary Gardens (by invitation only due to Covid restrictions). The service will be Livestreamed online to distillmedia.ca/jenbrown (Recommend using Google Chrome) on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021, at 2:00 PM PDT for all those who would like to pay their respects but are unable to attend in person.

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The service for GLENNON, Jennifer Anne (née Brown) is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 5, 2021. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Lesley Smith and Trevor Smith says:

    Can’t even begin to say how sorry we are for your loss .Jen will be dearly missed by many .Love and hugs to all of you !

  • Linda Rudd says:

    Beautifully written for a beautiful soul 🧡 our prayers continue to be with you all as you walk this painful road of grief 🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔

  • Jen Soden “Scotty” says:

    Bear and I played softball together for many years. The bond we formed so long ago remained strong and we were in contact during periods of our lives when we needed extra support. I will miss her… peace to everyone she left behind.

  • Mary Anne Haker says:

    Dear Shirley, We have just reconnected and now I learn of your family’s loss. I am so very sorry. God bless.

  • Doug & Carol Large says:

    Our very deepest condolences Terry & Shirley and family. Gone way to soon. Beautiful, thoughtful soul.

  • Racheal Hanna says:

    I can’t believe your taken so soon jen! I always loved coming into work and seeing you smile and get excited when I came into work. You always made my work shifts the best even though we didnt work the same shift but I’m glad i got to know you and you are a very loving and caring person and you had a bubbly personality. I hope you keep that bubbly and beautiful smile with you up there with god! I’m going to miss you a lot. Thanks for all your hard work at the doyle shelter. ❤️

  • Abtar Mangat says:

    Well Jen I’ve known you a long time my heart ❤goes to u rip 🙏may my prayers go to you and your family luv abby

  • Jim Steward says:

    My sincere condolences to all Jen’s family and friends. Even though many years have past I still remember that little girl with the lovely smile and those big brown eyes ! God bless you !

  • Steve and Tammy McKenny says:

    No words can describe your loss of such a beautiful soul. Our hearts go out to Paige, Chris, Cole and family.
    With deepest sympathy
    The McKenny’s

  • Andrea (Connor) Tester says:

    My sincere condolences to Jen’s family and friends. Sending them love and strength at this difficult time. It has been years since I last saw Jen but the wonderful memories I have will last forever.

  • Melanie Blanchette says:

    Keeping all of Jen’s family & friends in my thoughts and prayers. I am grateful to have been apart of Jen’s life and will never forget her generous heart for others and her infectious laugh. All my love xoxo

  • Glady Martin says:

    No words can ever be comfort enough for what your whole family is going through right now. Please know that my prayers and loving thoughts are for you every day for healing💔

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