In Loving Memory of
At dawn on July 19th, with her husband and daughters by her side,
Jennifer-Anne Doering (nee Beaucage) died peacefully at home after a
long battle with cancer. She was born on March 8, 1961 and was bound
and determined, come hell or high water, to make her 60th birthday - she
Jennifer was born and grew up in Thunder Bay where days were spent
snowmobiling in Helen’s back field, playing hide ’n seek and kick the can
with neighbourhood kids, spending summers at the camp swimming or
sending dad round and round Trout Lake water skiing. She eventually
found her way to Dryden where she had her daughter Ashley, finished her
GED, and worked at the Dryden mill. Her next stop was Winnipeg where
she worked at a restaurant on Corydon Avenue across the street from
where Ed was employed. He heard that rather unique laugh of Jennifer’s
and thought this is someone who could handle my sense of humour. They
married in 1994, had Jenna soon after, and the rest is history. Jen worked
as a letter carrier in Winnipeg for many years then transferred to Kenora
where she finished her career working the front counter at Canada Post.
Jen is survived by her husband Edmund; daughters Ashley Beaucage
(Jay), and Jenna Doering (Brett); granddaughters Sha-Lyn Beaucage and
Logan Bowlin; her parents Maureen and Wilfred Beaucage; sisters
Denique Adams (Howard) and Simone Heather; best friend Debbie
Nahnybida; as well as her dog Franklin - her four-footed companion.
Being the fighter that she was, Jen was very much in charge of her care.
Even when she was without speech, a point of her finger or the look on her
face (the stink eye) was enough to communicate what it was she wanted
done. This fighting spirit along with her positive attitude and very wicked
sense of humour not only helped her meet many of the goals she set for
herself but also helped all of us navigate through each stage of her illness.
Memories of Jen will live on through many things: her various pieces of
artwork, her unorthodox dance moves, her homemade Christmas
decorations, the way she would push all the buttons in the toy aisles and
laugh (her children hid), the recipes she tailored and shared with all, how
she could be pin-pointed in a crowd by hearing that laugh (again with
that!), the letters and gifts she lovingly gave to her family, and the ‘ugly
very tattered’ painting sweatshirt that was passed along (we can all hear
her baha-ing about that one). She wanted all of us to have a piece of her
to hold on to and to remember her by.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers
involved in Jen’s care: Dr. Faghih, Dr. Anthes, and Corrina of the Thunder
Bay Regional Cancer Center; the girls in the LOTW Chemo ward and the
nurses on 2E; the pharmacists at Walmart; the nurses, Emerson and
Susan; personal support workers, especially Louise, who attended Jen’s
needs at the house as well as Alexis of the Kenora palliative care team.
Friends wishing to honour Jennifer are invited to make a donation in her
name to the Chemo Ward at the LOTW District Hospital.
A small intimate gathering of invited friends and family will celebrate
Jennifer’s life on July 31st, 2021. All COVID protocols and social
distancing rules will apply.
Online condolences may be made atwww.brownfuneralhomekenora.com
Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Centre Entrusted with Arrangements