Jennifer Rule passed away peacefully in her 72nd year on December 1, 2018 at St. John Hospice, Vancouver. She leaves her sister Stephanie Howard (Brian Purdy) of Calgary; a nephew Joshua Howard of Bali, Indonesia; and a niece Jessica Howard (Ben Yoskovitz) of Toronto and their children Samuel and Quinn. She is also survived by cousins in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Fort St. James and Nashville, TN as well as long-time friends Kerry Longpre, Susan Carlson, Astrid Courtemanche, Vicki Collins, Bonnie Price, and Karman Harrop.
Jennifer grew up in Edmonton and attended Oliver and Victoria Composition schools as well as Alberta College. She was predeceased by her parents John and Isabel (Yockney) Rule. Jennifer worked for AGT in Edmonton and for BCTel/Telus for 31 years in Vancouver. After retirement she worked for Gazebo Gift Shop in Richmond and was a tireless volunteer for the Pacific Open-Heart Association.
A gregarious, generous and fun-loving person, Jen had an indomitable spirit and in spite of many years of health challenges she managed to stay positive and never lost her sense of humour. She fought valiantly to overcome lung cancer, COPD and heart problems and did not let pulling an oxygen tank behind her interfere with having a full life. She had a huge circle of friends and family that she faithfully kept in touch with. We are all left with wonderful memories of adventures, workplace humour and hilarity and will miss her cheery “toodleoo”.
Special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Chan, Dr. Saul Isserow, Dr. Tawimus Shaipanich, Dr. Kenneth Evans, Dr. John Yee, Dr. Janessa Laskin and the Palliative Care team at VGH for their compassionate and informed care. Thanks also to Jaqua Page and Deborah Kelly whose support was unconditional. The staff at St. John Hospice provided outstanding end-of-life care in a calm, warm and comfortable setting.
A Celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held from 2 – 4 pm on December 27th in the Sylvia Hotel Dining Room, 1154 Gifford Street, Vancouver.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence for the family.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Jennifer Louise Rule December 1st 2018..