Our beloved Jennifer Jack, 64, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022, at the Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital with her husband by her side, after a short but challenging three year battle with a rare progressive neurological disease called Corticobasal Degeneration. She leaves behind Ian, her husband of 42 years, her children Andrea (William) and Taylor (Marcy), and her sweet Maltese, JD. Born April 4, 1958, and raised in the east end of Toronto, she was the eldest of four children to Marjorie & Alex Munro, and big sister to Donna, Alex and Allison. She will be missed and remembered dearly by many members of her large extended family, including her in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jennifer worked for First Student Canada at the Ajax branch, as Payroll Administrator and Dispatcher until she retired in 2014. From there, retirement saw Jennifer and Ian moving 3 hours North of Toronto to fulfill their dream of building a retirement home on their property in Harcourt, Ontario.
Jennifer was a force to be reckoned with. She was compassionate, caring and kind. Outgoing and friendly by nature, she was always offering a warm “hello!” to friends and strangers alike, and she always made you feel welcome and accepted. She was a devoted partner and friend, and was an incredibly nurturing and loving Mum, who would do anything for her kids. Jennifer had a zest for life and enjoyed the simple pleasures that life had to offer! She loved baking (especially at Christmas!), cooking, gardening, feeding the birds, spending time on the pontoon boat or swimming in the cove, a good red wine, and socializing with friends. She enjoyed her morning tea on the deck, an area she coined “her happy place”, amongst the trees, chipmunks and the birds. A huge lover of music, Jennifer loved to put on her tunes, and she loved to dance, especially impromptu kitchen dance parties, often including a classic air guitar. No matter what Jennifer was doing, it was often met with endless positivity, smiling and infectious laughter. Jennifer will be dearly missed, and lovingly remembered by those whose lives she warmed.
To honour Jennifer’s memory, we are holding a celebration of her life on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Spring Lakes Golf Club in Stouffville, Ontario. There will be no service, however it will be an open house drop-in between 1:00pm – 5:00pm. We welcome anyone who knew Jennifer to attend, enjoy some refreshments, and share with us in remembering her wonderful life, and how she touched so many.
Our family requests, for those who wish to express sympathy, that in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation in memory of Jennifer at the Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital where she had exceptional care in the last months of her life. Alternatively, you can make a memoriam donation in remembrance of Jennifer, at the PSP Society of Canada to contribute to the research and fight to cure PSP, CBD & MSA.
I am truly sorry for your loss!
Jennifer sounded liked a great Wife , Mother , Sister and overall person !! I am sure she will be missed by all ! Keep all her Happy Memories Alive!! My condolences!❤️
My condolences to you and your family Alex. From the McCulloch family 🙏
Such sad news! Jenn was my second mom growing up and never treated me any different than her own kids – even had me doing chores when I was over lol.
Always the ever caring person, always making me feel part of the family.
Andrea, Ian and Taylor – you had such a wonderful person in you lives! She will truly be missed! Keeping you all in my thoughts! Love you all! ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs to all 💕
Leslie K. Munro
Your sister, my cousin. She always had such a warm inviting smile. Her green eyes always twinkling with joy. I followed her like a puppy when I was little. My deepest condolences to Ian Andrea Taylor and to you Donna Allison and Alex. Much love. Always Again. Think of all of our loved ones my darlings that were there to greet her with open arms. 😌💐❤️🙏🌈
Darrin L. Currell
Dear Cousin Jennifer rest with you Mother & Father.
My sincere condolences to the Jack family at this time of their loss.
Sherri Whitworth & family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family Alex and Laurie! We are sending our love and thoughts to you.
Those words of my beautiful sister couldn’t be more truer you were so loved by many Jennifer
Deepest condolences, such sad news. Jennifer has always been so kind and sweet, she’s gone way too soon..
Anne and Terry
Such a heartbreaking loss. Jennifer was such a lovely person. Ian, Andrea and Taylor, we are thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Wishing you all the best XO
My heart goes out to you at this time of loss. Even though I haven’t seen Jennifer in a while I always have great thoughts of her. Sitting across from her in the office was a fantastic time.
Our family got to know Jennifer and Ian after they moved into a cottage near us, 20 years ago. We have good memories of watching the activity on their dock across the bay, and specially of their dog Brody, who probably spent more time swimming in the lake than all of us combined!
I had the opportunity to get to know her better after she took on the role of Admin Assistant to the Board of Directors in Harcourt Park. Every once in a while we would touch base and commiserate as she looked for a second opinion on how to deal with complications related to some antiquated back-office software she was using.
She held that job for the last 6 years – including right up to the summer of 2022 when she decided it was time to step back. Though the job was sometimes frustrating, she enjoyed it immensely and found it fulfilling.
We wish Ian all the best.
Jennifer we will miss you,
Mark Kopytek, for The Kopytek Family
Dave and Janice Moore and family.
We are very sorry for the loss of Jennifer. Condolences to Ian and his family.
So sorry that we have lost one of Harcourt Park’s valuable members. She will be missed my many.
My deepest condolences to Ian and family.
May it help in some small way to know that others care.
Lisa and Glenn Gray
Thinking of you and your family. Jennifer was a lovely friend and old neighbor of ours . I’m so sorry she was taken from you far to young 😔. I’m glad she spent so many years in Harcourt Park a place I know made her happy 💓
I am very sorry about your loss of your dear Wife and your dear Mom. I have fond memories of Jennifer. Such a nice, fun gal. Sending my sincere condolences to ALL of Jennifer’s family. Gone way too soon. Take good care.
Dear Ian , Taylor and Andrea
We are truly sorry for the loss of Jennifer.
Jennifer always had a smile and a genuine happy greeting!
I remember picking up Michelle after a baking session with Jennifer and Taylor. Jennifer your welcoming and friendly all the time! It is a great loss for Ian and your children.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Much love The Goyer’s
I was unable to attend the celebration of life for Jennifer; there was a great deal to celebrate.
I did not know Jennifer until she assumed the task of administering the affairs of the board of directors of Harcourt Park. She met the challenge-and it was a challenge-with a positive attitude and quickly mastered the intricacies of the board and its relationship with the members of HP. Always quick to respond to my queries about board and related matters, it became clear that Jennifer was passionate about HP and what it means to many of us who have been around for decades.
My thoughts are with all the family