YOUNG, Jennifer - Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, May 17, 2015, surrounded by her family and loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer, Jennifer Ann Margaret Young, of Winona and formerly of London, age 31. Beloved daughter of Barbara and the late Tom and sister and best friend of Jessica. Soulmate of Nicholas Wasilik. She will be sadly missed by Susan and John Wasilik and family, her cousin Ashlee Beattie, the CrossFit Altitude community of Burlington, and by many dear family and friends. After completing her Masters at McMaster, Jennifer worked as a Modelling Biologist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Burlington. She will be remembered for her strength, determination, and care and compassion for others. Special thanks to the CICU staff at Juravinski Hospital for their kindness. A memorial service will be conducted at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London, on Thursday, May 21 at 12 noon, with visitation preceding on Thursday from 10 am - 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Love the Snatch Foundation or any cervical cancer research would be appreciated.
May 19, 2015, 3:37 pm
Barb and Jess,
I am so sorry to hear of Jen's passing. You are both in my thoughts.
Alicia Turman (nee Christie)
May 19, 2015, 5:52 pm
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us... -Helen Keller
What I remember most about Jen was that she was a force to be reckoned with...anyone who crossed her path knew this! Sending thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends.
May 19, 2015, 8:28 pm
Aunt Barb, Jess and Nick - it's hard to express the words of our sadness... Jenn was such a fighter! She was an outstanding and loved member of our family-we will miss her terribly!
Love and Prayers, Carol and Dan
May 20, 2015, 5:53 am
Aunt Barb, Jess,
You are in all our thoughts and prayers. Jennifer was a wonderful young lady, always positive and cheerful. she will be missed by everyone she touched. She will be watching from above with a smile on her face.
Love Lucinda and Glenn
Bruce and Naomi
May 20, 2015, 11:25 am
In my heart I never thought that Jennifer wasn't going to win this battle in the end. I'm shamed and shocked that this terrible disease has proven me wrong. May you all find the strength and support you need in one another as you find the perfect way to honour Jennifer's legacy & what she meant to you.
May 20, 2015, 12:51 pm
My condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2015, 2:31 pm
My condolences to Jen's family and friends. I remember her fondly and have so much admiration for the courage she showed in facing her disease. She will be remembered.
May 20, 2015, 2:36 pm
I did not know Jennifer, but I wanted to express my condolences to those who knew and loved her. My thoughts are with you all.
May 21, 2015, 9:09 am
Sending Heartfelt condolences to Jen's family and friends. I knew Jen from my time at Crossfit Altitude and my heart has been breaking for you all.
May 21, 2015, 3:52 pm
A beautiful girl. A true loss. Although I did not know Jen well, she was such an inspiration and positive person. The world was a better place with Jen in it.
Sue Mack and Dave Rapcewicz
May 21, 2015, 4:43 pm
We are profoundly sorry for the loss of dear Jen. We had the privilege of meeting Jen several times at Susan's. Such a beautiful, kind, and smart girl! Nicholas was very lucky. Although your extreme feelings of despair at this time are not really fully understood by many, I DO know how you feel. I,too, lost my son, Josh Mack, suddenly at age 24. The only words we can say at this fresh time of grief is take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one Minute at a time. Please, at any time at all, if you wish to, connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can listen and help. Just know she is with you, in your heart,forever. No death can break the loving bond of Mother and child.
Sincerely, Sue and Dave
May 31, 2015, 8:24 pm
I just learned the sad news today through Carol of your daughter's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sometimes life really doesn't seem fair. You are in our thoughts.
Hugs... Deanne & Jim
May 31, 2015, 9:25 pm
Barb, it was such a shock to hear about Jennifer. I only heard the bad news last Friday. My thoughts are with you, wishing you peace and comfort in you bereavement.
With warm caring thoughts,
thinking of you,
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