South Beach Tribute- Jennifer Jackson-Jones

Jennifer Simone Jackson-Jones (Third Ave)

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January 30, 1952 – August 8, 2015
Jennifer Jackson

1972 Canadian Speedskating Team, Sapporo Japan (back row, third from right)


Submitted by Bryan and Val Verity

We only got to know Jennifer briefly in her short time living in South Beach but we thoroughly enjoyed her quick wit, intelligence and her company. Even while she was hurting she was still able to crack a joke! We respected her greatly for her love and compassion toward her furry friends….her 3 rescue dogs. Those who have had family dogs in their lives will appreciate all she did for them.

After several visits with Jennifer, not once did she mention her accomplishments as an Olympic Speedskater representing Canada in Sapporo, Japan in 1972. We learned this information by someone else and when we asked Jennifer about it she said …she represented Canada and had a great time as an Athlete. Jennifer didn’t feel the need to brag about her accomplishments. She was very humble and we respected her for that.

We will miss Jennifer’s tenacity and competitive spirit at South Beach. We feel proud and very blessed to have spent time with this amazing woman, even though it was only brief.

By now, Jennifer has likely been introduced to those who have previously passed from South Beach and has been welcomed into the Heaven’s above. She will be waiting for Piper, Finagan and Molly to be with her again so she can walk them along beautiful shorelines in Peace……..

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