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Skands, Jennifer Maria 

(June 25th, 2024)

It is with heartfelt sadness that this family mourns the passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, Jennifer Maria Skands.

Jennifer succumbed to her battle with cancer, passing away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 25, 2024, in St. Albert. Taken away from us far too soon.

Jennifer had an energetic personality and was loved by us all. She was an extremely driven person, always there to guide and support us all.

Jennifer was a gifted athlete, excelling at everything she set her mind and body to. Additionally, she was always striving to better herself academically. Ultimately though, she was a mother, mentoring the welfare and pursuits of her boys, reinforcing the fundamentals of life, education, and personal pursuits. She has left us all with a void that cannot be filled.

Jennifer was born on February 12, 1974, in Nelson. She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her husband Andrew Wiebe, sons Jeremy and Justin Wiebe, her mother and father, Trudy and Michael Skands, her brother Jeffrey Skands (Dawn), her sister Jacqueline Skands (Cody, Reese, Karsyn, Crew, Wylie), her grandmother Evonne Skands, all of her aunts & uncles, and friends who gave her such great support throughout her battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her grandparents Joan and Don Segur, grandparents Harold and Dorothy Skands, great grandparents May and Cecil Cutler, and Marjorie Segur.

She grew up moving around BC, living in Nelson, Salmo, Hope, Gibsons and Rosedale, finally settling in Squamish in 1983, where she formed many lifetime friendships and graduated from High School in 1992.

She attended BCIT between 1994 and 1996, graduating with a Civil and Structural Technology Diploma.

She was then employed as a surveyor for Torchinsky Engineering in Northern Alberta and British Columbia, and then followed up by taking a position on a team administering the local highways management contract in Red Deer, a position she filled until the birth of her second child in 2006.

She furthered her education by acquiring a real estate license, and later, worked on acquiring a business management degree from Athabasca University until her health no longer permitted.

Many thanks to Dr. Kirsten and the doctors and staff at the Nelson Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, the Sturgeon Community Hospital, and the Foyer Lacombe Hospice in St. Albert for their dedicated care and support.

Words cannot express the loss we feel; we will miss her terribly!

A private burial will take place in Nelson, followed by a Celebration of Life in St. Albert.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to Wellspring Cancer Support Alberta www.wellspringalberta.ca or Foyer Lacombe Hospice in St. Albert www.covenantfoundation.ca

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