July 15, 1987 – Calgary, Alberta
December 11, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Jenn, beloved wife of John Drinkwalter of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the age of 27. Jenn is survived by her husband and was the proud mother to Lucas, 6, and Evelyn, 4. She will be dearly missed by father John Jakobfi and siblings Wendy (Kevin) Nilsen, Melissa (Igor) Senek, and Matt Jakobfi, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Cheryl in 2009.
Jenn was born in Calgary, where she grew up in Lincoln Park and attended Jennie Elliott Elementary. In 1998, Jenn and her family moved to Victoria, B.C. for a memorable two years before she returned to Calgary, eventually graduating from Central Memorial High in 2005. Shortly after her graduation, she met John, and they spent the next nine years building a life together, welcoming their children Lucas and Evelyn to the world in 2008 and 2010.
Jenn’s children were the light of her life, and she treasured her family. It was not, however, only her family members who often found themselves on the receiving end of her unmatched capacity for love, warmth, and compassion. Jenn’s selflessness touched countless people, and her positivity and optimism were seemingly limitless, even as she bravely battled the illness that took her life far too soon. She will be dearly missed, and always remembered.
Funeral services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary AB) on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Graveside service at Queen’s Park Cemetery and a reception at First Church of the Nazarene (65 Richard Way S.W.).
A trust fund has been set up to benefit Jenn’s young family. In lieu of gifts or flowers, should friends desire, contributions can be made to the Jenn Jakobfi Drinkwalter Trust Fund at the Royal Bank of Canada (Transit #08039 003, Account #5031646; cheques can be made out to Nikki Drinkwalter IN TRUST for Jenn Jakobfi). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences