It is with heavy hearts that Jen’s family said goodbye to her on July 4, 2012, at the age of 33 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Jen was born on February 20, 1979 in Fernie where she grew up and graduated from Fernie Secondary in 1997.
Jen’s love for her family was endless. Her passion and appreciation for the outdoors was evident as she loved to hunt, fish and just be with mother nature. She also loved to play softball and opened her own home based business where she made custom cakes.
Jen will be sadly missed by her husband Paul; daughter Payton; sisters Jackie (Jake) Postnikoff, Rylee Hickling; mother Tammy Hickling (Ken Laluk); father Tony Hickling (Laurie Rodriguez); father-in-law Sam Caravetta, brothers-in-law Gerard Caravetta (Jennifer Phillips), Mark Caravetta, grandparents Ken & Carol McConachie, Dorothy Hickling & Else Moosmann, as well as nieces and nephews Cooper, Emmi & Harper Postnikoff and Jordyn & Dreanna Caravetta.
She was predeceased by her grandpa Paul Hickling, uncle Chris Hickling and mother-in-law Elsa Caravetta.
A memorial service was held on July 11, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jaffray, with Reverend Trevor Freeman officiating. Eulogy given by Kevin McConachie. Honorary Pallbearers were; Gerard Caravetta, Skyler Greenwood, Jake Postnikoff, Ken McConachie, Kevin McConachie & Garth Baher. The service was followed by a luncheon hosted at the Elko Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers, a Trust Fund has been set up in Payton’s name at the TD Bank in Fernie Branch #9083, Account #6297717.
Jen’s family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this extremely difficult time. Arrangements by Cherished Memories Funeral Service Ltd.