Jennifer Zahavich

ZAHAVICH, Jennifer

Life is short but sweet for certain……

Jennifer Zahavich quietly left us on Sunday March 6. She was surrounded by her loved ones and she was peaceful.


Jennifer was born on Prince Edward Island on July 25 1978.  Jenn loved the quaintness and safety of the island where most of her relatives lived within a block. She was adored and schooled by her very special grandmother who taught her how to love and master the domestic arts. Jenn loved to spend time creating beautiful hand made gifts for people, quilts being her latest passion.  Jenn also had a great love for literature and writing. Recently, she was aspiring to be an author. The book that she wrote for her son Coady called ‘Kisses for Later’ is in the process of becoming published.

Jenn discovered Vancouver Island through Katimavik. Once she was here, she met Dave, the love of her life. Before long, they were married and building a life that she had always dreamed of. Her dreams continued to unfold as she earned her teaching degree. Finally, the hugest desire of her heart was granted, she became a mother. Jenn loved being Coady’s mom. She wouldn’t have traded it for anything.

From the time Jenn was little, she wanted to be a teacher. She used to make worksheets for her brother and practice giving lessons in front of a fake class. She never did get the chance to teach in her own classroom. Instead, she became a teacher to everyone who ever met her. She passionately shared her will to live through her online journal at Her vulnerable and brave story telling inspired and will continue to inspire.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jenn’s life at the Native Sons Hall on Saturday March 12th.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, program will begin at 5:30pm.  Please bring finger food to share. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Love From Jenn Foundation” (Donations can be mailed or dropped at Podlings, #6-420 Fitzgerald Ave Courtenay, BC, V9N 7N2 )

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