On October 5, 2023 Jenna Shalene Shirley Whitmore, age 33, passed peacefully and suddenly in her hometown of Kamloops, BC.  During her visit on earth, she enjoyed listening to music (Shania Twain was her favorite), watching Blazer hockey games, going to concerts, and Music in the Park.

She loved being held close by her parents and grandparents.  She was loved by all who met her and will be greatly missed.  True to her fighting spirit, she gave us 30 more years with her than the doctors expected.

She is already tremendously missed by surviving members of her family including her father and mother Fred and Vicky Whitmore, her sisters, Amanda Whitmore and Tracey Portelance. Her Uncles and Aunts, Ed (Lena), Ted (Diane) and Gloria (Dale) and her honorary Uncle Michael Enos.  Her cousins, who were there as youngsters to every birthday, Christmas, Easter Egg hunt held at the old Whitmore homestead on Pine Street, she was a shiny star! We all held her close to our hearts since the day she entered this world.

Jenna was greeted in heaven by her grandparents Fred Sr. and Shirley Whitmore, her mother Linda Prefasi along with numerous relatives who predeceased her.

Our Jenna loved her family, cherished her friends, and fought a hard battle.

The family would like to thank everyone who worked with our Jenna over the years, with special thanks to Dawn, Natalie, Megan and Darlene.

Please join us for a celebration of life for Jenna on Oct 21, 2023 at the Cottonwood Centre (Dogwood Room – 730 Cottonwood Ave) from 11am – 3pm.

Anyone that would like to share a Jenna story at the service would be most welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Shine on Jenna, shine bright Jenna Bella, we will be looking up for you!

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4 Tributes

  1. Dianne Almond
    Posted October 18, 2023 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I was so sad to hear of Jenna’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  2. Carol / Garth Brunn
    Posted October 20, 2023 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Deepest Condolences to Whitmore Family, (sister) Tracey Portelance. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Garth and Carol Brunn (Chapman)

  3. Kenny Brett
    Posted October 20, 2023 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    What a joy, Jena !
    you have shared yourself with many of us.
    We were blessed with your smile and happiness.
    We shared love with you, & you shared
    “just yourself”.
    Love you
    Kenny Brett

  4. Sharon Suomi
    Posted November 1, 2023 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Fred and family. my condolences, you are in my prayers. Sharon Suomi and Matthew.

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