MERRIAM, Jenn - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Jenn on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 51, after a wat too brief battel with cancer.
Amazing mom to Ben and Eli, best friend and wife of Ron, cherished daughter of Jim and Carolyn, beloved “Jenny” of brother Grant (Sandy) and his family, “19th hole Jenn” to the Merriam Clan, and constant companion of Harriet.
Jenn was a graduate of both McMaster University (Commerce) and Mohawk College (Transportation Technology). She and Ron spent 5 years in Vancouver working many jobs, hiking amazing trails and skiing at Whistler, (where they showed off their Beaver Valley skiing skill.)
In 1998 they moved back to Hamilton to raise their boys closer to their families. In the Kirkendall Neighbourhood, Jenn’s spirit shone through; advocating for her friends, the environment, and anyone in need, combined with hosting the most awesome pool parties.
When you were within Jenn’s orbit you felt noticed, important, valued, loved. Her infectious smile and love of colour drew you closer, but the warmth of her soul kept you there!
Special thanks to everyone for their love and support in this tragedy.
Visitation will be held at the Marlatt Funeral Home, Dundas on Monday, April 16th from 6 p.m. – 9p.m. A celebration of Jenn’s life will be held in the Marlatt Dundas Chapel on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow.
Wearing black is gratefully discouraged; be bright and bold with colour in your hair, just the way Jenn would do!
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.