Posted: October 25th, 2021

June 30, 1986 – October 20, 2021


It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Jennifer Rose Cooke on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the age of 35 years after a tough battle with liver disease. Jennifer will be lovingly remembered by her cherished son, Ryder Joseph Cooke; mother, Lori Geddes; her siblings as well as many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and very dear friends. Jen was predeceased by her father, Joseph Chalifoux; grandparents, Gerald and Margaret Rose Geddes and Joseph and Christine Chalifoux. Jen was born on June 30, 1986 in Medicine Hat. She was known for her beauty, kindness, creativity, bold fashion and being a bright light everywhere she went. Jen lived in Nova Scotia for three years pursuing her education, taking care of her grandma and bonding with extended family. Her vibrancy and big heart left lasting impressions on everyone that had the pleasure to meet her. Jen enjoyed writing poetry and this is one of her many poems:



Every time you look in the mirror

Who do you see?

Is it your true self?

Or the person you pretend to be?

As you get ready to leave the house

You check the mirror again, and then close the door

You wish you could just stay home an hour more

You get in your car and take one more look

You are hiding your feelings because they will read you like a book

As you arrive at your destination

You put on a smile to hide your frustration

The day begins to slowly progress

You however still feel like a mess

What will it take to hold it together?

You cannot hide your emotions forever

Everyone feels pain in different cases

That is why we all wear painted faces


The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the 4 West team at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital where Jen had previously worked as a unit clerk. Their efforts to make the end of Jen’s life comfortable and allow special friends and family to visit with her were appreciated. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her mother, Lori; sisters, Julie and Marney; mother-in-law, Deb; father-in-law, Doug and her favourite cousin, Jo-el. Jen’s memory will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal service. A trust fund has been established for Ryder’s education. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennifer’s memory are gratefully accepted to Ryder Cooke’s trust account at any Servus Credit Union. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is



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