LaFreniere, Jessica Marie

LaFreniere, Jessica Marie

January 17th, 2021

She was a free spirit and an avid traveler who explored every corner of the globe. With an eye on her next adventure, she wore flip-flops year-round, even in the snow. She spent months at a time in Thailand, rock climbing and relishing time spent with friends at local bars and tiny shops. She loved bridge, stand-up comedy, Jeopardy, the NFL and playing the lottery. A friend said it perfectly; she was a gentle flower with those whom she loved and she needed a warning label for everyone else. After a courageous fight with cancer, Jessica passed away unexpectedly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the age of 45. She was the beloved daughter of Gail and the late Don LaFreniere (2005). Loving sister of Matthew and Michael and his wife Bojana. Beloved aunt of Mila and Sasha. Jessica will be deeply missed by her aunts, uncles, extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date once the COVID-19 restrictions have lifted. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jessica are asked to consider UNICEF Thailand or Covenant House Toronto. Jess, we will miss you very much. 

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Book of Condolences

Gail EllisI send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and it promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)
Donna CrowellDeepest sympathies to the family and especially to our dearest Gail from her French group.
Peter & Palma ColacinoOur deepest sympathies Gail, to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon Van HuizenI am so sorry for your loss. I was married to Jack Lafreniere. It is always sad when we lose another member of the family
Cia AddyMy deepest condolences, Gail and family. May your wonderful memories of your beautiful daughter help you through your saddest moments. May her memory be eternal.
Renee LangMy sincerest condolences on the loss of Jess. May she rest in peace. (Jacquie’s daughter)
Angela MostafaI had the great pleasure of working with Jess a few years back when she was at TD. She came so highly recommended from her managers at Coreio. I was told I’d be crazy if I didn’t hire her. They were right! She was an amazing, strong and brilliant woman and I enjoyed every minute I had working with her. We had our share of hard times on the project but Jess always kept us thinking positive. “I’ve seen this all before” she’d always say. “We’ll get there” Hearing her stories of traveling the world in her “work to live” mentality was such an inspiration to me. We’d talk for hours about her travel and how she manages a career and her commitment to taking time off to see the world. It set me on a path to refocus my own life and how I balance work/life. If not for covid restrictions I would be traveling the world right now because of Jess. The impact she had on me and our whole team at TD can’t be measured in a few lines of condolences. I only hope that her closest friends and family know how much she meant to us even if we only got to know her for a few years. Love you forever Jess. Xxxooo. Angela.
Jen Devine-FidlerMy deepest condolences. I met Jess in grade 10 and we quickly became great friends. She taught me a lot over the years, but the one thing that always stuck with me was I didn’t have to do anything I didn’t want to do..Every time I think of her my heart smiles. Rest in sweet peace my friend..xo
Renee AlcoxWhat an incredible loss to your family. I know Jess made an impact of the world and the lives of many. Thinking of your entire family.
Angela McQuillanOur deepest condolences from the entire family of Louis and Linda Lafreniere. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Gail and your entire family.
Ana Konvalinka and Ali ZahiriehWe are incredibly sorry for your loss. We will always remember Jessica and her warmth and sense of adventure. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and to let you know that we are thinking of you.
Maureen SchoonbaertSending my heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Jessica. I worked with Jess years agp and I can still picture her big bright smile, and hear her voice / laugh. I remember her fun loving free spirit. Sad to hear this news. Thoughts & Prayers
Andrea and Sasha BozovicThere are no words for such an unimaginable loss. We know Jessica will continue to live in everyone's memories. Our hearts goes out to you at this time of grief.
Liz KoningMy deepest condolences, Gail and family. May all your beautiful memories of Jessica shine bright as you grieve the loss of a daughter, sister, and Aunt. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Bryan CardMy sincerest condolences to the Lafreniere family. I remember quite clearly sharing many laughs with Jess and her big smile while spending time with Michael in our younger days. May she rest in peace.
Emily LessardMy deepest sympathy to the Lafreniere family. She was a great person to work with on projects and always had a drive to get things done. She will be missed and may she rest in peace.
Jody PincombeMy deepest condolences to the family. I was lucky enough to work with Jessica closely over the past year and I always enjoyed that time. We will miss her very much and I know her positive influence will stick with me over time. May you rest in peace.
Natalie LawrenceMy sincerest condolences to the Lafreniere family. I was lucky enough to work with Jessica. I will cherish that time and our conversations. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.
Floyd JamesDeepest Condolences to Jessica's Family. She was a valued member of the TD Employee Enablement team. We are truly saddened by her untimely passing. Our thoughts and prayers go our to her family at this time.
Cynthia LagdaMy sincere condolences for your loss. Jessica had a big personality that left a lasting impression on those she met. She will be missed.
Peggy HurstI didn’t know Jess well, but the times we met, she impressed me as a brave, strong, intelligent person. Independent and adventurous. Our future. She was the best of us and I’m so sorry she is gone.
Bernard GoureGail , I am sorry for your lost. To loose a partner is painful but to loose a child is most hearth breaking. You are in my prayers. Do not look at the life I have lived but the life I am now living.
Bud & MaryGail: You have our deepest condolences for your loss of Jennifer. She was obviously a free and generous spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Danijela Konforte and FamilyDear Gail, Michael, Matthew, and your families, Please accept our deepest condolences. We will always remember Jessica’s smile, positive energy, and adventurous and free spirit. You are all in our thoughts. Stay strong. Love, Noah, Hannah, Mark, Danijela
Mary Jeanne EdgarGail, I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. It has been said that “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” Please know that I am thinking of you and your family and wishing you peace and comfort.
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