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January 24, 1974 - April 4, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with shock and sadness that we announce the passing of Jessie Senecal at the age of 49 at the Victoria General Hospital in the early hours of April 4, 2023.
She died as the result of a tragic accident in her home near Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 26.
Jessie began her life on a farm just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario on January 24, 1974. She and her family then moved to Calgary and 6 years later to Victoria. Her interest in animals and plants led her to a degree in Biology at the University of Victoria and employment as a zookeeper at Crystal Gardens.
Here she first met and worked with her future husband Colin. After the disappointing closing of the Crystal Gardens, Jessie boldly chose to change her direction and attended the Kooteney School of the Arts where she received a diploma in the metal arts program specializing in silversmithing.
After completion, she moved to Qualicum Beach and shared ownership of a farm with her stepfather and best friend David for the next 15 years.
Here she started her studio designing and producing beautiful works of art and started Jessie Senecal Jewelry. She also pursued her other passions, gardening, animals, music and reading. She also married Colin and with their amazing work ethic they created together beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and a multitude of other projects on the farm. They shared the love of birding, disc golf and games.
Jessie will be extremely missed by all her friends and neighbours and of course by her surviving family. Her husband Colin. Her mother Carole and brother Jason share an adjacent acreage. Her father Paul and partner Sue of Victoria and her stepfather David Fuller and partner Diane.
The family would like to thank the Dashwood Fire Department and paramedics they were amazing. Also, we would like to thank the ICU staff and the Victoria General Hospital. Their professionalism and sensitivity were truly appreciated.
We are waiting until May 20 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Jessie's farm at 1645 Rodgers Rd Qualicum Beach for Jessie's Celebration of Life gathering so that her incredible gardens can have a chance to be as beautiful as her soul.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 20, 2023
1:00 PM
1645 Rodgers Rd, Qualicum Beach

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