Jackie continues to be part of my daily life through my memories of her. She was committed to her family and friends, always putting them before her, no matter what challenges she was facing. She was one of the most loving, giving and unselfish people in the world. She was gorgeous, radiant and always lived life to the fullest despite the challenges of a chronic illness. She was determined to make the world a better place, and she did. She was a successful student, active member of school committees, a dedicated fundraiser and archivist for Crohn’s and Colitis, and most of all, a loving and supportive friends, sister and daughter.

Jackie’s courage and tenacity in the fight through hard times was inspirational. She never gave up and always asked “What more can I do?”. She continued to be grateful for life, love, family and friends. Jackie’s grace, dignity and spirit are alive with me everyday and always will be. As I hope they will be for all of you. Thank you princess for adding so much to the lives of so many. Avec tout mon amour, Mélanie.

– Melanie Lavigne