JENNIFER ANN NEUFELD passed away suddenly at Seasons Retirement Community on Sunday, December 25th, 2022, at the age of 53 years.
Jennifer is survived by her parents, Jack and Patricia Whimster; daughters, Kaylene Neufeld, Kelcey (Ryan) Aleman; grandson Waylon Aleman; brother, Don Whimster and his son Nick Whimster; sister Shannon (Clint) Collier, and their children, Brady & Kyra Collier; sister, Trish (Emily) Whimster; Aunt Sue O’Donnell & Aunt Cheryl O’Donnell & many beloved cousins.
She was predeceased by her Grandparents, Thelma and Fred O’Donnell; Grammy Jean Whimster as well as her uncle Dennis, Terry and Jim O’Donnell.
Jennifer was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1987 and went on to obtain her degree in Nursing from The Lethbridge College. Jennifer worked as a nurse at the Picture Butte Hospital and the Lethbridge Regional Hospital for a number of years. While she was working, she often shared her love for the career that she had chosen.
In her early years, she had a passion for soccer. She was on the original 69’ Chargers Soccer team. This was the first ever girls’ team to win a provincial championship. Following that success, the team continued on their winning streak becoming the 1983 Provincial and Western Canadian champions, and Canadian finalists. That success landed them a spot in Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame. For Jennifer, this was a notable time in her past that she often spoke about. Being able to finish off her soccer career, playing side by side with both of her sisters, “The Whimster girls”, was also a time that was special for Jennifer. Jennifer held those moments close to her heart.
Jennifer was a daughter, a mother, a sister, an aunty & most recently ecstatic to be a grandmother. Family was her most cherished gift and she always felt our unconditional love.
Until we meet again, may God hold you tight, Jennifer!
A celebration of Jennifer’s life for family and friends will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, January 5th, 2023, at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.