Amanda Ann Jerry

Amanda Ann Jerry of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away courageously with her husband, Kevin Jerry, and her family by her side at the Toronto General Hospital on June 12, 2000.
She is loved and survived by her devoted husband, Kevin Jerry; father and stepmother, Fred and Carole Brown; mother, Betty Ann Brown; and sisters, Thrisha Brown, and Jennifer Zappitelli and husband, Steven, and nieces; Marlee and Mattie Zappitelli; father-in-law, Alan and Aleata Jerry, and mother-in-law, Donna Jerry and Ken Morrison; grandmother, Aileen Brown; grandparents, Ted and Helen Tompkins; grandma, Emily Lang and stepgrandfather, Rene Dumais.
Also surviving are aunts, uncles, and cousins: Wyoma and William Fauconnier (Theresa and Rob, Dana and Tara and Wayne), Ted and Lorna Brown (David, Tammy and Ash and Chloe-Lyn), Sidney Brown (Andrew and Angela), Vicki-Lyn and Angel Lalguillona (Teresa and Fredrick), Julie and Jeff McTavish (Anikka and Jordan), Carmen and Phil Williamson (Mia and Tamara), John Tompkins (Skylar and Kalie), Cindy Jewett and Norm Olsen (Becky, Ashlee and Tyler) and Rodney Tompkins.
Also left to mourn are sister-in-law Shannon Jerry and Darrel Bombay (Ashley, Melissa and Joshua), brothers-in-law Shane Jerry, Curtis Jerry and Jennifer, and Dale Jerry and Sabrina; aunts and uncles, Bob and Marg Wilson (Annemarie and John Craig, Tyler and Missey Wilson), Shannon and Ken Borton (Scott, Jennifer and Ben), and Brenda and Dave Gustafson (Jillian); step aunts, uncles, and cousins: Gilles and Laura Dumais (Joanne), Claude and Shirley Dumais (Curtis and David), Richard and Jane Dumais, Daniel and Helene Dumais (Valerie, Guylaine, Annabelle), Reg Dumais and Laurette Dumais (Abby, Ruby) Simone and Rosaire Pouliot (Guy, Luc, Annie, Angele), Michelle and Bill Campbell (Chris), Lise Dumais (Nicholas), and Rene Dumais.
She was predeceased by her uncle, Gary Tompkins; great-grandmother, Mona Tompkins; and stepgrandmother, Simone Dumais.
Amanda was born May 29, 1971 in Atikokan, Ont. She lived in Atikokan until the age of 13, then moved to Fort Frances and led a full life. It was filled with many happy memories of family and friends and most of all her life with Kevin.
Kevin and Amanda exchanged wedding vows Sept. 2. 1995 at Calvary Tabernacle Church.
She loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. She loved animals and took pride in her pets. She will be greatly missed and loved always by everyone.
A special thank you to Theresa and Rob Panizza for being such wonderful cousins and friends. Also to the whole family who gave support by going to Toronto and lending a hand to Amanda and Kevin in their 14-month stay.
It was Amanda’s choice to have a double lung transplant to extend her life. Because of her own situation and that of the friends she made while in Toronto, she wished for people to be aware of the importance of organ donors and funding for more research in this area of medicine.
In one family’s greatest time of tragedy and sadness, they can give the greatest gift of all, life to another.
Please sign your donor card in the memory of Amanda Ann Jerry. At Amanda’s request, she also was a donor.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, with Eileen Bragg officiating. Cremation has taken place in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to Toronto General Hospital Lung Transplant Program, 200 Elizabeth St., 10th floor, Room 10Nu-130, Toronto, Ont., M5G 2C4.

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