Laureen Jenkins

Born: Fri., May 10, 1957
Died: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church

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Laureen Jenkins, 61
Sydney Mines

It is with profound sadness and grief that we announce the passing of Margaret Laureen Jenkins, age 61, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the CBRH. Laureen left this world knowing that she was loved and cherished, which satisfied her through her long and difficult battle with cancer.
Laureen was the daughter of Louise Jenkins (Giles) and the late Walter (Skippy) Jenkins.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her spouse Wendy McLellan; sisters, Jocelyn (Rey), Mass., Tanya (Ron), Mass, brother Kimberly (Lynn), Alberta, five nephews and once niece. Laureen is also survived by her mother-in-law, Florence McLellan, sisters-in-law Kathy Scott (John), Sydney Mines, Eleanor Wilson (David), Truro, and their family.
Also left to mourn Laureen are very special relatives, Mary Viva and her family; and Bill and Esther Giles and their family. Laureen leaves behind many more aunts, uncles, and cousins and many cherished friends.
Besides her father, Laureen was predeceased by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Up until the time of her illness Laureen was the General Manager of Wendy’s Restaurant, North Sydney.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Laureen will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the JM Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Laureen’s life will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of Flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund, the Autism Society of CB, Haley Street Adult Services or a charity on one’s choice.
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Keith Taylor
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
On behalf of the board of directors, staff and students at Edge School, our sincerest condolences. Kim, our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
Keith Taylor

Tom MacArthur
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
The world has lost a bright light. When Laureen lived in Moncton, Curtain Call Theatre was a big part of her life, and that in turn made her a big part of the lives of many of us who were lucky enough to meet her there. Her professionalism, her organizational ability and her sheer joy at the artistic process was an inspiration to the rest of us, whether she was on stage, back stage, directing or administrating. She could be counted on to share an honest opinion (tactfully, of course) and to smooth over disputes. Mostly, she was a great and loyal friend.

I have been in touch with several of the members of the company during that era, and it pains us greatly that weather may keep us from attending this celebration of a most cherished life among us all. Wendy, Louise, Jocelyn, Tanya, Kim and your family - please know that while we may miss this ceremony, we will always miss and never forget Laureen. Her light will burn within each of us, and we look forward to gathering in celebration in the coming months to share that light.

Anne Marie Herridge
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family at this time of grief. Laureen showed true strength during her illness. She always had a smile and big hello for me when I would run in to her somewhere. Hugs and strength Wendy at this difficult time.

Nancy Miller
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
echoing Tom MacArthur’s words. I knew Reen initially through theatre & continuing past that as friends. I’m very grateful that our paths crossed in this life. I look forward to getting together soon with fellow friends to raise a glass in Laureen’s honour & share stories of wonderful times. My deepest condolences to Wendy & to their families.

Dixie Lee-Smerek
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Our hearts go out to your family. Words cannot express the loss of a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May Laureen rest in peace.
Laura Dennis and Dixie Lee-Smerek

Geraldine Ferguson
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
Wendy, So sorry to hear of Laureen 's passing. May you find comfort in all of your memories shared together. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Geraldine Ferguson

Elizabeth Tuff
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
I as well, echo Tom MacArthur's sentiments, having been a member of the theatre troup. My heartfelt condolences to Wendy, Louise, Kim, Jocelyn, Tanya & your families. Once in a while you meet that person. The one who gives you reason to think, to question things & to realize part of your true potential. That was Laureen. A loyal & dedicated friend to the end, who never, ever lost her optimism. I will love and miss you always Laureen… friend.

Maureen O'Reilly
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
Wendy, the Jenkins family and the Viva family. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. We all have such wonderful memories of Reen and I will cherish them always. My thoughts are with you.

Aldona Liutkus
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
It is with great sadness that I read of Laureen's passing. I taught her in school as well as other family members and taught with Louise and knew her father. She was an excellent student, always had that ready smile with a twinkle in her eye. She will be so missed by all of you and I extend my heartfelt condolences to all. Take care. Love and prayers,Aldona

Jennifer Whalen
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
So very sad to hear of Laureen's passing.
She was kind and fun and warm and bright.
Thinking of you.

Shelley Gagnon
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
To Wendy and Laureen's family I am so very sorry for your loss. I also met Laureen through the theatre. I will remember her always, she was a wonderful friend, had a great sense of humour and we shared many wonderful times.

Glenna Romeo MacNeil
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
So sorry to hear this sad news. Please know I am very much thinking of each of you at this difficult time. Wish I could be there to speak to you in person. Sending a hug.

Beryle Girard
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
On behalf of the Upton Family we would like to express our sincerest sympathy on the passing of Laureen. We are thinking of you all and are so sorry for your loss.

Roberta Marsh
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Dear Louise, Wendy and family

Sincere sympathy on Laureen's passing. Love and Prayers

Joanne (Douglas) Morrison
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
To Wendy and family: I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. I knew Laureen in High School and was lucky not only to have her as a friend but I enjoyed having her as a teammate on our basketball team. I have wonderful memories of her throughout those years. Unfortunately I lost contact over the years but it is obvious that she has touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Maureen (Marsh) deVarennes
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Dear Louise , Wendy, and family;

So very sorry to hear of Laureen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Blair Murphy Fall River
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Tanya, and family.
So very sorry to read of your sisters passing
God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.

   Posted Thu January 24, 2019

   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
To Laureen's family at this very sad time-our thoughts and prayers are with all of you-we were so sorry to hear about Laureen. We will remember her great smile and laugh and all the good times we shared growing up.
Kim and Donnie Brown

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