- 50 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 18, 1963
- Place of birth:
Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Date of passing: Sep 12, 2013
- Place of passing:
Walnut Creek, California, United States
|Let the memory of Jayne be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved Jayne Wong Frigon, 50, born on February 18, 1963 and passed away on September 12, 2013. The grace and strength Jayne possessed throughout her life and battle with cancer was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Jayne was always a light, selfless and kind soul with an infectious laugh.
Jayne was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong to Wong Mun Lai and Wong Chui Hang (Kwong). In 1971, a few years following the untimely death of their father, Jayne's family relocated across the world to Sacramento, CA where Jayne spent the remainder of her childhood years. She graduated from Sacramento High School in 1981. After completing high school, Jayne attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies (PEIS) in 1985. She began working for Lehman Brothers, and later joined Charles Schwab, where she remained as Director of Fixed Income for more than 15 years.
Jayne married Doug on December 7, 1996 and often referred to him as "the love of my life." They were happily married for 17 years.
Jayne was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Lafayette, California and was very involved with all aspects of her children's education. A voracious reader and woman with a wide variety of interests, Jayne preferred spending time with her friends and loved ones most of all. A self-described foodie with an discerning palate, Jayne loved enjoying wonderful wine and food over stimulating conversation, a trait she has shared with both her beloved children, Ethan and Nicole. She particularly loved exploring the different California wine regions, especially Paso Robles and Amador counties, including the little town of Murphys where she and her family frequently vacationed.
The consummate music lover, Jayne's taste in music was amazingly diverse. She loved jazz, opera, classical, and many contemporary female artists. One of her favorite conversations was one shared with a person of high musical intellect, no matter what the genre.
Jayne delighted in travelling abroad as well, and considered the Caribbean and Italy as two of her most favorite places in the world. She always brought back something special from her journeys to share with those she loved. A kind and gentle soul, Jayne had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.
Jayne was preceded in death by her father, Wong Mun Lai.
Jayne leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Doug Frigon and their two beautiful children, son Ethan (13) and daughter Nicole (10) of Lafayette, CA; her loving mother, Chui Hwang Wong of Benicia, CA; her brothers, George (Isabella) Wong of Elk Grove, CA and David (Connie) Wong of Walnut Creek, CA; her beloved sister, Lisa (Chris) Wong-Rennels of Benicia, CA; her many loving nephews, nieces, great-nephews great-nieces, and numerous other relatives and friends.
She will be terribly missed and never forgotten. Her loving spirit continues to surround us.
Family and friends will gather to honor Jayne's life this Friday September 20th at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road in Pleasant Hill. The viewing will be held from 9:30 -10:30AM, immediately followed by the Funeral Service at 10:30AM. The burial will commence after the service concludes at Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1965 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. A reception will be held at the Van Galder home from approximately 12:30-3:00PM at 3477 Monroe Avenue in Lafayette (Betw Moraga Blvd and 1st St). Please use street parking.
In lieu of flowers the Frigon and Wong families have set up a college scholarship fund accepting donations for Ethan and Nicole:
Ethan & Nicole Frigon Scholarship Fund
c/o Jim Gordon
3258 Judith Lane
Lafayette, CA 94549
Or, to honor Jayne, the families request memorial donations be made to The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
“Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.”
― Avis Corea
"Hi, Jayne - Thinking of you! I still find it hard to believe that you're gone. But I do feel your happy energy & loving spirit, right here with us, whenever I think of you."
"Thinking of you today, dear Jayne.
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
- Rossiter Worthington Raymond"
"Oh, sweet Jayne, I'm so sorry to hear you've left us. What a treat to work with you all those years ago- we had a lot of great laughs. You taught me how to read my first bond book! Doug, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children."
"As a former Schwab colleague, I had the pleasure of working with Jayne in Fixed Income and enjoyed the joy you both shared on your wedding day. May all the wonderful memories and God's grace hold you together at this most difficult time. Jayne is with the angels!"
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jayne's family (from fellow Springhill-ers). May she live on through her children!"
So sorry to hear about your loss. I have not seen you in 25 years but have such fond memories of you back in the old days. Would love to catch up - hang in there old buddy! You have no idea how many people's lives you have influenced in a positive way - mine included."
So sorry to hear about Jayne. You and your family are in my thoughts often and even more so now! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Barb Mckinley Alexander"
"At times human interactions can be uncomfortable, trivial, or difficult. It was never that way with Jayne. She had such kind eyes that were true to her genial nature. Jayne was a calming presence, blessed with uncommon inner peace and strength. Her smile was contagious, her thoughtfulness always genuine. You will be missed Jayne, so very much."
"Doug, I am so sorry to hear about Jayne. Although we haven't seen each other lately, I remember you and your children meeting me at the Marriott in Walnut Creek. Unfortunately, I never met Jayne, but you always had kind words for her. May God's peace be with you, Ethan, and Nicole during this time and the coming years. Our thoughts and prayers go to both yours and Jayne's families."
"Jayne, you were such a dear, dear friend. I was so blessed to get to know you as our daughters became friends. I will so miss our "play dates" when we picked up the kids, laughing with you and being in your kind, sweet presence. You were the best and I see the best of you continuing on in your wonderful kids. Love you, Jayne."
"The Doctors and Staff at Contra Costa Oncology would like to extend our deepest sympathy. We were blessed to know Jayne and love her and her family. We will miss her dearly. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers.are with Doug, Ethan, Nicole and Jayne's extended famliy."
"Jayne was a fellow parent from the AIM Class at BV. While I didn't know her well, her outreach and kindess to me was incredible. Even while going through her own treatment, when she learned of my double mastectomy, she offered to help me in any way she could. I will never forget her unselfishness. Many blessings and prayers to her family and children."
"Jayne brought a special exuberance to everything she did. Cheering at soccer games, chaperoning school field trips, even selling Girl Scout cookies was lighter, joyful and simply more fun with Jayne. Spending time with her was both a treat and a lesson in enjoying the truly important things in life."
"Jayne, I will miss seeing you on the baseball fields. I'm glad Ethan had the experience of you being there to see his first-ever home run while the Lafayette Oaks played in Cooperstown Dreams Park, Aug 2013. Ethan will always have that memory of you seeing his 1st home run, and it will help to sustain a part of him as he goes through his life. It was a pleasure and honor to know you."
"I can still feel her spirit here with us now, so alive, strong, giving, and selfless. I hear her laughing, giggling, right now, and that's who I remember: this remarkable, strong, loving, generous woman who was truly, genuinely happy. She lived a beautiful, rich life and shared it with everyone. Even to the end, she was focused on making others happy. I love you & will never forget you!"
"There are few words that can convey how we feel at the loss of our beloved Jayne. Perhaps however, her niece Ashley's thoughts can come close. Yesterday, while talking to the girls - Ashley, Hannah and Abby - about their aunt and things they would remember most, Ashley said simply, "Her essence. Her presence." She then paused and added, "I just miss her." That alone says it all."
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