ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jennifer Aquart. We will remember her forever.

We lost our fighter Jennifer Aquart on May 18, 2021. For those who didn’t know she battled cancer for the last 3 years and she did so well! As always she cared so much for others she asked us to keep this private so as to not cause a fuss.
She was THE most selfless and giving person in this world and she will be missed enormously. As you may imagine this is a rough time for our family we appreciate all the well wishes Aunty Leslie and I thank you. We will try to get to them all in time.
❤️❤️❤️


Service will be held privately due to the current restrictions.
The organization Complexe funéraire Aeterna will webcast the funeral ceremony of Jennifer on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 1:00 PM EDT to 3:00 PM EDT.


You can view the ceremony live or on replay at https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/30339.


The ceremony will be protected with the following password:

Password: 20210518B

Posted by Terry Aquart-Peyrefitte on May 25, 2021
Aunt Jenny's generosity of spirit and kindness were a hallmark of her character. She was always lovely to talk to, shared of herself openly and generously. Jenny took interest in her family, always making time to listen and to share encouraging words. She will be missed, but her legacy lives on through her family and through all those whom she has impacted so positively over the years. Rest in peace aunt Jenny ❤️ love always
Posted by Keynese Pusey on May 24, 2021
Miss Aquart was a humble woman. I learned alot from her while she was in the lab at BSJ. May her sould rest in peace.
Posted by Jessica Byron on May 24, 2021
Today with deep sadness we say farewell to our beloved Jenny, children's champion, our forever friend and one of the kindest, most generous and brave individuals I have ever known! I first met Jenny when we would both be dropping off our small daughters at Mona Prep back in the early 2000s. That was the beginning of a firm family friendship. Jenny, Sarah and Les really enriched our lives and Aunty Jenny brought so much joy to Yasmin and Linnet. Jenny was a child at heart who loved to go to cartoon movies, or shopping with the kids and they might come back with an unexpected goldfish in a water bag or a hamster (then we had to work out the living arrangements and shared custody...!) I remember, just before GSAT, Aunty Jenny taking them off on a wonderful adventure trip around Jamaica to visit places and learn about the history and geography of the island! And Jenny later helped me to navigate the era of teenage parties, as we would join forces to do the drop-offs and pick-ups around Kingston. Jenny really epitomised the saying that "it takes a village to raise a child". Her quiet wisdom, loving nature, patience and kindness touched the lives of many, many children and other people she would help along the way. Thank you, Jenny, for being such a lovely person. We will never forget the years spent with you and the lessons you taught, by example, of how to live on this earth. Rest in peace and may light everlasting shine upon you.
 Sarah and Les, we missed you all so much when you migrated but always looked forward to your visits and your news. Our deepest sympathies go to you and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please remember we will always be there for you and the memories of Jenny's love will strengthen you. Thank you for all the  wonderful memories we have shared. May God bless and keep you both.
Jessica Byron, Yasmin and Linnet Reid - Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis. 
Posted by Nicola Bayliss-Charlton on May 24, 2021
Sarah and Leslie I am heart broken. Jennifer was more than my aunt, she was like a big sister to me. I am the first grandchild and Jen and I were just 4 years apart. We spent a great deal of our childhood together,  Jen, Les, my brother and I. There are so many memories. Jen I will miss you, I know you are in a much better place, out of your pain. Sleep In Eternal Paradise. Until we meet again. I will miss you
Posted by Nikul Sinha on May 24, 2021
Jennifer was truly one of the most giving and caring people I have known. When my father was sick and later passed on, she was there for us, helping in any way she could. I will never forget her kindness to me and my family. I am deeply saddened by her passing and offer my heartfelt condolences to her family. May God bless her soul and see her rest in peace.
Posted by Edmarine Lowe-Ching on May 24, 2021
My sincere condolences to Jennifer's family especially her daughter whose doll I had for many years used in Church productions at St. Margaret's church Liguanea.
May her soul Rest in Peace
God's love and Blessings on you all
Edmarine Lowe-Ching, Classmate from Wolmer's Girls' School
Posted by Audia Barnett on May 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jennifer! We reconnected in Canada after many years of not being in touch. At school she was a gentle, quiet and pleasant student and these traits followed her throughout her adult life.
Condolences to her family. May her soul enjoy peace eternal.
Posted by Joy Roberts on May 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to Jennifer's family and friends at this time. May God's grace be more than sufficient.
Posted by Carol Brandt on May 23, 2021

Jennifer,
It was an honor to have known you! Calm and gentle, always willing to lend a helping hand. You were very loyal to your family, and raised a wonderful daughter Sarah, while you took care of your sister Leslie.
I never heard you complain about your own illness, though you must have been in pain a lot of the time.
You will never be forgotten by me or my family especially (Satish, Nik, and Nadia).
May your spirit remain with us forever my friend.
Love,

Carol Brandt.





Posted by Sonia Morgan on May 22, 2021
There are times when we meet someone in our life here on earth who we think is like a heavenly Angel...I will always remember Jenny as one of the Angels that I met as I journeyed through life here on earth...sweet, gentle, kind, sincere, committed, loyal, helpful to a fault, generous, supportive, dependable, caring, talented, humorous and so much more.....you made my work easier, lighter, more doable because you always tried to help Jen and your generous love, kindness and interest were not only shown to me as your work family member but also to my very own family....especially to my son as a child...love always Jenny RIP
Posted by Marescaux Road on May 22, 2021
Kindly accept condolences on behalf of the Wolmer's Girl's Alumnae (WoGA). May your precious memories of who Jennifer was and how she lived, bring you comfort, as you 'journey' without her.

Yolette Barnett
President
Posted by Leonie Rose Bovino on May 21, 2021
I’m sad Jenny that I wasn’t there to hold your hand at the end. It probably doesn’t matter because you have my heart. Jenny- simply one of the best coworkers ever! We connected from the start. My kids regarded you as their aunt. They thoroughly enjoyed sleeping over at Aunty Jenny’s, helping her shape fried dumplings, eating baked beans with them and fried plantains. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together!!! Princess Sarah and Les- my sincere condolence. It doesn’t matter if we are far apart because you’re always in my heart.
Posted by Shameka Richards-Hibbert on May 22, 2021
Ms. Jen... When i think of her the words patient, selfless, genuine raced at the forefront of my mind. Though we've never physically met, i got to know Ms. Jen via our SQF consultant in 2017, she'd be up in wee hours of the night and early mornings working assiduously to help see things to completion ahead of a first time experience I dreaded. Sleep well Ms. Jen.
Posted by Jacqueline Scott-Brown on May 21, 2021
Jenny has left an indelible mark on my life and that of my family especially Michelle. I remember how she stood with and supported me during some of the rough patches in my life. She was loyal and was not afraid to speak her truth. Kind, gentle, compassionate but don't cross her or mistreat anyone in her sight. She had a sharp wit which sometimes surprised even me. We bonded more firmly when she migrated to Canada over Aunty Acid and exchanged them with our off the cuff responses. I miss her tremendously but pragmatic enough to know she was suffering due to her illness and can now say she is out of her pain. Rest in God's peace Jenny!
Posted by Fay Bailey Greggory on May 21, 2021
My heart physically hurts. When I found out, that, in fact, I was not able to have Jennifer text me while I travel or follow my uber ride anymore to my destinations. She was there with me last week.

Jen was sick and now that sickness has taken her away from all who loved her.
I have been struggling to find the right words to describe my friend – to explain why this loss is so tragic. And I cannot seem to find them. Any death of someone is a tremendous loss, I know.

Jen was special. Dare I say extraordinary….
How do I describe the most selfless person I know? How do I explain the multitude of ways she made me better, or how she never missed an opportunity to encourage me, tells me she loved me, or supported what I was doing? How do I begin to recount the many times we worked together late at night to complete a report, a project, or just talking about her illness? This is a woman who donated her time and energy to taking care of others, even when she herself needed to be cared for
“How can I help you?” I cannot be the only person who heard Jen say those words over and over again – no expectation of anything in return. To call her a ‘giver’ does not do her justice. Giving was simply part of her nature, a portion of her soul
When we Communicated day the before she died
This is one of the things that is comforting me right now. She told me she was having a hard time but hanging on. I told her I was there with her in spirit holding her hands. She told me “I love you”. I did not see her, as I had hoped, because of COVID, and Canada borders closing but kept contact with her through Sarah, late Monday night. Sarah told me she was smiling, so I will remember that. I did not want to believe that we would not talk again and that when I return from work on Wednesday, Jennifer would not be tracking my travel, until I reach inside my house and then say. Go get some rest, you must be tired.
I still have the texts on my phone she sent, as we talk practically every day
You were a treasure, my friend.
I am better for having known this beautiful soul. I will always miss you. Sarah and family, my heart and prayers are with you right now. I know you and Les must be hurting, but Jen has a host of persons who loved her and that love has been extended to you.


Posted by Juliette Bernis on May 21, 2021
I will miss my auntie dearly. She was so loving and caring. Selfless and kind. I will miss our conversations where she lifts my spirits and makes my heart happy. Rest In Peace sweet auntie.

Julie.
Posted by Dorothy Morris on May 21, 2021
Tribute from the Jamaica Agro Processors Association (JAPA) family.
JAPA expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones on the death of Jennifer Aquart. Ms. Aquart was a colleague and friend to many in the Association.

During her sterling performance at the Jamaica Bureau of Standards, we were blessed to have had her calming approach to many difficult situations. She was such a beautiful person. Upon hearing of her death, there was an outpouring of messages and condolences for her from our members. Some are listed here: ”supported us tremendously in the early days. RIP my dear”; “my sister we will always remember you for your hard work over the years at the JBS”; “RIP Jennifer Aquart a calm and steady hand at BSJ”; “Miss Aquart was a good person, very calm and considerate. Rest well my sister”; “Very sorry to hear. Dealt with her quite a bit in the past”; “So very sorry to hear. She was a shining light at the JBS. A beautiful person and just…exceptional all round”; “very sorry to hear”; “…so sad”; “so sorry to hear about Jennifer”.

Please accept our condolences and support during this time. We pray that the Lord of all comfort will give you all the strength you need as you celebrate her life. RIP Ms. Aquart.
Posted by Satish Sinha on May 21, 2021
I can very honestly say that Jenny was the most giving person I have ever known. Those who know her know she always helped anyone in need and never asked for anything in return. Her kind soul will be missed by most people who have been touched by her incredible spirit; I am grateful to have known her and I send my deepest condolences to her family who have suffered two heartbreaking losses so close together. May God take care of my friend, Jennifer in heaven and help her family left here and bless them all.
Posted by Sharon Hazle on May 21, 2021
To the family and Fay ,my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. Gone but the beautiful memories live on. May God comfort you all.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Terry Aquart-Peyrefitte on May 25, 2021
Aunt Jenny's generosity of spirit and kindness were a hallmark of her character. She was always lovely to talk to, shared of herself openly and generously. Jenny took interest in her family, always making time to listen and to share encouraging words. She will be missed, but her legacy lives on through her family and through all those whom she has impacted so positively over the years. Rest in peace aunt Jenny ❤️ love always
Posted by Keynese Pusey on May 24, 2021
Miss Aquart was a humble woman. I learned alot from her while she was in the lab at BSJ. May her sould rest in peace.
Posted by Jessica Byron on May 24, 2021
Today with deep sadness we say farewell to our beloved Jenny, children's champion, our forever friend and one of the kindest, most generous and brave individuals I have ever known! I first met Jenny when we would both be dropping off our small daughters at Mona Prep back in the early 2000s. That was the beginning of a firm family friendship. Jenny, Sarah and Les really enriched our lives and Aunty Jenny brought so much joy to Yasmin and Linnet. Jenny was a child at heart who loved to go to cartoon movies, or shopping with the kids and they might come back with an unexpected goldfish in a water bag or a hamster (then we had to work out the living arrangements and shared custody...!) I remember, just before GSAT, Aunty Jenny taking them off on a wonderful adventure trip around Jamaica to visit places and learn about the history and geography of the island! And Jenny later helped me to navigate the era of teenage parties, as we would join forces to do the drop-offs and pick-ups around Kingston. Jenny really epitomised the saying that "it takes a village to raise a child". Her quiet wisdom, loving nature, patience and kindness touched the lives of many, many children and other people she would help along the way. Thank you, Jenny, for being such a lovely person. We will never forget the years spent with you and the lessons you taught, by example, of how to live on this earth. Rest in peace and may light everlasting shine upon you.
 Sarah and Les, we missed you all so much when you migrated but always looked forward to your visits and your news. Our deepest sympathies go to you and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please remember we will always be there for you and the memories of Jenny's love will strengthen you. Thank you for all the  wonderful memories we have shared. May God bless and keep you both.
Jessica Byron, Yasmin and Linnet Reid - Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis. 
her Life
Born October 23, 1954 (Jamaica) left us too soon on May 18, 2021 (Canada).
Jennifer studied at Wolmer’s High School for Girls and then moved on to the University of the West Indies where she graduated with honors.

She then found herself in the Food Safety and Quality industry where she dedicated 17 years working at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica.
In 2009 she immigrated to Canada with daughter Sarah and sister Leslie to embark on new opportunities. Consulting and auditing within the Food Safety industry for a few years and later retired.
She had a heart of gold. Selfless, humble, kind, strong yet gentle. She will be remembered for her forgiveness and eagerness to be there for those in need. Jennifer will be missed enormously.

We take comfort knowing that all is well with her, comforted by her parents William and Brendoline, sister Mary, brother Trevor and best friend Joan in heaven.
Leaving behind, daughter (Sarah), sisters (Leslie, Pauline, and Nadine), brothers (Vernon, Errol and Robert), close friends Tban and Ivo and many loved ones she adopted as her own.

Forever in our hearts.
Recent stories
Shared by Farah Budall on May 24, 2021
My first time meeting Ms. Aquart was on a Brownie camping trip in the 6th grade. The journey was long and because I used to suffer from pretty bad motion sickness, I threw up. I was the only little girl who did and so in addition to feeling sick, I felt pretty embarrassed. Ms. Aquart wasn't on the bus with us, but as soon as we arrived at the camp site and I stepped off the bus, there she was. She had heard about my misfortune and asked me if I was okay, gave me a bunch of mints and reassured me that it was okay, these things happen. Her kindness that day made a big impact and I never forgot it.
Years later, I got a summer job at Bureau of Standards and there she was. Always smiling, always pleasant and kind. She had not changed at all in the years that had gone by. Our departments were close to each other and I got to see how she interacted with others and the respect that people had for her. 
I will never forget her kindness, her warmth or her smile. She was a truly amazing person. May her soul rest in peace

Remembering Jennifer Aquart Tribute by Fay Gayle

Shared by Sarah JHENELLE on May 24, 2021
Jennifer. Jenny. Jen. It didn’t matter how we chose to call her, she always answered… and always did so smiling cheerfully. Jennifer was a quiet, bright influence in our class in high school, a kind compassionate soul, who was not a complainer. I remember how she used to comb her hair in her two signature long plaits; and she later became the proud owner of a school bag that looked like a Doctor’s bag.

I also remember the time we attended a Billy Graham Crusade at the National Stadium in Jamaica. This was during our UWI years. We sat far away from the crowd, on the highest row of the bleachers, and Jennifer drank in every word that fell from the preacher’s mouth.

When we reconnected a few years ago, I came to learn that Jennifer had accepted Christ early in her life and she had been attending St Margaret’s Anglican Church at Liguanea. Jennifer had now developed a deep faith in her Lord, Jesus Christ. She recounted being at one time in such severe pain from a medical condition that she found herself crying out to the Lord to ask Him to please come and rescue her from the pain. He came and lovingly spoke to her heart - “Just trust Me”. Jennifer did not complain.

When she needed major surgery, she prayed and said - “Lord Jesus, this is me, Jennifer – trusting You”. Jennifer just continued to trust her Jesus. She was not daunted. She had also learned to give God thanks - in everything. She did not complain, despite the fact that her life’s dream to become a Medical Doctor had by now vanished.

I was able to witness that during the last few years of her life, Jennifer grew to love the Lord wholeheartedly, and she consecrated her life to Him unreservedly. In February of this year she said to me, with such great conviction coming from the centre of her soul -

“I know Jesus loves me. I have repented, and if I were to ‘drop dead’ today, I know that I will definitely go to be with Jesus. Praise be to God!”

Honestly, I did not want to believe that Jesus would be coming to collect her from us so soon. Moreover, we witnessed how Jenny pressed on, despite all the odds. I believe that she would encourage us all to continue to fight the good fight of Faith, for Jesus’ sake – and no matter what life might throw at us.

Jennifer is one of Jesus’ jewels. “And they [that fear the Lord] shall be Mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels” (Malachi 3: 17).

Thank you, Dear Lord Jesus.

A dear friend

Shared by Margarette Bryan on May 21, 2021
Jen was such a wonderful person. I have known her since our days at high school Wolmers Girls in Kingston ,Jamaica . She was the kindest , most generous person I know, always worrying about others and putting everyone before herself 
We will forever miss you Jen and we cherish the great times we had
Forever in our thoughts RIP
Margarette