ForeverMissed
 When it is over, I want to say:
all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. 
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder 
If I have made of my life something particular, and real. 
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, 
Or full of argument. 
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.     
                                                                         -Mary Oliver 
Jennifer or Jen as we fondly call her lived a full life.  She was born on May 31, 1972, the second child of Felix Co Sr.  and Betty Lim Co.  As a child  she was the cutest and cheeky. Growing up she always strived to be the best possible. As a sister, she was caring, generous and always wanted the best for the family.  She was always filled with curiosity and eagerness to learn.   Her friends will always remember her as kind , bubbly, adventurous full of life, driven and hardworking- a perfectionist in many ways. 

Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer, yet as devastating as that news was, Jen did not even flinch.  She courageously faced it head on, as only she could.  Nothing was going to stop her from living the life she wanted.  She continued to work, travelled the world, learned new skills like surfing, honed her pole dancing chops and most importantly, she selflessly took time out of her  interrupted life to spend it with people that mattered to her, to let them know how much she loved them.  She valiantly continued to protect her mom from the pain that this savage disease brought.  Despite setbacks and exhausting treatments, she lived and loved immensely.  Her iron clad determination to defeat cancer has left an indelible impression on all lives she touched. Jen was and always will be the light of our lives.  She had the quiet fortitude and grace that will long remain the source of inspiration and strength for all of us who love her.

Posted by Alan Jaquias on July 20, 2020
Jen, it saddens me you are gone and I am so happy for the little time I got to spend with you and your family. I admire your courage and willingness to fight and am in awe of your vibrance and joy. You have encourage me to live and love more vibrantly. Jen, you will truly be missed. Rest well. I will see you on the other side with a bag of your favorite chips: Lay's Flamin' Hot. My heart and prayers to your family and friends.  Love, AJ
Posted by Eloisa Chan on July 18, 2020
I am so sorry I wasn't aware of your struggles, Jen.  Several years back, I faintly heard that you got sick, but I never knew exactly what it was. I am so sad to hear that you are gone...mostly because you are gone so soon, so young. But come to think of it, no more suffering and pain for you. You are resting now. 

I will always remember you as a spunky little girl. Seeing you in the younger grades at SHS-G, and having lived in close proximity with Ah-ih Betty and all of her children at Guadalupe Heights, and both our moms being close friends...but all this time, my memory of you stopped with you as a little kid. You were one heck of a feisty, fiery, little girl. You already exuded strength and a Don't-mess-with-me kind of attitude as a young child. I am not surprised to read that you faced life head-on and grabbed the bull by its horns, so to speak.

I am deeply moved and warmed to the heart by all the tributes to you on this page. It is amazing to see the grace you showed in your fight to live....to TRULY live. Is this poem by Mary Oliver one of your favorites? I love what it says! How inspiring to read and hear about what your life meant to others. Your life makes me want to strive to be my best self at all times. Many times I forget to be my best self and simply allow myself to be "swallowed" by daily tasks and routines. Thank you for this important reminder to be intentional with the way I spend my time!

By the way, you look beautiful in all the pictures here...so stylish and chic!

Thank you for living life the way you did.

May the choirs of angels come to greet you;
May they bring you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy;
May you find eternal life.

Rest in peace, Jen.

Our condolences to the entire family...

Sincerely,
Eloisa Albano Chan (& family)
Posted by Joanne Lim on July 14, 2020
Achi/Auntie Jen,
You are deeply loved and will be sorely missed. You will always be an inspiration to us. Thank you for loving us and allowing us to share your joys and pains till the very end. Rest peacefully in heaven. We love you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Joanne, Ben and Gene
Posted by June Ivy on July 14, 2020
Jen, I am blessed to have known you. You are the epitome of strength and courage. Ever since you were diagnosed with cancer, you have not ceased to amaze me. You continued your life full speed. I remember our dinner in Okada and the light show after. Quiet, elegant, wonderful - the dinner, the show and you. You will be missed by everyone whose lives you have touched. Now, more adventures await you in heaven. 
Posted by Vivien Go on July 13, 2020
Jen,

I'm sorry we missed each other for the last several years. Although I was in touch and met with your sister, Tiptip, now and then, I wish I had known what you were going through. A light has been extinguished. You were one of the bright lights in your class at Sacred Heart. The world has lost a smart, beautiful, and vibrant woman who could have shared so much still. May you be happy and at peace in paradise!

Vivien
Posted by Sandra Copingco on July 13, 2020
Jen, you showed the world how to embrace and enjoy life - vibrant till the end. Despite your great battle, you were never held down. No complaints. Always on the go. Always on to the next adventure. Constantly aiming for more and achieving new goals. Determined. Selfless. Even when you needed care, you still cared more for others especially your family. Yours was truly a life well lived.

Because of you, I will never look at life the same way again.

You are strength.
You are courage.
You are inspiration.

Thank you, Jen.

It's time to go home.
You will always be loved and forever missed.
Posted by Jenny Rose Pascual on July 13, 2020
Thank you po dahil naging part ka ng aming buhay salamat sa friendship sa mga memories. Napaka bait mo samin dito sa La Union "elyu" ito yung place na palagi mong binabalik balikan lalo na pag na stress ka pumupunta ka dito para mag surf para makalimot sa mga problems mo. Akala namin ni Fernando mag kikita pa tayo ulit pero hindi na pala nakakalungkot isipin na yung mga chat natin lastime Yun na Pala ang last na makaka usap ka namin. Bigla kaming na tahimik ni Fernando nung na laman namin Yung balita nalulungkot kami dahil wala kana hindi ka na namin ulit makakasama makaka usap at makakasama sa mga tawanan. Salamat po sa lahat lahat ambait mo samin ni Fernando kami yung tinuturing mong pamilya dito sa elyu. Ang swerte namin dahil na kilala ka namin nakapag strong mong tao hindi ka natatakot harapin Yung mga fears mo sa buhay. We love you Jen. Rest now Alam na din naming pagod kana sa mga nararamdaman mo katulad nga nung sinabi mo lastime na nag chat tayo Kaya Pina palakas namin Yung loob mo at Pinag prapray ka namin palagi ni Fernando. Again thank you so much we will miss you Jen mahal ka namin

Love,
Your Elyu Family Fernando And Jenny
Posted by Ma Anthonette Alonte on July 13, 2020
Thank you Jen for being the bravest and strongest person I've ever met, for accepting and loving everyone, and for being someone that impacted the lives of so many. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace Jen. 
My prayers are with your family.

love,
Ton
Posted by Mylene Flowers on July 12, 2020
My dear sweet cousin Jin Jin, how I miss you so. I feared the last time I came back home in 2017 would be the last time I would see you face to face. I cherished those few hours talking to you. You finally got to meet my family. You were glowing then. Who would’ve known you were battling the big “C”. Through your posts on fb, I was able to go with you on your adventures. I’m thankful for technology - it allowed us to keep in touch, miles and miles away. I think back to our childhood - the sleepovers, the “Co cousins dance troupe” with Steph as our choreographer. We were as close as sisters could be. I could go on and on with memories that I will forever cherish. You are an inspiration to us all. No more tears, no more pain. You have a glorious new body in heaven and I look forward to the day when we see each other again. Love you! Praying for A-em, Antit and Steph.
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:20-21
Posted by Josephine Lee on July 12, 2020
Love you Jen. What a beautiful and courageous life you lived and how you inspired and touched many including myself. You are like a younger sister to me and so blessed that you were part of my life. I still can hear your boisterous laugh, one that is infectious and so full of life and energy. I will dearly miss your presence but so glad we got to spend time in LA, Hongkong, and Egypt. I was hoping to travel again together. I will treasure those memories but look forward to seeing you again in heaven.
Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by humans hands.
Posted by Steph Gruet on July 12, 2020
I was blessed to have known you through your older sister Steph. Grateful for the time we got to spend together in Singapore. You have been an inspiration for your courage and strength. And you always had a positive and joyful spirit. You fought long and you fought hard. Now you can finally put your battle gear down and rest in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. We shall miss you here on earth but we know you are safe and free from pain now.

2 Tim 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day- and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Posted by Jean Dy on July 12, 2020
I have known you to be the very charming, sexy, intelligent, organized person but with a very cheerful, loving, kind and generous heart. You opened your house to my family when I have no place to stay in Manila and even allowed Mandy to board for free. I remember the nice restaurants and shopping places we went with your mom, Achi Betty who is also very dear to me and Angela. We comfort each other and find solutions to the problems at hand. Never to give up because there's always a brighter day ahead to come. Self pity is never a part of your daily struggle and how I wish I have just half of your strength and faith that everything will be OK again. I will miss talking to you. Goodbye for now. I surely miss your time but hope to see you later in our eternal home.
Posted by Sari Co on July 12, 2020
Dico Jen, thank you for bringing me along some of your trips in Japan, Korea, etc. Thank you for all the great memories we had there and for being patient with me. You always cared for me and loved me. You were a very strong, thoughtful and understanding dico whom I loved so much. I know you were in a lot of pain, but you are in a much better place now. I will always miss you and love you, dico Jen. Fly high ~
Posted by Vangie Carpio on July 12, 2020
It has been years since we caught up Jen, back during our AIESEC days. Whilst I know you will be missed, I also know you are in a better place with God. I will be praying for you.
Posted by Clarimonde Morales on July 12, 2020
Jen was the very first classmate who welcomed me and assisted me on my 1st day of school as grade 4 transferee in Sacred Heart - Girls. She was really a cute , charming , intelligent girl for having done that, taking initiative to welcome a lost, disoriented girl like me moving to a Chinese school from a Benedictine school in a different city and province at that. She never wore our uniform which I found odd, but was always in white dress.with black pin only to find out that they lost their father that year. Thanks for the memories Jen.I know you're in a happier place now. God bless your family.
Posted by Angelo Bengco on July 12, 2020
Mabuting tao. Positive vibes. Always. In the end, those are the only things that really mattered - and she generously shared it. Thank you for the privilege of having met you and worked with you.
Rest easy in eternal peace, my friend. You will surely be missed.
Posted by Charity Duvall on July 11, 2020
My dearest cousin, Jen - You will forever be loved and remembered for your caring spirit, infectious smile, and beautiful love of life. I cherish and am grateful for the many adventures and laughs that we shared. Thank you for being such an inspiration with your strength and desire to live life to the fullest. You will truly be missed. Love you always! 
Posted by Carol Regala on July 12, 2020
Jenn, I have always admired your quiet strength and resiliency. You are indeed a beautiful soul. Thank you so much for the wonderful friendship through the years. I will miss our get togethers but I know you are in a much better place now and will no longer be in pain. Thank you for touching our hearts and sharing your life with us. ❤❤❤
Posted by Stephanie Co on July 12, 2020
Jen, you are a huge part of me: my strong, beautiful, loving and smart sister. Caring and generous and driven. LOVED Mom and family. Always looked forward to Christmas with the family. Always organized, always ready for anything. The best travel companion, always fun to shop and eat with. I loved every moment we shared together - the quiet and the fun adventures we had.
Jen, you were supposed to grow old with me! What will I do without you?!!!

I love and miss you so much Jen.. ALWAYS!

I pray you are safe and happy in God's loving arms.

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Posted by Alan Jaquias on July 20, 2020
Jen, it saddens me you are gone and I am so happy for the little time I got to spend with you and your family. I admire your courage and willingness to fight and am in awe of your vibrance and joy. You have encourage me to live and love more vibrantly. Jen, you will truly be missed. Rest well. I will see you on the other side with a bag of your favorite chips: Lay's Flamin' Hot. My heart and prayers to your family and friends.  Love, AJ
Posted by Eloisa Chan on July 18, 2020
I am so sorry I wasn't aware of your struggles, Jen.  Several years back, I faintly heard that you got sick, but I never knew exactly what it was. I am so sad to hear that you are gone...mostly because you are gone so soon, so young. But come to think of it, no more suffering and pain for you. You are resting now. 

I will always remember you as a spunky little girl. Seeing you in the younger grades at SHS-G, and having lived in close proximity with Ah-ih Betty and all of her children at Guadalupe Heights, and both our moms being close friends...but all this time, my memory of you stopped with you as a little kid. You were one heck of a feisty, fiery, little girl. You already exuded strength and a Don't-mess-with-me kind of attitude as a young child. I am not surprised to read that you faced life head-on and grabbed the bull by its horns, so to speak.

I am deeply moved and warmed to the heart by all the tributes to you on this page. It is amazing to see the grace you showed in your fight to live....to TRULY live. Is this poem by Mary Oliver one of your favorites? I love what it says! How inspiring to read and hear about what your life meant to others. Your life makes me want to strive to be my best self at all times. Many times I forget to be my best self and simply allow myself to be "swallowed" by daily tasks and routines. Thank you for this important reminder to be intentional with the way I spend my time!

By the way, you look beautiful in all the pictures here...so stylish and chic!

Thank you for living life the way you did.

May the choirs of angels come to greet you;
May they bring you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy;
May you find eternal life.

Rest in peace, Jen.

Our condolences to the entire family...

Sincerely,
Eloisa Albano Chan (& family)
Posted by Joanne Lim on July 14, 2020
Achi/Auntie Jen,
You are deeply loved and will be sorely missed. You will always be an inspiration to us. Thank you for loving us and allowing us to share your joys and pains till the very end. Rest peacefully in heaven. We love you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Joanne, Ben and Gene
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Dear Diche Jen,

Shared by Amanda Dy on July 12, 2020
You let me stay in your condo for 3 months when I started working in Manila. You cared for me and I treasure those days when I was staying with you. I will always remember our conversations in your car before going to work. Your strength and positive approach towards life moved me so many ways. Even during the weekdays, your schedule was busy - after work you either had pole classes or meeting with friends. I remember trying the pole in your condo and just looked like a fool twirling around, you were so strong physically, mentally and emotionally. My favorite part was when you invited me to try gymnastics class and I saw you do a lot of tumblings, and other amazing poses. It was just WOW, you were so determined, unlike me who never returned to gymnastics class because my back hurt the next day. During the weekends, you always went on a trip to LU even just days after your therapy sessions. You lived your life to the fullest, full of adventures with the people you love. I am so thankful for the time I stayed with you and I will forever regret that I never went to those LU trips with you. Till we see each other again. I will miss you! 

My Dearest Friend,

Shared by Chi Dima on July 12, 2020
You are the strongest person I ever knew, your positivity and smile were so contagious. My love for surfing wouldn’t even exist without you. We met as pole sisters to surfer sisters to salsa dance sisters to amazing supportive neighbor and finally as loving loyal friend.  We laughed during our long hours of road trips to LU, shared so many waves dances and sunsets talking about life.. 
We laughed together, we cried together, even when you weren’t feeling well but knew I needed help because I couldn’t walk back then, you were there for me… 
You are truly the strongest person I know and always hard working person. Your fight and determination are truly admiring. You will forever be missed but rest assured you have a big part in my heart. 
 I will ride each wave for you and I know you will always be by my side smiling  and sharing  that Long Left Ride…
I will always love you. 
Rest in Peace my beautiful friend. 
My prayers are with your family.