The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in Vernon, British Columbia, is mourning the loss of one its employees, 26-year-old Jessica Rose Eaman, a staff member and club coach who died Friday, March 16, after behind injured in a single-vehicle accident the day before.
“Jessica gave back far more than she ever received from the few hours a week she spent in Sovereign Lake’s kids’ programs,” Sovereign Lake General Manager Scott Lemon told the Vernon Morning Star. “She would spend endless hours preparing and planning for the skiers, making sure their experience was comfortable and fun, and ended with a hug or a pat on the head to tell them how much she looked forward to seeing their smiles the next week.”
Weather and road conditions were considered factors in the accident.
Eaman will be formally remembered April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in Vernon.
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