Sovereign Lake Mourns Loss of Coach

Alex KochonMarch 23, 2012

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.


Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon ( is a former FasterSkier editor and roving reporter who never really lost touch with the nordic scene. A freelance writer, editor, and outdoor-loving mom of two, she lives in northeastern New York and enjoys adventuring in the Adirondacks. She shares her passion for sports and recreation as the co-founder of "Ride On! Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and a sales and content contributor at When she's not skiing or chasing her kids around, Alex assists authors as a production and marketing coordinator for iPub Global Connection.

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