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Jocelyn "Jayjay" Joaquin Escobido

September 24, 1968 ~ November 24, 2020

Peacefully, on November 24, 2020, with family by her side, Jayjay joined her Creator in Heaven.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Dan, and their only son, Ace. She was predeceased by her father, Atty. Agapito Joaquin, and her mother, Gavina Zapanta-Joaquin.

Jayjay also leaves behind her sisters in Winnipeg: Emmie Joaquin, Belinda Lacanilao (Mac); niece Anna Lacanilao; nephew Patrick Lacanilao (Paula) and grand-niece Peyton Lacanilao; Jayjay’s siblings Dr. Arnel Joaquin (Los Angeles), Jon Joaquin, Rhod Joaquin, Ros Joaquin-Canlas, and Allan Joaquin (Philippines). She will be remembered by numerous relatives and friends from Canada, USA, and Philippines.

Jayjay was a long-time employee of Canada Life (then Great West Life) where she also met many wonderful colleagues. She and her husband Dan are also active members of Life Group where they share their Christian faith with couples who have been their support system especially during her trying times.

The family would like to thank Dr Jesse Marantz, along with Rubby and Jackie from LifeSmart Medical; Dr. James Paul and nurse Nubia Chowdhury (CCMB Medical oncology); Dr. James Butler and nurse Robert Richardson (CCMB Radiation Oncology) for the compassion and care given to her during her brief but courageous battle with stomach cancer. The family also wishes to thank HSC ward GA5 for the wonderful care they have provided to Jayjay during the three weeks she spent there in August while she recovered from a stroke.

To her relatives and friends, thank you for your love and support to Jayjay and her family. Your kindness made a world of difference in dealing with Jayjay’s unexpected diagnosis.

Due to the current pandemic, the memorial and burial service will be held at a private time at her final resting place at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home with Pastor John Neufeld officiating.

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