Jessica Michelle Porter

Jessica Michelle Porter

Porter: Jessica Michelle died tragically on November 2nd, 2010. Born Jennifer Michelle Palatin on February 21st, 1980, she was welcomed as the first grandchild for Inez & Martin Palatin who were always there with tremendous support and guidance. From early years on, Jessica naturally warmed her way into the hearts of so many. Her sense of adventure started early tobogganing in the orchard, then onto mountain bikes, motorcycles and snowboarding and soccer . Later, she returned to the farm when horses were her passion, often gathering around a big bomb fire with family and friends after a day of riding. Jess worked many years with Overland Freight while also working at her own company, High Maintenance Lawn & Landscape. After leaving Overland she partnered in On-Site Delivery. Working long and hard hours were very much a part of Jessica’s everyday life. Fitness was important too, be it kick boxing or training in the gym and she would not hesitate to take others under her wing and help anyone willing to be a more fit person. Jess was tenacious and pushed the boundaries and sometimes the rules. She could warm you with her smile and keep you captivated with her quick wit and sense of humour. Jess was indeed a very special gift, leaving an imprint on your heart never to be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by many. Jessica is survived by her mother, Janine Palatin, grandmother Inez Palatin, Aunt Julie Samson (nephews Jared and Patrick), Uncle Randy Palatin (wife Deanna), father Grant Bennett (step-brother Zachary), Aunt Cheryl Rogers (cousin Cameron), Uncle Chris Bennett (cousin Nexus)….extended family and numerous friends. Jessica is predeceased by her grandfather Martin Palatin and her Uncle Reg Palatin. A Celebration of Life will be held at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Road in Kelowna on Saturday, November 20th at 1:00 pm. Everyone who wishes is welcome to come and share a story of how you remember Jessica, too. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to a charity of your choice in Jessica’s honour. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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