I’m very sad to hear about Miss Van Dyk’s passing. She truly was special person and I’m grateful our paths crossed. She was more than just a PE teacher. She was a friend, someone who was always there to put a smile on your face and always had time for you. She had this sparkle in her eyes and her smile was infectious. Rest in Peace. Sending my prayers to her family and colleagues.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families, we're truly sorry for your loss...
I met Jen at CSSS when I worked there with her at the school, and she was kind and gentle and funny and a friend. As luck would have it I found myself at her house one day at a meeting eating fresh baked cookies Jen baked while at home with baby Leo at the time. She was a beautiful lady who will be greatly missed by everyone ...
Sincere condolences from all at Field Hockey BC. Jen was a special person who made those around her better. She was an exceptional mentor for young women in field hockey as both a player and coach. Her enthusiasm and love of the game will be forever with us.
My heartfelt condolences for Jen’s family and all who knew her. I had the pleasure of playing field hockey with Jen on the Rebel Patriots many years ago. The year I had my first child, I came back to the pitch sleep deprived, teary eyed and very out of shape. Jen always greeted me with a huge smile and tons of encouragement. Her support was incredibly meaningful to me. Jen was an incredibly kind and positive person and I’ll miss her very much!
My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to Jen’s family and friends. Jen was an influential coach in my life. When I would see her at the field I would light up with joy knowing she would relax my intensity into positive efforts. She always made me feel important and taught me that it was okay to make errors. I’m truly grateful for Jen’s impact on my life as a person and player. She will be greatly missed!
I first met Jen many years ago when we both played youth soccer for Gorge, in Victoria, where her dad was also our coach. We attended the same jr high and high school and I always remember her big smile, great laugh and positive attitude.
My condolences go out to her family and friends. May you find peace during this difficult time.
Jen was my coach, teammate and friend years ago and she always greeted everyone with a huge smile. Even when she was frustrated, she would do something really cute like say “Jimminy Crickets!” And then start smiling again soon.
We are all so lucky to have had Jen in our community. I’m thankful that I recently got to see Jen and catch up with her. Her love for her husband Paul and son Leo during our conversation was palpable. I’m so sorry for their loss.
- Meggan Oliver