Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
It is with profound sadness, that we, the family of Jennifer Westhaver, have to announce her untimely passing; along with her daughter, Katie Westhaver, on Oct. 20, 2018. Born March 14, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Honey Donovan of Ingonish Beach. Jennifer was the kindest, most gentle person one would have the privilege to know. She welcomed everyone into her home to have a hot meal, homemade baking or to rest their head. Her Boxing Day party was wall to wall people, and everyone wanted to attend. Jennifer somehow was able to feed half of Ingonish. She was one of a kind. Her life was devoted to her family. Her children and grandchildren were her entire world. Grandma's house was always a favorite; games, movies and treats could always be found. Jennifer was also very proud of her years working as a CCA in Ingonish, Baddeck and Sydney. Her clients held a very special place in her heart. Jennifer's pastime was spent playing cards, crocheting blankets for friends and family or working in her kitchen. When she wasn't home, she was finding live music to listen to or travelling to New Brunswick to spend time with her special friend, Darrell Hussey. Jennifer is survived by her son, Mitchell (Tammy) Westhaver; grandchildren, Donovan, Eva and Charlee; son-in-law, Matthew Smith; sisters, Leona Stockley (George), Geraldine Walker (Calvin), Maria Stockley (Lonnie), Ruth Cipak (Steve), Maureen Sneddon (Perry), Jackie Hines (Dale) and brothers, Peter Donovan (Ginny) and Paul Donovan (Joanne); special aunt, Mary Doyle; her Westhaver family, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jennifer was predeceased by husband, James (Jim); son, Andrew; parents, Harvey and Honey Donovan; sisters, Elaine Titus and Angela Hines and brother, Leon in infancy. She left this world with her beautiful daughter, Katie by her side. Mothers and daughters have a special bond, unlike any other... together, forever. The funeral Mass for Jennifer Westhaver was held Oct. 26, 2018 in St. Peter's Parish Church in Ingonish Beach, with Fr. Alphonsus Iwuji and Fr. Paul Macgillivray officiating. The burial was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennifer’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.