In Memorium: Jeremy William Jenner
Date: July 15, 2014
Jeremy William Jenner was born June 25th, 1980. He played soccer, baseball, football, and was a good hockey player when he was a young boy. He played for teams in Port Moody from ages 8 to 18. He mostly played at the house level. He used to tell his dad, Don Jenner, "Dad, I enjoy the game more playing at the house level rather than dealing with the pressure of rep level."
Jeremy's Dad says his best sport was rugby. He played hooker and flanker, having started when he was in grade 8 at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. Jeremy was selected as a Valley rep player while playing at Pitt Meadows. The school was ranked #4 in AA division when Jeremy was in grade 12. Their first game at the provincial championships was against Rossland, the town where his aunties lived. Jeremy scored both tries to defeat Rossland 14 - 0 in that game.
"Jay" also made the BC Summer Games rep team in 1998. He went on to play for Douglas College and later for Douglas Rugby Football Club. Don says, "I had the pleasure of playing with him in Division 3 Douglas games. I couldn't have been prouder." Jeremy later played with the Div 3 Ridge Meadows team in the Lower Mainland, which his father Don helped coach and manage.
On November 21, 2004, Jeremy died tragically in a car accident at the age of 24. Don misses him every day of every year. Don hopes he and Jeremy will be together again someday.