August 5, 1947 – October 22, 2016
at the age of 69 years
A service for Jennifer will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2pm at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (170 Shuswap St SE, Salmon Arm, BC).
Jennifer Lindsay Pring (Cross) of Salmon Arm, British Columbia passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 surrounded by her family.
Jennifer was born August 5, 1947 in Trail, BC to Patricia and Lindsay Cross. After graduating from J.L. Crow Secondary in 1966, Jennifer attended Trail Business College and then moved to Vancouver where she worked at the Bank of Montreal.
In May of 1969 she married Arnold James Pring of Victoria, BC, her husband of 47 years. Jennifer and Arnie moved to Germany six months later where they lived for 4 years. During this time Jennifer danced and toured with the Airforce Pipes and Drums and taught ballet to the children of military personnel.
She returned to Canada in 1973 where she and her family called Kingston, Ontario, Edmonton, Alberta and Calgary, Alberta home. In 2001 Jennifer and her husband moved to Salmon Arm, BC.
During her time in Calgary Jennifer worked for the Arthritis Society – AB/NWT Division and retired in 1999 as Director of Educational Services. Once in Salmon Arm she spent 5 years working as the Executive Director of the Shuswap Hospice Society. After retiring for the second time Jennifer threw herself into volunteer work with the Anglican Church. She was involved at the parish, Diocese of Kootenay and national levels and has enjoyed this time immensely.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, Arnold James Pring, children, Tania Stevenson (Shane) and Lindsay Pring (Sarah), grandchildren, James, Brett and Adele. She is also survived by her sister Elisabeth Forsyth (Kenneth), brother Mel Cross (Valerie), and sister Heather Hamer (Richard).