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Sovereign Lake cross-country skier and coach remembered

Jessica Eaman, who began cross-country skiing with the Sovereign Lake club as a jackrabbit, then worked her way up to staff member and club coach, is being fondly remember after she died of injuries Friday, the result of a single-vehicle accident Thursday near Oyama. - Photo submitted
Jessica Eaman, who began cross-country skiing with the Sovereign Lake club as a jackrabbit, then worked her way up to staff member and club coach, is being fondly remember after she died of injuries Friday, the result of a single-vehicle accident Thursday near Oyama.
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Hearts are heavy at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre as they remember the loss of an employee.

Jessica Rose Eaman, 26, who was an active cross-ski school coach for many years, died Friday from serious injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Oyama Thursday.

“Jessica gave back far more than she ever received from the few hours a week she spent in Sovereign Lake’s kids’ programs,” said Scott Lemon, Sovereign Lake general manager. “She would spend endless hours preparing and planning for the skiers, making sure their experience was comfortable and fun, and ended with a hug or a pat on the head to tell them how much she looked forward to seeing their smiles the next week.”

Weather and road conditions are considered to be contributing factors in this crash.

A celebration of Eaman’s life will be held April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

 

 

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