Jennifer Caron, 43, of Rockford, passed away on August 1, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Gary and Gertrude (Tucker) Caron. She married Douglas Gish on October 10, 2010, at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto. Jennifer was a USA Figure Skating Coach. She attended York University in Toronto where she majored in finance and economics. Her passion was teaching kids to skate. She was a member of Team Canada “Black Ice”, a synchronized skating team. Jennifer was a 1997 World Champion, Silver and Bronze Medalist, and had several Canadian National titles. She was a former coach for Northwestern University and Illinois State University, and owned Revolution Synchronized Skating which won 16 ISI National titles. Coaching was her life, she loved and believed in all the kids she coached.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Gish, son, Tucker; stepson, Carter of Chicago, Illinois; parents, Gert and Gary Caron of Keswick; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Marty Gish; brother, Jeremy (Kris) Caron; nieces and nephews, Joshua , Nicholas, Grace, Michaela, Ian, Cameron, and Cheynee; sisters -in -law, Lynne (Mike) Olsen, and Carol Cook.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018 in First Free Church, 2223 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL. In memory of Jennifer donations may be made to The Rockford Skating Club, 4150 N. Perryville, Loves Park, IL 61111. Interment arrangements to Queensville Cemetery, Queensville, Ontario, entrusted to the M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South, Keswick, Ontario. A Celebration of Life will also be held at her parents home in Keswick on Saturday September 29th, 2018 from 12 to 4p.m. Sign an online book of condolences at mwbeckerfuneralhome.com
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