We start this week with a moment to honour Capt. Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds who passed away tragically last Sunday.
Flying as part of Operation Inspiration, a cross-country tour aimed at boosting the spirits of Canadians through the pandemic, Capt. Casey died when the CT-114 Tutor aircraft in which she and Capt. Richard MacDougall had been flying crashed in a residential neighbourhood in Kamloops, B.C.
Today, we honour her through the words of those who loved her.
Capt. Casey is remembered by her family as a proud Nova Scotian and an advocate for her home province. Known for her passion for storytelling, Casey’s career in journalism enabled her to give “a voice to local causes and community groups that often didn’t have one”.
Her family said she thrived in the Canadian Armed Forces, which she joined in 2014. Always one for adventure, she loved to travel the world and made new friends wherever she went.
“She is gone but she will never be forgotten.”