In Loving Memory of Diane Jenkins
All of us at Britepaths are missing our dear friend and dedicated volunteer Diane Jenkins, who passed away at age 62 on July 13, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Her husband Dave and son Marshall are also long-time volunteers, and our hearts go out to them and their family and many friends.
The program offers the necessary foundation for clients to pursue better-paying jobs in fields where there is a great need for skilled workers. We held our first information sessions for clients interested in pursuing Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Health Care in June and July. It is now known as Avenues to Career Training. It is a great comfort and inspiration to us and her family that Diane’s work and devotion to helping struggling community members succeed will live on through this Program.
Dave said, “She believed that a beautiful world was possible. Her faith in people’s ability to achieve — one that required a community of all peoples, races, genders, and beliefs equally treated — that was the basis of her spirit. Never give up, never surrender was the credo of her own life and for those she counseled or led. And that’s how she met her cancer head on. She once told someone ‘Do not cry for me.’ Her way was to act positively. Solve. Face forward. Face fears. To properly remember her is to go and do likewise.”
We are grateful to Diane for her years of service to Britepaths’ families, and inspired by her life’s work to offer hope, light and practical help to those around her. We miss her greatly, but know she will be with us every step of the way as we work to make life better for our neighbors.