Jessica Merle Lenore Mikitka
December 9, 1981 – March 6, 2020
Jessica Merle Mikitka ~ December 9th, 1981 – March 6th, 2020 We are deeply saddened by the unexpected, yet peaceful, passing of our beloved Jess.
Jess was a daughter to Wayne and Barb, a sister to Warren (Stephanie), Jordan (Katie), and Briana (Aaron); an auntie to Liam, Luke, Landon, Sebastian, George, Lewis, Mason and Hunter; granddaughter to Merle; a niece and cousin to many. Her fiancé, Matt Boogaart, was the absolute love of her life.
Jess was the smiling face at Ocean Park Starbucks who greeted you for your early morning coffee. She loved her family and her many puppies. Jess will be incredibly missed; a hole will forever reside in our hearts. We will remember her for the incredibly loving, generous, and beautiful person she was, and the sense of humour she brought to our lives. May her infectious laugh and shining smile carry on through all her beautiful nephews. Rest easy Jess, until we hold you in our arms again.
A heartfelt ‘Thank-you’ to family and friends who have helped us by sending thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time. We will forever cherish the abundance of memories we have together with our “little trooper”. We miss you so much Jess.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
XOXO Ma & Pa
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Jessica Merle Lenore Mikitka
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March 27, 2020
I am deeply saddened to read the obits in the Peace Arch News today. Jess was my absolute favourite barista at OP Starbucks for so many years. Jess always had a big smile as I picked up my order. She would greet me by name, knew my order and would take the time to chat. Every day Jess was happy and so very helpful. I will always remember the day I picked up my Starbucks and asked her what was new in her life. She shared her news of dating the most amazing man . . . the love of her life, Matt. Jess and I had a common bond . . I worked with her sister-in-law Katie. Jess would always share stories of special times with her nephews, who she absolutely adored. Family was her everything. Rest in Peace Jess . . . you were loved by so many!!
March 26, 2020
I read today in the Peace Arch News of the passing of Jess. She was the best barista I've ever met. Always smiling at Ocean Park Starbucks. I really miss her. She was there a long time, and she was so happy when she had Matt in her life, and then she was gone, and I assumed she was off on adventures. In 2013 when I got a job in the Ocean Park neighbourhood, I'd get off the bus, drop into Jess's Starbucks, and it seemed to me that she was there every morning. She was consistently helpful and polite and happy. I'm so glad that I knew her, and could greet her by name..."Hi Jess.". She had a very joyous spirit. May she rest in the arms of God, and be at peace.