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Glenhaven Memorial Chapel

1835 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Jamie Grace Drury

September 24, 2019February 6, 2020

We are heartbroken to announce that Jamie Grace Drury passed away on February 6, 2020, after a long long battle over the last four months.

Jamie was born with a genetic defect on September 24, and from that she faced numerous health challenges over the last four months which kept her in the NICU. Jamie struggled with eating, a heart defect, a cancerous tumor, among other things. Despite these struggles, and after many ups and downs, we were hopeful she would be able to come home soon. However, Wednesday she developed a new complication which took her life very quickly and suddenly. Jamie passed away at 12:55AM on Thursday, 2/6, being held in her mother’s arms. We are thankful we were able to spend almost 7 hours with her and help make her comfortable during that time after it became apparent that she wasn’t going to make it. She passed in no pain or discomfort.

Jamie was beloved by the community at Regent College, our faith community at Christ City Church, our neighborhood, and the hospital staff at BC Children’s (not to mention so many who have been holding her/us up from afar through your thoughts and prayers). We covet your continued prayers as we grieve the loss of our very beautiful, fragile girl. After months of struggle, we find comfort knowing that she now is whole, pain free, and worshipping in the presence of our Lord.

A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Vancouver Church, 1696 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 am. (Visitation will take place prior to the service from 10:20 am to 10:50 am). Interment to follow at Capilano View Cemetery, 1490 3rd Street in West Vancouver at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canuck Place Children's Hospice www.canuckplace.org or the Crisis Pregnancy Centre www.optionscentre.ca would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.GlenhavenMemorialChapel.com for the Drury family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Zanele Anne

February 22, 2020

Sarah, Josh and Riley

I had a dream about Jamie last night. She looked so happy and she was smiling. I'm sure she is resting well and God knows she had the best family. I pray that God comforts you. Thank you for all you taught me. I learned a lot from watching you and talking to you everyday . You taught me a lot about faith and strength. You had a smile and kindness throughout all the time we worked together.

Brandt Van Roekel

February 16, 2020

My heart breaks for you all. I can't imagine how you must feel. May God's embrace and love be deeply tangible and near to each of you. And may this thought be ever on your hearts:
“For as the new heavens and the new earth
that I make
shall remain before me, says the LORD,
so shall your offspring and your name remain.
23  From new moon to new moon,
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me,
declares the LORD."
Is 66:22–23
Jamie has gone ahead of us, but we will be with her soon, worshipping, loving, laughing, crying, and being forever comforted, in the arms of Jesus.

Marlene Moore

February 13, 2020

To Josh, Sarah, Riley and your families,
We send our heartfelt sympathies at the loss of your sweet Jamie. So glad you are surrounded and comforted by your faith community.

Love and blessings,
Marlene and Joel Moore

drea wise

February 13, 2020

I will never be able to hear "The Seven Silly Eaters" or Peter Rabbit" without thinking of Jamie and our nighttime cuddles. She would flutter her gorgeous eyes and her amazingly lush lashes at me and I was picking her up for a snuggle. Oh, she knew exactly when to make that little whimper so I would stay and chat with her longer! Though she wasn't with us nearly long enough, she was truly wise in the family she chose to be born to! She chose a family that was so loving and welcoming with a big sister who is perfect. Though she left a little Jamie shaped sadness in my heart I am happy that I got to know and care for her and her family. My condolences for all those who share her loss.

Ben Nye

February 12, 2020

Josh and Sarah,

I've searched my heart for words of comfort, but I can't seem to write anything that feels true and helpful. Instead, I'll share these words from a friend and a mourner in his own situation: "There will come a day when we will attend the great wedding reception, where we will all be reunited in joy and happiness. There will be feasting, merriment and anticipation of catching our first glimpse of the bridegroom. There the Bridegroom and the bride will finally unite in a love that will last forever."

May Jamie bask forever in the presence of Divine Love. God bless you.

Chip Littler

February 12, 2020

We share in your grief and rejoice in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is mindful that we are but dust. Our days are numbered, that being great comfort knowing that the Sovereign God of all Creation has all things in His care and that we can completely trust Him knowing He can do nothing wrong. We love you guys.

Jack McDonald

February 12, 2020

Rebecca and I grieve for you and your family in this time of sorrow. Losing a grandchild so young is a sad thing. Be strong in your faith and know we are thinking of you and yours.

David and Lisa Day

February 12, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Jamie Grace. We cannot imagine what you are both going through but do know we have a loving Father who has welcomed Jamie into His Kingdom. May God wrap His loving arms around you both and comfort you during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Kristy Martin

February 12, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of your loss- can’t imagine the depth of sadness felt. But so happy Jamie is a child of God and in the hands of our Almighty One. An experience awaits her- a beautiful life in heaven. We love you, Sarah and your entire family. Prayers for comfort and peace.
The Martin Family

Kimberley Oliver

February 11, 2020

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Jamie Grace Drury. She was such a brave little girl and such a fighter but it was obvious that she couldn’t stay here on earth very long. I had prayed for her to beat the odds; I think she did as she lived seven months and she was surrounded by the love of her family, her spiritual family and those who looked after her. I wish I had met little Jamie Grace but I will in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY