Jessica (nee Cormack) Hall

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jessica Hall (Cormack), a bright light who left us too soon on December 7, 2015.

Jessica was born on a wintery morning

January 31, 1987, a beautiful eight-pound, three ounce baby girl.

She was married to the man of her dreams, Rance Hall. He proposed to her in the Valhallas and they married at the base of those mountains in a beautiful ceremony a year and a half ago.

They lived in a cottage in the woods for two years near 108 Mile Ranch where they had everything they ever needed, each other – until Jessica convinced Rance they also needed a dog, Cooper.

Jessica was a nurse, the perfect career for someone so kind and caring. She was a nurturing spirit who loved working closely with people in need.

She died in a car accident while working as a travel nurse at the TI’azt’en Lake First Nations near Fort St. James.

Jessica was a traveller from the beginning. She spent her first birthday on route to New Zealand, and over the following 28 years Jessica’s adventures took her from the mountains of Nepal to the jungles of Guatemala with the people who meant the most to her.

Jessica’s parents moved her and her siblings around British Columbia when they were young to Kamloops, Qualicum Beach and Gold River before settling in Castlegar.

The Kootenays, the mountains and the people who live there meant the world to her. Jessica and her best friends, Jenny Benner, Adria Geissler, Deanna Jasper, Stesha White and Dallas Houghton all dreamed about moving back home to be reunited.

Jessica is survived by her loving husband, Ransom Hall, parents Kevin Cormack (Alison Alder) and Pam Cormack, siblings Jocelyn and Kirk, Grandpas Bob Bagg and Joseph Cormack.

She is predeceased by her adoring grandmothers, Dorothy Bagg and

Olive Cormack.

A service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar B.C..

Donations gratefully accepted for a bursary in Jessica Hall’s name to

Selkirk College at 250-365-1360 or jkinakin@selkirk.ca