Memories & Celebrations of Life:
Obituary - Jillian Katherine Bober
April 23, 1985 - January 21, 2021
It is with deepest sorrow that we have to announce the passing of our beautiful daughter Jill. She was born in Thunder Bay and moved to Sioux Lookout in 1990.
She loved spending time at the lake swimming, water sports, fishing and booting around the lake. As she was growing up her friends and family meant everything to her. When her friends were sad she would ask if they could sleep over so she could comfort them and make them happy again. Her big heart and caring personality were recognized at a very young age.
She worked for Community Living where she lived in the home caring and supporting the mentally challenged. On her days off she would bring some of them to our home and you could see the love she had for them and the love they had for her.
When she moved back to Thunder Bay she spent every moment she could with her Uncle Freddy who was down syndrome. She would take him for sleep overs, swimming, pizza, go to see Santa or what ever he wanted to do. He would always say I love you Jelly Bean.
Jill was an amazing photographer. She had a studio set up in her home and would often go to clients homes to capture the beauty of people, children and pets. Her favorite was taking photos of pregnant women. She said that’s when a woman glows the most.
Her passion for pets was amazing. I think they felt her kindness and love. Animals have the ability to feel when a person is kind and gentle or mean.
She had the biggest heart and cared so much about everyone she loved and even the people that came into her life for a short time. There were many times when a friend would be sad and they would call Jill. She would immediately drop what she was doing to console them. She would often pick them up with their pets and bring them home to make them feel safe and loved. She had the ability to make everyone laugh when they were sad and always had a positive attitude towards life. Her presence lit up a room and friends said she would make people feel warm and fuzzy inside. There were times she was going through hard times in her own life but put her life on hold to be there for others.
She had an amazing voice. This summer while we were sitting out side she started to sing. It made us quiver. We had never heard her sing like that before. The words were coming from her heart and the sound of her voice was like an angel.
She was a wonderful mother and loved her sons more than life itself. She will be sadly missed by her parents Carl and Cindy Bober, her beautiful sons Parker, Carter, Bennett, her dog Lucy and many family and friends.
Jill was predeceased by her grandparents Frank and Sylvie Fox her grandpa Walter Handzlik, Uncles Jim Fox, Walter Bober, Henry Bober and Freddy Handzlik. She also lost her cousins Shane Bober, Kenny Dennis and Lauri Boyd.
Your beautiful smile and warm heart will remain in the hearts of so many people.
A special thanks to her best friends Hanna Frankow and Britt Best. The support they have given us at such a horrible time in our lives has been overwhelming and appreciated more than words can say.
When you left us our beautiful little girl, you took a part of us with you. Life will never be the same without you.
Mom and Dad