SURREY — Jennifer Wadge, president of the Surrey Teachers’ Association, has died.
On. Dec. 29 the 39-year-old died suddenly and unexpectedly after experiencing a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in her lung.
She was at home with family.
Wadge taught at several Surrey elementary schools and was elected to the STA in 2010, landing the role as president in 2012.
Wadge is described as a champion of social activism with a great sense of humour who believed whole-heartedly in the importance of adequate funding for the public education system.
A celebration of her life is planned for today (Jan. 7) at 4 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park at 14831 28th Avenue.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that people send a donation to CoDevelopment Canada or a different charity of choice.