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Sask. curling community mourns after competitive curler, mother passes away

Aly Jenkins passed away suddenly and the Saskatchewan curling community is extending its condolences to the curler’s family.
Aly Jenkins passed away suddenly and the Saskatchewan curling community is extending its condolences to the curler’s family. GoFundMe/ Screenshot

The Saskatchewan curling community is grieving following the sudden death of Aly Jenkins.

Jenkins passed away suddenly on the weekend after experiencing complications during labour and delivery of her baby girl, Sydney, according to a GoFundMe page.

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Team Sherry Anderson, based in Saskatoon, expressed their sadness for their late teammate in a Facebook post on Monday.

“Aly was such an amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister and such an amazing friend to so many! She would always take time out of her day to catch up with everyone around her,” read the post.

“Aly was such a strong and determined woman in everything she did! She was so full of life, always had a joke to crack, such a compassionate woman and a true competitor on and off the ice. She loved this game we play with all her heart … Aly, you will be greatly missed by so many people.”

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According to the crowdfunding page, Sydney is still in critical condition while being looked after in the neonatal intensive care unit.

People are being asked to donate to help the family of the mother of three as they navigate the tragedy.

A celebration of Jenkins’ life will take place Oct. 27 at the Brian King Centre in Warman, Sask., at 2 p.m.

Curling rink in Saskatchewan community destroyed in storm
Curling rink in Saskatchewan community destroyed in storm