Advertisement

Body of Capt. Jennifer Casey, fallen member of Snowbirds, returns to Halifax on Sunday

Maritimers supporting each other following the death of Captain Jennifer Casey
WATCH: The death of Capt. Jennifer Casey comes on the heels of what feels like a tragedy after tragedy for Nova Scotia. And while it’s been difficult, Maritimers are doing what they can to be there for each other.

The body of Capt. Jennifer Casey is set to return home to Halifax on Sunday.

The 35-year-old former journalist and public affairs officer for the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds — the official aerobatic team of the Royal Canadian Air Force — died last week as the jet she was flying in crashed in Kamloops, B.C.

She is being remembered as a storyteller who made an impact on everyone she crossed paths with.

READ MORE: Snowbirds crash victim’s family releases statement

Casey was an integral part of creating the Snowbirds’ Operation Inspiration tour for a country otherwise gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, her body is scheduled to return home, travelling along a route through the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Story continues below advertisement

The Canadian Armed Forces indicate that the procession will travel inbound from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport before travelling through the north end of the Halifax peninsula.

Tributes pour in from Maritimers who knew Captain Jenn Casey
Tributes pour in from Maritimers who knew Captain Jenn Casey

The route will be long enough to ensure that families are able to distance themselves 2 meters apart from one another, following Nova Scotia’s physical distancing guidelines.

Casey’s family has asked attendees to wear clothing in memory of her favourite things including  Montreal Canadiens jerseys, Tragically Hip apparel and Star Wars clothing.

READ MORE: Who was CF Snowbirds member killed in crash? Capt. Jenn Casey remembered as a ‘beautiful person’

The Canadian Armed Forces said the plane carrying Casey’s remains could land as early as 5 p.m. AT with the procession beginning afterwards.