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* A Photo-Tribute is forthcoming, please check back soon*


With heavy hearts, we announce that Rochelle passed away on August 28, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 26.


She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Brian Slobodian; children Ethan and Miles; parents Kelly and Christine Jacobson; sister and brother-in-law Victoria and Chris Inkster; as well as extended family and friends.


Rochelle was born in Calgary, Alberta and spent her childhood growing up there. As a child she was always vivacious and brought excitement everywhere she went.


Rochelle moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2013, where she met her husband Brian. She showed a tremendous amount of perseverance by finishing school and graduating in 2016. In June of 2017, with the birth of her oldest son Ethan, she became a Mom. Rochelle always cared for children and had a nurturing heart. Brian and Rochelle married in 2018 and brought their second son, Miles, into the world in March of 2019.


Rochelle had a free spirit, contagious smile and an enormous heart. She was one of the most outgoing people and she shared her passion for life through her energy and excitement. She showed generosity to everyone she met. Rochelle cared for anyone who needed her help but especially animals that needed rescuing. One of Rochelle’s favourite things to do was be on the road; everyone knew Rochelle as the girl on the go. She loved to travel, explore and live her life to the fullest.


The legacy of Rochelle’s kindness, compassion of animals, contagious smile and free spirit will be carried on through her children, who were the pride and joy of her life. We will remember Rochelle by one of her favourite quotes: “When you can’t find the sunshine be the sunshine”.


In keeping with Rochelle's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of her life will be held and you are invited to participate by live-stream at at 11:00 a.m. (MDT) on Sunday, September 27, 2020. In the meantime, Rochelle's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.


If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Community Therapy Dogs by CLICKING HERE.


July 8, 1994 – August 28, 2020

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