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Obituary: Canuck Legend’s Wife Stan Smyl Helps Found Canuck Place

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Jennifer Smill, wife of former Vancouver Canucks captain Stan Smill, has died.

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The NHL team announced her death on Friday.

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“The Vancouver Canucks and the Akirini family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Stan Smir’s wife of 42 years, Jennifer Smir,” the team said in a statement.

“Jennifer has been an active member of the Canucks community and an integral part of the charitable foundations associated with the team.

“At this time, my deepest condolences to Jennifer’s family and loved ones.”

Born and raised in New Westminster, Jennifer first met her future husband while working at the old Severins restaurant in Burnaby.

As her husband rose to prominence, so did she, becoming one of the Canucks’ off-ice faces.

Known for her humor and public orientation, it’s no surprise that she was heavily involved in founding Kanak Place, a children’s hospice founded by the then Kanak Foundation in 1995.

The family — Stan and his children Gillian, Natalie and Spencer — are asking for privacy, the team added.

Obituary: Canuck Legend’s Wife Stan Smyl Helps Found Canuck Place

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