Some time ago, I was fortunate enough to be in a relationship with Lisbeth, Jeremy's sister, which in turn resulted in a relationship with Jeremy and his parents, David and Jamie. I am even more fortunate to have maintained a very close relationship with the Wainlands. The whole family is exceptional....they are, simply put, "good people." Jeremy was no exception, and bad things should not happen to good people, especially at Jeremy's stage of life. They are a very close family, and he is lucky to have been part of it, as they are to have had him as part of theirs.
I remember seeing him in a debating competition and being impressed with his ability to communicate, to relate to people, and be convincing at the same time. Even being an attorney, Jeremy made a lasting impression on me.
He was also a sensitive person. At David's 60th birthday party, he made the effort to approach me, sensing I felt a little out of place, and took the time to ask about my life.
Although I had not seen much of Jeremy recently, he did leave a lasting impression regarding some characteristics of his which I admired. He had a certain presence, a confidence that emanated from him. He was self assured and comfortable in his own skin, enjoying the journey of life as he sought to make his own way. With his beloved daughter, Skylar, and fiancé, Kira, Jeremy was finally on the right path, and truly happy.
In short, as I stated above, Jeremy was good people. The kind of person this world needs a lot more of, not less. That's what makes his passing so tragic. I know he will be dearly missed.
Jamie and David Wainland