In Loving Memory of Jazz Virdee You will always be with us


Jazz (Jasminder) Virdee was a beautiful, kind & energetic person—someone everyone wanted to meet and get to know. A true humanitarian, Jazz dedicated her life to helping others.

Born in 1980, Jazz grew up in Montreal, Quebec, where she studied Sociology and began volunteering through CVAP, learning about community development by working in Uganda and Mongolia. She then moved to London, where she studied International Development at the London School of Economics. This is where she met the love of her life, Ben Clench. They dated throughout grad school, and maintained a long distance relationship as they both embarked on international careers. In the summer of 2010, she ultimately landed a job working for the UN in Haiti.

On September 18, 2010, while on vacation with Ben, Jazz was killed in a car accident while walking on a sidewalk near their hotel in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Jazz was loved by many. So much so that this website was created, allowing us to share our memories of her.

5 Responses to Jazz

  1. Laura Viviani says:

    Your deeply missed Jazz! xoxox

  2. Mabyn Armstrong says:

    Jazz, you are a jewel with many facets, each one shining the light from your heart on those corners of the earth that need more light, more compassion, more understanding, more love. In your 29 years you created a legacy with your generosity of spirit, of soul. You touched so many. You made a difference and for that I am humbled and thankful. Happy Birthday and may peace be yours. My love to your Mum and sister.

  3. mon matharu says:

    You stayed with us for a short time. It was understood you would be coming back to spend more time with your cousins especially Yaz when he was up and about.Some one had other ideas unknown to us all.It was not to be.
    It hurts and this hurt is not likely to go away with time.
    It is a cruel world.
    We are thankful for the time you came into our lives albeit very short.
    We will always have fond memories of the time spent together but it would have been better if we could share those with you.
    You will not be forgotten.

  4. Steve says:

    I’m deeply sorry.. I knew Jazz briefly, but I’m not surprised to hear all the great things she has accomplished. There is so much I wish I could say, but all I can do is offer my most sincere condolences.

    I wish that I could have been there to offer my support, but I know times have changed. We may have gone our separate ways, but you and your mother will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish you all the best, and if you ever need anything..


  5. Haley says:

    Hi, my name is Haley Mlotek and I’m looking to get in touch with Jazz’s family regarding an article she wrote for WORN Fashion Journal – what would be the best way to contact them? Thank you so much for your help!

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