Jeremy David Ingham
Jeremy David Ingham - aged 22 years, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family after a very long and courageous battle with cancer, on Friday December 29th, 2017. Jeremy was the eldest son of Dr. David Ingham and Jennifer Ingham [nee Davidson]. Jeremy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 14th, 1995 and moved to Wolfville with his family in early 1996. Jeremy attended Wolfville Elementary and Junior High School, and later Horton High School where he graduated in 2013 with honours where he was awarded an entrance scholarship to Acadia University. After postponing university for several months due to his illness and related treatments, Jeremy happily enrolled in the science program at Acadia University in the Fall of 2014. With determination and perseverance, Jeremy was able to graduate with a BSc degree in Chemistry and Biology from Acadia in October 2017. His family and friends were absolutely thrilled he could accomplish this. Jeremy was passionate about swimming [he was a member of the Wolfville Tritons swim club since the age of 7] and later swam for the varsity swim team at Acadia University for one year before his illness returned. Jeremy was an avid golfer and member of the KenWo golf club for over a decade. Jeremy was also an accomplished downhill skier and member of the Martock Ski Club for over a decade as well. After surgery prevented Jeremy from returning to downhill skiing he took up snowshoeing which he enjoyed very much with his grandmother "Nanny Davidson" and his mother Jen. Jeremy enjoyed biking and conversation, especially with his close friend and theology professor Chris, with whom he would share many discussions while brewing beer. Jeremy's Christian faith was a great comfort to him during his illness and he was never one to shy away from a good-hearted argument with anyone on topics like education, politics, and health care. He was also very interested in learning about his "Bermudian roots" and his ancestry in Bermuda on his father's side of the family. Jeremy was predeceased by his grandfather Dr. Terrence Ingham. He is survived by his grandparents Dr. Hugh and Mary Davidson and his grandmother Beatrice Ingham, his parents Dr. David and Jennifer Ingham [nee Davidson]; loving brother, Matthew Ingham; uncles, Dr. Kevin Ingham [Heather], Dr. Andrew Ingham [Cindy], Robert Davidson [Mary]; aunts, Erica McGill [Lisa], Elizabeth Hove [Trevor]; cousins, Allison, Brian, Ryan, Alex, and Harrison Ingham, Megan McLean [Michael], Cameron McGill, Etain, Bredin and Fiona Davidson, Caleb, Samuel, Delaney and Chloe Hove, and very special friend, Brendan Vibert who was like a brother to Jeremy. The family would like to thank Nurse April Connolly and the team of oncologists at the IWK for all their kindness and caring treatment during Jeremy's illness. The family would also like to thank Dr. Rob Rutledge, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Michael Gross, Jeremy's orthopedic oncology surgeon for treating him for almost 5 years, not only as a patient but also as a mentor and close friend. There will be no visitation by request. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018 at the New Minas Baptist Church, 9453 Commercial Street, New Minas, followed by interment. Jeremy was a kind, compassionate, and extremely giving person with a keen interest in cancer research. This passion for helping others led him to create a scholarship in his name with the assistance of Dr. Jason Berman. It is for this reason the family wishes you to consider a donation to the Jeremy Ingham Cancer Research Trust care of the IWK Foundation Suite B220, 5855 Spring Garden Road, Halifax NS, B3H 4S2 or at https://iwkfoundation.org/content/jeremy-ingham-cancer-research-trust in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.