BC: Life is best Measured IN | FRIENDSHIPS | RATHER THAN YEARS
FC: Jillian's | TH | BIRTH | DAY | D | Jillapalooza
1: When you were born, we named you Jillian Joy ... and you certainly have been a joy ever since. We love you and are so proud of the wonderful woman you have become. Have a wonderful 40th birthday! Love Mom & Dad | Happy 40th Sis! It's a nice reminder that I still have 5 and a half long years to go until I'm your age. Looking through all of the pictures of the times we shared and the accomplishments you've achieved was fun, and a touch emotional ;0) I wish you the best in the years to come. Love, your little brother James
2: For there is no friend like a sister, In calm or stormy weather, To cheer one on in the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands. Christina Rossetti | On your 40th birthday I wish for you to celebrate the beautiful, caring, courageous and loving friend you have been to so many...especially me. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. XO Kir
3: You made me laugh so hard, tears ran down my leg.
4: Hugh Clyde Gordon January 31, 1919 in Selkirk, Manitoba Ada Unity Gordon August 2, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba William Frederick Gordon April 15, 1944 in Selkirk, Manitoba Alizabeth Jane Gordon (Fox) February 22, 1944 in Verdun, Quebec Kirsten Louise Dickens (Gordon) March 19, 1971 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Jillian Joy Cook (Gordon) May 18, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba James Selkirk Gordon October 5, 1978 in Burlington, Ontario
5: Grandparents Parents Siblings Kirsten | The Baers of Manitoba Uncle Ray, Auntie Jill Leanne, Briget, Andrea
7: blue skies
8: We Love You Jilly
11: Families are tied together with heart strings
12: Happy 40th Birthday Jill, I am so happy that you and Craig chose each other. You are a beautiful, generous, loving daughter-in-law and I feel so very lucky to have you in our family. Just remember "Life begins at 40!" Lots of Love, Sue & Ron XOXOXO | To a lovely girl - have a lovely birthday - love and long distance hugs from A. Helen & U. David xox
13: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
14: Miles may distance us but love keeps us close | Happy birthday to one of the most genuine and gracious people I know. Jill, your beauty shines from within All my love and hugs Briget xoxoxo
15: Loving Godfather | Our niece, our love, we adore. Jillian, the day you were born was very special. Although there were many miles between us, the times we were together were filled with love and laughter, which became the foundation of great memories. You have many talents and gifts. You are always achieving....whether in school or on a gym mat. Your hard work has always paid off. As a dental assistant, you had the admiration of those you worked with...your bubbly personality lit the room. As a wife and mother you continue to excel. Denis Waitley once said: Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. This is why you are truly happy Jill! So,a very Happy 40th Birthday to you. Love, Uncle Ray and Auntie Jill
17: Jill, You are a true inspiration. You are one of the most lovely women I know. Your smile and laugh could light up a room and I am so thankful to have you as a part of my family. Lots of love and hugs and cheers to 40 wonderful years! Happy Birthday! Love Andy xoxo
18: Peterborough, Ontario 1986-1992
20: To my dear friend Jilly! You are the epitome of a true friend. No matter how much time has passed since we last saw each other, it feels like no time at all when we are together. I treasure all of the great times we have shared and do hope that we can get our families together in the future. Wishing you the happiest of days for your 40th birthday! Love you, Karen xoxo | Happy 40th Jill. I will Always think of you as a petite blonde with a glowing smile! Always had kind words. We had some very fun times at a few parties! Details?!? I will keep quiet, some things are best left unsaid. LOL anyways happy 40th, hope your next 40+ yrs bring you more happiness as the first 40! Kelly Pagett Russelle
23: Happy Birthday Jill!!! You are just as fabulous at 40 as you always were.... Miss you, love you Your dear old (LOL) friend, Heather XOXO
24: Dear Jill, I can't believe this is the big year..you are turning 40! It's crazy that I’ve known you for 26 of those years! I remember growing up together and we just wanted to be 19 so we could get into the bar. The years have sailed past so quickly. Though we haven't seen in each other in a long time, you are still someone I will always hold close to my heart. We have shared great times and created a lot of memories. Throughout life we develop many friendships and each person represents a time in our life. Those early years throughout high school and beyond were some of the most memorable times. You were part of my family and I know we will always have a bond. I hope your 40th birthday is filled with lots of love, friendship and joy. All the Best and Happy Birthday Jilly!!!!! - Love Deb
25: Hi Jilly, To our sister Joseph and Cardhu partner! Happy 40th! To many great Gordon family memories! - Love David and Steven
26: Vancouver, British Columbia 1994 2000
27: Fresh & Fun! | Lifelong Friends
28: Excerpt from Birdie's list of 25 Random Things About Me (February 2009) 14. My friend Jilly taught me that you are always entitled to how you feel and that you should never have to apologize for your genuine feelings. I don't think that I always knew that and I still have to remind myself of it sometimes."
30: HAPPY | BIRTHDAY | My Jilly--beautiful inside and out! All who know you are lucky. I am the luckiest because I get to call you my bestie.
31: And as my bestie, you have taught me so much about what it means to be a true, generous and wholehearted friend. I am so grateful for you! Happy Birthday, my beautiful, Jilly! XO Birdie
33: The more candles the bigger the wish... | HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY JILLY. Wishing you wonderful things, now and always. xoxo from a few of your favourite crew members Jonesy & Marty
35: Dear Jillian, Wishing you a wonderful 40th Birthday! We have had some great times, it is hard to believe how quickly time flies! cheers to many more good times my dear friend. I miss your joyful laugh and hope to hear it someday soon! Love Laurie (& Hap) xoxoxoxox
36: Jilly! We met at good old Dr .Book & Anderson's office in 1998, it was my very first job in dentistry and I basically knew nothing, other than what the books had taught me. You took me under your wing and introduced me to a career that I am still completely in love with to this day. I give you so much credit for helping me be the professional I am today. I remember when my first 3 year old patient walked inI had to ask you if she could talk yet HAHA. You guided me through, and to this day, my favourite patients are the "first timers" :) After work was over on Fridays we had our "Gold Reserved Seats" at the Regal Beagle, where Jay the bartender took good care of us and we had SO many great laughs. My dear friend, I want to wish you the Happiest 40th Birthday!!! I look forward to sharing a "CHEERS" and, of course, a giggle in the near future. I love you tons, Shannon xo.
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39: "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars." Walt Whitman | Happy 40th Jilly! Where did the time go? I hope you have a wonderful day. XOXO Sheri and Makena | Happy Birthday Jilly! Sorry we didn't have a camera for some of those nights but maybe that is for the best! Love Chris & Susan | Wishing you a wonderful 40th birthday my great friend and I wish I could be with you to celebrate. Your friendship means so much. All my love Helen xoxo
40: BLOW | OUT THE | CANDLES | Birthday greetings from London, Jill! Wishing you a very Happy BIG Birthday. We share your pain - we both hit the big 4-0 this year! Thinking of you and sending lots of long distance love. Have a great day and hope your boys spoil you rotten! Hope to be able to get that family reunion organized before our next big birthdays! Lots of love, Kirsty, (big) Callum, Isla & Ailsa xxxx
41: Happy BIG 4 0 Birthday Jill from the other side of the pond. Wish that we could be with you to celebrate but will definitely raise a glass or two for you here! Hope you get spoiled rotten. Still remember meeting you for the first time on your stagette and how warm and welcoming you were to us all. Wish that we lived closer so we could spend more time with you all. Tell that hubbie of yours that he should treat you & the boys to a trip to London soon. Loads of love & big big hugs Julie, John & Holly xxx
42: Dear Jill | I hope that your 40th is the best birthday yet to come. You are a incredible person and I love you to pieces. While the miles and time has kept us from being able to see one another you are never far from my mind and my heart. I think back to when I first met you at St. Alphonsus and how you quickly became one of my best friends. It brings joy to my heart to think of all that we did together through high school and into University. Thanks for all the wonderful memories and the beautiful friendship we had. I look forward to the day we get to see each other again. Until that time comes, know that I think of you often and am so happy that your life has turned out so well for you. You truly deserve it! With so much Love, Mary!! Happy Birthday Jillian! | ____________________________________________________________
43: Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. | Love love spending time with you beautiful lady! - Judy & Mark | Happy Birthday Jill - welcome to the age of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings! You are going to love 40. - Leanne & Kent
44: true friend | Jill I am so grateful for your friendship – and to have you in my life!! You are truly thoughtful, and always lead with your heart!! How lucky for me that you moved in across the street 8 years ago and that our boys get to grow up together. Celebrate this wonderful milestone – there are many more to come!! Love you! Lisa, Jacob & Rory (woof!)
46: Dear Miss Cook, Thank you for being a great neighbor. You have a kind, warm heart that warms our school. We don't know what we would do without you. Love, Kennedy, Harper,Cooper,& Max
47: Dear Jill, Thank you so much for being such a beautiful person and friend. Thank you for being you. Love, Lisa
48: Good friends are like stars, you may not always see them, but you know they're always there. A good friend is cheaper than therapy!
49: Happy Birthday, Jill! I cannot thank you enough for your friendship! You made the TTEA so much fun ...from nail strips to offering to take people out for Mexican food! I love your infectious laugh (or should I say snort!) and kind heart. I am lucky to call you my friend. Love , Sarah
50: There's a miracle of friendship that dwells within the heart. You don't know how it happens or where it gets its start. But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift, and then you realize that friendship is God's most perfect gift!
51: The WardBrown family wishes you 40 more years of happiness and love! | Happy 40th Birthday to the best friend a person could have! I am a better person for knowing you! Thanks for the memories and laughs!
52: We Miss You Lots and Love You More Miss Jill!! LAUREN, KEVIN, DMAN & GG
53: Bucket List Item #5=Cristal!!
55: Jill you were one of the first friends that I made in Castle Pines and I am so glad that we met at the bus stop. You are so much fun to be around and you have such a friendly and outgoing personality. You do so much for the school and all of the kids, parents, teachers and staff love you. You are just one of those special people that genuinely want to help everyone and make everyone feel special. You really are a wonderful friend and person and we are blessed to have you in our lives. I hope 40 is wonderful and each year after just keeps getting better! Happy 40th!! Love, Kym and the Hay Family
56: A Pinch To Grow An Inch
57: My sweet Jill...You were the first friend I made when I moved to CO and you welcomed all of us with open arms. Because that's what you do and who you are. You are such a kind, warm, funny, generous, sweet person. Your smile is infectious and brightens everyone around you. You are a true friend and we are so thankful to have you in our lives. The Wing's send much love to you on your special day and always! XO | 40 | FABULOUS
58: Here's to many more late nights in Cabo (whose the 3rd wheel?), tiny toe tapping, Kenny "You and Tequila", pee filled stand up bars, mint leaf moles, stretching before long nights of drinking, shopping in my closet, basement dance parties, silver friendship bracelets, fun Halloween nights with the kids, yummy bottles of wine, 80's concerts, orange flamed golf carts and 40+ more years of an amazing friendship and wonderful memories. Love, Suz, Stretch, Evie, Cayden and Jake | Jilly Jilly Jilly! We love you!! Happy birthday Sunshine!!
59: You're not over the hill. You're on top of it.
60: You always have a smile on your face that makes everyone around you happy. Keep the laughter coming for the next 40 years. Happy Birthday! Love, The Emery Clan
61: So much fun to be had with my Jillie Bean! | If the Diva's did Roller Derby we'd dominate! | You are the most caring person and the best impromptu party planner that I know. You know how to have a great time regardless of what we're doing. I love you and keep planning. - Jennie | We did it before 40!!!
63: Happy 40th Birthday, Jillian Joy! From the first time we met, I felt a very special connection with you. And even though we don't see each other as much as we'd like to now, please know how much I treasure you, my beautiful friend. You've made a magnificent and indelible mark on this world in your 40 years. Here's to 100 more! We love you!!! Love, Polly, Joe, Jameson, Riley & Adison
64: We love you Auntie Jill and wish you a very, very Happy 40th Birthday! Love Zoe & Noah
65: Dearest Jill - You are my sister-in-law by chance but my friend my choice
66: We love you more than words can express and we feel so blessed to have you as part of our family. You are truly the sister I never had and always wanted. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do.
67: We hope you have a wonderful birthday and spend the day celebrating all that is so special about you. We miss you every day and just wish we lived closer!!
68: "Auntie Jill is the best Aunt ever, We love her so much. She always spoils us with clothes and treats and we love how she giggles all the time". Happy Birthday Auntie Jill!! Love Kayden & McKenna
69: " | Here's to 40! They say life begins at 40 but I'm not sure you can do much to improve the amazing life you have!! Happy 40th Jill - We LOVE you!! Aaron, Tania, Kayden & McKenna
70: I love that you are not ashamed to admit that CAKE is your favorite food.
71: We are two of the luckiest people in the world because we get to call you Mommy. Love Yum Yum and Mazoo
72: My Love, My Heart, My Home, My Lobster | May 19, 2001
73: My Gigi I'm never sure how to express how I feel about you but for this occasion I will try to put it into words. My life changed forever when I met you and I feel so lucky that I am able to call you my wife. Your infectious giggling, your seemingly endless generosity, your devotion to family and friends, your willingness to lend an ear or a hand to those who need it....the list goes on and on. I have many memories of the day that I became the luckiest guy in the world - the funny thing is they are all different days and they all involve you and the life you have given me. I'm not the most creative guy so I had to steal your inscription in my wedding ring to put with our photos, and borrow your friends to give you a gift, and take your idea of creating a photo book for friends and family - but hopefully somewhere along the way you will gain a sense of how I (and others) feel about you. I use other people's songs and words as metaphors for how I feel about you, but when it comes down to it, you are my everything. You are why I get up in the morning and why I come home at night. I don't think you know how much better a person I am for knowing you, let alone being able to spend my life with you and call you my wife, my soul mate and my best friend. I can't imagine not having you in my life and I'm sorry for every minute that goes by that you don't fully realize that. I don't always say it, I don't always show it, but it's never ending and I will never EVER be able to truly express it. You are my lobster, my love, and my life. Forever and always. Me XOXOX