Jeff Chernove

Jeff ChernoveGeorgia’s partner, Jeff Chernove, has passed away.

Among the many roles he held in this life, Jeff was a dearly loved Hakomi trainer, practitioner, and legacy holder.

Jeffrey Owen Chernove
Aug 30, 1947 – Dec 9, 2014


by Merritt Malloy

When I die,
give what’s left of me to children
and old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
cry for your brother walking the street
beside you.
When you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something
something better than words or sounds:
look for me in the people I’ve known
or loved.
And if you cannot give me away,
at least let me live in your eyes
and not on your mind.
You can love me most
by letting hands touch hands
by letting bodies touch bodies
and by letting go of children
that need to be free.
Love doesn’t die; people do.
So that when all that’s left of me is love,
give me away.
I’ll see you at home in the earth.

Contributor: Marianne Gareau

Videos from the Celebration of Life for Jeff Chernove

Several videos were recorded at the Celebration of Life for Jeff in Powell River, BC, on Dec. 30, 2014.

  • Introduction from Mistress of Ceremonies Marylou MacMillan
  • Welcome – Georgia Marvin
  • Jeff’s Early Years – Mark Bentley
  • Jeff’s Early Years – Malerie Meeker
  • Jeff’s Working Years – Patricia Keays
  • Poem “Ode to Jeff” – Murray Kennedy
  • Fatherhood and Family – Barbara Langmaid
  • Jeff’s Love of the Natural World – Yvon Ricard
  • A Tribute From His Children -Tristen Chernove
  • With Love from Italy – Emily & Martin
  • Hakomi – Donna Martin (recorded from her home)