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Tricia Leigh Jocelyn, a beautiful soul who radiated love, courage, and positivity, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2023, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on October 17, 1977, in Minneapolis, MN. 

Tricia’s journey through life was marked by her unwavering spirit and a heart full of sparkle and shine. She graduated from Blaine High School with the class of 1996, where her warm personality and kind smile left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her. On April 7, 2005, she exchanged vows in Florida with the love of her life, Kevin Jocelyn. 

Tricia found joy and purpose in her work as a pharmacy technician at Coborns, where her caring and compassionate nature extended beyond her personal life and into her professional relationships. She was known for her dedication and selflessness, always putting others first and making sure no one worried about her own battles. 

At home, Tricia was the epitome of a warm and welcoming spirit. She kept an immaculate house, taking pride in creating a beautiful and inviting space for her loved ones. Her home was adorned with an array of plants, which she could never have too many. She especially enjoyed decorating her home during the holidays, bringing cheer and magic to all who entered. 

Tricia was a beacon of friendship and sociability, making connections with everyone she encountered. Her magnetic personality drew people in, and her laughter and smile could light up any room. Tricia’s essence was defined by her spirited nature and her effervescent personality. She loved to dance, listen to her favorite musician, P!nk, and be a free spirit. Her aura radiated love and positivity.

Tricia is preceded in death by her father, Kerry Grant; grandparents, Ardelle Peterson, Floyd Peterson, Virginia “Gin” Grant, and Rollin Grant. 

She is survived by her husband, Kevin; children, Gavin, Lleyton, and Preston; mother, Taylor Carter; sister, Trelawny “Tawny” Grant; brother, Kerry “Ryan” Grant; mother-in-law, Marge Jocelyn; father-in-law, Wayne (Sandy) Jocelyn; brothers-in-law, Paul (Sharon) Jocelyn and Mark (Peggy) Jocelyn; sister-in-law, Kari (Chuck) Dwinnell; special friends, the Barthels: Mike, Trudi, Will, and Laney; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 10/25/23, from 4:00-7:00 PM with brief prayer service at 6:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel (300 Main St. N, St. Michael, MN). Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10/26/23, at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at the St. Michael Catholic Church (11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael, MN). Friends and family are encouraged to wear the color pink in honor of her and her favorite singer, or wear something bold and full of bling! The service will be livestreamed via the church website:

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace Hospice of Minneapolis. 



12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jean Barthel

    Another angel too soon.
    Tricia was a beautiful soul.
    Rest in peace.
    **Don’t cry because it’s over. Rejoice because it was.

  2. Jean Shandorf Erie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you’re all going through. Prayers to all. My God wrap his arms around you all.

  3. David Jocelyn

    Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort. We love you!
    Uncle David, Caol and Tom

  4. Alissa

    Sending prayers to your husband and your children. I was a customer of the Coborns pharmacy. You were always smiling and so helpful. God bless you!

  5. Larry Mika

    KJ- I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. My condolences to all of you.

  6. Brad Johnson

    KJ I’m so sorry to hear about your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Neel Baumgardner

    KJ: My best to you and your entire family in this very difficult time. I hope your many memories of Tricia will bring comfort and eventually smiles. Take care.

  8. Katelyn Fullmer

    Tricia was a high school friend of mine from Eden Prairie. I remember her always as light hearted, caring and fun. My heart breaks for her family. May her memories be blessings for years to come.

  9. Amy Jo James

    KJ- Your wife looked like a beautiful soul- I’m very sorry for your loss and I hope you find peace and warmth in her spirit surrounding you, always.

  10. Isabel Omolo

    Tricia was always so kind, helpful and smily whenever I would see her at Cobornes. She was a bright light. I am so sorry for your loss💔

  11. Melinda Schaefbauer Grahl

    I knew Tricia from the pharmacy. She was always so friendly and helpful-always. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person.

  12. Jennifer Strang

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew her from the pharmacy – she was always so sweet, helpful, had great chit-chats while picking up pharmacy order. Always went the extra mile. She will be missed🙏


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