I lost my lovely wife Jane on Tuesday, 8th of March after a brief battle with cancer. Born in August 1946, Jane was only 75 years old.
Jane was born in the beautiful village of Finedon, Northamptonshire, England but we both grew up in the nearby town of Corby. We met at a local dance when she was barely sixteen years old, and it was love at first sight. We married 4 years later, just before emigrating to Canada, arriving on these shores just two weeks after our wedding. We were two frightened young people embarking on the adventure of a life together.
We spent 25 years in the town of Markham, where we raised our three wonderful children: Claire, Nicola and Steven.
Jane and I have four grandchildren that she adored, each of whom having had their own special relationship with her. Zoe, Aidan, Sophie and Sydney will all miss their beloved Nana.
Jane had a successful career in banking, working at TD Canada Trust for nearly 30 years but her favourite were her last 6 years at the TD branch in Cobourg with Don and the gang.
She treasured her trips away with friends Marian, Linda and Kim.
Her favourite pastimes were with her buds at aqua-fit and the Thursday lunches with Sharon and the girls.
She loved flowers, and I was her gardener. Jane was a keen member of the horticultural society with her good friend Joan.
To her family, Jane was an impeccable host, always ready with a plate of sausage rolls or a perfectly arranged cheese tray. Homemade soup was her forte as well as weekly pies for me. We will especially miss her homemade jam.
She was a quiet, loving, sensitive person. Warm and caring, and we will miss her so much. The magnolia in our garden will bloom in her honour.
Special thanks to Doctor Mulé and all the staff at Ed's Hospice in Cobourg, who were so helpful when we needed it most. In lieu of flowers, a donation at www.edshouse.northumberlandhospice.ca would be appreciated.
A celebration of life to honour Jane will be held on Friday, March 18th from 11am to 2pm at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. All friends and family are welcome. Please note that proof of vaccination is required by the venue to be shown at the entrance.