Jane Court - January 16, 2018
JANE ISABEL COURT (nee CLEMENTS) May 11, 1933 - January 16, 2018 On January 16 Jane passed away suddenly, with her grandson Lucas at her side. Jane is survived by Edward, her loving husband of 63 years; children Jim (Gwen), Audrey (Barry) and Peter (Carmen); daughter-in-law Karen; grandchildren Christine (Thor), Carolyn, Lorraine (Ian), Lucas (Dayna), Alanna, Devan (Leah), Jamie (Adam), Jessica (Mac), and eight great-grandchildren; brother Jack (Muriel), sister Judy, and their families; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Alan. Jane grew up in Rathwell, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she came to Winnipeg to attend Normal School for her teaching certificate. She began her teaching career in rural Manitoba and taught for six years before resigning to start her family. Jane was an amazingly strong and independent woman who lived a busy and exciting life. She was an avid bridge player, loved to knit, sew, and make quilts, and enjoyed live theatre productions as a MTC season ticket holder. She devoted much of her life to volunteering with many organizations including Folklorama, Fringe Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, door-to-door canvassing for charitable organizations, and the Cancer Society. She was a member of the United Church and UCW, and was awarded the Winston Armstrong Memorial Award as recognition of outstanding service in Young People's Work. Family remained a top priority to Jane and she never missed an opportunity to attend important events. Through the years she could be seen in city arenas with her knitting bag in hand attending her children's / grandchildren's sporting events, concerts or competitions. If her family was involved you could count on Grandma being there. Special thanks to Kathy Jordan and James Tam for their support throughout the years. This death has left us all with heartache which no one can heal, but our memories which no one can steal. Please come share your memories with us on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Headingley United Church, 110 Bridge Road, Headingley, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or S.P.I.K.E. Inc.