It is with great sadness that the family of Jane McLeod announces her sudden passing on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Jane was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Dec. 23, 1919 to Valentine and Isabel (Woods) Calder, and always has called Fort Frances her home.
A proud member of the large Calder clan of Fort Frances, Jane was very involved in the community all of her life. Her volunteer activities over the years are too numerous to list.
She was a member of the La Verendrye Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary, working in the tuck shop, taking the cart around to patients, and scooping ice cream at all of the “Strawberry Socials” with her sister, Florence, by her side.
Jane and her sister, Florence, were named co-Citizen of the Year in 2013.
Jane also was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 and enjoyed serving pies at all of the Friday night dinners. She also was a faithful and honourary member of the C.W.L. at St. Mary’s Church and helped at all of the funerals.
As her children were growing up, Jane worked at A&W, the FFHS cafeteria, and the arena canteen, which she truly enjoyed. An active person, Jane also enjoyed square dancing, bowling, swimming, and camping with friends and family.
Jane is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Wayne (Rita) and children, Scott (Cherie), Wendy (Leroy), and Sandra (Matthew); son, Bruce (Sande) and children, Leah (Peter) and Shannon (Eric); son, Murray (Nancy) and children, Mark (Jill) and Sarah (Mark); son, Rod (Delaine) and children, Laura, Dylan, Sydnee, and Wyatt; and son, Jack; as well as numerous great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Her daughter, Cindy, predeceased her, leaving two children, Patrick and Kurt.
Jane also is survived by her brother, Gordon (Char) and sister, Florence, both the Fort Frances, Ont., and sister, Phyllis, of Chilliwack, B.C.
Jane was predeceased by her parents; brothers, George and Gary; and sisters, Violet, Melvina, Mildred, and Marjorie.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.
Prayers were held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Fort Frances.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, with Fr. Victor De Gagné officiating.
The honourary pallbearers were her grandchildren.
A private family internment will take place at a later date.
A luncheon was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in memoriam donations be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care c/o La Verendrye General Hospital.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com