Jane Gregory of Calgary passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007 at the age of 99.
With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Jane at home. Jane was born in Musselborough, Scotland, to Tobias and Catherine Murphy, losing her father in WW1
1916 (killed in action). Her young life was spent growing up in the mining village of Blantyre, Nr, Glasgow. Jane came to Canada with her husband in 1975 to be with her daughter Kathleen (Colin) and family. Jane was a remarkably kind and caring person always accomplished what she set out to do. As a youngster she won many medals at Highland Dancing (silver and gold) once obtaining a Scottish Championship, she went on to become a highland dancing judge, a license holder and catering manager with a well known Glasgow restaurateur (Rio Stakis). Later in her fifties she became a beautician with Helena Rubenstein, working at Lewis’s in Glasgow, Scotland. Although she missed Glasgow very much, on coming to Canada at the age of sixty seven, she secured a position as a saleslady with the Boutique of Leathers in Calgary. She continued to work for them for a number of years (into her eighties), having to retire because of an accident, injuring her hip.
Jane leaves to mourn, a sister Helen, daughter Kathleen (Colin), grandson’s David (Dianne), Greg, granddaughter Colina (Cameron), great-grandchildren Shane and Cian and many nieces and nephews and her loyal friend Johanna AAA Nielson. Jane was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill (1990), son “Wee Billy” (1944), brothers, William (wife Margaret), Tobias (wife Kathy), Andrew (wife Lottie), Hugh (wife Mary), stepfather John Devine, brothers John and Miles Devine, sisters, Katherine (husband Michael), Isabel (husband Jimmy).
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. No flowers please as Jane’s remains will be taken back to her beloved Scotland and her final resting place will be with her husband Bill, and son “Wee Billy”. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. A special thanks to Jenny Lewis, Calgary Health Region, and all others involved, for their assistance in making Jane comfortable these past few months.
God knoweth well how kind you were
Giving, loving and always there
Your life was long and sometimes sad
But now your at peace alongside Dad
“Wee Billy” too would be waiting there
When God took you unto his care
We will remember you with love
And now may you rest in peace
In Heaven above.
Love always and Forever, Kathleen
In living memory of Jane Gregory a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences