August 30, 1951 – November 14, 2010
Jane, beloved wife of Derek Smith of Calgary, passed away on November 14, 2010 at the age of 59 years.
She passed gently away at Red Deer Hospital Centre, Unit 32. Jane was born in Harbour Grace, NL. At the age of 5, Jane and her family moved to Corner Brook, NL, where she grew up the fifth of 12 children, graduating from Regina Catholic High School in 1968. A year later, Jane attended Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, where she met and married Stephen Hayes; they moved to the Gatineau area of Quebec, and had 2 children. In 1979, Jane and the children moved to Calgary, AB, where she began work with Revenue Canada, a job at which she excelled. In 1988, Jane attended U. of C., where she received degrees in Philosophy and History; at the same time, Jane received a degree in Accounting by correspondence course, from Athabasca University. After which she joined the private sector as Office Manager for a number of Companies in Calgary.
In 1985, Jane met the true love of her life, Derek Smith. They married in 1990 at a gala event attended by friends and family. Jane, ever the talent, did her own wedding flowers. Many of her talents included; home renovation, woodworking, furniture making, as well as jewellery making, photography (including her own developing) and painting. Jane also loved to ski at Whitefish, scuba dive in Hawaii, travel the Caribbean, golf anywhere, shop everywhere she and Derek travelled; and they travelled to many foreign lands.
Jane has left to mourn; husband Derek; son Aaron; daughters: Johanna (Jay Crocker), Theo and Della; Corrina (Glen McClement), Cameron and Daniel; Cicely (Rob Brown), Sami and Becky. Brothers: Bill, Sean (Trish Lake); Seamus (MiaSchwets). Sisters: Anita (Neil Riggs), Anne Marie (Herb Barry); Terry; Carol (Randy McGrath) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from all over.
Jane was pre-deceased by her first husband Stephen, parents Bill and Della O’Leary, brothers Danny and Raymond, sisters Patricia and Nellie.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Reception is to follow immediately after the service at The Ranchmen’s Club, 710 13th Ave. SW in Calgary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit 32. 3942-50A Ave., Red Deer, AB T4N4E7
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In living memory of Jane, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences