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ORBAN, Barbara Jane

November 1, 1962 – Toronto, Ontario
August 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jane Orban of Okotoks, AB got her wings on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital with loved ones by her side.

Jane was a dedicated labour and delivery nurse who later transitioned to the public health realm and was responsible for immunizations and youth education. She enjoyed nature, walking, the colour purple (not the movie), gardening, owls, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, watching Mayday and Jeopardy, and listening to music over and over while driving her truck. She also was a gift wrapper extraordinaire and a fierce scrap booker. This remarkable mother, daughter, sister and friend was a true animal lover and never missed the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Jane was a nurturing, strong, stoic, patient, friendly, compassionate, generous, creative, intriguing, and humble soul who will be remembered for her brilliant, deep, multi-faceted mind, sharp wit and her tremendous amount of unrealized potential.

She is survived by her children, Jusztina Orban (Matthew Doris) and Ryan Nelson (Gus the dog); her father, Gabriel Orban; her siblings, Cathy Orban (Jim Richard) and Julie Orban (Doug Dewar); cousin, Kelly Nicholson and the rest of the McLoughlin/Nicholson clan. She will also be lovingly remembered by her Hungarian relatives, The Orbans and The Benes; and her nephews, Eli Dewar -“Thing 1” and Oskar Dewar -“Thing 2”; and canine nieces and nephews, Chorizo, Sir Lincolnshire the 1st, Zoe and ‘Boo’ the short haired domesticated purple satin winger.

Jane was predeceased by her mother Rosemary Orban who, no doubt, will be waiting to watch murder mysteries with Jane now that she’s crossed over. Jane missed her mother terribly and we are comforted to know they are together again. She was also predeceased by her dogs, Otis and Ziggy and her cat, Pudding.

Jane’s bright light is now free to illuminate with no bounds!

According to Jane’s wishes, a private service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. We cannot thank Dr. Alex Aspinall enough for being a part of our family and for his medical insight and guiding us through this journey with Jane. Also, a special shout-out to the amazing Rockyview ICU staff for their heartfelt care, compassion and professionalism.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favourite animal charity.

In living memory of Jane Orban, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Susan E Young :

    To the Orban Clan,
    I am thinking of you and your lovely family. I wish you strength and love to get through this difficult time. I have such happy memories of your family and wish you all the best. Susan Brandson (Ken and Nicky’s eldest)

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  2. Dear Gabe and Family,

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she is resting in peace and she is now with her mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. DEAR GABE ,JUSTINE, RYAN , CATHY , JULIE AND FAMILY
    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL FOR LOSS.
    CHERISH THE GOOD MEMORIES AND THAT WILL HELP EASE YOUR PAIN . MAY GOD HOLD ALL OF YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS ALWAYS…….ORVILLE AND DIANE LOUTH

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  4. Dear Gabe, Cathy, and Julie Jusztina and Ryan
    I am so saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. I have been praying for her ever since Gabe told me
    last week of her being so ill in hospital. I just sent her a get well Mass card on Friday which
    she did not ever see. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she Rest In Peace and
    be ever happy with her mother in heaven.
    Love to all,
    Kay McGannon

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  5. Yvonne Donahue :

    Jane and Rosemary are together enjoying and loving each other as they did here. Jane is now receiving the reward of the love and compassion she showed to others in her young life.
    My love and prayers to Gabe and the families. Yvonne Donahue

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  6. Paul Morrison :

    Gabe, Cathy, Julie and family

    I am saddened to hear of Jane’s passing and you are all in my thoughts.

    Paul Morrison

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  7. Dear Gabe and family,

    We were saddened to hear the news of Jane’s passing. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Ken and Barb Lewis

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  8. Justine I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Love and hugs to you and your family. Make sure you look after yourself.

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  9. I worked with Jane at Gulliver’s in 1981 and 82. We had many laughs and she was always such a kind-hearted soul. Sadly, we didn’t keep in touch with each other, but our birthdays were 2 weeks apart and I remember we celebrated together one year and often thought of her each November. She had the best smile and a great sense of humour. She was a great friend/coworker.
    Deepest sympathy to the family.

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  10. Our deepest condolences on your loss. We never met Jane in person, but heard about her through her daughter Justine. She was a wonderful mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Andrew and Mary Doris

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  11. Lisa Macaluso Gentles :

    I remember Jane from High School and heard of her passing from a mutual high school friend. I remember Jane as always smiling and she was very sweet and kind. I ran into her after high school and she had not changed a bit. She was still the kind, sweet person I remembered. Heaven certainly got another angel to watch over your family. My heart goes out to you for your loss. I smile as I remember Jane and her light and energy will live on

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  12. Renee, Emily & Chelsea Kampman :

    I had the pleasure of knowing Jane for just a short while as she moved in next door this past spring. We found a connection, both being nurses and she shared her love of animals with my 2 young girls. I wish I would have had more time to get to know Jane, as you have described a beautiful soul. My sincere condolences to all of her family and friends.

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  13. Mark Ladouceur :

    Dear Gabe, Cathy and Julie,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s sudden passing, and so grateful that I had the chance to speak with her at the celebration for Rose. Know that she is in a place of eternal comfort in her mother’s arms, and that you are all in our family’s thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Danielle and Hayden Revering :

    Mr. Orban and Family, I just read the incredibly sad news! I am so very sorry for your loss! Jane was an exceptionally kind person and I have a lot to thank her for. Many years ago I looked after Ryan when he was just a baby and he was such a happy and loved little boy and his wonderful smile helped to heal my heart after losing my son. I am forever grateful to you and your family you have all been so very special to me and mine. All of my love and prayers to all of you. I know that Mrs. Orban was there to greet her with a kiss and a hug. God Bless.

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  15. Fay and Alan Lewis :

    Dear Gabe, Catherine, Julie, Jusztina & Ryan –
    We want you to know that our family have all been saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a wonderful caring and sweet person who we know will be missed. Our love and thoughts are with you all.

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