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February 17, 1934 - December 19, 2013
Passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario with the comfort of her family by her side. Jane was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan and studied art at Michigan State University. She completed her degree at University of Calgary where she lived for many years. Jane was the beloved mother of Virginia Purcell, Kathy Sisco, Patrick Edgington, Susan Edgington Ellam, Corrie Barling and devoted grandmother of Curtis, Jared, Torrie, Kyla, Casey, Cade, Connor, Teagan and Tyler. Like her mother, Bessie (Frost) Armitage, she had the grace and elegance of a lady. Like her father, Victor Armitage, she had the courage and resilience of a pioneer. Jane is survived by her sister Elizabeth Armitage and was predeceased by her sister Joyce Nelson. She was involved in many community groups including Chinook Artists, Calgary Community Painters, Holy Cross Quilters, and Skraskins Outdoor Club. Her family and friends will remember her gentle spirit as an artist, her tenderness towards her pets and the comfort she found in a cup of tea or a beautiful garden. She loved painting, classical music, English literature and history. She was dedicated to helping those in need and inspired us with her quiet faith. As choirs of angels welcome her home, we grieve our loss knowing that heaven has gained a beautiful soul. A Funeral Service will be held at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, Ontario on Tuesday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to Kingston General Hospital Atrium Healing Garden. You are invited to leave a condolence or share a memory of Jane via www.rossfuneralchapel.com.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2014
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