Jane S. Beatty

Belford, New Jersey


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Surviving With a Smile
Jane Beatty was a survivor. When her first marriage broke up, she was thrust into the job market for the first time and found work as a cocktail waitress in Toronto, where she was raised. Then she learned computer skills and switched careers, eventually becoming a technical supervisor at Marsh & McLennan in New York.

Ms. Beatty, 53, faced another challenge more recently when she was found to have breast cancer. By that time, she had left Canada and moved to Belford, N.J., to marry the retired police officer she had met on a blind date while visiting a friend. The friend, Lorraine Greskow, said Ms. Beatty remained upbeat, even after her mastectomy. "She always had a smile on her face, even through all that," she said.

In August, Jane Beatty and her husband, Bob, went to Atlantic City to privately mark her fifth anniversary of being cancer-free. She told her mother it was too early to make a big fuss. "She said she wasn't going to celebrate until she was clear for six years," said her mother, Beth Chrystal.

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Thinking of you still

I was just going through some photographs of my trip to NYC in 2015. I came across this one and uploaded it, and decided to search Twitter, and ended up on this page.

I thought you might like to see it.

Philadelphia August 2001. Last photo taken with Jane

2015 Lunch with Brent, Jane's son and my daughter Haley.

I love you Mum.

Praying for Jane's friends and family today. We will never forget that horrible day when we lost her. Much love from Texas,

Dear Jane,

I remember we were friends in high schoo,l Eastern High School of Commerce in the Danforth area.

Time went by and we lost contact, I'm very sad for that. I've been thinking of you recently and remember seeing your photo in a Toronto magazine, after 9/11. I thought I had kept that magazine, but found after we moved that I hadn't.

I found your photo on line. It's been a long time since we last saw each other and now we never well.