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RULE, Jane Vance O.C., O.B.C., author, teacher, community activist, and role model, died in her home on Galiano Island on November 28, 2007 surrounded by family members. She was 76. The cause of death was complications from cancer. Jane Rule was the beloved sister of Elizabeth Rule Walker (Libby) and her husband David Walker, and of Arthur Richards Rule and his wife Ann Rule; she was the loving aunt of Alison Rule Walker and her partner Ali Aranda, Katie Walker and her husband Steve Gomas, Janet Holmes and her husband Joe Holmes, and Rick Rule and his wife Bonnie Rule. Jane will be greatly missed by grand-nieces and nephews, Taylor and Joey Holmes, Natalie and Carson Gomas, and Mackenzie Rule; and by her goddaughters Carol Dearborn, Susan Varn, and Jane Burnhardt; as well as her many colleagues, friends, fans, and readers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships at UBC, cheques payable to UBC, mailed to the attention of Maryn Ellis, 500-5950 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3. 429473

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Published in The Times Colonist on Dec. 2, 2007.
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December 18, 2007
Dear Alison and family, I wish to send my condolences to you during this difficult time in your lives. Thank you for all the good that you have done in all the lives that you have touched over the years. Sincerely, Louie Jimenez
Louie Jimenez
December 15, 2007
Our most humble thanks and gratitude to the community of Galiano for loving and tending my aunt through her illness. And many thanks to her friends and readers for all the condolences and well wishes. Your words of support are greatly appreciated..
Alison Rule Walker
December 10, 2007
Condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues. I'm a reader, a somewhat-late-in-life lesbian from New York. I especially like the short stories "Middle Children" and "A Perfectly Nice Man"--with quiet irony, Jane portrayed lesbians who were "just people".
Susan Levy
December 7, 2007
Jane and Helen were both delightful and charming people; they unhesitatingly welcomed and comforted my parents in November 1982 after a disasterous house fire on the island. Jane's leaving is the end of a very long and benevolent era on Galiano. We will all miss her.
Rosemary Bennett (nee Partington)
December 4, 2007
I am sure that your spirit will be with us this Solstice. Thank you for being you. I appreciated meeting and talking with you, even tho...the roast was too rare for me at the Christmas dinner...the company was delightful as you were.
Margaret Matheson
December 3, 2007
One of my most pleasant memories from UBC was taking an English class from Ms. Rule. Having been an engineering student at the time, I place my "A" in her class at the top of my accomplishments. She was a great teacher. I wish I had an opportunity over the years to have spoken to her again.
Don Jackson
December 3, 2007
Remembered with the greatest of affection.
Michael Sinclair
December 2, 2007
My condolences To the family of "Jinx"Rule/ I remember her fondly from our Anna Head days. She was truly one of the golden girls and a great talent besides.
Nicky Anderson
December 2, 2007
Thank you, Jane. My life has been much enriched by your being here.
Caroline Mitchell
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