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
Published in The Times Colonist on Dec. 2, 2007.