Jane Frances George
It is with profound sadness that the family of Jane Frances George announce her death on February 3, 2020 as a result of complications from Scleroderma. Jane was born February 20, 1940 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England the oldest of three kids. She meet her husband of 44 years Bryan when both worked at a large hospital in the South of England. The call of the great white north was too much to resist for them so Bryan immigrated to Canada for work and after Peter their first son was born in England, soon after Jane joined Bryan in Canada. Four years later in 1972 their youngest son Ian was born and the family was complete.
Jane was predeceased by both her parents, her brother John and in 2008 husband Bryan but leaves to mourn oldest son Peter George and wife Ronna and sons Jared and Bryan as well as her youngest son Ian Goodall-George and wife Shannon and daughter Kennedi and son Dane.
Jane was always one to speak her mind and let it be known her opinion on anything and everything but always was quick to listen to others opinions and always respectfully agree or disagree with them. These opinions were never so apparent as they were when it came to music choices, what you ate, and most recently her grandkids. Once her opinion was expressed she would get down to her passion for creating and preserving. She was passionate about music, from her love of the piano and teaching others how to play to her love of her violin which she brought with her over 50 years ago from England and she so proudly played until recently. The piano and her violin were her most prized material possessions.
She could care less about having the latest and greatest of anything and would rather preserve the past and do with not much more than the minimum if it meant saving and conserving for the future. Both her and Bryan were composting before most people knew what that meant, recycling and reusing when most people still thought our resources were limitless.
It’s safe to say she left this world having taught some to make music, others to respect history and what we can learn from it and last but not least will be remembered for caring about everyone. She didn't often say it or show it but you always knew she had your back.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Christ Church, Selkirk.
Flowers are respectfully declined and instead if you so wish in honor of her life, hug your family and friends, treat someone to lunch, or make a donation to a favourite charity. The Dream Factory, Camp Quality, and the Selkirk and District Community Foundation and Growing Years Family Resource Centre were a few close to her heart.
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