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Obituary of Jane Charlotte Smith
Smith, Jane Charlotte
Jane Charlotte Smith (nee Neilson) died peacefully on May 19, 2023, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at the age of 78 with Bernie, her beloved husband of 53 years by her side.
An amazing mother to Christopher (Julia), Robert, and Carrie (Scott) and a devoted grandmother to Elizabeth, Matthew, Catherine, Andrew, Will and Clark.
Jane also leaves behind her sisters Joan, Joyce, and Jeanie. Predeceased by her sister Gerry and her parents, Thomas and G. Jean Neilson. Coming from a large family of 5 girls, she leaves behind many nieces and nephews that were always very dear to her. She has also been very close to Bernie’s family and will be dearly missed by all.
Born in Windsor on March 27, 1945, Jane earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Windsor and subsequently earned her Masters of Divinity at Emmanuel College. While studying in Toronto, Jane met and married the love of her life, Bernie and brought their beautiful children into this world.
Over her lifetime, Jane gracefully gave back to the communities where she lived. She served as a Minister at Carmichael United Church in North Bay, with Healthy Babies/Healthy Futures and Maycourt in Windsor, and Community Living in Walkerton.
Jane will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. Her great capacity to love, and her stubbornness, were legendary!
The family would like to thank Dr. Blanchette and the caring staff at London Regional Cancer Program for the incredible care they provided to Jane. Seasons Retirement Community and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital were also very supportive as Jane ended her journey with all of us.
Cancer has not been kind to the women in Jane’s family. The family would ask that in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held for Jane on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 11:00a.m. at the funeral home, with cremation to follow. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.