Ross Vrancken, Jane

Ross Vrancken, Jane

September 30th, 2019

With courage and grace, our Jane, in her 54th year, passed into her next adventure, from St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Monday, September 30th, 2019, with family by her side. Jane stoically navigated a six-month fight with pancreatic cancer. She was the most amazing Mum to Caelen, Ethan, Rowan and CoraJane, and cherished wife to Eric. Beloved daughter of the late Cora Jane Waterman, and Peter (Patsy) Ross. Precious big sister to Dale (Ruud), Charles (Natasha), Rebecca (Phil) and Cindy (Norm). Sister-in-law to Danika (Anthony), Karine (the late Bill), and Anik (Philip). Loving aunt to Jasper and Shae, Sienna and Clemmie, Harvey and Toby, Toni and Kate, Kayla, Eric and Zac, Olivia, Sam, Grace and Ella, Camden, Lily and Tess. Jane was born and raised in England and emigrated to Canada in 1982. A graduate of Wilfred Laurier University in biology (botany) and chemistry, Jane went on to study in Frankfurt, Germany, mastering the language and working in the hotel industry. Upon returning to Canada, Jane returned to school and became a Registered Massage Therapist, running her own business in Strathroy, before moving to Montreal to begin her most important work of all, being a Mum. With two sets of twins, Jane’s parenting, limitless energy, dedication and passion to motherhood was an inspiration to us all. Jane later recertified as a RMT, became a specialist in Lymphatic Drainage and once again started her own business in London, until her diagnoses in March of this year. As a botanist, Jane loved plants, flowers (except carnations) and trees. She had an enthusiasm for life that surpassed the norm; life was for living, lots of adventures awaiting! An indelible mark is left on all of our hearts. Sincere thanks to Dr. Hertzman and Saint Elizabeth Palliative Care Team, Grace Bradish and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their guidance and respectful, dignified care. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to LHSC - Pancreatic Cancer Research or St. Joseph’s Hospice. Love is all we really need... and a cure! See you on the other side Jane. A tree will be planted in Jane’s memory. 

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Sandy RoyIt was a blessing knowing Jane. Her joy for life was infectious and inspiring. My sincere condolences to Eric, the kids, Dale, Ruud and the rest of your families . Until we meet again. Sandy (Zoro)
Emanuela Beraldo Words cannot express my sadness. I loved Jane deeply and would not have had the wonderful 5 years in Montreal had she not been a part of my life. I will miss her amazing massages her cooking her sense of humour her friendship and her love for life. I was blessed to be a part of her journey into motherhood. She was simply a marvellous mother. Sad sad sad May God bless her children and her entire family as they mourn her loss.
Emanuela Beraldo Words cannot express my sadness. I loved Jane deeply and would not have had the wonderful 5 years in Montreal had she not been a part of my life. I will miss her amazing massages her cooking her sense of humour her friendship and her love for life. I was blessed to be a part of her journey into motherhood. She was simply a marvellous mother. Sad sad sad May God bless her children and her entire family as they mourn her loss.
Kari and Aaron McDougallWe knew Jane through our various hockey adventures together. We are in disbelief that she is gone. She was full of life and always fun to be around. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
Paula RobsonEric, so very sorry to you and the kids for your loss. Jane was a beautiful women with so much energy and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure to have known her. My you find peace in your memories Paula and Mark Robson
Trish BrennanEric and family, We are shocked and saddened to learn of Jane’s passing. Her warm smile and kind, caring nature will be missed. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Jackie McIntyreJane and I were Hockey Mums first and very quickly became friends. I feel blessed to have shared many memories, laughs, tears, dark chocolate and wine with Jane ....albeit far too short. Jane was vibrant, full of energy, beautiful and her enthusiasm for life was contagious. I will forever hold her in my heart as part of my life’s fabric. I miss you Jane and your thought provoking messages that always made me a better women. May you soar with the angels to your next adventure! Until we meet again.
Doug and Marion SmithOur condolences to the entire family of your recent loss.. Although Jane has gone home, she will always be there. She was always a joy to talk to, laugh with and had a beautiful smile and we will miss her cheerful energy that she always brought with her. We are so glad that we got our last Hug with her. Thank you for that Dale and Eric. Prayers for all of you.
Ed and Lorna Campbell Dale and Family: Our deepest Condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Ed and Lorna
Teresa, Anthony & AdrianaAlthough I didn’t know you personally, our children attend the same school and we are all saddened by this news. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort.
Maria Bodnar Our family is so sorry for your loss. We wish you all peace and comfort during your time of grief.
Tara McKenzie Our family is surprised and saddened to hear of Janes passing .We remember her strong strides jogging past our home on a regular basis smiling and cheerful with her four legged friends. Thinking of you all XX May good memories of her kind eager spirit help you through the rough days .Our deepest sympathy .The McKenzie family
AmandaThis news saddened me greatly. I spent one year picking up kids at the school where we would have wonderful chats. I was always in awe of your style and demeanor. You also had such lovely kids. My daughter and Ethan were inseparable that year and she still talks about him. You raised some special humans and I am sure they will miss you greatly. My thoughts are with your family.
Larry & Kelly Liddell Eric, Caelen, Ethan, Rowan, CJ and family. We are saddened to learn of Jane’s passing. Jane’s smile would light up a room. Her kind, caring nature will truly be missed. It was a pleasure to have known her. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Larry, Kelly, Mikayla, Matilyn & Makena Liddell
Nicole, Nico, Sandra, Dyl, Donna and Ney RaubenheimerThat twinkle in your eyes and your wicked sense of humour; your sensitivity and worldly understanding; an incredible enthusiasm for your beautiful children and family and your loyalty and integrity- are just some of the inherent qualities I admired in you, Jane. You’re going to make the perfect angel. We are all utterly heartbroken to hear this very sad news, and send our love and strength across the waters to Eric, Ethan, Caelen, Cora Jane and Rowan as well as your loving family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Geoff and Johanne BeasleyEric...we were saddened to hear of Jane's passing Our thoughts are with you and the kids at this difficult time. I still recall the day Jane came to look at the farm for the first time and the whole family burst out of the van and went madly off in all directions in a whirlwind of energy and excitement. Geoff & Johanne
Jim and Mary ArmstrongDale and family We are thinking of you all, at this very sad time. Jim and Mary
Glenn Sharleen PhillipsOur sincere condolences to Eric and family from your country neighbors
Jane and Patrick GuestEric, we are so sad to know about Jane. We only knew you briefly when you lived in Senneville. You were a lovely family that we were disappointed to see leave. We are so sad to hear about Jane's suffering with this horrible disease and her passing. We send our sincerest condolences to you and the children. Our thoughts are with you. Jane and Patrick Guest
Marlene DorrestynDale and family, remembering Jane and sending my deepest sympathy to you all.
Denise ClarkThere is and will never be another Jane Ross. ❤️
Deborah Hunter Eric and family, Rich and I are so very sorry for the loss of Jane. We remember many happy times watching you all enjoying meal together at the restaurant. Jane's bright smile and laughter will be missed greatly. Our thoughts are with you.
Rick and Brenda GrahamEric and Family our sincere condolences , your friends and neighbors from Denfield
Millie, Merle& Rick GoddardOur condolence to Jane's family. may you find peace in the memories you have of her. She was so special to us; a wonderful friend to Merle since High School, and so many times, Jane was with us, as bridesmaid or here to look after our home while we were on vacation etc. She was the best in all she endeavored to accomplish, always with elegance and grace! We are missing her, our dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are for her family, & those that loved her too.
Steve, Cindy, Ally, and Evan PymWe wish to send our deepest condolences, Eric and family. We are saddened by the news that such a vibrant light has been extinguished. So quick to smile and offer a hand, Jane will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with you.
Janette & Brett GattWe were so saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I was always in awe of how classy and sophisticated Jane was - especially while running a household with four beautiful kids. She always made it look so easy. I will never forget many years ago when Jane was on snack duty for baseball. She didn’t just send rice crispy squares, she shaped and decorated them in the shape of baseballs! Jane will be whole heartedly missed. The Gatt Family
Lindsay PaineDale, Ruud and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Lindsay and Josh
Christine McLachlanMy heart is with you and your family, Eric. Wishing you all comfort and healing in the company of your loved ones.
Todd Copeland & FamilyEric & Family, Very sorry to learn of the loss of Jane to this terrible disease. Her smiling face, sense of humor and dedication of time and effort to support others are all things that will be missed by everyone fortunate enough to have met her at a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, hockey rink or community event. She was the ultimate volunteer for all things good! Todd, Nikki, Ethan and Logan Copeland
Joan StapletonMy deepest sympathy to you and the families
Darlene JonesDale, Ruud and family, Eric & kids and extended family, I am deeply saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of Jane's passing. She was an amazing woman and a wonderful friend. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Ronnine ElstonEric & Family, I'm so saddened to hear about Jane's passing. I had no idea. We had many playdates with my son Logan and all of her kiddos, but unfortunately we hadn't been in touch since the spring. She was the most beautiful, kind and classy woman...not to mention an amazing mother. My heart breaks for her children. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. xoxoxox
Goreth GoriraDear Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Jane, a mother who was so dedicated and who will always do everything she can to make other people happy. A wonderful mother who was always calm, smiling, and mostly an exceptional loving mother. Eric, I taught your beautiful and well behaved children in Grade one and that's how I know Jane. I will never forget Jane. May she rest in peace and may the Lord who gave her a wonderful family protect them and always be there to answer questions they may have. Dear Caeleen, Ethan, Rowan, and Corajane, I know you are still so young, but be strong like your parents and do your best every day. My heart is truly with you and your family. God bless you Goreth
ron nautaEric and family, Dale and Ruud, Cindy and Norm, Jenny and I are stunned and deeply saddened to learn of Jane's passing. We had known Jane years ago and were delighted to be reaquainted in recent years. An amazing woman and mother. Genuinely one of a kind, with deep reserves of kindness, astuteness, and insight. Our deepest condolences. Ron and Jenny Nauta
C.C. Sextoncj and rowan I know I only got to st.johns last year but you guys were so helpful and nice to make sure that I felt welcomed at school cj you were one of my first friends and rowan you always make me laugh and you guys never said a word to hurt me.my greatest condolences to you guys and your family my heart hurts to know that your mom passed away,of cancer never the less when I was little my cousin lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer and all though she lived it was not an easy battle and I assume it is one that she will battle the horrors of for the rest of her life and I know that your mom never stopped fighting but sometimes no matter how hard you fight sometimes cancer wins but know that your mom didn't just fight for her she fought for you guys and all though she isn't here she is still here and she will be there with you forever she is always there I know its going to be hard getting over my nonnos death was the hardest thing to do it was like losing another parent but he showed himself to me and your mom might show herself and she might not but she is always going to be there with you guys watching over you she loves you and just remember she's in a better place know and a big thing for me was thinking but how could a better place be than with us but she doesn't hurt anymore and she will always be with you guys but she loves you and always will.my condolences im sorry I wasn't at the funeral I did not know about it until the day of but I was thinking about you guys the whole day and I still am my condolences guys stay strong.
Jane ClarkDale and family, So very sorry to hear of Jane's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Jane, Jeff and Gwen
Geetha and Sam SwaminathDear Eric, Caelen, Ethan, CJ and Rowan, We are really saddened by the news of Jane passing away recently. I have met her only a couple of times. She came across as a very warm and caring person. May God give you all the strength to get through this difficult time . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and especially the children. Geetha and Sam Swaminath
Long & McQuadeWe're so sorry to hear about the loss of Jane, who was truly an amazing woman. We're thinking of your family during this difficult time. Love, your friends at Long & McQuade. (Emily, Eric, Grace, Alex & Charnelle)
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