Jane Emery

Obituary of Jane Elizabeth Ann Emery





February 29, 1940

 September 26, 2021


Jane passed away peacefully in Toronto at The Claremont Residence surrounded by family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and a woman of faith.


Jane was the elder of two children of John and Laura Medland. She is survived and much loved by her son, Rob; daughter-in-law, Lisa; brother, Bob Medland; and sister-in-law, Sally Medland. Jane cherished and was cherished by her granddaughter, Tory Emery.  Lovingly remembered by her nephews Andrew (Jeanne) Medland and John (Jenny) Medland.


She grew up in Toronto attending Bishop Strachan School and University of Toronto, Trinity College. She spent summers of her youth at the family cottage on Toronto Island and Glen Bernard Camp. Following Teachers’ College she taught French at R. H. King Collegiate. She enjoyed skating, hockey, curling and sailing. Jane was one of three instructors at the founding of the RCYC’s Girls Junior Club in 1956. Jane was an active member of the St. Cuthbert’s Church congregation, as a member of the church choir and Treasurer of the ACW for many years. She sang with the Upper Canada Choristers and contributed to her community as a dedicated volunteer for the Kidney Foundation. In her later years she served as a Teaching Assistant in a number of schools in Leaside.


The family wishes to thank all the staff at The Claremont Retirement Residence; the doctors and staff of the Temmy Latner Home Palliative Care team, and the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -Odette Cancer Centre; with a special thank you to Amelo Ranara and Vicky Labiana for their loving care given to Jane.

Due to Covid limitations, we will be having a celebration of life ceremony at a later date to be determined.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario). www.pogo.ca  Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.


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