Peacefully at LHSC – Victoria Hospital on Monday, April 6, 2020 of London and formerly of Granton at the age of 67. Beloved wife of Brad Finan for 44 years. Cherished mother of Allison Finan of London and the late Alicia Finan (2014). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary and Bill Guise of Hamilton, Elizabeth Job of Hamilton, Max and Janet Marechaux of Toronto, Hannes and Norma Marechaux of Calgary, Alberta, Ottis and Toni Marechaux of Washington, D.C., Sabine Marechaux (Daniel Chiriotti) of Geneva, Switzerland, John and Martha Finan of London, and Brenda and Dan Singer of Tuscon, Arizona. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wilbert Job and Joan Marechaux (Job).
A private family service will be held at the Community Bible Church, Lucan on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11 AM with Pastor Byron Hand and Pastor Doug Loveday officiating. Although the service is private, please join the family from the comfort of your home, by streaming the service live by visiting www.communitybible.ca/live/ (No account is required). To livestream the graveside service at Granton cemetery please visit www.facebook.com/haskettfh Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, LUCAN (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements.
Jane was a nurse during her working career. After graduating from La Salle Secondary High School in Sudbury she trained at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She worked at Toronto General Hospital where she occasionally worked in the hyperbaric medicine department. She moved to Tillsonburg with her husband and was a surgical nurse in the OR at Tillsonburg General Hospital. Moving to London and later Granton Jane worked at St. Joseph Hospital eventually becoming head nurse in the OR. Leaving active nursing she worked with Robarts Research and later the Cardiac Investigative Unit of Western University London. Her name appears on many published research papers. She retired in 2003. Jane was one of the first female scuba diving instructors in Canada. While working full time at St. Joe’s she completed her Nursing degree and was in the top of her class. She had a competitive spirit and faced challenges with determination.
Jane had many pastimes. In the early years she was busy sewing many of her own clothes. She made her high school gym outfit. She loved to ski (downhill and cross country). She was a major league Toronto Blue Jays baseball fan. She attended the first game in Toronto and kept the ticket. She went to spring training in Dunedin for many years and of course in Toronto with daughter Allison. She was an avid gardener and when the family moved to a 40-acre hobby farm near Granton she followed her passion and planted flowers everywhere. She loved roses. She taught scuba diving in her spare time and enjoyed many trips to Tobermory and the Caribbean. She taught her friends to swim in the backyard pool. She and her husband had every animal possible on their hobby farm including a donkey named Elvis. She loved dogs – big ones not little ones.
Family and friends were always important to Jane. She and her husband Brad adopted two beautiful girls, Allison and Alicia. Her nieces and nephews were each and all her favourites. She loved her great nieces and nephews and treated them like her grandchildren. Her associations were many – Wild Women, Shout Sisters, Ladies of the Club bible study and of course the bridge ladies and the book club. She attended many bible studies at the Granton Community Church as well as those held amongst friends.
Donations to the Community Bible Church or the Bethesda Medical Clinic in Haiti would be appreciated by the family.