Surrounded by family at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the age of 86. Beloved mother and best friend of Elyzabeth Skillender. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bob and Verna Sharen of Grand Bend. Loving aunt of Colleen, Trish and Dale, Andrew and Maggie. Dear great aunt of Molly and Ethan. Also survived by dearest friends Lynda and John Deelstra and by Errol Skillender. Predeceased by her daughter Mary Laurette, her parents R. Newman and H. Jean (Mark) Sharen and a niece Jennifer. Jay began her teaching career in 1953. She taught at Stephen Central from its opening in 1967 until she retired in 1992.
Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at the Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main Street, Exeter on Tuesday, March 19th at 2 PM with Rev. Jim Innes officiating. Cremation with interment Parkhill Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.
Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter Food Bank or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.SKILLENDER: Jay Ruth (Sharen) of Exeter