Jane Clifton Connell Mackay

June 2, 1940 to May 4, 2021



To view the funeral service for Jane Mackay for Wednesday, May 12th, at 11:00 a.m. please follow this link: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1620235380113996


Jane was a Newfoundlander by choice. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Jane and Barry made their home in St. John’s, Newfoundland finding their many friends at Memorial University and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1965. Jane and Barry raised their family: Heather (Nicki Hall), Andy (Karen Stone) and Kim (Jonathan Richler). Five loving grandchildren kept her laughing: Alexander Mackay, Bridget Mackay, Andrew Mackay, Sam Anthony, and Peter Anthony. Jane’s Rothesay family, including sister Connie Oland and brother Jack Connell of Toronto, will greatly miss their European and Florida travels and annual verandah chats. Jane was very close with her nieces and nephews in Rothesay and Ontario and hoped to see her extended family in Australia.

“Lady Jane” had the most beautiful smile and made friends easily. She had lifelong friends on Diefenbaker Street and Balmoral Place as well as her walking buddies, Bridge Club, and Avalon Stompers square dancing club. Special mention to Jane’s NL friends: Vi, Reine, Gloria, Adele, Fran and Irene and her Rothesay friends: Margie, Minte and Charlotte.

Jane and Barry travelled throughout their 60 years together with many adventures including a cross-Canada camping trip with 3 kids and no air conditioning. Jane loved to dance, read, debate politics and stir the pot. She was feisty, funny and flirty.

Jane passed peacefully away at Pleasant View Towers (PVT), unit 2NE, after six years living with Alzheimer’s. Barry was her constant companion and advocate. The family greatly appreciates the compassion and professionalism of the staff at PVT.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday May 8th. A celebration of Jane’s life will take place on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Due to COVID restrictions attendance is limited. If you wish to attend, you can contact the family via the following emails: kmackay.nl@gmail.com or Amackay99@gmail.com. For those unable to attend the service it will be live streamed. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.



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The Mackay Family,

On behalf of the officers and soldiers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, I offer deepest sympathies on Jane’s passing. I hope you can find some peace and comfort in fond and loving memories and in the support of family and friends.

Dear Barry and Family,
Penny and I are so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.. We had not been aware of what you had both been going through over the past few years with her illness .but not surprised that you had been such a strong support and advocate for her. She was a wonderful person with fine sense of humour and was always a pleasure to be around. . Our condolences to you and your family.

Don & Penny Youden

Barry and family,

On behalf of the alumni, faculty, staff, and students of Rothesay Netherwood School, we extend our deepest sympathies to you all on Jane’s passing. We we so sorry to hear this news on the weekend. Thinking of you all in Newfoundland and those further away.

Barry and family,
We are sorry to hear that Jane has passed away. We had fun times dancing together with fellow Stompers. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Sincere condolences to Barry and family. I have many memories from our time with the Stampers. RIP.

To Barry and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. We loved having you as neighbours on Balmoral Place and have great memories of those years. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

To Barry and family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolence on the passing of your dear wife. I feel and understand your pain as my wife passed away 5 months ago. My brother Ken Kavanagh advised me of your wife’s passing.. Like my brother Ken, I also had a great respect for you. Our Mom passed away 4 years ago after 5 years in a home with Dementia and it was difficult to deal with. However, add COVID 19 and I can only imagine your pain, stress and suffering in the last year. Take care. Rod Kavanagh

To Barry, Heather, Andy and Kim and all of Jane’s extended family, I want to offer my sincerest condolence on the passing of Jane..
I only met Jane once some 20 years ago when she and Barry had attended my 50th birthday celebrations. I had only known Barry through the Royal NL Regiment. However, my family were so aware of my esteem and respect for Barry as a leader and mentor, they invited him to the celebrations.
I remember Jane vividly. As she and Barry left the gathering, she shook my hand, offered birthday celebrations and then candidly asked: “So Ken, tell me what it is that you see in Barry to have him invited to this milestone in your life?” it wasn’t that she was doubting Barry’s qualities but just a curiosity in knowing what this strange fella from Bell Island saw in her husband!” We had a lovely private conversation for several minutes as I expounded on Major Mackay’s (his rank when I worked with him) exceptional leadership qualities. I could tell then that Jane was an outgoing, kind, gentle loving woman.
While I know this is a very difficult time, it is obvious that Jane was blessed with a loving and strong family,, a wide and loyal network of close friends and a vault of happy and adventurous memories to remember her by.
May you find peace and love in those memories.
Ken Kavanagh
Bell Island

Rasul joins me in sending sincere condolences on Janes’s passing. Many years ago, we had a monthly lunch date with two other good friends which unfortunately we discontinued when two of them moved away. She was so proud of her family, sharing her joy in her children and grandchildren and their achievements. May the memories of the life you shared bring you comfort.
Barbara Khan

Barry and Family, We are sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. We have many fond memories of our years with the Stompers. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.. May your memories be a blessing to you all.

Barry and Family, We are saddened to hearof Jane’s passing. We have many fond memories of the our years with the Stompers. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.. May your memories be a blessing to you all.

Deepest sympathies from Jean-Marc, Danielle, Tom and Reine. Thinking of all of you at this sad time, xo Danielle Conway Lemelin

Kim and Barry
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were, and how much Jane meant to you.
Avrum Richler

Barry and Family….I’m so sorry to hear of your dear wife’s passing….You exemplify what “unconditional love means” and I know you will find comfort in the memory of your 60 years together. May she now rest in peace!

Susan Tiller

Barry and family ….so very sad to hear of the death of Jane .Our thoughts are with you at this sad time
Don and Kay Tennent

So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
We miss both of you on Balmoral Place.
Take care.
Juanita and Glen

Barry & family:: I was so sad when I read about Jane’s passing. I pray God will show you His love through caring friends, comforting memories and moments of peace…praying He will give you whatever your heart needs most right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope our paths will cross again some day. I admire you for your dedication to Jane and I remember her smile when she seen you coming. Take care

Barry and the family
So sorry to read of Jane’s passing. She was such a sweet person and we shall treasure our memories of our times together.

Barry,so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time in your lives.

My sympathy is extended to you and your family.. I did not know Jane, but knew your love and concern for her.. Her death is a time of deep sorrow, but also a time of release.. My thoughts are with you.

To Barry, Heather, Kim, Andy and familly
We are so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Many happy memories of when both of our families lived on Diefenbaker and Balmoral. Deepest sympathy from Art, June, Peter., and Jennifer.

by Art King

To Barry and family,
We are saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. We have fond memories of our Square Dancing days with you and Jane.
We dearly remember strolling downtown and having our dinner together.We had a fun evening with plenty of laughs.Our sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Mary and Derm Browne

Barry and family
So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.
I remember her as a cheerful, loving lady.
Sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Florence Cowan

To Kim, Barry , Heather, and Andy,
Sorry to hear about Jane’s passing. I have many fond memories of her smile and laugh. It has been some time since our paths have crossed but my thoughts are with you all during this time.

Barry and Family, We are saddened to read of Jane’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the many years we enjoyed with the Stompers. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Vern and Nellie Whelan

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all and sending love.

Kim and Karen, I am so sad to hear of your mom’s (and mother in law’s) passing.. My thoughts are with you both and your families.

Dear Barry, Kim and Andy,
I am sorry to hear about Jane. It sounds like the last few years have been tough, and the past few weeks/days have been even tougher.
It was great seeing Jane, Connie and Jack here in Edinburgh a few years ago and me and Heather remember that time fondly. She had a great sense of humour.
Wishing you all the best, Nicki.

Barry and family sincere condolences to all. Those whom we love so dearly never live long enough.

To Barry and family,

So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a lovely lady. We are so glad that we got to meet her.

Our sincere condolences at this difficult time.

Your neighbours,
Jim, Dorothy and Kathy

Barry and family,,
Our heartfelt condolences on Jane’s passing. We’re remembering her pleasant, sweet smile from times past, and how close you two were.
Ted & Maureen

Barry, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Darling Jane.
Take care,

Dearest Kim – I am so sorry for this immense loss. Your Mom was beautiful, just like you. I am sending love and you’re in my thoughts, constantly. Love, Dvorah (and on behalf of Steve, Noah, and Sam) xoxo

to Barry,Connie and family It made me sad to hear about my friend from nursing days passing.I have such fond memories of the fun we had back then.Her bright smile is still with her..My deepest sympathy to you all.Elaine(Fawcett) Vienneau Saint John NB

Barry & Family..
Please accept our sincere condolences on Jane’s passing. Never easy losing someone who you love so much. She is now at peace.

Take care,
Sharon Wall
(Daughter of The Late Helen English)

So sorry to learn of Jane’s passing. Thinking of you.

Dear Barry & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. As a fellow member with you on the Eastern Health Family /Resident Council we have shared many stories of our loved ones & now we have both lost the love of our liife, so I can relate to your loss.. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Barry and family. Sorry to hear about Jane . Her picture shows The Beautiful person she was .we all had good times square Dancing\. . she is now at peace will keep you in thoughts and prayers Ruth Baker


I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jane’s energy. I am sure the past few years have been quite difficult for you both. May she now rest in peace.

TO Barry and family
I was so sorry to hear about Jane.The picture is lovely s he always had that beautiful smile .We had some great walks together .
Thinking of you and the family.

Barry, I met you both in connection with work. Jane was always so pleasant and gracious and I always looked forward to my annual visit to your company. I continued to run into Jane over the years at the supermarket and she always stopped to say hello for a few minutes. My condolences for your loss. You are both in my thoughts at this time…

Barry, we are so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Your love and devotion are an inspiration to all of us. She is now with the angels.

To Barry, and your family. For those we love never leave us for their beautiful memories are imprinted on our hearts forever. Thinking of you in your loss.

lois and john sullivan

To Barry, Heather, Andy and Kim and your families. So sorry you have lost your loved one. We have many memories of when you lived on Diefenbaker and we lived on Laurier. deepest sympathy from all our family. Sincerely Max and Phyllis

To Barry and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Barry,and family,
My sincere condolence to you and your children on Jane’s passing… May that sweet ,much loved wife of yours now rest in peace..

So sorry for your loss Barry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Barry and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear wife and mother . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Peter and I shall miss our dear, sweet sister-in-law who was more of a sister to me (as i’ve known her since I was six years old!)
We had many a laugh together dear Jane and I will always remember your gentle giggle. I have many wonderful memories of you and Barry together at family gatherings, weddings etc.
God is with you now, dear girl. love you forwever.