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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.