Peacefully on November 23, 2017 Jane passed away, at the age of 65. Loving wife of Doug for 43 years. Devoted mother of Luke (Natalia Rivington), Marsha (Jeremy Kelly) and Ian. Adored Grandmother of Bronwyn, Cruz and Finn Shannon and Jorja, Rhyan and Chase Kelly. Beloved daughter of Marilyn and the late Jack Holmes. Sister of Gail (Peter Sherman), Joy, Nancy (Scott Rousselle) and Kathryn (Russ Andrews). Predeceased by her sister Sharon Enright and brother Larry Holmes. Dear daughter-in-law of Olive and the late Jack Shannon. Sister-in-law to Connie, John (Lynn), Brian (Julia) and predeceased by Gary. Jane will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Jane had a strong love for family, especially her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. Being a loving and supportive grandmother was a large part of her life. She was fun to be with and taught by good example. Jane was a long time pastoral care worker with Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata. Nothing gave her more joy than to visit the sick and the elderly. Many a person she took under her wing and often she went above and beyond her pastoral care duties to care for them. Jane’s many spiritual friends supported her throughout her bout with ovarian cancer. Mary in particular provided frequent and uplifting spiritual encouragement throughout the difficult times. Jane spent most of her career as the Payroll Manager for the RMOC and then the amalgamated City of Ottawa. Never one to shy away from a challenge Jane effectively and efficiently implemented many new systems and procedures for the betterment of payroll services in both organizations. She was an exceptional employee and manager who recognized that the good work of her fellow employees led to their many successes. Jane was blessed with many beautiful friendships. Jane and Penny were close friends for many years. Each and every morning they traded pleasantries and often planned shopping and dining trips. Jane was an avid speed walker and along with her longtime friend Maureen, travelled the streets of Bridlewood over the past 35 years. Jane and Doug spent many an occasion with the Stewart, O’Brien and Hoskins families. Jane and Doug also shared some wonderful trips to Jamaica, Panama and Hawaii with the Hoskins. Great family friendships were forged with their long term neighbours; the Morris, Hibbert, Semenchuk, Mariani, Samulack, Varga and Thiessen families. Friends may pay their respects at Kelly Funeral home 580 Eagleson Road 613-591-6580 on Friday December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Fallowfield (15 Steeple Hill Cres.), at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 2, with interment in St. Patrick’s cemetery. Jane and her family would like to thank the gynecologic oncology staff at the General Hospital and her Palliative Care team for their excellent care and support throughout her illness. Memorial donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada would be appreciated. Condolences and sharing memories may be made at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/kelly-kanata

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