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TAKOFF, Jane Catherine

January 14, 1933 — August 30, 2017

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jane on August 30, 2017. She is survived by her son Brian, daughter Maureen, granddaughter Evelynn (Chris), great grandsons Sebastian and Jaxson, sister Betty Anne (Bill), sister Leone (Ron), and extended family throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband Graham, eldest son Michael, and brother Dave Kerry.

Shortly after attending Normal School, Jane joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service where she served on HMCS Gloucester for the Special Communications Branch. Here she met her handsome soon-to-be husband Graham. Together they eventually made their way to Kelowna where they successfully owned and operated the Kelowna Capital News for many years. Jane was a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country club. She enjoyed getting together with her golfing ladies, bowling, hiking, horseback riding and gardening. She loved living on her beautiful acreage, listening to the wind in the Ponderosa pines, and walking in the canyon. Jane provided a caring home for many animals and will be missed by her special cats.

Jane was a fun-loving, kind and generous lady who had a positive impact on many people. The best Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma in the world has left her family and friends with many happy memories and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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The service for TAKOFF, Jane Catherine is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Margaret Takoff says:

    Maureen & Brian:

    Goodbye to a special kind hearted and caring soul – my thoughts are with you both now and always – Aunt Margaret

  • Lorna Beger(Clark) says:

    My deepest sympathy to Brian and Maureen. I was always grateful to your Dad and Mom for their generosity to Jim and I during some tough times over the years. They both were such kind, gentle folks. Hope your fond memories comfort you with your loss.
    Sincerely-Lorna Beger(Clark)

  • Ron Kapsha says:

    Our deepest condolences Brian,Maureen and family with the passing of your mother, grand mother and great grandmother.
    Auntie Jane will be missed by many people.
    Ron and Marlene

  • Sandy Lewis says:

    Brian and Maureen. I am so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a very sweet person with a wonderful smile and sense of humour. She will be missed. With love and hugs, Sandy

  • Peter and Lucille Kapsha says:

    Our sincere condolences to Brian, Maureen and family. May all the wonderful memories forever burn brightly in your hearts.
    Peter and Lucille

  • Peggy Jean Sidbeck says:

    December 24, 2017: months later, I have just learned of the death an amazing woman, as I am sending her my holiday greetings and best wishes. And going through some (now even more special) pictures. I will cherish many fond memories of the times we spent together.

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