Jane Taylor died peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep at home on Tuesday, July 4th.
Jane spent her formative years in the southwestern Ontario town of Chatham. She was the second child of Bill and Marguerite Mosey and is survived by her four siblings, Peter, Sheila, Mari-Beth and Frank.
As a young teacher she began a lifelong journey in contributing to the education of children with her appointment to a position with the St. Thomas Board of Education after graduating first from the University of Western Ontario and then obtaining her teaching degree from Althouse College in London, Ontario.
After marrying Kent Taylor and settling down in Bronte on the shores of Lake Ontario, she continued her work with the Halton Board of Education for the balance of her career. She was a natural teacher with an innate ability to connect with her students and really make a difference in their lives. Throughout her career, she continued to take countless additional courses to specialize in reaching children of special needs as well as those that were identified as gifted. Some summers were spent writing curriculum outlines for the Ministry of Education. Her background in Special Education had her providing resource support for the classroom teachers for the Halton Board.
Many of Jane’s friends went on to work for the Ministry of Education or progressed out of the classroom to become principals. Thankfully for her students, she steadfastly decided to remain in the classroom where she felt she could make the greatest contribution to their education.
When time permitted, Jane spent summers with her two daughters, Lauren and Kendra, at the family cottage at Bob’s Lake in the Rideau Lakes District. This afforded her the wonderful opportunity to stay in close touch with her large extended family, a practice that she continued throughout her lifetime.
Upon retirement, Jane and Kent relocated to Vancouver Island; Jane allowing Kent to fulfil one of his retirement goals. Together they boated for seven years gaining a appreciation for the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Road trips were a joint passion and they travelled from the Mexican border to Alaska and the Yukon on several trips. Exploring their new province, they did not leave any area of British Columbia untravelled.
She lived a life full of happiness, love and laughter.
Jane will be missed as she made a difference.
A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
(3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC) on Friday July 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca