Jane Ann Boettcher(nee Monro)
May 1, 1961 ~ December 12, 2009
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Jane Boettcher after a short battle with cancer. Jane passed away early Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s General Hospital with family by her side.
Jane was predeceased by her husband Walter.
Jane will be fondly remembered and missed by her daughters Amanda and Sarah, father Derek Monro and mother Jean Monro, brother David (Claire), sister Marlene, stepsons Ken (Sharon) and Randy (Ellen) and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Jane was born on May 1st, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta. Jane’s father was in the military so she moved across Canada to Nova Scotia in January 1964 for 5 years, then overseas to Baden Baden, Germany for another 5 years. In 1973, Jane and her family moved to the Comox Valley where she completed High School and graduated from G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary in June 1979. Jane worked at the Mexicana Hotel, where she met Walter, her husband to be, in 1983. Jane and Walter were married May 9th, 1985 in Courtenay. Jane and Walter raised their 2 daughters on their hobby farm in Courtenay where she had a passion for gardening, both vegetables and flowers. Jane always took the time help her daughters with school activities and homework. Jane got great pleasure from tending to her many animals and pets. In July of 2000, Jane began working with Walter building athletic playing fields in the Comox Valley. After Walters passing Jane continued with the farm, providing a local farm market with farm fresh eggs. This year because of her green thumb, she was also able to sell u-pick strawberries and raspberries.
We would like to thank Dr. Dawes; the emergency room nurse, Sheila, the 3rd floor and paediatric ward nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the home care nurses, & the Comox Valley Hospice Society, for the care that Jane received. We would also like to thank Reverend Gordon Carter for his kind words and compassion.
A celebration of life will be held in the Glacier room at the Coast Westerly at 2PM Thursday December 17th.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.