ROBERTS, Jane (nee Exley) – Obituary – Sault Ste. Marie

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Jane Roberts (Exley), age 78, passed away peacefully on November 9 at ARCH.

After years of suffering Jane has gone home to her Lord Jesus Christ. Jane was born in Kingston, and raised in Napanee, ON. She had a strong work ethic and was always busy cooking, baking, preserving, knitting, sewing, crafting, and volunteering. She lived her Christian faith in her daily life and thrived on quietly helping those in need (as long as she could stay out of the spotlight). When her boys were young, she worked in Sault Ste. Marie in medical offices as a receptionist, secretary, and assistant.

In 1986 she married Don Roberts and soon moved to St. Joseph Island where they built a home and were able to explore their pioneer spirit. Later in life Jane returned to school and became a PSW. She especially loved doing palliative care. Jane and Don enjoyed many adventures in their beloved VW camper van whether it was a couple of nights up HWY 129, a trip to the Oshkosh Airshow, or heading further south in the States.

Jane loved to dance, listen to music, and attend live performances.In 2011 Jane was very excited that she and Don were able to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family. Having married Don later in life she never thought they would live to see 25 years together. Jane was predeceased by her husband Don Roberts. She is the loving Mother of Tolbert and Dawn Stinson (Aaron, Caleb, Emily), Tim Stinson (Becca), Trevor and Jen Stinson (Caitlyn, Alexis) and Stepmother of Donna and Norman Langevin (Norm, Tyler, Courtney), Rick Roberts and Deb Jeffrey (Tammy, Wendy, Andrew, Spencer, Brady, MacKenzie), Darlene Roberts (Emma), Dennis and Deanna Roberts (Craig, Lucas), Jennifer and Sam Bouchard (Peter, Paul), Jill Roberts late Bob Downing. Great Grandmother of 22.She is mourned and missed by her “Sisterhood” consisting of her younger sister, Nancy Exley (Clarence), Jean Exley wife of late brother David, and her special cousin, Wendy Poole (Jim).

Jane wanted to ensure that her team of homecare workers, who played an indispensable role in her life over the past several years were thanked and recognized. They both provided care for her and reassurance for us. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Jenny, Sherry, Karlie, Kim, Donna, Celena and especially Nurse Amy. Jane also wanted to thank Dr’s. Janet McLeod & Booth and the rest of the team of Dr’s that cared for her over the years. Jane spent the last two months at ARCH, where she felt like she was at an all-inclusive resort. We cannot thank them enough for the care they gave her and us.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday November 14 from 6-8pm and Wednesday November 15 at 10am with funeral to follow at 11am at Island Bible Chapel 1331 Littleton St, Richards Landing, Graveside service to follow at Mountain Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions (payable online or by cheque) North Shore Health Network Auxiliary Richards Landing or ARCH would be appreciated by the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Roberts family.

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