Jane Swan pic croppedProfessional homemaker Jane Swan spun a web of love and beauty for four generations of friends, family and neighbours in her Lake Huron cabin. Despite her long struggle with the disease sarcoidosis, Jane loved good food, good books, intelligent conversation; young people, rabbits, cardinals and misbehaving dogs; Friday morning coffee klatches; fine china, antiques and beautiful gardens. Jane was beloved in her community and her home was a sanctuary for all who visited. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Dalton Churchill Swan and is survived by her brother John Cowan sr.; her daughter Susan Swan and her partner Patrick Crean; her son John Swan and his partner Susan; granddaughter Samantha Haywood and her partner Pieter Swinkels and great-grandchildren Jane and Thomas; grandchild Meadow Thompson and great-grandson Marcus and grandson Mike Swan and his partner Alyssa Rice; her nephew John Cowan and his partner Susan and her nephew David Cowan and his partner Jim Bennette; her grand niece and nephew Annie and John Cowan. Cremation has taken place. Friends and neighbours are invited to a celebration of Jane’s life at the 1402 Lakeshore Road home of Susan and John Cowan at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013. The family is grateful to the Cowan clan for their loving support, to Paul Visser and Jane’s devoted caregivers Donna Hiller and Barb St. Pierre and to Dr. Maddison and the home-based hospice team. Donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society on Exmouth Street. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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