Born in Pierre Tautreau (Ville) Montreal, Quebec, on February 7, 1956, long-time Iroquois resident Jane (nee Keeler) Ewing passed away suddenly at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 3, 2013. She was 56 years old.
Jane was very active in community life and well known in Iroquois and Morrisburg.
She was the owner of Pokey’s Place in Morrisburg, and for many years she served the community as the coordinator of the Morrisburg (BIA).
For many years prior to opening Pokey’s Place, Jane worked alongside her mother, Ann as a typesetter at the Iroquois Post/Chieftan newspaper in Iroquois. At times she also doubled as a receptionist.
Jane also worked alongside her husband Bill in their cleaning business, cleaning the Bank of Montreal for 30 years. Working as a secretary at the Iroquois Municipal Office, Jane attained her AMCT designation in 1998.
Jane was always ready and willing to help everyone. She served her home town of Iroquois as a councilor and Hydro Commissioner during the last term of council before the amalgamation of South Dundas.
She served on the Iroquois Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Board of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Anyone who knew Jane knew of her special affection for all types of animals especially stray cats and dogs.
Jane was the loving daughter of the late David and Ann Keeler of Iroquois.
Jane is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Bill Ewing. She will be sadly missed by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and close special friends Gwen and Rod McGill of Iroquois and Joan and Jim Grant of Cardinal.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois, on Tuesday, January 8th from 6-9 p.m.
For those wishing, donations may be made to the SPCA.
Inurnment will take place at the Iroquois Point Cemetery on Friday, May 24th, 2013.