August 19, 1925 – May 27, 2019
Jane had her way in the end. Passed peacefully, sleeping. Jane was born 1925 in Abbotsford in the old cottage hospital, raised in Matsqui with her parents Harold and Julia Aish and younger sister Joan.
It was a berry farm; she remembers all the hard work of a farm and no brothers. After graduating from Philip Sheffield High School, she went off to UBC and completed an inorganic chemistry degree in 1948, the year of the flood. Things changed with the flood.
Jane married Wallie Shamenski June 25, 1948 in Greenwood. They went north. Jane worked as a chemist in a pulp mill in Prince Rupert and Wallie was an electrician building Alcan in Kitimat. They had two children, Ross and Robbin.
In 1960 the four of them moved back to Abbotsford and built Ledgeview Golf Course, more hard work. It was sold in 1974 and, as the children moved on, so did Wallie and Jane – to Penticton for retirement, and a happy life of golfing. After Wallie’s passing in 2001 Jane kept golfing and managing quite well in Penticton until 2016. That spring she moved Kamloops and enjoyed three more years.
Jane is survived by her two children, Ross (Lynn) and Robbin (Mario); four grandchildren, James (Kellie), Gio, Alya and Ben; and two great grandchildren, Autumn Jane and Sawyer Canyon. At her request, no service. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
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