Eleanor “Jane” GOLDSMITH


Eleanor “Jane”

(nee Hepburn)

Surrounded by her family,

longtime Chemainus resident peacefully went to be with her Lord. Jane was born on July 18, 1918 in Elmore, Saskatchewan and died on July 3, 2004 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, at the age of 85. “Janie” was raised with her 5 younger siblings in Redvers, Saskatchewan. In October of 1936, Jane married Lawrence Goldsmith and together they enjoyed 57 years of marriage. In 1940, the young couple moved to Chemainus where together they built their house, and their life.

Predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1993, her

brother James in 1972 and her sister Mildred in 1994. Fondly remembered by: son Murray (Barb) of Surrey and daughter Eleanor (Dave) Bauman of Ladysmith. Grandchildren: Colleen (Dean) Saddler of Westbank; Kevin (Sheryl) Bauman of Peace River, Alberta; Ted (Judy) Goldsmith of Langley; Lorne (Christie) Goldsmith of Langley and Nancy (Darin) Burr of London, Ontario. Great grandchildren: Aimee and Derek Saddler, Timothy and Randy Bauman, Jordan, Aleisha and Stephanie Burr, Makayla, Caleb and Kaprice Goldsmith, JD, Madelyn and Christian Goldsmith; her brother Ralph Hepburn of Winnipeg, Manitoba and her sister Mary (Gordon) Kerr of Ladysmith, also five nieces and four nephews.

Jane’s family affectionately called her Nana. She was very proud of her family and they played a huge part in her life. She could always be counted on to be praying for each and every member of her family. Nana loved to sew and also generously sewed clothing for every member of her family. Her loving involvement with, and care for her family, will be greatly missed.

Jane was an avid gardener. She gardened intensely for 40 years, providing flowers, fruit and vegetables for her family and friends.

Jane’s family wish to thank her doctor of 11 years, Dr. Ken Pettapiece, and the staff of the Chemainus Health Care Centre for their excellent care and support over the past four & half years.

The Celebration of Jane’s life will be held at the Chemainus Calvary Baptist Church, Friday, July 9, 2004 at 1:00 pm.

Donations to the Christian Blind Mission gratefully accepted in Jane’s memory.

A private interment will be held at Chemainus Cemetery,


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