Born July 10, 1957 in Sarnia, Ontario. Jane passed away peacefully, on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice.
Loving mother of her foster son Mathew Paul and Tamara (Errington) and her pride and joy grandchildren Lillian, Noah, Dakota, and Kinley. Predeceased by her parents Carl Q. Mundy and Joyce M. (Palmer) of Sarnia. Treasured sister to Paul (Janice), Mark, Philip (Beth), and Rosemary McCrie (David). Beloved aunt to all her extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jane, a graduate of Conestoga College, was an artist, photographer and journalist. She also owned and operated the Mountain View Bed and Breakfast near Thessalon, Ontario.
From the mid 1980’s she photographed native communities along the North Shore of Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Manitoulin Island. The Elders, keepers of the Anishnabek culture, honoured Jane by sharing their knowledge through songs, legends, teachings, and their love of children and grandchildren. A learning experience gifted to her that she later shared in the “Elders of the Anishnabe” exhibit.
Jane continued working as a freelance photographer, developing other exhibits, assisting with the photographic archives of the Residential School Survivors and spending a number of years working with the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation. She taught photography and journalism to groups of First Nation youth and operated a photography studio.
Jane worked in support of the Shingwauk Project at Algoma University and advocating for youth with special needs, (i.e. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder). Jane was dedicated to healing work for survivors of sexual abuse and survivors of residential schools. She also reached out and acted as a foster mother to a number of young people who remember her fondly.
She made her home in Northern Ontario and operated a small tourist business near Wharncliffe, Ontario from 2001. Jane was known for her open-door hospitality, impromptu dinner gatherings, in-house music parties, spoiling children and forever encouraging everyone to enjoy the outdoors in any way possible. Her kindness and compassion will be greatly missed by her community, family and friends.
Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will take place at a later date. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) for their professional and compassionate care. Memorial donations to the Indian Friendship Centre (Sault Ste. Marie) or the North Shore Health Network Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.