In Cornwall Hospice on Wed., April 2, 2014, the Lord called Home Jane Devries (nee Staal) of Osgoode, in her 75th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ranger Devries and the cherished mother of Rita (Mike Heuving), and Jeannette (John L. Devries). She was the loving Oma of Jonathan (Danielle), Jessica (Andrew Ross), Randy, and Erica Heuving; and Jennifer (Andrew), Henri, Ryan, Marilee, and Nicole Devries. She was great-Oma to Caden, Finnegan, and Caleb. She was the sister of Bruce Staal, Cora (Henk VanDenbroek), Basil (Grace) Staal, and the late Hank (Bev) Staal, and Herman Staal (Ger (Wim Schep). She was the dear friend and sister-in-law of Jane Vedder (the late Fred).
Jane was born in Terschuur, Holland on Nov. 1, 1939. She immigrated with her family in 1956, first to North Muskegon, Mich. for six months, and then to Navan. Jane married Ranger on July 8, 1960, and they moved to their farm in Dalmeny where she lived for 54 years.
She was a volunteer canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society for more than 45 years, and was actively involved in her church.
The funeral service was held on Mon., April 7 at the Kemptville Christian Reformed Church followed by interment at Reids Mills Cemetery. The pallbearers were her nine grandchildren.