March 19, 1962 – January 24, 2014
Surrounded by family, Jane left us peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. She was a rare spirit and will be sorely missed.
Jane was the fourth of five children born to Mollie (Hall) and Squadron Leader Ernie Gardiner. As an Air Force brat she lived in many places including France, Belgium and Germany. Sunny and active, Jane was proud of her 50 metre butterfly record at the Gloucester Swim Club in Ottawa.
She graduated from Caledonia High School in Terrace and then lived in Ottawa before returning to BC to train as a Certified Personal Trainer. In Vancouver, Jane taught at the YM/YWCA and the Steve Nash Fitness World Sports Club, her favourite class being the 6 am Spin Cycle session.
Jane went on to start her own business “Athleta Training” which operated out of the Strathcona Community Centre; popular programs were “Boomer Fitness”, training and testing for POPAT, Police Officer’s Physical Abilities Test, and PARE, Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation. She loved personal training and often accompanied clients on early morning runs along the seawall. Jane was predeceased by her Father and brother Joseph, and is survived by her Mother, Mollie Both, and beloved step-father Archie Both of Kamloops; brother Bill, sisters Leslie and Cathie (Frank Dal Bello), nieces Kendra and Lauren Fredette of 0ttawa, and nephews Daniel and Gabriel Dal Bello of Adelaide, Australia. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Friday, February 7th, 3:00 pm at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, 604.255.5444.
Please visit www.glenhavenmemorialchapel.com to express condolences. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Strathcona Community Centre Association, 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V8.