BUSHELL, Jane S.H.

Obituaries

Bushell, Jane S.H. – November 28, 1928 – January 12, 2019:   It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jane Sutherland Henry Bushell (née Moseley), 90, of River John, NS on January 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche, N.S. Born on November 28, 1928 at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Jane was the daughter of the late John Frederick Bourinot Moseley and Jean Sutherland Henry. Jane was raised on South Street in Halifax and spent her summers as a young girl playing and swimming with her brother John at the “old farmhouse” in Marshville, NS. In her 20s, Jane pursued her passion for figure skating. She travelled all over North America as a member of the world-famous Ice Capades team, The Ice Cycles, from 1951 to 1953. Shortly thereafter, she met the love of her life, Norris. They married on March 3, 1956 and together they lovingly raised five children. Jane worked in various roles in banking throughout her life and in her spare time, she displayed a natural talent for oil painting. She was vibrant, full of life and brought much joy to those around her. Her presence always brightened a room. Jane’s biggest role in life was that as a mother and wife which she did with great love and affection. Jane and Norris’ home in River John has always been and continues to be a warm and welcoming gathering spot for family and friends. Jane was predeceased by twin sisters in infancy, daughter Jane (Jan) Narraway Hart Perks (née Bushell) in 1989, and brother John Frederick Bourinot Moseley in 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 63 years, Norris Leonard Bushell, and four children: Sally Tilton Jackson (Mike); Norris Frederick Bushell (Emanuele); Valerie Hart Jollimore; and Lesley Ellen Pretty (David); She is also survived by 14 grandchildren: David, Christopher, Emily, Sarah, Ben, Hayley, Aaron, Maria, Jane, Lindsey, Devin, Johnny, Ellen and Olivia; 5 great-grandchildren: Paisley, Harper, Sawyer, Daxton and Emerson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; son-in-law Ron Perks (Alice). As per Jane’s request, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, or a charity of one’s choice. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche for their compassion and excellent care of Jane over the years. Online condolences can be made at Coulter’s Funeral Home, Tatamagouche, N.S. through their website at  www.mmcfunerals.com