Obituary of Jane Claire Smith
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Jane Claire (Hodgkinson) Woodley Smith announce her passing on February 17, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Jane is survived by her children Pat Woodley-Vooys (Paul Corey and the late John Vooys), Dianne Woodley (David Snider), Susan Woodley (Dan Costello), Jim Woodley (Lorri), Sheryl Greenham (Roy), and Brenda Stephenson (Mat).
Jane is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Peter Vooys (Shannon), Ada Vooys, David Vooys (Telisha), Jenna Sullivan (Mark Sullivan), Theo and Faye Sullivan, Evan Woodley (Rachel Taylor), Sam Woodley (Samantha Jacobs), John Costello (Kinzy), Cait Costello, Clare Snider, Kathleen Corey (Robbie Wighton and Maeve), Sian Corey (Ian Lanaway, Rowan and Quinn), Kevin Corey, Michael Smith (Tejinder), Sherri Morris (David) Norah and Max Morris, Jason Greenham (Jen), Zack and Chloe Greenham, and Campbell and Nolan Stephenson.
Jane is survived by her brothers Peter Hodgkinson and George Hodgkinson and her sister in law Helgard Hodgkinson.
Jane was predeceased by her first husband Jim Woodley and her second husband Glenn Smith. Jane was also predeceased by her brothers Dr. John Hodgkinson and Murray Hodgkinson, her parents Robert and Maude Hodgkinson, father in law Clarence Woodley, son in law Larry Greenham and step-son Doug Smith.
Jane was born on April 8, 1933, in the Town of Newmarket. She helped raise her brothers while her father was overseas during WWII. Jane became a teacher and moved to Bowmanville where she met Jim Woodley and became the Chatelaine of Woodley’s Sawmill. Jane and Jim raised their four children at the farm and were renown for their hospitable nature, kindness, and the great times had “back at Buffalo".
Following Jim’s death, Jane was fortunate enough to find love again in the form of Glenn Smith. Jane and Glenn shared a wonderful relationship and welcomed all of their children to their family and home.
Jane will be remembered for her kind heart, her thoughtfulness, and her strong faith. Jane led by example and served her community and her family tirelessly and without complaint.
Jane lived her life fearlessly with an open heart and open mind. She was a friend to everyone she met. She was a force of nature who will be remembered by many for her acts of kindness.
Jane will be forever missed by all who knew her. Her children are grateful to have been blessed to have her as their mother. She was simply the best!
Safe flight Mom. We love you! You served everyone well and true and are entitled to a rest. Until we see you again.
Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Friday February 24th, 2023 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. Funeral service will be held at Tyrone United Church, 2702 Concession Road 7, Tyrone on Saturday February 25th, at 11 am, with visitation from 10 – 11. Interment Bethesda Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Enniskillen & Tyrone United Church or Bethesda Cemetery.
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