It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jane Messenger, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who died Dec. 1, 2016, at the age of 92.
Jane was born in Champion Creek, B.C., May 6, 1924, to Alex and Lucy Popoff.
She and her husband Ken lived for many years in Fruitvale, where they raised their children. They moved to Slocan in 1991.
Jane will be greatly missed by her family: her brother, Alex Popoff; her children, Tim (Teri); May (Jack), Eileen, Jim, and Cynthia ; grandchildren Braden Messenger (Dawn), Jeremy Messenger, Kimberly Messenger, Tracy Montgomery (Mike), and Devin Brown; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Morgan, Matthias, Alexa, Jaden, Kylan, Kassia, Addisyn and Brooklyn; nieces Sharon Deyotte (Doug), and Linda Bauder; great-nephews Clark Winsor, Alex Winsor, and Jeffrey Bauder.
Jane was pre-deceased by her brother Peter and her sisters, Ann and Pauline, and in 2007 by her beloved husband Ken.
A private funeral was held at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on December 7, 2016.