Jane Ann Hettinger (nee: Lawrence)

 February 2, 1949  – August 2, 2017

Jane died peacefully with her family at her home after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Jane is survived by her husband Bruce, daughter Vanessa (James) and son Dennis (Sheena), brothers Andrew, Herman (Linda), Greg (Rose), Philip (Darlene) and Paul (Donna), brother-in-law Alan (Laura) and sister-in-law Lisa, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a large network of friends. She is predeceased by her brother Ken, her brother Ron, her sister Helen and sister-in-law’s Evelyn and Carol.

Jane’s career included many different positions in the travel and hotel industry, although her greatest joy in life was always her family and friends.

For the last eight years, Jane fought off multiple myeloma cancer with the support of her family and friends as well as a top notch medical system.  These groups – along with Jane’s unbelievable will to live – allowed her to not only cope with this disease for many years longer than originally anticipated, but to flourish and enjoy life to the fullest.  Jane’s determination allowed her to golf, curl and do all the things she enjoyed up until the last year of her life.  Her love for her friends and family will remain forever strong.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday August 12th at St. Agnes Parish (10826 62 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB) with a reception to follow in the church basement.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jane’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Multiple Myeloma Society at their website – www.multiplemyeloma.ca.

The family would like to thank the Cross Cancer Institute, the U of A Hospital and the Palliative Homecare Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers for all of their empathy and support.

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  1. Beautiful friend! She will be sadly missed!

  2. Bertie Lawrence & family :

    Sending our sincere sympathy to the family. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  3. Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that our Creator is also aware of your loss and pain. Psalm 34:18 “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no3-2016-may/

  4. Indre, Daiva and I were very sad to hear of Jane’s passing. Jane and I collaborated on several projects with the parish of St.Anthony’s/St.Agnes. I admired Jane’s wisdom and work ethic, which contributed greatly to her community. Together with you we give thanks for the gift of her life and mourn its premature end. Unfortunately, we’ll be out of town and be unable to attend her funeral, but be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Thelma (Harpe) Smart :

    My condolences to the Jane’s family and all the Lawrence family. Jane and I spent alot of time together when they lived in Fort McMurray back in the late 50’s, early 60’s. Always together in sports and lots of visiting at our homes. Prayers for all.

  6. I am so grateful that Jane touched my life. She was an amazing example of everything that is precious and good. I am blessed to have known her. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.

  7. Dolores and Garry Bardoel :

    Sending our condolences to Jane’s family, including all the Lawrence’s! Jane had such determination and stamina to endure all that she did, and to do it with such grace and dignity was amazing! We feel your loss and wish you all peace in your memories of Jane! Sending our Love!

  8. Grant Brooks :

    To the Lawrence Family

    While I have been out of touch over the years with the Lawrence family I have nothing but fond memmories of growing up in Waterways around the family. I still remember where they lived in Waterways and Jane was always a wonderful lady.
    My condolence to all of the family. Jane will always have a special part in my heart. I was lucky to get to know Jane as well as number of the extended Lawrence family.
    Godspeed.

  9. Linda and Peter Halbgewachs :

    Dear Bruce, Vanessa, Dennis and all of the Lawrence family: Peter and I send our love and condolences on the passing of Jane! She was a beautiful and classy lady! She was a fighter and determined to make it to the walk for melanoma! She will be missed by many, we know; it was our privilege to have known her. You are in our thoughts and prayers; may she rest in peace and have a great reunion with all of those there to greet her! With our heartfelt sympathies, Linda and Peter Halbgewachs

  10. Bruce and I have been privileged to know such an inspiring woman as Jane. Our thoughts go out to you at this sad time.

  11. Barbara & Colin Mathewson :

    We cannot express how saddened we are by the loss of Jane…..just know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers……

  12. Al & Laura Schultz :

    Bruce, Vanessa, Dennis & extended family,
    Our most heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your wife/mother. Due to other commitments, we regretfully will not be able to attend the celebration of Jane’s life. I was fortunate to have got to know Jane through golf and curling. We had lots of good times and laughs. What a true friend she was and she will be sadly missed. Jane always had a smile on her face and was such an inspiration as she valiantly battled with multiple myeloma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days ahead.

  13. Sharlene Cook :

    My most heartfelt condolences on the passing of this wonderful person in your lives. May she rest in peace and the memories you have keep you strong in this time of sorrow.

  14. Joyce Lopatka :

    To Bruce and family;
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Having lived in Brander Gardens for almost 30 years, and seeing and chatting with Jane out on her walks, we will remember her for her friendly demeanor, positive outlook, and wonderful smile!
    May loving memories bring you peace and comfort.
    Joyce, Harold, Brent, Jaclyn

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