CLEGG; Christina Jane
February 9, 1965 – June 22, 2016
Christina Jane Clegg, known as “Jane”, passed away on June 22. The 5th child of John and Annie Clegg, Jane passed with family and friends at her bedside. She was predeceased by her father. Her mother died the day after Jane died. She will be fondly remembered by her siblings Barbara (Dwaine), Richard (Daphne), Jack (Ruby), Peggy (Wayne), 9 cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jane was an outgoing and active person who enjoyed travelling and the company of others; thus she had very many friends. She also had a special gift with animals of all sorts. Having watched her 4H-member siblings, at an early age she began halter-breaking a succession of Jersey and Hereford calves. Putting a rope halter on them when they were very young, she would then determinedly tug them around the farmyard until she could lead them to the house front door where they’d calmly stand for inspection. This routine evidently helped develop a sense of diligence and a strong supervisory attitude, which she applied when taking to task anyone deemed to be “out of line”. An example would be the stir that occurred when a visiting relative failed to put the Christmas decorations up in their traditional locations.
She rode a bus to Sunshine Drive School in Sardis, where she eventually took up residence. She enjoyed swimming lessons and excursions to Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities. For a while she attended Rundle School and worked part time in the cafeteria there. She moved to Bordas House in Chilliwack and worked part time at a Pharmasave. She was able to go home for regular short visits, during which she made time to “clean house” – discarding anything unfamiliar. Having a great memory, she knew all the family birthdates so there was no hiding a person’s age. Jane thoroughly enjoyed completing jigsaw puzzles, and making and sharing various hand crafts: hooked rugs, knitted afghan squares, and artwork. Her sunny attitude was infectious, but she didn’t cut anyone any slack – often she would challenge a speaker’s comments with, “You sure?”. Jane’s family would like to express a deep appreciation for all the people associated with Bordas House, who so lovingly cared for Jane for decades. A celebration of her life will be held at the Matheson Center in Sardis on July 10, at 12:01 PM. If desired, donations in Jane’s name may be made to the Chilliwack Society for Community Living, 9353 Mary St., Chilliwack B.C. V2P 4G9.