October 7, 1939 – December 2, 2019
Born on the 7th of October 1939, (Alfreda) Jane Black was the oldest of Lee (Letitia) and Alfred Springfield Hunt. Born in Westmount, Quebec Jane and her family lived in Montreal, Quebec. Alfred, Jane’s father was in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWll so Jane missed her father for the first 7 years of her life. After the war, the family moved around with the military living in Forth Churchill, Calgary and New Brunswick. As a child Jane enjoyed spending time with her grandfather Jessy Hunt.
She married Ben Haight and had a daughter Cathy. They spent some time in Germany and after her divorce from Ben, she moved back to Montreal and then later moved to Calgary where she met and married Stanley Black.
On November 28, 1964 Jane married Stan Black and they lived in the Water Valley area where they farmed, raised pigs and had horses. Jane and Stan had 2 daughters, Janet and Karen. In around 1973 they purchased a horse and mixed cattle farm in the Usona/Ferrybank area by Ponoka. They raised their family here and their niece Jody came to live with them. The Usona area was a wonderful place with great friends all around them.
Jane worked for many years in Ponoka at the Value Drug Mart. She enjoyed riding horses, being on the farm, gardening, playing cards with the neighbors and going to dances. She loved to watch her daughters Janet and Karen and her niece Jody show their horses in many disciplines. This passion continued with her grand kids, and whether with horses or cattle, she was there cheering them on. Jane loved to cook, mow lawn, be in the sun and take her camper to any event that involved her family. She was a fantastic cook and could cook for many at the drop of a hat. She had a strong will and was able to teach herself to walk again after enduring surgeries. She was an inspiration to everyone that knew her.
She will be greatly missed
Jane is lovingly remembered by brother Steve Hunt, children Cathy Stahls (Gar), Janet (Shane) Goltz, Karen (Danny) Skeels, niece Jody Ferguson, grandchildren Jason Stahls(Robyn), Raylee Black (Mark Unterschultz) Shane Black, Mackenzie Skeels and Garren Skeels, great-grandchildren Tayor, Isaiah, Wyatt Stahls and Baily Black.
She was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Lee Hunt.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Alfreda Jane Black 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Edmonton, Province: Alberta