First Memorial Funeral Services Kamloops

8-177 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC


Jane Anita Shamenski

August 19, 1925May 27, 2019

Jane had her way in the end. Passed peacefully, sleeping. Jane was born 1925 in Abbotsford, raised in Matsqui with her parents Harold and Julia Aish and younger sister Joan. It was a berry farm; she remembers all the hard work of a farm and no brothers. She went off to UBC and graduated with an inorganic chemistry degree in 1948, the year of the flood. Things changed with the flood. Jane married Wallie Shamenski June 25, 1948 in Greenwood. They went north. Jane worked as a chemist in a pulp mill in Prince Rupert and Wallie was an electrician building Alcan in Kitimat. They had two children, Ross and Robbin. In 1960 the four of them moved to Abbotsford and built Ledgeview Golf Course, more hard work. It was sold in 1974 and as the children moved on, so did Wallie and Jane - to Penticton for retirement, and a happy life of golfing. After Wallie’s passing in 2001 Jane kept golfing and managing quite well in Penticton until 2016. That spring she moved to Chartwell in Kamloops and enjoyed three years and many new friends. Jane would like to say thank you to all the nurses, doctors, care aides and staff of 6N at Royal Inland. She also says good-bye to her friends at Chartwell. Good bunch she says, staff and residents included. At her request, no service.


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Jan Tarasoff

June 5, 2019

Robbin, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother. I enjoyed getting to know her a little over the last couple of years. She was a very interesting lady to have a chat with.