It is with deep sadness, that the family announces the death of Jan Mallory-Wood.
She was the loving wife of Neil Wood and beloved mother of Michael Johnston (Melissa), Jeffrey Johnston (Danica) and Andrew Johnston.
Wonderful step-mother to Neil's children, David, Noelle, Andrea and Daryl.
Beloved sister of Mary Adair (Skip) and John Mallory (Cathy).
Proud grandmother of Lorne, Cash, Sawyer, Alexander and Sebastian.
She will be greatly missed by her many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
She was a baby boomer with the emphasis on the word "boomer" as she never turned down any invitations to a gathering. Jan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and attained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She taught mathematics with the rare ability to teach equally and effectively to the brilliant students and the average students. She became Head of the Guidance Department at the Blenheim District High School and her wise advice greatly assisted her students in their choice of post high school academics and careers.
Jan served on the boards of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation and the Carlo Rossini Foundation. Jan was an optimist who always had a smile on her face that will be missed by everyone.
A Private Funeral will be live-streamed at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 on the McKinlay Funeral Home website. A Celebration of Life will be announced in July.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Chatham Kent Community Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451