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Jane Ellen Canfield

CANAAN—Jane Ellen Canfield, 84, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a sudden illness.

She was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Canaan to Malcom and Mary (Barry) Canfield. She attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School, graduating with the Class of 1956. She graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, in 1960.

She married Jacques Andriessens and they had two children. The family lived in Belgium, Holland, France and England. Divorced in 1984, she returned to Falls Village, where she was happy to be reunited with her sister, Kathy Wohlfert.

She joined the Falls Village Ambulance Corps in 1992 and became an EMT, receiving additional certification for defibrillation and IVs. She was captain of the ambulance corps, and a state EMT examiner. She retired as an EMT in 2012.

While living in England, she served on the Board of Education of the Lycée Charles DeGaulle of London.

She is survived by a son, Erik Andriessens, a daughter, Anne Miton, both of whom live overseas, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 7 in Trinity Episcopal Church in Lime Rock. Memorial donations may be made to the Falls Village Ambulance Corps, 188 US-7S, Falls Village, CT 06031, or the North Canaan Ambulance Corps, PO Box 178, Canaan, CT 06018.

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