In Memoriam Jane Vuong
Jane Vuong is an exceptional young woman who lived life to the fullest. She was born on February 14, 1987 in Calgary. Since she was a little girl, Jane has always been extremely energetic and rich in life. Jane grew up dancing and continued this passion into her 20s, everything from ballet to Bollywood, she found happiness in expressing herself through dance. She was an avid traveller and was never afraid to seek adventure.
Ever since backpacking through Asia with a few close friends, Jane has been to over 15 different countries. Jane was an extremely independent and determined young woman. She finished a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary in three and a half years, was a home-owner by the time she was 22 and has summited dozens of peaks from Mexico to South Africa. As one of the most organized, thoughtful and caring people, Jane always took the lead in everything. Whether it was climbing a new route, organizing a weekend ski trip or planning one of her friends’ birthdays, Jane always took the initiative and selflessly planned every detail.
Our beloved Jane passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 29th 2012 pursuing one of her greatest passions, climbing. She fell while descending a route at Heart Creek near Canmore. Jane is survived by her parents, Duke and Anne; brother, Kent; grandparents, Phong Trinh and Dong Vuong; boyfriend, Andrew; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Jane lived her life with so much love and grace. Her selfless demeanour and determination allowed her to touch so many lives. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
At the request of Jane's family, in lieu of flowers at a memorial, donations can be made to TABVAR.
TABVAR would like to acknowledge gracious donations from:
To Jane's family and friends. We offer our sincere condolences for your loss. The climbing community is a small one and the loss of a fellow climber affects each and every one of us.
To best honour Jane, Ranjit and their families, the donations received will be used for safety upgrades to local climbing routes.