Vale ~ Jane Scragg (Nee Cole) 1942 - 2017
It is with great sadness that I wish to advise all members and associates of the ACS that Jane Scragg has died after a long fight with cancer at 8am on January 31st in Brisbane.It is with great sadness that I wish to advise all members and associates of the ACS that Jane Scragg has died after a long fight with cancer at 8am on January 31st in Brisbane.
Jane Scragg (nee Cole) was a woman of great generosity and grace, and an Honorary Member of the ACS, having assisted the famous Edwin Scragg ACS during his term as both the Federal and Queensland President of the ACS.
Jane was born in Tanga in Tanganyika in 1942 and lived later in Kenya, where Africanisation forced the white settlers off their farms. The Cole family decided to sail from Mombassa, Kenya to Nelson In NZ including her 93-year-old grandmother, in a trimaran which they built themselves.
Sir Mohinder Dillon filmed her and the family for Pathe News in 1966 and it was pleasure for Denise my wife, to track down the story and show it to Jane who had little memory of Mohinder filming the occasion of their departure. But Jane loved seeing it last week!
I met Jane in Perth in the 1960's at the same time she met Edwin. It was love at first sight, and they were together till the day he died.
Jane was a gentle, quiet type of girl and helped people where she could. She did a great service to the ACS and would be well be remembered by the surviving members.
As it is early, her daughters Emma and Sarah may advise of any funeral arrangements,
Jane rest in peace! The cameras will roll for you forever.
Jon R. Noble ACS