Written by Annette Britten
It was a lovely service under the gum trees in the natural burial section of the Gungahlin Cemetery. Natural burials have no memorialisation at the grave location. A small shrub chosen by the family from a list of approved natives can be planted at the grave location by cemetery staff. The intent is for graves to blend into the beautiful surroundings of bushland. By choosing a natural burial Jane was choosing a burial method that has a lower environmental impact, allowing her remains to decompose sustainably and return back to nature. Jane was buried in a hand-woven Eco Friendly Casket which was just lovely. Jane had every last detail planned just the way she wanted it.
Annette Britten, long-standing member of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming prepared a lovely writeup about Jane who was an extremely valuable member of the club over the years.
Jane passed away on 16 August after a long battle with cancer and radiation enteritis. Jane requested in lieu of flowers, that donations could be made to the National Cancer Foundation.
Our club is proposing renaming our Postal Swim Trophy to the Jane Lindsay Memorial Postal Swim Trophy in honour of Jane’s contribution to not just the postal swims but also the contribution she made to the aerobics/endurance program. Given Jane was the sole person that made the Tuggeranong Trifecta come to fruition it is only fitting to honour her in this way.
Rest in Peace, Jane – you were a remarkable lady!