It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother and wife - Jane Mugure Wanjau, 62. Mum passed peacefully to be with her maker with her family by her side on Saturday April 24th, 2021. She leaves behind her husband Eng.
Dionysius Wanjau Maina and children: Francis Maina Wanjau and his wife Joselyn Adina Wanjau of Worcester; Festus Gathecha Wanjau and his partner Trimana Brock of Atlanta, GA; Dr. Ruth Wanjiku Wanjau of Manchester, UK; and her adorable granddaughter, Kenzie Mugure Wanjau who affectionately called her Cucu.
Jane was born and raised in Kenya to the late Festus Gatheca Kabinga and late Shelmith Wanjiru Kibaiyu of Tumutumu Mathira division, Nyeri County, Kenya on 1st December 1958. She is predeceased by her brothers Elam Kabinga, Wilson Kabinga, Asaph Kariuki and sisters, Peninah Njiru and Perpetual Wakonyu Gatheca. She leaves her three remaining siblings: Peris Gikonyo, Francis Kibugu and James Wahome. She was the daughter-in-law to Mary Wanjiku Ndoro and the late Francis Maina Wanjau; and sister-in-law to Grace Wanjiru, the late Christopher Wanjaria, Winnie Mwau, James Mwathi, Samuel Kimiti and Beatrice Wamuyu.
The entire Wanjau family would like to acknowledge the great team of caregivers (UMass Memorial Health's Departments of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Hematology and Oncology; and Benedict Internal Medicine; and the VNA Care Hospice) that took care of our mum for the past 9 years. They were all essential to making mum feel safe both in the hospital and at home and due to their overwhelming support, became her extended family.
We are extremely grateful for her wonderful life that touched many in Kenya and in Worcester and for the amazing example she set for her family. Although she will be missed, we take comfort knowing she lived her life to the fullest, achieving many of her goals, inspiring others and being full of courage and dedication to her family and enormous network of friends.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, daily meetings and prayers will be held virtually via Zoom from 7pm to 8pm starting Monday 04/26/2021.
Zoom meeting details: - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84114106133?pwd=ODUxY2RFWjY4NDk2aFY3TzhwcVRXUT09 Meeting ID: 841 1410 6133 | Passcode: Wanjau
Memorial services to celebrate Jane's life will be held on Friday, April 30th between 5pm and 7pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home (61 Myrtle Street, Worcester, MA) To view the services live, please click on the link below at 5:00pm or after: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/48346151
In lieu of flowers and financial contributions please consider making donations to Stoma World Kenya or UMass Memorial Health or American Cancer Society or VNA Care.