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The Horse Doctor’s Daughter

The Early Diaries of Jane Crosbie

by (author) Jane Crosbie

foreword by Ches Crosbie

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023

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Jane Ellen Audrey Furneaux was born in St. John’s by a midwife and doctor in 1931. The Jane Ellen part of her name is a tribute to her grandmother, who died of breast cancer six months after Jane was born.Jane is the daughter of Jack and Margaret Furneaux. Her father was the only veterinarian in Newfoundland for many years. He treated mainly horses until after the Second World War, when his practice focused mainly on small animals. Growing up, Jane was often referred to as “the horse doctor’s daughter” when she followed him on his calls and people asked about “the little one.”Jane Furneaux married John C. Crosbie in 1952, when both were twenty-one years old. In addition to a lifetime spent heavily involved in municipal, provincial, and federal politics, Jane served as honorary patron of the Bannerman Park Foundation during the years her husband served as lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

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