Jane Carolyn Haist passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Saturday May
21, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer.
Jane is survived by her mother, Dorothy and brother, Gary ( Carolyn), step children and
grand children in Tennessee, and will be missed by her many friends in the community
and around the world. Predeceased by her father Harold (2017).
Jane was a member of the Canadian Track & Field Team and represented Canada in
the Montreal ’76 Olympics. During her career in sports, she represented her high school
track & field team and went on to compete around the world, including Australia, New
Zealand, Russia, Israel, Mexico, The Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, the United States,
Great Britain, and many more. In 1974 she competed in the Commonwealth Games in
New Zealand and won Gold Medals in Women’s Shot Put and Discus. In 1975, she
won a Bronze Medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico City.
She also competed at the University of Tennessee from 1977-1979 and was an All-
American in 1977 & 1978, winning the AIAW National Championship in Discus. In her
first year she tossed a collegiate record in discus that still stands at the University of
Special thanks to Dr. Scher, the nursing staff, and support staff for their care in making
Jane’s last days comfortable.
Thanks to Lampman Funeral Home for their care and support.
Cremation has taken place and a private family internment will take place at a later
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the
Canadian Olympic Committee would be appreciated by the family.

9 thoughts on “JANE HAIST

  • This is very sad news and I offer my sincerest condolences to the family. Childhood memories come flooding back of Dawn Patrol hockey and Pelham Corners Public School. Rest In Peace Jane.

  • So sorry to hear this news of Jane. I remember her from Pelham High…such a great athlete and a really nice person. Sincere sympathy to all her family.

  • So sorry to hear about Jane. Condolences to her family. She represented Pelham so well.

  • Sincere sympathy. We were in high school together – she was a great athlete and fine person all ’round

  • With deepest sympathies to the Haist family. I believe Miss Haist was my substitute Math teacher at Thorold Fonthill for a semester. May the wonderful memories you created with her help ease your pain.

  • Sincere sympathies to her family. Jane was kind and caring as a classmate. She always had a smile.

  • Jane was kind, intelligent and my condolences to her family. She lived a remarkable life and was a great Canadian athlete. I recall her from PDHS.

  • My heartfelt condolences to Jane’s mother Dorothy, her brother Gary and his family, as well as her step children and grandchildren in Tennessee.
    Jane was truly one of the kindest and most caring individuals I have ever met in my life. Even if she was struggling with an injury or problem; she always had a warm and caring smile and something positive to say.
    Jane was an outstanding athlete, who represented PDHS, her community and Canada, as well as the University of Tennessee, and the USA in a proud and amazing manner.
    She treasured both her immediate family and her step children and grandchildren. Her eyes always “twinkled” whenever she spoke of them.
    Jane will be missed by everyone that was privileged to have her as a friend, and to have had our lives touched and impacted just by meeting her and getting to know her for the special person that she uniquely was.
    May she “Rest in Peace” forevermore.

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