Amelia, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Jane was born on December 7, 1932 to Malcom and Catherine McDougall and grew up as a farm girl on the Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. After marrying and moving to the Detroit area, Jane devoted her life to her 5 children and her career as a real estate broker. She was a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, owning brokerage firms in Farmington and West Bloomfield. Jane was a member of the Michigan Realtors Association for over 40 years, and was a hallmark in the real estate industry, establishing many wonderful relationships with colleagues and customers, while working in a profession she truly loved. Surviving are her children, Laurie (Kevin Parsons) Butler of Nunica, Douglas (Sandy) Maier of Jacksonville, FL, Dennis Maier of Gaylord, Joanne (Treavor) Smith of Sterling Heights and Jennifer (Todd) Brigmon of South Lyon; grandchildren, Ashley, Gregory, Amanda, Jack, Cael, Preston, Linnea, Jake and Kate; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; a sister, Peggy Johnson of Ingersoll, Ontario and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joan McDougall; a brother, Stan McDougall; and her former husband, George Maier. Her family has chosen to remember her privately. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Munson Hospice of Grayling. Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com.
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