Jane Elizabeth Pace:  In Memoriam

Requiem and in Memoriam:  Jane Elizabeth Pace 
Born Jan 1958 – Died Oct 2015

I met Jane when she came to my Taijiwuxigong Class in 2006. We shared a magical connection, by coincidence having grown up amongst the same people and places, being the same age, same chinese horoscope, both having come from a life of spirit work, and we knew & recognised each other from past lives. We became friends instantly, then over time grew closer & became lovers. There was a period of great bliss together for us, but ultimately the intensity of our relationship was too much and this, coupled with work stresses and the death of her mother, led Jane to move to the country seeking a happier and more peaceful new life. 

In November 2011 Jane accompanied and supported me at the funeral of our Taiji Teacher and Buddhist Lama, Dr. Shen Hongxun, and shortly thereafter we separated by mutual consent, remaining good friends and forever deeply connected. 

On Wednesday 28 Oct 2015 she was driving to work at Royal Surrey Hospital and at 7.20 in the morning, on a quiet country village street, was involved in a freak road traffic accident, tragically resulting in her instantaneous death.

She enjoyed and was good at working with and helping people and her funeral was attended by friends from many facets of her life, all sharing love and best wishes for her and the family and friends she leaves behind.

She used to tease me about my diet and health, saying how I should improve it because she wasn’t going to look after me when we got old. I never once imagined it would be me standing in the rain, looking down a deep muddy hole at her little wicker casket and weeping for such a tragic loss, not just for me, but for the world.

Her funeral service took place in Sanderstead on Tuesday, 17 November 2015. 

At the request of her family I read these words, written by me, at the service:-

Jane Pace was my friend and soulmate: She inspired me and all those around her with her joy, her love for life, her kindness and her compassion. She lived bravely, following these words, given by the Dali Lama, and kept by her side to guide her:


Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, 
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.

I am going to use all my energies to develop myself,                                                       to expand my heart out to others;                                                                                     to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

I am going to have kind thoughts towards others,                                                            I am not going to get angry or think badly about others.                                                 I am going to benefit others as much as I can.


In my heart I know that she was an Angel, clothed in human form and sent to help us all 

She is much loved and greatly missed by all who knew her.

Rest in peace, Dear Jane, Amen........

Jane Pace Summer 2006

Summer in the Garden

Jane Farewell Pic

Farewell My Lovely

It has been brought to my attention that many of Janes friends overseas are or were unaware        of the circumstances surrounding her death, so I have reproduced the report of the accident and subsequent trial of the driver of the other vehicle from her local newspaper here