Obituary: Dr. Jane V. Curran

Dr Jane Veronica Curran occupied the Alexander McLeod Chair in Languages in the Department of German at Dalhousie University. Jane was the author of “Horace’s Epistles, Wieland and the Reader” and “Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.”

Jane also co-edited five scholarly volumes with H-G Schwarz (2002), Christophe Fricker (2005), Steve Dowden (2005), Driss Aissaoui (2009), and Julia Pörtner (2010). Jane was the sister of Simon Rasmussen, the wife of Thomas, mother of Martin, Veronica and Rosalind, daughter-in-law of Rosemarie, and mother-in-law of Emma. Lucille, Mary and Patrick were her in-law family. Jane was aunt to Alexandra, Blake and Victoria. Jane was able to attend the marriage of Martin and Emma in the King’s College Chapel on July 2nd, one of the highlights of her life.

Jane died early in the morning of Saturday, July 30th at home. Her coffin will lie in state in the King’s College Chapel from 11am to 1pm on Thursday, August 4th: visitors welcome. Dr Gary Thorne will preside at the Burial Office and Requiem Mass at 3pm on Thursday, August 4th in the King’s College Chapel, 6350 Coburg Road. Jane’s designated charity is the King’s College Chapel Choir c/o The University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H
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  • Giorgio Pinton

    I found myself on this page with such shocking notice while searching for the book of Dr. Curran on Horace and Wieland. I came directly from reading information on Jane at the University Site. It was a passage from life to death in a few minutes! Her work, her personality, her inspiring picture will remain in me as long as I will read Horace or Wieland. Her name will shines in the perennial studies of the classics!