April 23, 1925 – March 28, 2015
On the morning of Saturday, March 28, 2015, Janette passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Janette was predeceased by her sister Nina, and is survived by her brother Jack (Elizabeth), niece Jane, nephew Andrew, sons Simon (Geordine), and Tracy (Jennifer), her grandchildren Kylah (Jon), Tyler (Rebecca), Jaclyn (Stefan), Steven (Kianna), and Sydney, and her great grandchildren, Serena, Ava, Kiera, Zoe, and Nara.
Janette was born in Forth, Scotland and attended the University of Edinburgh. With a teaching degree in hand, Janette spent time in Greece, London, and the Persian Gulf applying her skills. Janette arrived in Canada in 1958, taught in Victoria for three years, then moved north to Kitimat for what was planned to be a two year stay. Janette spent the next 55 years in Kitimat teaching, raising her family, and travelling the world.
Always a teacher at heart, Janette continued her passion for two more decades after officially retiring from Kitimat School District in 1988. She taught and trained both students and tutors of adult literacy, and these were her most rewarding years.
Janette’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at Mountainview Lodge, for their compassionate care over the past three years as well as Dr. Mills, Dr. Lombard, Dr. Van Der Merwe, KGH Staff, her physiotherapists and the Home Care Support care aids and nurses.
A celebration of Janette’s life will take place Saturday,
April 11th, 2015 at 1 pm at Kitimat First Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janette’s memory can be made to Mountainview Lodge or Kitimat Hospital Auxiliary.