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Janet Jones

Janet Jones

Born: September 26th, 1928

Passed in: Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: January 4th, 2017

JONES – Mrs. Janet
With heavy hearts the family of Janet Wannan Jones (nee: Reid) announce her peaceful passing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Shellbrook Hospital at the age of 88 years.
Janet was born on September 26, 1928 in Bonnybridge, Scotland, to Matilda and Peter Reid. She was raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and her first job at 14 was at a drug store warehouse where she worked for 10 years. At the age of 24 she came to Canada and lived in Leask with her aunt Isabelle and Uncle Albert Farthing. Janet got a job a Kresges Department Store in Prince Albert and worked there for 6 months, then moving over to work at Adamson’s Jewelers. Following that Janet decided to move back to Scotland and help care for her mother. She got her old job back and worked there for around 2 ½ years before she moved back to Canada and settled in Hamilton, Ontario where she met up with the matron of the YMCA. Two weeks later she found herself in Prince Albert at the YMCA. Janet then got a job at the Sanatorium from 1954 till they closed their doors. She worked at the Victoria Union Hospital for a short time after. In 1958 on a blind date, Janet met the love of her life, Arthur William Jones. After a time of courtship, they eventually married on July 10, 1959. Art and Janet moved to the Wildrose District in 1970. In 1974 they moved to Shellbrook where Janet worked as a nurse’s aide at Parkland Terrace for 12 years. Following that she worked for a time at Steadman’s in Shellbrook till her retirement.
Together Janet and Art raised 3 children which led to grandchildren and so far one great grandson. Janet will be remembered by her grandchildren for her loving sense of humor, and her willingness to always make time for them, whether it was watching television together, having a tea party or just story telling.
Birthday celebrations were a favorite for Janet, she was always excited to recognize someone’s special day. Janet loved dancing, bowling, playing cards and being active until her health issues no longer allowed her body to participate. Janet just recently received her 55-year service pin from the United Church Women. Her crafting and sewing talents were endless, and many family and friends received beautiful homemade Christmas gifts over the years. Baking was another of Janet’s favorite past times, from pies to scotch scones and everything in between.
As the memories of Janet are visited and the stories told, words like patient, kind, generous, humble, warm and loving pop up. Janet always had a warm presence and her ability to make people feel comfortable, loved and special will be remembered by everyone who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Janet will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Arthur William Jones; her children, Pete and Irene Jones and their children, Adam and Lauren; Barbara and Garnet Grimm; and Rhonda and Kelly Gallagher and their children, Bailey and Jeff Neu and their son Lukas; Jerome, Anna and Blayne; her special children, Mark and Laura Danczak and Jennifer Danczak; her niece, Janis and Richard Hearn and their daughters, Abbie and Jessica; her nephew, Barrie Reid; her brothers-in-law, Donald (Debbie) Jones and Ed Sanderson; her sisters-in-law, Helen Collins and Jan Reid; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives. Janet is predeceased by, her parents, Peter and Matilda Reid; her parents-in-law, Herbert and Elizabeth Jones; her sister, Matilda Mackie Reid in 1942; her brother, Peter Marr Reid in 1987; her nephew, Allan Reid in 2016; her sister-in-law, Daphne Sanderson in 2007.
The Memorial Service for Janet was held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Knox United Church in Shellbrook with Rev. Nora Vedress officiating. Dave Hjertaas and Kim Bradley shared a bagpipe tribute, the Shellbrook Community Choir led the hymns. Connie Bank read the eulogy while Janet’s grandchildren shared special memories. Urn bearers were Jerome Gallagher and Adam Jones.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Janet to either Knox United Church or to the Parkland Integrated Health Centre. Family and friends wishing to send private online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Tammy Smart – Director (Shellbrook 306-747-2828).

 
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