We are heartbroken as we said goodbye to another family member much too soon. Janette passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 2, at the age of 53. She is survived by her cherished and devoted children; Sarah (Matt) McEachern and Joshua Drazilov; her soon to be born granddaughter for whom she will forever be a guardian angel; her loving mother Rita Barr (Joe Gordon); sister Kris (Rob) Taylor and her niece and nephew Jessica and Stephen Taylor. Janette was pre-deceased by her sister Lisa and father Lars. She will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends in Canada, Scotland and Sweden as well as her constant canine companion, Marlee.
Janette was an amazing person who loved life. She enjoyed every moment she had spending time with family and friends. She always remained positive and hopeful and faced her illness with great courage and a radiant smile that never left her even on the darkest days. She taught us how to live life with grace and dignity. Janette was a beautiful, kind and generous spirit whom we will all miss so much. We are very thankful for the wonderful care she received from Dr. Kingsman, Dr. Freedman and all the nursing staff in the cancer centre at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. She was further cared for so kindly by the palliative care team. We have such grateful hearts for everyone who spent time and helped Janette over the last few months; in particular Mrs. B, Cindy, Lynn, Liz, Sandra and Catherine.
You are welcome to join us for a visitation and reminisce as we celebrate Janette’s life at MCINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday, October 8, between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, October 9, between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation in Janette’s memory to Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Centre or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at makfuneralhome.com.