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Janet Stanley

Janet Stanley, aged 78, passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, August 24, 2023, after a courageous battle. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Don, and will be deeply missed by her two sons, Christopher (Lisa) and Matthew (Tina). Janet was a proud and devoted grandmother to Owen, Blake, Justin, Emma, and Benjamin. She cherished her role as Nana above all else. Janet was a beloved sister to Maureen and was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Hilda Golding, as well as brother-in-law Reg.

Born in London, England, Janet immigrated to Canada at the age of 22 and eventually settled in Toronto, where she met Don and fell in love. After starting a family and experiencing a few relocations, she found her true home in Belleville. Janet held various jobs throughout her career, but her time working for Hallmark was particularly special to her as it allowed her to assist people in celebrating significant moments in their lives. However, her most cherished role was that of Nana. She adored her grandchildren and made a point of attending every birthday, school play, and graduation ceremony she could. Janet’s love of travel took her across the globe, but the most meaningful trip she made was to Australia to visit her beloved sister Maureen and her family. Known for her fierce love, unwavering curiosity, and passionate protection of her loved ones, Janet’s presence will be forever admired by those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Cremation has already taken place, and a Celebration of Life to honor Janet will be held at Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), located at 150 Church Street, Belleville on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A private burial will take place the following day at Victoria Cemetery in Thurlow. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Janet.

Janet Stanley, age 78, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Kingston General Hospital after displaying immense bravery throughout her fight. Survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Don, Janet will be greatly missed by her sons Christopher (Lisa) and Matthew (Tina). She held the title of Nana with pride, showering Owen, Blake, Justin, Emma, and Benjamin with immeasurable love. Her dear sister Maureen is left to mourn. Preceding her in death were her parents Herbert and Hilda Golding, as well as brother-in-law Reg.

Born in London, England, Janet made her way to Canada at 22 years old. She settled in Toronto, where she met and fell in love with Don. Amid a couple of moves, her journey eventually led her to Belleville, a place she called home. Janet held various jobs over her career, but none compared to her time at Hallmark, where she relished the opportunity to contribute to people’s celebrations of life’s most important moments. Yet, above all, her most treasured role was that of Nana. She fiercely adored her grandchildren and ensured she never missed any of their milestones, going above and beyond to attend their birthday parties, school performances, and graduations. Janet’s love for travel took her around the world, but visiting her beloved sister Maureen and her family in Australia held the most significance. Those who lost her will forever admire her incredible inquisitiveness, her intolerance for foolishness, and her unwavering protection of her loved ones.

Janet’s presence was akin to a hurricane and a beacon of light. She bloomed freely and radiated brilliance. She was like a bolt of lightning and the crisp morning air all at once. She encompassed everything and was everywhere.

Cremation has been carried out, and a Celebration of Life for Janet will be held at Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), located at 150 Church Street, Belleville on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A private burial will take place the next day at Victoria Cemetery in Thurlow. In lieu of sending flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society as a meaningful way to remember Janet.

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