Hughes, Janet Marie

Hughes, Janet Marie

August 19th, 2017

Peacefully, at McGarrell Place Long Term Care, in London, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, Janet Marie Hughes (née Klue), of London, in her 83rd year. Beloved mother of Jayne Graham (Todd) and Jill Hubbell (Dave). Predeceased by her son, Jim (2010) and husband, Cam (1980). Special grandmother of Emily and Amanda Graham, and Hillary and Spencer Hubbell. Loving sister of Gary Klue (Carolyn). Treasured aunt of Tracy McCrea (Simon) and Heather Verkoczy (Francis). Dear great-aunt of Daniel and Lauren Caley and Maelle Verkoczy. Survived by many cousins with whom she shared special memories. Janet was born and raised in London, Ontario. She developed lifelong relationships with many friends in the City especially from her days working at SuperTest. Janet met her husband, Cam, on a blind date in Hamilton in 1960 and, after they were married, moved to Ottawa and then Carleton Place, Ontario. Janet always supported Cam in his entrepreneurial ventures including a grocery store and music business while raising three children. When Cam died, Janet moved back to London working as a secretary at Western University to support her family. Although caring for her son, Jim, whose long struggle with epilepsy, along with her own health issues, created many challenges, her love and dedication to him always endured. A liver transplant in 1990 gave Janet a new lease on life for which she was forever grateful. When Jim passed away suddenly, Janet’s positive outlook helped her move forward with her own life. She travelled, volunteered, played shuffleboard, was a proud ‘Red Hat’ and enjoyed more time with family and friends. Janet will always be remembered for her positivity and kind and gentle heart. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a dog a home or donating to an animal shelter/organization in her name as Janet loved dogs. Also, remember to sign your organ donor card and ‘Give the Gift of Life’.

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The Leeson and Kadlecik FamiliesWe are so sad to hear about Aunt Janet's passing. Our mother had a very close relationship with her and considered her like a sister. They shared many fun adventures together. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this sad time.
Karen and Fred RadleyWe are so sorry about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Tracy NicollePlease know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. We hope the wonderful memories that you have of your Mom will help lessen your pain. Keep her in your heart
Kate JonesYou are in our thoughts. Kate, Jack and Sophie.
Gnatiuk-Green Family Jill, Dave, Hillary, Spencer and family, Please accept our condolences dear friends, on the passing of your Mother. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Keeping you all in our prayers, Barb, Rick and Aleksander
Michelle and Fred LaneSo sorry for your loss Jill and David, our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Brian CrossDear Jayne,Todd,and family;your mom;s story is so familiar to our family for sure as we also come from the great OTTAWA VALLEY,My dad came from Smiths Falls,,Ontario,and caught our mom Mary from Perth,Ontario, at a local Saturday night dance way back in januaery 1952,and said to his moving buddies,that there is my futute wife for sure,ha,ha,.He subsequently married this kind country girl from Perth,Ontario in june 1832,with his familys true blessings at the time,and had three children per se;Brenda,Seiember 9,1952,Brian born June 27,1953,as a spastic quadraplegig with Cerebral Palsy which added a certain dimension to our family unit the past 64 years and counting for sure,and mt youngest sisterDarleneRtenHaaf born June 30,1956,we all laugh now as dad gave mom a brek of 3 years and three days back then in those times for sure,of course the world was so different in those days for closing may God guide you all forward to brighter and better days ahead in all your perspective career aspirations and personal lifes jorneys long into the fuyure with our sincere blessings.Yours Sincerely,Brian Cross,Mary Cross,Darlene TenHaaff,London,Ontario,Brenda Martin,Scarbough,Ontario.
Paula JarryThinking of you at this time of sorrow. Please know that we are here for you. Paula and Luc Jarry
Cathy and Glen LoweryJill and Dave, saddened to hear this sad news. Your mom was a lovely lady Jill and I admired her tenacity and strength.
Matt and Wendy DrakeDear Jayne, Jill and your families, please know Wendy and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. My mom (Ann) has so many warm stories and memories she has shared with us about your mom, and your family. From Supertest, Western, and beyond, Janet will always have a special place in all of our hearts. May you find peace.
Craig and Donna CarmanJayne, Todd, Emily and Amanda, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Kind thoughts and prayers surround you. Donna and Craig
Madeleine & Richard MartinOur condolences to the family for your loss. Janet & I met a few years a go through art classes. Her painting talent was enviable!! We had many laughs while car pooling. She brought us to the :Gift of Life" Art show/auction and soon lost her to the many friends she knew there! We love animals as well and will donate to a shelter in her name. She will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Madeleine & Richard.
Virginia FordI was shocked today to learn about Dear Janet as I have been away all summer. She was a long time friend who was also in my wedding party. We always found time to have lunch once in a while and enjoyed our time together so much. My sincere sympathy to you. She fought a long,hard battle with such grace and dignity. I will miss curry
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