Janet ‘Jan’ Davis
August 14, 1952 - March 3, 2023
Surrounded by her loving family, Janet Davis passed peacefully away on Friday, March 3, 2023. Her memory will be forever cherished by Owen, her husband of 49 years; by her three children, Erin Christian (Dan), Brian (Nathalie Edwards-Leroux) and Jill Davis-Henderson (Jeremy Henderson); and by the seven grandchildren she so adored: Oliver, Jocelyn, Declan, Bram, Miles, Walter and Callum. She will be greatly missed also by her siblings: Bob Mitchell (Marion), Dolores Culmer (John), Neil Mitchell (Lana), Mark Mitchell (Kathleen Blagrave) and Karen Shanahan (Rick); and by her many nieces and nephews and their children.
Jan was born and raised in Montreal, the daughter of the late Eileen and Victor Mitchell, and moved to London with Owen in 1975. She pursued her calling as a registered nurse for 43 years, mostly at University Hospital. Demanding as it was, she thoroughly enjoyed her work at the hospital through all those years, and took great pride in her profession. That professionalism and her dedication to always putting patients first made her highly respected by her colleagues.
But devoted to her vocation as she was, nothing mattered more to Jan than family. As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, in-law, aunt, great-aunt and Gran, she showered all of us with her boundless love, support and wisdom, and provided a constant example of how to live a successful and happy life. All that and she fed us with her amazing cooking and baking, made always, as she loved to tell her grandkids, with her secret ingredient: love.
Jan lived a life of selflessness and giving; she loved doing things for others, whether it was her family, her patients or her friends. She was a relentlessly positive person who enjoyed life thoroughly. She loved to travel, seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. She cherished her many friends: her bridge buddies, her golf buddies, her euchre buddies, her book club buddies. She often spoke of how grateful she was for the many close and lifelong friendships she had developed with her colleagues at the hospital.
The family would like to thank the many dedicated health care workers who have helped Jan throughout the past two years.
Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of ashes will be held. Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Jan’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jan are asked to consider Brain Cancer Canada.
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I was very saddened to see Jan’s photo when looking for someone else. Such a lovely lovely lady and beautiful family. My sincere condolences to the family.
Owen, Erin, Jill, Brian and Jan’s siblings I am so sorry for your loss. To all your families I hope your love and support for each other will offer comfort through this difficult time. Jan was such an inspiration to live life with a positive attitude she would want you to celebrate her life. I have many happy memories of time with Jan and her family,
Davis Family, We're so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. She was an amazing person - so friendly and full of energy. She always made me feel welcome at your house or any time I saw her. Hoping you find a bit of comfort in all of your memories and the love you shared. Mark, Sarah and family.
A donation has been made to Brain Cancer Canada.
Dear Owen, Erin, Jill and Bryan and all the "grans", we are so sad that Jan has left us. Knowing Jan for 33 years was a joy. She lived and exemplified how to be a professional caring nurse, a caring, fun friend, and an amazing loving mother, grandmother and partner. Jan showed us all how live a life full of love and joy and we will alway have her with us in our hearts. With love, Wendy and Jim Holmes
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Owen, Erin, Brian and Jill, we are so sorry for your loss. We were heartbroken to hear about Jan. She was always happy and full of life. We have many fond memories of our court days and cookie recipes Jan provided. We are thinking of you. May your happy memories bring you smiles and laughter at this difficult time. Sandi, Tim, Lee and Sarah
Owen, Erin, Brian, Jill and the families you created that Jan adored. Our Heartfelt sympathies to you all. Jan loved and lived life…an inspiration everyday at work and at play and through this dreadful diagnosis. I will miss her nursing/motherly/grandmotherly guidance and all the fun times and memories we shared together. A truly magnificent woman. Rest in Peace sweet Jan.
Owen and Family, So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to all of you during this very sad time in your lives. Cherish all your fond memories of Jan, these will help you get through the difficult days ahead. Deepest sympathy, Clara McVittie (euchre/golf buddy and friend)
My deepest condolences to you and to your family, Owen. May her memory bring you comfort and peace.
A donation has been made to Brain Cancer Canada.
Dear Owen and family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Jan. She was a wonderful person and touched the lives of so many. Our sincere condolences to all. John and Donna Hammond
I remember energy, resolve and kindness. The saddest of losses. Deepest condolences. I'm sorry you have to go through it. Courage.
Jan will be missed by all the lives she touched . Jan was so proud of Owen, her children and grandchildren as they reached a new milestone and couldn’t wait to share it with her colleagues. My condolences to the entire family.
I was one of the fortunate people to have worked with Jan at University Hospital. She was an amazing co-worker, nurse and friend, and a very proud wife, mother and grandmother! Sincere condolences to Owen and her family. May your precious memories help you through this difficult time.
Jan will be missed by so many friends and colleagues. Her strength and dignity is inspiring. So many adventures with Joan and the girls. May the memories of her bring comfort to her family and all. With deepest sympathy
Our deepest condolences for losing such a large, vibrant and generous presence in your lives. Jan was my counterpoint as the other gran to my grandsons and I admired her expertise shopping for clothing sizes and her abundance in Easter and valentines and Christmas gifts. Death is a profound event and I know your family will be there for each other. Hugs
Dear Owen ,Erin,Brian and Jill and all of Jan’s wonderful extended family. Ross and I send our deepest sympathy in the death of Jan. She was an amazing person colleague but most of all a friend. She will be missed by so many . May she Rest In Peace
Owen and family I am so sorry for your loss. Jan was a great lady to work with and always upbeat! My condolences to you, your family and all her very close colleagues she loved and had so much fun with! Never will be forgotten!
A donation has been made to Brain Cancer Canada. Message from the donator: Dear Owen and family, Janet was such a beautiful person. Roland and I were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Kathleen and Roland
Services for Janet ‘Jan’ Davis
Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
March 8, 2023 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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A donation has been made to Brain Cancer Canada. There are no words to sum up what Janet meant to our family.
~ Margot, Sean, Nora and Glenn