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Janet Sage

July 29, 1940 - April 16, 2024

In loving memory of Janet Sage – who left this earth peacefully in the early morning of April 16, at the age of 83.

Janet was an adventurous soul and trailblazer in her early years, and devoted mother, wife and volunteer for the majority of her life. She was a cherished wife to Gordon for 38 years, including journeys that saw her traverse continents and cultures with courage and grace. From her early days in Sudbury, Ontario to Zambia, Africa, where she married the love of her life in 1970, Janet’s journey was one of heartfelt connections, enduring friendships, and infinite generosity.

She returned to Canada with Gordon and settled in Schumacher, Ontario, where she became a cornerstone of the community, dedicating her time to various charitable organizations including St. Martin de Porres through St. Alphonsus Parish, which played a large role in her Catholic faith. She returned to Sudbury during her early retirement and moved to London in her later years. Janet’s passion for helping others was paralleled only by her devotion to her family, including her son Jeffrey (Lindsay), and her much adored grandchildren, Cooper, who inherited her kind and compassionate spirit, and Molly, who is the embodiment of her humour and adventurous nature, both of whom brought immense joy to her life.

She is predeceased by a number of beloved family members, including her husband, Gordon, her parents, Emilio and Emilia (née Schiavo) DeSimone, her brother Frank, and sister Rose (Ron) Richardson, her nephew, David, and her brother-in-law, Alan.

She will be dearly missed by Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly, and her nieces and nephews, Susan (Lawrence), Dan, Wayne (Lindsay), Michael, Carla (Adrian), Carin (Ed), Cindy (Seth), Chris, her sisters-in-law Pat, Sheila (Tom) and Lenore, David’s wife Joanne, numerous grand-nieces and nephews, and her in-laws, Ted and Eileen Zajac.

Janet’s legacy is one of family values, community building, a nurturing spirit and a terrific sense of humour that lives on in her son and grandchildren. Her social nature, friendly ways and frequent jokes will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know her, including many dear friends from the Caruso Club in Sudbury, the Dante Club in Timmins, and the Westford Towers in London.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt and enduring thanks to the London Home Palliative Care Team, the St. Elizabeth’s / SE Health nursing team, the VON personal support team and the staff at Glendale Crossing.

Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, April 19, 2024, between 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Catholic funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Livestream is available for those unable to attend in person.

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In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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My deepest condolences to Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly. I was Janet's housekeeper when she first moved to Glendale. I felt an instant connection the moment I met her. She was an extraordinary woman. God bless you all. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family she was so proud of 💚

~ Amanda

A donation has been made to Canadian Cancer Society. Message from the donator: Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Janet was a beautiful person inside and out. I have such fond memories of her and the stories she shared with me. Sending prayers and hugs. Our thoughts are with you. Susan Nardi, David, Cassandra & Lauryn Yurich


Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly, I am so sorry not to have been able to convey my condolences in person. I am sending you healing thoughts and huge hugs as you navigate your great loss. The wonderful memories and stories to tell are too numerous to count; she was always a welcome visitor at any gathering we had. Remember, her love and light shines on in every person that she touched,. I feel blessed to be one of them. Much love.

~ Gwen Richardson

Dear Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly. Sincere condolences as you grieve the loss of your beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother . May fond memories of your family time together sustain you during this sad time. RIP Janet 🙏🏽.

~ Corrie Gicante

Dear Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly, Our thoughts and 🙏🏽 prayers are with you all at this sad time. Janet was one of the nicest and funniest ladies. I remember when her and Barb agreed to cook for us at Camp Bickell. She fit right in with our small crew with her laughter, sense of humour and kindness. Those days are not forgotten. Keep all the memories close to your hearts. RIP Janet. 💕

~ Joanna / Gord Conley

Dear Jeff and family, our sincere condolences for your loss. I got to know your dear mom through the Porcupine Dante Club where we had many good times. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

~ Elizabeth and Irvin Graham-Porcupine, Ontario

Dear Jeff, Lindsay and family, I was sorry to hear of your moms recent passing and earning her Angel Wings. I did not have the pleasure of meeting your mom, but know how much you all cared for and loved her very much. Jeff and Lindsay, I know that she has left this world a much better place because her greatest accomplishment and legacy, is you; her beautiful family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your lifetime of memories bring smiles to your face in the days ahead.

~ Marianne Hebb

Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly. Our sincere condolences. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we have had with your wonderful mother over the years. She will be forever missed. Your mom was a special person to us all. May our "Aunt Janet" rest in peace and God Bless! Sending you lots of love during this difficult time!

~ Frank and Maria DeSimone and family (Sandro, Rosemary DiBrina and Claudio)

Sincere condolences Jeff, Lyndsay, Cooper and Molly. A light disappeared from our world today, a guiding light. We wish you strength, and courage to say your goodbyes to a dearest mom, a nonna. Your mom Jeff embodied kindness and service. She loved you and your family without limit. Your ocean-deep grief is so real, she loved you and your family loved her till the end. Her eyes always had stars in them when she spoke of your family. May you continue to share the stories, the memories and slowly discover her presence at your side . You are in myé our hearts and prayers. Toinette

~ Marie-Antoinette Parisio

Jeff, Lindsay, Cooper and Molly. I know you were the light and her reason for being as she was to all of you. Rest easy Janet, your light shines on in your family.

~ Marg and John Vukelich

Dear Jeff and Family, I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Janet was a remarkable woman, and her warmth and kindness towards me will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "Pasta waits for no one"

~ Ben Jackson

Dear Jeff, Lindsay and family: Words cannot begin to express the sadness I”m feeling. Just saying “l”m sorry for your loss “ doesn’t begin to say how I feel. The memories I have of our time together in Schumacher I will never forget, thank you, my dear friend. Jeff, I know you know that you were the light of her life, and when you married Lindsay she was so proud of the both of you, and when Cooper and Molly came along it was “ the icing on the cake “ She could not be more happy! My hope is that you will carry on her legacy and keep all your precious memories of her close to your hearts. My sincere condolences to all of you. Freda. ❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

~ Freda Fragassi

Jeff, Linsday, Cooper, Molly, and extended family, we're so very sorry for your loss. Janet was clearly a strong, loving, caring woman of deep faith and strong family values. She'll be deeply missed, but her legacy of love lives on in all of you. Thinking of you. Hugs. Otte and Jackie

~ Jackie Westelaken

Services for Janet Sage

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

April 19, 2024 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Catholic Funeral Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

April 20, 2024 9:00 am

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