Cluett, Janet Eleanor (nee Zinck)
Born October 12, 1932, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Died peacefully March 16, 2021, in London, Ontario in her 89th year, at her home for the last four years, Manor Village.
Predeceased by her childhood sweetheart and loving husband, Alfred Cluett (1994).
Will be dearly missed by her children - Susan Howieson (Iain), Will (Janet), Jamie (Susan), David (Angela); grandchildren - James Iain (Karen), Colin (Kyle), Graeme (Lee), Caileigh Howieson; Shannon (Dave), Taylor (Elsa), Owen (Callie) Cluett; Jonathan (Kyle), Cameron (Janelle) Cluett; great grandchildren - Tristan, Lidia, and Kelsey Howieson; Carson Cluett; and her beloved sister, Nancy Court.
Janet grew up in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and attended the Lunenburg Academy before earning her nursing degree at the University of Toronto, class of 1955, followed by a position with the VON. She married Alfred in 1956 and they moved to London for Alfred’s dental practice and to begin their new life.
Janet’s family was her pride and joy. She shared her love broadly, filled with wisdom, compassion, and generosity. She enjoyed a special bond with her grandchildren, through their mutual love of sports, performing arts, and their shared faith. Loved by all, Janet touched the soul of everyone she met. She listened, really listened, and took great interest in others and their lives. Janet was a long-time faithful member of St. George’s Anglican Church. She spent many years volunteering for the Daily Bread Food Bank at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. She had great empathy for those marginalized in society.
We are tremendously grateful for the PSWs, nurses, and all the staff of Manor Village, who took such good care of Janet these last four years. She loved her ‘MV family’.
Due to pandemic restrictions, a private family funeral will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, and Janet’s ashes interred with Alfred’s at Woodland Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for Janet will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions to St. George’s Anglican Church, St. Paul’s Social Services, or The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund will be gratefully accepted.
March 21, 2021, 2:53 pm
Dear Susan, Will, Jamie, and David, my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. It was my pleasure to know her for many years. She was truly a wonderful woman, and she will be missed. Thinking of you and your family. Laura Regnier
Lorie L Guest
March 21, 2021, 2:54 pm
I am so sorry on the loss of your Mother. Janet was kind, a great listener and always positive. She was so supportive of my parents when they were ill. They were all great friends. My thoughts are with you. Take care of each other.
March 20, 2021, 12:35 am
I am so very sorry to hear this - my deepest sympathies to all fo you, during this very difficult time. I hope that you are able to comfort and support each other, despite all the restrictions that we are under.
March 20, 2021, 9:10 am
What a lovely photo of Janet and a beautiful tribute - a reflection of her faith-filled and joyous life. We will be upholding you all in prayer and giving thanks for a life well-lived.
From Ann Corbet and the Corbet family
March 19, 2021, 2:02 pm
So sorry to hear this. Your memorial is a beautiful representation of a life well lived. Sincere condolences to all.
March 24, 2021, 5:27 pm
I was deeply saddened to read of Janet`s death, in the Globe and Mail. Janet was a classmate in the School of Nursing University of Toronto. I remember vividly when she arrived at our residence on Grenville Street. The Class of `55 was a small class so we all became very close friends over the next 5 years. We shared joys and sorrows and we supported each other through thick and thin. Janet and I were corresponding just recently. To Janet`s family, I extend my deepest sympathy. I know that happy memories of Janet will be with you always.
Eleanor Deacon and Family
March 24, 2021, 12:13 pm
With fondest memories of Janet - our Maritime friend. She wrote beautiful letters which I treasured.
Thinking of all of the family at this difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Eleanor Deacon and Family.
March 23, 2021, 9:11 am
Dear David, Susan, Will, Jamie, and family
Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Janet was so kind, caring, and always had a great smile. Your mother was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. May your memories of her help get you through these difficult time.
Raymond & Bernard
Julie and Jamie Stiles
March 22, 2021, 3:46 pm
Dear Cluett family,
We are so very sorry that we will not be able express our sympathy in person. Janet was a dear friend to the Guests and to us. She was always so very kind, thoughtful and a very wise person. We will miss her very much.
With love and deep condolences
Julie and Jamie
Gladys Cap, Mary Kryworuk
March 22, 2021, 8:34 am
Our sincere condolences to you on your mother’s passing. We fondly remember the kindness and caring she extended to our family, years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,
March 21, 2021, 11:41 am
How blessed we all have been to know Janet. She was a wonderful friend.
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