Janet Marie Langille (McNamara)

Passed 04/04/2019

Obituary for Janet Marie Langille (McNamara)

Janet Marie (nee McNamara) died peacefully with family by her side on April 4 at age 83 after her courageous and feisty battle with cancer. Janet was born in Halifax and the eldest daughter of Catherine Marie Petrie and Howard Walter McNamara. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Victor, sister Pauleen (Seminoff) and long- time partner Thomas Picco. She is survived by her sister Linda (Neville), her loving and much loved children Donna (Neil Chambers), Lori (Werner van der Velden), Jim (Arlene Leblanc), her adored and adoring grandchildren Derek, Katie, Jacob and Max, nieces, a nephew and former spouse Roland Langille. Mom worked at the Halifax Board of Education, volunteered at the White Cross Centre (Mental Health), Meals on Wheels, canvassed for numerous causes including the Heart and Stroke and Lung Associations. Mom championed many Rainbow Haven Camp Kool Aid stands held by her children as she had been a camper there as a child. We fondly remember all the home made fudge being bought up by Ronnie Cooper- a South End legend. A highlight trip for her was to go with her son to pay respects to her father (served in the West Nova Scotia Regiment and died during WW2) who was buried at the Moro River Cemetery in Ortona, Italy. Mom was funny and charming with a social personality and had a special way with people of all walks of life. She was kind and thoughtful, loved a good party and was the Queen of celebrations complete with the decorations and outfits to match. Mom was a good friend, partner, daughter, sister, community member and mother who will be dearly missed -“love you to the moon and back” mom/gram. Gratitude goes out to Dr. Hasegawa and the 4th floor Cancer Care Team, the 7A VGH Palliative Care Team, the staff at Northwood on 2 Manor, VON and Heidi Byrne; friend extraordinaire. At mom’s request there will not be a service. Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, NS division or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- Atlantic Region. Condolences can be made on-line @

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Your mother was such a good friend to my wife. I took Janet out to see Maureen at the nursing home and Maureen was not responding to anything but bubbly Janet got a response' . It was like that connection between them was so deep that even Alzheimer's could not stop it and to think they are together in death
- merv shaw
Donna, Lori and Jim, my sincere condolences for you and your families. My thoughts are with you at this time. Stephen Mounce
- Stephen Mounce
My deepest sympathy to Lori, Donna, Jim and family in the loss of your wonderful mom and grandmother. I will always fondly remember her kind spirit and her great sense of humour. I will miss her smile. Thinking of you all through this difficult time and sending many hugs your way❤️
- Cheryl Crawley
Very sorry for the loss of your mother Lori, Donna & Jimmy & grandmother of Derek, Jacob, Katie & Max. Freed from the body that betrayed her so her spirit could soar. She is safe in God's hands let me know if there is anything I can do. Huge hugs Jean
- Jean Gorton
Lori, so very very sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She had the best laugh and I have lots of memories at your house on pinehill dr. back in our teens. Condolences to Donna and Jimmy also. Thinking of you all
- Sheri Myer
Your Mother was a warm and fun living woman. We were neighbors many years ago when I lived on Pinehill Drive. Please accept my condolences. Kindest regards, Linda (Leonard) Smith
- Linda smith
Your mother was a lovely person. Our condolences to you - Donna, Lori and Jim, from your former neighbours on Pinehill Dr. The Dunlops - David, Bill and Michele.
- Michele Dunlop
Donna. Lori & Jim, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She will be missed. Hugs to all .❤️❤️❤️ Stu & Margi Huestis
- Stuart Huestis
Lori, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You look so much like her. Thinking of you and your family Marsha Hurshman
- Marsha Hurshman

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