Obituary of Judith Janes
JUDITH ANNE JANES (NÉE MACKLAM)
Judith (Jude) was a woman of tremendous warmth, humour, and vitality, who left us far too soon.
Jude died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, April 6, 2018, as a result of complications following a stroke.
She was born on September 24, 1955 in Toronto. She is predeceased by her parents, Doris Whiteside and Ronald Macklam, and her older brother, John, and is survived by her sister, Susan.
Jude was the beloved wife and life partner of Robert for over 35 years. Together, they shared a love of home, travel, and their treasured dog, Coco.
Jude was a 39-year Scotiabanker, who found in her four years of retirement the chance to bake for friends and neighbors, to travel widely, and to enjoy her garden.
Jude was the much-loved stepmom of Daniela (Matt) and Andrea (Rob), and the affectionate and proud grandma of Ella, William, and Alice. She was a loving sister-in-law of Doug, and aunt of Matthew (Yara) and Adam (Kristen), and great-aunt of young Adam. She had many cousins and felt great love for all family ties. She was a dedicated friend, and has friendships from every stage of her life, including loving connections with friends formed over the last decade.
Jude was at the centre of our family life. As the host of every festive gathering for the last 20 years, she drew family, friends, and neighbors around her with her welcoming smile, vivacity, and superlative cooking. Those who loved her will remember her dancing green eyes, her ability to keep a secret, her laughter, her love of flowers, her skill at remembering everyone’s favourite dish, her tenderness, her sense of humour, and her compassion.
A funeral service will be held at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Toronto Community Living would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.