Janet Eve Reade
1954 - 2024
Janet Eve Reade
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Service Time
3 pm
Service Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home Chapel
Burial Information
Burial Location
At a later date in Brookfield Westside Cemetery
Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
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Janet Eve Reade – 69, of Greenfield passed away with her family by her side on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Betty (Moore) Carter.

Janet enjoyed playing many sports while she attended South Colchester High School where she was part of the winning provincial basketball championship team. It is at South Colchester where she met future husband, Wayne in 1969. After high school she enrolled in Success Business College and graduated at the head of her class; she was recommended for an administrative role at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College where she worked until her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed a unique bond with her identical twin sister, Joy. She was a dedicated mother, attending every game, horse show, and parent teacher meeting; later in life, she gave the same dedication to her only grandson, Simon. She enjoyed photography and maintaining
her flower beds. Janet loved riding her 750 Virago motorcycle while traveling with her husband, Wayne around Nova Scotia and their good friends, Glen, and Nancy MacKinnon. Janet and Wayne enjoyed visits with their lifelong friends, Bob and Roberta Wheldon of Weare, New Hampshire.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Wayne; children, David (Vruti), daughter, Jennifer; grandson, Simon, all of Victoria, British Columbia; siblings, Irene Morrisey, Moncton, New Brunswick, Leonard Carter, Brookfield, Dawn (Donald) Carter-Henderson, Brookfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne in infancy; twin sister, Joy Carter; and brother-in-law, Bruce Morrisey.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cedarstone for the compassion and exceptional care that was given to Janet during her stay.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Janet’s life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, with a reception to follow. Webcasting of the service will begin at 2:55pm AST. Interment will be held at a later date in Brookfield Westside Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Tributes, words of comfort and memories of Janet may be shared with the family at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Janet Eve Reade