Janet Louise Snow
1947 - 2024
Janet Louise Snow
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday August 15, 2024
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
St. Andrew's United Church, 55 King Street, Truro
Requested Charity
St. Andrew's United Church or Charity of Choice
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Janet Louise Snow - 76, Salmon River. Sadly, we announce that Janet Louise Snow passed away after a series of heart attacks on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She is sorrowfully missed by loving family Ken, Jamie, Margaret and Ashley. Born in Montreal, she was a daughter of the late James and Isobel (Thornton) Forbes. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ken; son, Jamie, Burlington, Ontario; sister, MargaretToronto, Ontario; daughter-in-law, Ashley, Burlington, Ontario.

Janet was raised in Longueuil, Quebec and enjoyed a happy family life with her sister, Margaret. Janet was a long-time member of the Girl Guides of Canada where she developed her love for the outdoors. She and her family were active members in the Anglican Church in Longueuil where they all sang in the choir. Janet had fond memories of singing Christmas carols as a soprano along with Louise, her mother; Margaret sang alto, and father sang bass. Summers were often spent in the Rideau lakes area where Janet learned to swim and eventually, she obtained the bronze medallion for swimming and lifesaving leading to many part time jobs as a lifeguard. She taught Jamie how to swim and was helpful in giving her husband a few swimming pointers as wellFor many years Ken, Janet and Jamie and our dog and two cats travelled to the cottage in the Laurentians where swimming, relaxing, campfires and the odd sip of wine were the order of the day.

Janet graduated from high school and secretarial school. She worked for London Life Insurance Company for 12 years. Janet and Ken met through the Scouting and Guiding movements in the late 60s but didn’t marry until December 26, 1976They lived together in Fredericton New Brunswick, while Ken attended UNB. Janet worked in the administrative offices at UNB and Ken attended classes. She obtained a PHT diploma (Putting Hubby Through). Janet and Ken moved to Truro in December 1977 and have lived here since. 

Janet always loved to sing and dance and participated in several musicals in the Montreal and Truro areas. Janet became a loving mother and homemaker in Truro, supporting Jamie and Ken as they all journeyed through life. One of Janet’s fondest memories was the wedding of Jamie and Ashley in Burlington, Ontario in 2017She was very active at St. Andrews United Church in Truro, where she was a member of the choir, taught Sunday school and was active with the United Church Women Group.. Janet was a community volunteer for many years. She volunteered as a leader with the Girl Guides of Canada. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for her work with the Colchester County Block Parent program. Janet also volunteered with The Colchester Hospital Auxiliary coffee shop. She was a long-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority group. She participated in their daffodil campaign for 10 years, raising funds for cancer. Janet liked to travel and enjoyed many cruises to the Caribbean with family and friends. She also worked as a part time court reporter in Truro. Janet was very proud of her son Jamie and his accomplishment in his flying career. We will miss Janet but will always remember her gentle and loving nature and her ability to bounce back from adversity with a smile. Janet lived a life helping others, and hers was a life well lived. 

The family would like to thank the staff in the dialysis department of the Truro hospital for the loving care they provided to Janet during the last nine years. 

A service to celebrate and remember Janet will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2024, at St. Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Shannon MacLean officiating. Reception will follow. If so desired, donations in Janet’s memory to St. Andrew’s United Church, the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, or a charity of choice are welcomed. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories may be shared at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Janet Louise Snow