Predeceased by her mother Marjorie and father Leslie, her husband Clifford and sister Pamela. Survived by her brother Christopher (Gillian), children Phillip (Lisa), Serena and Nathan (Nicole), foster son Kevin (Pamela) and goddaughter Zoe. Dearly loved by many nieces and nephews.
She was born in Leeds, England, and landed in Toronto in 1965, then gradually made her way to the west coast. Became part of the Roberts Creek community in the early 70's before moving to Gibsons in the mid-80's. A move to the interior followed in 1994 where she fell in love with the area around Salmo.
Janine was a tremendous patron of the arts and contributed when she could with her writings and drawing. She was also a strong advocate for social justice, which led to her becoming a counsellor and working with youth at risk. A constant learner throughout her life meant she could turn her hand to almost anything, so she went back to school a few years ago and trained to be an early childhood educator. The preschool children in Salmo and Nelson are missing her terribly.
The village of Salmo benefitted from Janine's organizational skills when she sat on the town council for a number of years, making sure the town's finances and infrastructure were well looked after.
Janine will be dearly missed by her many (many) friends and family all over Canada and back in the UK.
A celebration of life for Janine will be held at a later date.