With profound sadness, the family of Janet Paley announces her passing from this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at home and surrounded by love. Janet was born on Saturday, October 9, 1920 and grew up on the family farm near Nut Mountain, SK. She loved being a part of her large family and was raised by her pioneer parents, developing independence and strength of character. As one of 14 children, she learned how to share and put others’ needs before her own. During World War II, she serve in the WRCNS, but received a compassionate discharge in 1946, returning home to care for her mother who died later that year. She always said that she would have loved to stay in the Navy if it had been possible. Later she worked at the Burns’ plant in Prince Albert, and then began her 35 year career in Corrections at Pine Grove Correctional Center. She took pride in her work which was challenging and meaningful to her.
Janet’s faith was central to her being; she was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish for many years. She had a deep love for God and her family, and she was a “prayer warrior.” She was an excellent cook and would happily prepare meals for friends and relatives, often featuring produce grown in her large garden.
Janet is survived by her daughter, Leanne (Peter) Mate; her three grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick, and Jacob; her brothers-in-law, Ed (Glenda) Paley, Mike Cymerys; her sister-in-law, Elsie Murray; plus many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; her parents, Peter and Janet Murray; her parents-in-law, Pauline and John Cymerys; her siblings, Sarah (Armand) Perrault, Margaret (Elmer) Olson, Malcolm, Agnes (Wallace) Foster, Grace (Harold) Shelmerdine, Jessie (George) Headington, Robert, Danny (Helen), Anne (Roy) Smale, Madeline, Jean (Milton) Johnson, Duncan (Isabel), and Francis (Maureen).
The Funeral Mass for Janet will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Parish in Prince Albert, SK, Father Jim Kaptein officiating. Interment to follow at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her, and she left the world a better place by the example she set and the lessons she taught us. If you wish to make a donation in Janet's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 54 11 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Z9, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R9. Online condolences may be left at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/riverpark/Obituaries/jeanette-janet-paley/2... . Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of River Park Funeral Home, (306) 764-2727, Don Moriarty, Funeral Director.
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