1928 - 2020
Early this morning, we received a call from Extendicare York that Sandy's mother Janet had passed away in her sleep. Jan had been a resident of the Long Term Care home since late 2016 due to progressive dementia. The COVID lockdown had taken a heavy toll on her and, by the time we were finally allowed to see her mid-summer, she was unresponsive and did not recognize us for the most part.
Jan was a nice lady, well liked by all who knew her. With Sandy's father Harry leaving us in 2014 and her brother Malcolm passing away unexpectedly in 2019, Jan was the last of her immediate family. Dementia is an insidious disease that steals loved ones a bit at a time. Now Janet is at rest.