It is with sadness that the family of Janet Isla Gardner announces her passing on Feb. 21, 2013 at Deni House in Williams Lake.
Janet was a true pioneer of the Cariboo, born in Alexandria, B.C. the second daughter of Herb and Polly Hill.
Janet and her husband, Herb, moved to Williams Lake in March, 1940, so she has been a resident of Williams Lake for 73 years.
She lived a full life, raising her family and supporting her community through her association with the Ladies of the Royal Purple and the Eastern Star.
Janet was a competitive curler and spent many happy hours on the golf course in Williams Lake.
Playing the piano was an enjoyable pastime for Janet and she spent several years as the pianist for the Royal Purple.
Her true passion was her garden and she had a flair for growing and arranging the beautiful flowers that she grew.
She passed this love of gardening on to both of her daughters and to her three granddaughters.
Janet was predeceased in December 2000 by her husband, Herb, former mayor of Williams Lake. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Walter) Richardson and Billie (Marvin) Scott; four grandchildren, Tracy Pigeon, Shannon Sears, Trevor Richardson and Leslie Vanstone.
She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Shaun, Riley, Tarin, Haleigh, Kyle, Caitlin, Jamie, Paige, and Grace.
There will be no service by request. Rest in peace mom.
We love you and will miss you.