Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Connie Janes
It is with broken hearts the family of Connie Janes (Hooper/Burns) announce her passing November 20th, 2021, at Bobby’s Hospice after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Connie was born on February 25, 1958 and was the 16th child of Mary Loretta and James Burns, a title she was quite proud of and referenced often!
Connie completed her Education Degree at the University of New Brunswick and spent twenty-five wonderful years as the well-loved, well-respected teacher “Mrs. Hooper”, Spending most of her years at Island View School. Connie loved to share her passion for learning and her love of literacy with hundreds of children over the years.
Connie was a lifelong resident of the West side and a woman of great faith which brought her comfort during the last leg of her difficult journey. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Connie and amongst her favourites were spending time with family and friends.
Connie is survived by her husband Art Janes, Mother-in-law Kay Janes, two children Aimee (Mark) and Danny (Chelsie). Two grandchildren, Cole, and Callan Richardson. She is also survived by three brothers, Joseph Burns (Barb), William Burns, and Kenny (Sheree) Burns. Four sisters, Joan Bastarache, Betty Lanigan, Peggy Matheson (Bob), and Tina Matheson (Don) Connie is also survived by well over a hundred nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart!
Connie was predeceased by her parents James and Mary Burns, first Husband Danny Hooper, Six brothers, James Edward Burns(infant), Pat Burns, Fred Burns, Mike Burns, Norman Burns, Jim Burns, Two sisters, Susie Mason and Casey Shea. Brothers in law, Jim Lanigan, Bill Bastarache and sister-in-law, Betty Burns.
Her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our team of Doctors, our Extramural Mural Angels and our heroes at Bobby’s Hospice who all helped tremendously along the way. To Father Ken Weir for his kindness, Spiritual Care and weekly visits. And last, but certainly not least a special thank you to our family/friends who were with us every step of the way! Your Kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion will never be forgotten.
In effort to keep Connie’s kind spirit alive we ask that you please practice her three “Golden Rules” in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Treat people the way you want to be treated! If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it! And above all else, be Kind to one another!
Resting at Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Castle 'Fallsview" Funeral Home from 2pm to 8 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 12:00 pm. Burial in Holy Cross will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Romero House or Bobby’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Due to Covid - 19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the government of New Brunswick, all of those attending the visitation or funeral service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of Government ID or proof of medical exemption.
Funeral Service Livestream: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1637532549149553
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