It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Janette Gilroy, 87, of Amherst, NS. Janette passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Born in Leicester, NS, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen (Bowser) Simmonds.
Janette worked for a few years in house keeping at the Amherst Hospital before spending the next 21 years at Northern Telecom.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, children and grandchildren and was often seen speeding around the woods on her four-wheeler outdoing most of the younger people. She loved being in the outdoors.
She will be deeply missed by her family and all those who have ever come in contact with her humorous wit and loving nature.
She is survived by her brothers Gordon (Donna) Simmonds and Steven (Diane) Simmonds; children Alan (Sandy) Gilroy, Roy (Carmel) Gilroy, Karen (Barry) Gilroy, Janet (Dennis) Mitchell, Peter (Carrie) Gilroy and daughter-in-law Janice Gilroy. Along with 19 grand children and several great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 44 years Raymond William Gilroy, her daughter Ruth Ann (Gilroy) Spicer, son William (Tony) Gilroy, grandchildren Daniel Simpson, Adam Simpson and Raymond Gilroy; sisters Ruth Fraser, Virginia Simmonds and Norma Tower.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777) A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer's Society.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.