Janet Louise Andrews (nee Browning)

Janet Louise Andrews (nee Browning)

Mar 23, 1935 – Jan 28, 2018
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Born March 23, 1935 in Ohio to the late Robert F. Browning and Virginia E. (Flaig) Browning, sister to Robert S. Browning (Sherry) of Ohio, sister by heart and life long friend to Leslie Wagenfeld  (Marilyn) of Florida. Janet leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Cherished wife of the late A.William (Bill) Andrews, and much adored mother of daughter Stacey (Mary), son Michael (Karen) granddaughter Kaitlyn, son Kevin (Inge) and grandsons Max and Ben and their extended families.

She was a reservationist for Delta airlines and met her sweetheart and future husband Bill on a weekend birthday trip to Jamaica in 1963. Bill and Janet married later that year in August and started to build their life together.  In 1973 they moved their family to Canada to provide a better and safer life. 

Janet was devoted to her family and Bill said “she sacrificed a lot for her family to be healthy and happy and he loved her more for that”.  Janet lived in Ontario from 1973-1993 then moved to Abbotsford, BC from 1993-2018.

Janet loved the arts and studied drawing and music  at the conservatory in Cincinnati.  Music was a passion and she played the piano, banjo, and was an organist for Episcopal  and Anglican churches in Ohio, Jamaica and Canada. Occasionally she played the church bells in Ohio.

Together,  Bill and Janet were very involved passionately in community work wherever they resided. Always ready to lend a helping hand, they volunteered tirelessly to better the world around them. Both were active in the Red Cross and Emergency Services and were recognized for their work with many awards.

Janet will be missed deeply by her family but she has now reunited with the love of her life Bill.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff and volunteers of Menno Hospital East 1 for the care provided in Janet’s time there. Your kindness will not be forgotten. 

Janet leaves behind an extended family and many friends and acquaintances here and abroad.

God Bless and keep you Dear Mother, until we meet again. A celebration of her life will take place in summer of 2018.

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