Janet Swedburg

Janet Swedburg

Janet Swedburg Passed away peacefully on August 12, 2012 at the age of 91.

Janet was born in Trail on February 17, 1921, the second oldest of five children of Adam and Minnie Connell. After high school graduation she worked at the Trail Hospital as a nurse’s aide and then the local company store.

On August 27, 1942 she married Don Swedburg. During the war they briefly lived in Nanaimo and then returned to Trail where they raised their two children.

Janet was a devoted wife and mother to her family. She was very active in the community serving many years in Fifth Trail Scout Mothers’, the I.O.D.E (Arthur Chapman) and the United Church Women (charter member).

She enjoyed golfing, bowling, whist and bridge. One of her greatest joys was time spent on the Columbia River as a youngster, then while raising her family and finally in later years with friends as a member of the “River Rats”.

She is survived by her son Gordon (Cheryl); her daughter Marion Barnes (Al); grandchildren: Ryan and Kevin Swedburg and Keith, Debbie and Steven Barnes; six great grandchildren; her brothers Alex, Harry and Len; and many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed.

Cremation has taken place with a private family interment to follow in September. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Research Foundation, 602 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

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