Janet Robertson (Walker) Seale passed away peacefully on 14 July 2009 at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm. Janet was the fifth of eight children born on 10 May 1917 in Stevenston, Scotland. During World War II, Janet worked at a munitions factory near Edinburgh. At that time she met a Canadian soldier, Donald St. Clair Seale, who was awaiting the D-Day invasion. They were married upon his return from Germany in 1945, and settled on Don’s farm at Beaufield, Saskatchewan the following year.
They had two children – Donald and Sandra. In 1958, the family moved to Salmon Arm.
Janet never slowed down, even in later life. At age 84, she was recognized with an award for her service to Pioneer Lodge, where she delivered daily mail, clerked at Pioneer Store, maintained the store’s inventory, and acted as Secretary Treasurer and later President of the Residents’ Council. When not busy with one of those duties, she could be seen watering the plants, feeding the birds, and generally helping out.
Family members remember her as being loyal, fearless, industrious, innovative, and a tireless worker. Janet had a great sense of homour, and a quick wit. She was kind, generous, caring, and leaves those who knew her with a host of treasured memories.
Janet was predeceased by husband Donald in 1984. She is survived by her sister Margaret, her son Donald, and daughter Sandra.
Janet will be remembered, loved and greatly missed.