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Janet Elaine MacLean

Truro, Nova Scotia

January 13, 2023

Janet Elaine MacLean Obituary

MacLean, Janet Elaine - Age 71, Debert. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Janet Elaine (Fisher) MacLean on Friday, January 13, 2023, at home. Janet was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She was a daughter of the late George and Elaine Fisher of Peterborough, Ontario.


Janet was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law. She is survived by her husband, David MacLean; daughters, Patty (Louis) Robichaud and Paula (Craig) Betts; grandchildren, Jocelyn, John David (JD), Brooklyn Robichaud, Brandon and Zack Betts and her brother, Lorne Fisher of Burlington Ontario.


She was predeceased by her sister, Bonnie Lloyd and brothers, Ron, and David Fisher.


Janet’s strong faith in God and the love of her family is what provided Janet much comfort over the past several months of her journey until she reached her final destination, surrounded by her entire family as she peacefully transcended into the heavens with her loved ones that had gone before her.


Aside from love, a thread that was woven and connected the family was humour. Humour at both appropriate times and also inappropriate times, which is where Janet earned her nickname from her grandchildren as, “bad Nana”.


As fate would have it, a small-town boy went to Toronto and met a young city girl. The stars aligned one December night back in 1966 at Toronto City Hall. As he skated by, she caught his eye in a crowd. This beautiful love story built on love, respect and friendship lasted many decades. She was the love of his life, and he was hers.


Janet’s greatest love was her family. She loved her tranquil oasis that she and dad built together in the backyard. She loved her sunrises and sunsets and bonfires with her family. She loved sitting by the pool while listening to Motown and the wind in the trees.


Janet had a beautiful smile that lit up a room. She was respected and loved by all. She was real. She was loyal. She was genuine and sincere. As her son-in-law said, “She was a true lady.” Her kindness transcended to all.


Janet will be missed so very much, but she will live on in the hearts of her family until reunited as John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”


A special thank you to Dr. Blaauwendraat and Cindy from the Truro Collaborative Practice, as well as the Palliative Care Team, Dr. Smith, and Angela McDonnell, who provided such heartfelt, exceptional care of our mother and tremendous support to the entire family.


In Janet’s memory, you may donate to the Colchester Food Bank or give blood and help save a life.


An informal outdoor celebration of Janet's life will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm , in the yard by the maple tree that Janet planted 27 years ago, of 233 Upper Debert River Road, Debert. Please bring own chairs for your comfort.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Janet Elaine MacLean hosted by Colchester Community Funeral Home.

MacLean, Janet Elaine - Age 71, Debert. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Janet Elaine (Fisher) MacLean on Friday, January 13, 2023, at home. Janet was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She was a daughter of the late George and Elaine Fisher of Peterborough, Ontario.


Janet was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law. She is survived by her husband, David MacLean; daughters, Patty (Louis) Robichaud and Paula (Craig) Betts; grandchildren, Jocelyn, John David (JD), Brooklyn Robichaud, Brandon and Zack Betts and her brother, Lorne Fisher of Burlington Ontario.


She was predeceased by her sister, Bonnie Lloyd and brothers, Ron, and David Fisher.


Janet’s strong faith in God and the love of her family is what provided Janet much comfort over the past several months of her journey until she reached her final destination, surrounded by her entire family as she peacefully transcended into the heavens with her loved ones that had gone before her.


Aside from love, a thread that was woven and connected the family was humour. Humour at both appropriate times and also inappropriate times, which is where Janet earned her nickname from her grandchildren as, “bad Nana”.


As fate would have it, a small-town boy went to Toronto and met a young city girl. The stars aligned one December night back in 1966 at Toronto City Hall. As he skated by, she caught his eye in a crowd. This beautiful love story built on love, respect and friendship lasted many decades. She was the love of his life, and he was hers.


Janet’s greatest love was her family. She loved her tranquil oasis that she and dad built together in the backyard. She loved her sunrises and sunsets and bonfires with her family. She loved sitting by the pool while listening to Motown and the wind in the trees.


Janet had a beautiful smile that lit up a room. She was respected and loved by all. She was real. She was loyal. She was genuine and sincere. As her son-in-law said, “She was a true lady.” Her kindness transcended to all.


Janet will be missed so very much, but she will live on in the hearts of her family until reunited as John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”


A special thank you to Dr. Blaauwendraat and Cindy from the Truro Collaborative Practice, as well as the Palliative Care Team, Dr. Smith, and Angela McDonnell, who provided such heartfelt, exceptional care of our mother and tremendous support to the entire family.


In Janet’s memory, you may donate to the Colchester Food Bank or give blood and help save a life.


An informal outdoor celebration of Janet's life will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm , in the yard by the maple tree that Janet planted 27 years ago, of 233 Upper Debert River Road, Debert. Please bring own chairs for your comfort.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Janet Elaine MacLean hosted by Colchester Community Funeral Home.

Events

Event information can be found on the Official Obituary of Janet Elaine MacLean.