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Janet Lori Ross

Female 1956 - 2018  (62 years)


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  • Name Janet Lori Ross 
    Born 27 Nov 1956  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Dec 2018 
    Person ID I5373  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2019 

    Father Donald Marshal Ross,   b. 21 Nov 1923, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1988  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Lois Rentoul Kilbride,   d. 5 Jul 1988 
    Married 2 Feb 1945  Halifax, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • I can't bring myself to write an obituary, so I'm going to tell a story about a woman, our mother, Janet Lori Reuther nee Ross born November 27, 1956 in Winnipeg Manitoba to Donald and Lois Ross.
      Lori was as an Elmwood girl, growing up at 726 Harbison Ave with her eight siblings where she earned the nickname Gidget and made many life long friends.
      Before long mom discovered the Jewel of the North - Minaki, Ontario where she worked her first job and met her first husband Steven Clark. Together they had three children: Kelly, Katie, and Ruari, and put down roots on Beauty Bay Road in Kenora, Ontario.
      The home was not an acreage by any stretch but that didn't stop mom from raising chickens, cows and let's not forget about the pigs that met us at the school bus every day.
      Shortly after losing both her parents in 1988 Lori met and later married her 2nd husband Robert Reuther (Bob). Together they had a son Robert (Bud). Mom's biggest complaint in life was that Bob and she had too few years together after Bob passed unexpectedly in 1998
      Lori was just starting to laugh again when in 2000 she lost her oldest son Kelly in a car accident. The only silver lining was a bond and friendship found in Peter Boucha and family. Mom was never the same but it didn't stop her from caring for others.
      She had worked for the Kenora Association for Community Living in Kenora for many years when she decided to lifeshare and dedicate her life to living with and caring for people with special needs. Her mission was to give them the opportunity to live meaningfully in a loving, comfortable home of their own.
      In the final chapter of mom's life, she achieved her two biggest dreams: being a grandma and being a farmer. Nothing made her smile more than when she combined the two at her farm in Saskatchewan.
      My mother was so many things to so many people. She wore so many different hats -- a 5-star chef one minute and a chainsaw-toting grandma the next. At any moment you might pop into her home and find the hind quarter of some large game on the counter - a surprise to many first-time visitors but standard scenery once you were part of the Clark/Reuther Clan. Our mom was a modern day pioneer. A helper. And a loving grandmother. How do you replace her? You can't. But we're so lucky to have the memories she has left us with and are fortunate to have lived them with such an amazing woman.
      Katie, Ruari, and Robert (Bud) would like to express our heartfelt thanks to those special people who made it possible for our mom to stay at home as long as she could before her passing. That's the sort of care she would have given others, so thank you.

      Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

      In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kiva Loans in memory of our mother https://www.kiva.org/
      Published on March 15, 2019