Brian (Pudge) William Janes

October 20, 1951 to February 22, 2018


Passed peacefully away on February 22, 2018, at the age of 66, Brian (Pudge) William Janes.

Predeceased by father Bill Janes, mother Hilda Janes, and brothers Allan Janes and Colin Janes.

Leaving to celebrate his life are wife Debby, son Brian, brothers Derek Janes (Heidi), Errol Janes (Joanne), sister in law Beverly Janes, cousin Carol (Terry), Aunts Eva Kapalanski and Ruby Matthews, also a large circle of family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date.


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We’ll remember the quick wit and the laughs. From both Eileen and myself please accept our condolances on Pudge’s passing.

Debbie, So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We have some really good memories of our times together.RIP Brian .

So sorry Debby for Brians passing
I remember all the meals and salads I cooked and made him and all the tears and laughs we had

Sad news indeed, sympathy to Brian’s family. Pudge was a character, many a funny story can be told. Bon voyage Brian.

Patrick & Gloria Penney

Dear Debby, I was so sorry to read of Brian’s (Pudge’s ) passing. I have good memories of when Pudge was a patient at Rehab and you were in daily sharing in his care and also interacting with the other patients and families. I remember so well the painting classes you did,I hope you will continue with your painting. Pudge will be missed by all who knew him,take good care of yourself,with sympathy,Shirley

Debby, Sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing, may your memories comfort you during this difficult time. I shared many enjoyable evening with Pudge when we lived in Gander and were members of Gander Lodge.

Debby and all the Janes family, we offer you our deepest sympathy on the loss of Pudge. Lynette and I still fondly remember spending the first night of our honeymoon, 30 years ago this July with Pudge and Debby, Joanne and Errol, at the family cottage in Steady Brook and Pudge frying up cod tongues with several beverages for us all.what further endeared him to me is that we were both devout Leafs fans.. cheer on our boys in blue from heaven Pudge!

It hurts to have lost such a fun-loving person and a great friend-of-CornerBrook. Gone but not forgotten. My life is richer from being able to call you a friend. The memories of all the great conversations and occasions encountering A, B, C, D, or E will truly comfort those left behind. Rest in peace,

Carl (& Ella) Strong

Debby, Brian, Dick, Errol and families, We were so sorry to learn of Pudge’s passing. May all the happy memories of him give you comfort at this difficult time.

Debby and family. My sincere condolences to you all. I was saddened to here of Brian’s passing. It was so long since I’d seen you both and I was so happy to see you guys last winter at Sobey’s. Find comfort in your memories. Rest In Peace dear Brian.

Dear Debby, Brian, Derek, Errol and families,
So sorry to hear about Pudge’s passing. Going back to curling days at the Flipper curling tournament in Gander and crossing paths in St. John’s with him was always a treat. Glad we had a long talk just a few months ago while in a parking lot with you Debby and Pudge in your special van was wonderful. You guys were a great team showing of how to be there for each other. May you always smile knowing love is all there is to give and you came through in spades. May he rest in peace. See you soon.
Brian and Brian Kennedy

Debby Brian and Family,
So sorry to hear of Pudges passing , fond memories of a great guy from many yrs ago, deepest of Condolences to all.
Rest In Peace Brother !
Derek Mallows (Disciples MC Gander )

Debby and family,
So sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing. Although my memories are limited to growing up in Corner Brook of course, it always seems that childhood memories are vivid. I hope that in time your fond memories and the thoughts of others will provide some comfort.
Mike Bugden

Sincere sympathy to the Janes family on the loss of Pudge. I knew him as a controller in Gander. But lost track of him after he left Gander. .May he rest in peace.
Ron Chafe

Debby and Brian : I was saddened to hear of Pudge’s death. .one is never prepared for that final goodbye no matter what the circumstances . I hope your memories will bring you comfort at this time . My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Debbie, Brian and Family, We were so saddened to hear that Brian had passed away. Over the last few years, we enjoyed every chance that we had to spend some time with you both, and Brian was always in high spirits no matter how ill he was at the time. You were both always good friends from our early days in Gander to this day. We will always have fond memories, especially of our early days on Solberg Cres. Brian is finally out of his pain and he will be missed. We pray that you will find the strength to get through this difficult time.
Gary and Yvonne

With a heavy heart Debby , I extend condolences to you . Such a profound loss changes not only our inner landscape but also our outer. As you journey forward , listen for the quiet inner loving whispers and I trust that you will be strengthened to ride out each and every wave of emotion that may confront you. You exercised such a wonderful GIFT for “PUDGE ‘..the gift of Peace and dignity in life’s final chapter . May the memory of that beautiful end be your peace and comfort. Know that I am here with my love and support for you always. God Bless .

Dick, Sorry to learn of your Brother’s passing. Linda and I offer our deepest condolences to you, Heidi and your Family at this most difficult time.

Kindest regards,

Jim and Linda Nightingale

To Debbie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Although our meeting was brief, the strong bond of love between you both was very evident. May you find peace at this most difficult time.

Kindest regards,
Erin and Duane

Debby,Brian and family.
So very sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Duncan,Diane and Brittany

Deepest sympathy to the family of Brian(Pudge) Janes on his passing.. Have many memories of Brian while working with at Air Traffic Control,, He was surely a Man among Men.. Always there for you.. R.I.P Brian you will surely be missed

Derek & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debby & Family;
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Brian.

RIP Brian

Debbie & Brian Jr.
Very sad to read of Pudge’s passing. I have many memories of him when I was young. May the wonderful memories you both have help you through this difficult time.

God Bless

Rest In Peace Pudge

Debby and Family ,
So sorrry to hear of your loss . I didnt know Pudge very well , only on occasion when we’d meet at Costco ,but Dave always spoke of him very hightly, I know he’ll be sadly missed .
God bless you .

Sorry Debby.Just heard about Pudge’s passing.Myself and Lil send our condolences to you and your family

Very sorry to hear about Pudge.
My condolences to you & family.


Debby and Brian jr and families. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed working with him, and we shared lots of laughs. One that sticks out more than any was when he made a comment about women’s place being home in the kitchen. I threw a wet tea bag at him and splattered his beautiful white shirt. I called you Debby to tell you what I had done and apologize. You told me ‘throw another one’, so I did. More laughter ensued. Keep the good memories alive. They will get you through.

Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing..Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Pam and Larry

Debby, Brian and the Janes family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Pudge’s passing. He was a ‘character’ to say the least and there are many great memories of time worked with him in Gander.
Our deepest condolences in the loss of such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this
difficult time.

Chris and Gerri Mouland

Debby, I’m so sorry for your loss and only you shall know the void. You were an exceptional wife and caregiver.
Our paths crossed several times in recent years; both of us as caregivers to our loved ones and I always left you both thinking how truly blessed Pudge was to have you.
Take care my dear, my sympathies to the family. May he be at peace now.

Debbie, Brian,

We are sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.

Deb I will always remember talking with you and Pudge at Sobeys. I will never forget the day he told me he was a minister. We had some good laughs. He can now have all the cookies he wants. Thinking about you xoxo

Debbie you were his angel of mercy and went beyond for brian
We will miss meeting him in his leafs uinform at Sobeys and elsewhere and ill miss our long phone calls in the wee morning hours.
No matter how ill he was he always had a laugh.

In recent years we were very fortunate to have shared humorous conversations during our visits despite his illness
Our thoughts are with you and your family

Debbie: I am so sorry Pudge has been through so much. Thank God, he is now at peace. This is a lovely picture of him.
We look forward to celebrating his life at a future date.

Debbie , Brian and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time .

Hi Debbie, just heard the sad news. The world lost a good man and I lost a good friend. I hope you are holding up. Take care of yourself.

Debby and family,
So very sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing.
I had many great years working with him in Gander Center

Debby,I’m so sorry for your loss but glad that Pudge is no longer suffering.I’m sure he’s in a wonderful place now where he’s happy and no longer has any limitations.He will always be with you and you can take comfort in knowing you have no reason for regrets because you were there for him and with him in every way.You took such good care of him.
He was a good friend to me and I’ll always be thankful for everything you both did for me.I’m going to miss him…even his “teasing”. I bet him and Rosie are having a great cup of tea …he always said she made the best. God bless.

Deb, our boy is gone to play, learn, and swim with the dolphins, on another plane of being. I am thankful I got some time to spend with Pudge and you over the last while, having a lunch and chatting. And watching him spin that wheelchair through the supermarket!

We go back a long time, having one of those special relationships, where time does not exist. We merely pick up, where we left off.

Pudge and Deb, I am so happy to have shared your wedding, Brian’s birth/life, the Air Traffic Control Tower Tour, listening to you snore, Pudge and meeting your lovely family.

Enjoy the other side, Angel, with your loved ones,, Love, xoxo

So sorry to hear this Debbie. My memories spring back to when I first met him and his great and large personality – hosting Collie and me on his curling team (curling being secondary!) at the Flipper in Gander!!

At this hard time, I hope it brings a smile to know that he is now with his brothers and walking tall free of pain.

Debbie & family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Brian’s passing. Pudge had a great sense of humour and I have many fond memories to remember him by as I’m sure you do to. RIP Bro Brian

Sending big hugs to you, It was only the other day Bruce and I we’re talking about the Gander motorcycle club (going back 40 plus years) that Pudge, Bruce and Bruce Lush and a few of the other guys started. Lots of foolishness and laughs in those younger days. Mostly good memories..

Sending love and sympathy to you Debbie at this difficult time.
Those whom we have Loved never really leave us.They live on forever in our Hearts and cast their Radiant Light on our every shadow.
( By Sylvanna Rossetti)
Cherish all your memories and know that Pudge will give you the strength to move forward.It is so hard to believe it’s 20 years that we meant,not in good circumstances but we made the best of them and carried on.
RIP Pudge
Molly and Cyril Hynes

So sorry for your loss he will be missed very much.
Brian (Pudge ) Gone but never forgotten .

Thinking of you and remembering Pudge . May he always be in your heart.

Sorry to hear of Brian’s( Pudge’s) passing. Debbie, you have been with him throughout his Life’s Journey and provided him with loving care. God Bless.

Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

Debby & Brian. We are so sorry to learn of Pudge’s passing. Please accept our condolences.


Debby and family,
So very sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you.

We are saddened to hear about Brian’s passing. He was an amazing individual. We are grateful that we were able to reconnect in recent years. We feel blessed to have known him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie and the family.

To the Family of Brian Janes Sorry to hear of his passing I knew Brian in Gander in the EPA days he was a great and fun guy My condolences to his family Norm Newhook Deer Lake

We are so saddened of the loss of a wonderful man. Pudge was the very best friend and “brother” to my dad and the had many wonderful and memorable years together. He will now be reunited with him in heaven. A great man, uncle and best friend. Truly missed and blessed to know you.
Love Ron, Alison, Joel and Ben


Please accept our most sincere expression of sympathy on Pudge’s passing and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aunt Ruby Matthews, Bruce & Gwen Matthews

Debby and family. …so sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing…..please accept my condolences. …RIP….Bro Pudge.

Our condolences on Brian’s passing. Many people have many stories of Pudge.
It was great to know him and work with him and hang out with him.
He won’t be forgotten any time soon..

Bob & Judy

Debby, I am sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing. He fought a hard battle and you were with him every step of the way. May your happy memories be a comfort to you in the days ahead. Thinking of you, Yvonne Roach

Debby, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers . Cherish the memories and hold them dear to your heart. ❤xo

Debby and Brian….so saddened to hear Brian had passed away…Our heartfelt condolences to you both. Many years since Solberg Cres……..take good care. RIP Brian

Debby and family, so sad to hear about Pudge. We have such wonderful memories of you both having such fun times in our younger years with you guys and Joanne and Errol at your home in Gander and the cabin- we always felt a part of the family. There are very few people who could ever live up to the great man Pudge was. We will certainly miss that big, awesome smile he always had even through his toughest times. Debby, there was never a greater advocate, caregiver and loving ,devoted wife and best friend to her soulmate. Hold your head high my love, we admire you so! You were Pudge’s Angel for so many years, and now your “Beautiful Man” as I heard you say so many times, will surely be your guardian angel!. Sending so much love and prayers to you in the difficult times ahead.
Love Sam, Kathy and Jon Whitten

Debby, so horribly sad to hear of Pudge’s passing. We cannot fathom how much you will miss him. He was indeed a fine friend, I will miss tormenting him about his beloved Leafs and every time I bite into a date square, I will certainly think of him with pride knowing how much he loved his sweets. Take care my friend and let us know when you are in Cupids again.
Jimmy and Phyllis

Debby sorry to hear of Brian’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time 🙏🙏

May you rest in peace my friend, safe ride to heaven
Your friend Gene

Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. May he rest in peace.

Debby, We are so sorry to hear of Pudge’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle person. He will live on in your memories forever. Our thought and prayers are with you .

Debby,I would like to offer my condolences on Brian’s passing.Im so sorry for your loss.I will always remember his positive outlook and wonderful smile . It was an honour to have met you guys.May Brian rest easy. Susan Myers