Gordon "Ian" Janes

November 12, 1946 to January 14, 2019


Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 14, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease.

Predeceased by his parents Gordon Janes and Margaret Janes, his sister Pamela Squires, his mother and father-in-law Mary and Robert Hancock and dear friend and brother-in-law Douglas Hancock.

Leaving with treasured memories his loving and devoted wife Marion (Hancock), daughter Cynthia (Shawn Seward) and son Robert (Denyse); his treasured granddaughters: Robin and Rebecca Seward and Kelli and Sunita Janes; sisters-in-law: Helen Ryan (Jim) and Margaret Hancock; brother-in-law, Fred Hancock (Anne); also many nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

Special thanks to family and dear friends for their support during this difficult time. The family expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Alan Goodridge and his staff, and also for the professional and tender care shown to Ian at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home by the staff of 2 East, especially to Mary, Colleen and Travis, who were with us as Ian completed his final journey.

Cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.

Flowers accepted or donations in Ian’s memory may be made to the Huntington’s Society of Canada or St. Patrick’s Mercy Home.

To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com



2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on January 17, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday January 18th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Marion, Cyndy, Rob and family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on Ian’s passing. He will be dearly misssed and we hope he is now at peace. I have so many wonderful and cherished memories from my youth created from our many summer adventures in Portland.

You are all in our thoughts;
Rob and Wanda Vallis and family

Marion, Cyndy, Rob and families, we are so sorry to hear about Ian’s passing. It has been a long and difficult journey for you all. We will remember the good times though, as you will, as well. Keeping you in our thoughts. Joan and Ron

Marion and family, I’m sorry to hear of Ians passing. I have great memories of your visits to Brampton it was always so much fun and lots of laughs. Jocelyn and family

Marion, so very sad to hear about Ian. No matter when our loved ones pass on we wish for just one more day…W send our love and prayers for the entire family. John and I had many great times with you both will always remember how funny he was and always had a great story to tell. Both you and Ian always welcomed us in true Newfy fashion when we visited and we loved when you cam here to see us back in the good old days. He is in great company now and for sure smiling down on you, free from the restrictions here on earth. With Love John and Elaine

So sorry for your loss. We go back a long way. We are in Ottawa now. Won’ t be at the funeral

Dear Marion, thinking of you and your family at this time. I was a friend of Pam’s years ago. I remember Ian as a young man of about 18 years, walking down Waterford Bridge Rd., so self assured, in his cadet uniform. He made such a lasting, positive impression, even at that early age.
Take care and my best wishes also to Pam’s boys. So many great times with them at the family home in Portland when they were little boys.
Joan Mary (then Walsh)

Marion and family, so sorry to read of Ian’s passing.I will always remember his pleasant easy going personality while dealing with such a devastating disease. I wish I could have attended the funeral but we have been in Thailand since December and not returning home until March. My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family

I know no words can take away your pain but find peace in the great memories you have of your dad and by doing so he will remain alive inside of you until you meet again. Always here for you, lots of love, Pat, Jan, Kayla & Brayden

Cathy and I send our deepest condolences to you Marion and your family. Even though I never met him, I can tell he was a tremendous man, husband, father, and friend from my conversations with you and some of his friends. May he, you and your family be at peace.

Marion and Family,
We were sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and you are in our prayers. We will miss our ‘dinner’ dates with him.

Jim, Anna & Bobby Maddigan

Marion, Cindy, Rob and families,

I am so sorry to hear of Ian’s, and Dad’s, passing. Ian always had a smile on his face and always had a hello for you whenever he saw you. He was such a lovely man. I am away at this time but my deepest condolences to you all and you all are in my thoughts. God bless you all.
Janet Holmes

Mrs. Marion, Cindy and Robert

My deepest sympathy and sorry to hear of Mr. Janes’ passing. I have fond memories of you and Mr. Janes growing up back home, and I am grateful to this day for his help with accounting back during my university days. A wonderful man. Thinking of you.

I just heard the sad news from Frances. I am so sad
that Ian has left us and leaves such a void behind him. He was a special person.
As you know my memories of both of you go back decades , and I always smile when I think of all the fun we had in our youth ! Ian always had a smile and , truly. I can still hear his laugh ! You both are dear to my heart.
Please know my sympathy is with you and all your family. You were such a wonderful couple, and you certainly were a devoted wife .
Sending blessings and prayers and remember you are never far from my thoughts. I shall see you next time I am in St.John’s.
In loving memory,

You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn Ian’s death. I am house bound with a dreadful cold and won’t get out in the next couple of days but I wanted you to know that I have been remembering Ian and thinking of you. May he rest in peace.
Susan Adams

To Marion, Cindi, Rob and families, I was so sorry to hear of Ian’s passing; I know you’ll miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Marilyn Tucker

Dear Rob & Family:
Sending along my sincere sympathy & deepest condolences to you & your family at this sad time.
Edith Daniels
Puerto Vallarta,

Dear Marion,

Sandra just told me about Ian’s passing. I am so, so sorry. You were totally devoted to him and will miss him greatly, I know. I am sure your memories will comfort you.

My thoughts are with you,

Marion, one of the best things Ian ever did, was to find and hold on to you. I always enjoyed seeing you together. Most recently, I remember when Bill and I came to a special birthday celebration at St Pats with many friends and family gathered. He always had a smile, a hug, and a welcoming greeting during the last few years. You created a fine family together, and worked long and hard for the benefit of others. His life was “well lived”.

Marion, Cindi, Rob and families. We were deeply saddened to hear of Ian’s passing. He certainly fought the good fight and always put his best foot forward. We have very fond memories of Ian. May you rest in peace my long time friend.

by Carl and Gayle (Morgan) King

Dear Marion & Family:
I am so sorry to read of Ian’s passing. He fought such a courageous battle for many years.
My sincerest condolences.
Rhonda Coleman Lewis
(Legrow’s Travel)

Marion and family. So sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We will miss seeing both of you at St. Patrick’s home. May he rest in peace.
John and Juanita Mercer

Marion and Family. I am saddened to hear of Ian’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Rest-In-Peace Ian.

Marion and family,
Very sorry to read of Ian’s passing. It has been a long road for all of you. My deepest sympathy and condolences.
Hugh Miller

Marion and family.. So sorry to hear of Ians passing.. I know it was a rough road for him .. Maybe now there is peace.. Thinking of you
Carole Tipton ( Morgan)

I am honored & blessed to have known & loved your father/husband Ian. Ian is my longest & dearest friend & masonic brother . I will forever carry all the memories of our life’s journey in my heart & memory. His journey is over, yet I am content to carry his memory for the rest of my life. Rest in peace my Squire Janes! Friends & Music will heal our hearts.

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our prayers.

Rest In Peace Ian. Your suffering is now over. My condolences to the family.

Mrs. Marion, thinking of you, Robbie and Cindy at this difficult time.

With fond memories, Stephen

All my love to Aunt Marion, Cindi , Rob and their families. Uncle Ian was one of a kind-an energetic soul who did so much and had so much to say about the world around him. I will always think of him with a smile on his face, with his camera in hand or bike helmet on his head, always ready for a little adventure. Rest in peace. We will never forget you.

Vicki, Tim, Luke and Ben

Marion and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Remember all the good times in the coming days.
Marion we will miss your smiling face at St. Pat’s. You and Ian will be greatly missed.
Love Ashley, Kirk and Taylen Savory.

Marion & Family….. Sending deepest sympathies and condolences to you on Ian’s passing. Hold on to all your treasured memories. RIP Ian.

Marion and the Janes family – deepest sympathy on the passing of Ian and also thinking of Pam. I have known Ian and Pamela from back when Pam and I were in grade school together. You are all in my thoughts at this sad time, but taking comfort in knowing that Ian is reunited with his family once again. RIP Ian, give Pam a hug for me please.

Aunty Marion, Cousin Rob, Cindy and family.

Sincerest condolences, we are thinking of all of you and Uncle Ian. I hold a very special place in my heart for him, a special place with my mom, his sister. Through and through we love you guys so much and its not easy saying goodbye. I remember so many great memories of Uncle Ian, who was a great trooper, 17 years of my childhood had him involved one way or another helping my mom with us kids when my dad was away so, so much. I remember his relentless efforts to fight Huntington’s and the leg work he and your family has done for Newfoundland. My heart is with you all, thinking of everyone, may you finally have closure after the service which will be wonderful. God’s speed.

Marion,Cindy ,Rob and family so sorry for your loss.Ian was truly a beautiful soul and fought a long courageous battle with his disease.Have many great memories of him and Doug.God bless you at this time.

To Marion, Cindy, Rob and families I am so sorry for your loss but it was a privilege to have cared for Ian and to be there for his final journey home. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and you will find strength in each other to help you through this difficult time. May god bless you. 💙

Marion and family…Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Marion, Rob, Cyndi & family: Prayers to you all. I will all miss “Uncle Ian”. I will always remember our fun times together & especially all the jokes he used to tell us while at that old house in Placentia. Ian will always be in our hearts & memories.

To Rob, Denyse, Marion and Family,
Sending you condolences for your loss. It’s a huge void left by a special man. Thinking of you all,

To Marian and family, our sincerest condolences re. Ian’s passing.