Janet Louise Murphy Goodridge

September 22, 1958 to March 29, 2017

Obituary

Murphy Goodridge, Janet, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 29, 2017, age 58 years. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Louise Murphy and father-in-law Noel Goodridge.  Left with fond and loving memories her husband of 31 years Bill Goodridge, children James (Janelle), Sarah (Peter Mann), Chris (Heather Sweetapple) and Will; brother David Murphy, sister Christine Murphy (Bruce Davies); brothers-in-law Alan Goodridge and Doug Goodridge (Nanette); sister-in-law Maria Goodridge (Scott Moffatt); mother-in-law Isabelle Goodridge and nieces, nephews, and many dear friends and relatives.  Janet embraced life with enthusiasm, often exploring the paths less travelled. She loved her family; she loved her friends. Her professional life began as a volunteer nursing instructor in Papua New Guinea, and ended as a policy advisor on   maternal child health issues for the Federal and Provincial Governments. She was a passionate supporter of breastfeeding. She loved travel, especially the exotic off beat destinations.

Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Monday, April 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Gathering Place, PO Box 1761, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5P5.

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2-4 p.m. on April 2, 2017

7-9 p.m. on April 2, 2017

2-4 p.m. on April 3, 2017

7-9 p.m. on April 3, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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To all the family….Janet was a godd and beautiful friend over the brief few years that we were getting to know eachother.Her positivity and goodness filled every encounter.I wish all your many treasured memories bring strength ,,love and peace as you begin this stage of life
Deepest sympathy….you are all in my prayers

To all the family, I wish you the blessings of loving memories of Janet and peace in your heart as you journey on through your sadness. How I will cherish my times of visiting over the years in many locations and sharing her joy and laughter. You and David and Christine and family will remain in my prayers.
With deepest sympathy, cousin Janice Dennis

Dear Bill and family,
Our prayers go out to you at this time and am sure that Janet has left a wonderful legacy with you, your children and friends in our physical world and she will live on in our spiritual universe. Gone too soon

We knew Janet only briefly when you lived in Corner Brook and were just so saddened to hear of her illness and then her death. She was such a warm, lovely person and made you feel that you had known her for ever,even at first encounter. She had such a special gift with people; such a bright light. We know that she will be so deeply missed by all of you and countless others whose lives she touched. Sending our deepest sympathy, Elizabeth and David Smallwood

Janet was a classmate at Queens – Nursing Science 81. She was a warm, kind, and a beautiful person inside and out. It was a pleasure to catch up with her at our last class reunion. She was passionate about her family and her work. Janet made a difference in so many ways, in the lives she touched along the way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I am saddened to hear of the death of Janet, one of my students from her high school days at the Convent of the Sacred Heart. I remember her as a caring, fun-loving, exemplary student. I also remember how excited we all were when she won Miss Teen NS! As head girl, Janet was a wonderful role model and well-respected by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you; may Janet rest in peace.

I just happened to come across this news while looking for details of a funeral of a friend and instantly recognized the smile. I was a student of Mrs. Goodridge from 25 years ago and still remember how caring and positive an influence she was for those of us who were about to start our nursing careers. She was so passionate about the care of infants and new moms and her students. I have not seen her since that brief time period in my life but she truly did impact my nursing career and the way that I have taken care of patients and their families over the years. Thank you for being such a positive influence in so many lives. My thoughts are with your family at this time and may they take comfort in knowing how you impacted so many in your life even those who knew you so briefly.

We are so very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing.
Our sincere condolences go to the Goodridge family.
Another lovely lady has passed .

So sorry for the untimely loss of a beautiful person, woman, mother, wife, and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill and family, I was so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed so much. I first met her many years ago on teleconference when we were both passionate about breastfeeding. At that time I admired her dedication but also the genuine and caring aura that she had about her. Of course this was reaffirmed when I met her in person. She has definitely left her mark on the world through her passion for nursing ( in particular breastfeeding) and in the way she was passionate about all other aspects of her life, especially her family and friends. She will always have a special place in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Please know you you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time .

Bill and Family sorry to hear of Janet’s Passing…. Dave King and Trudy Kelly

I am so sorry to hear of about Janet’s passing and would like to convey my sincere sympathy to all her family. It was through her passionate and effective leadership with the BCC that our paths crossed. What a beautiful person…. and how her love for her own family shone, talking about trips and laughing about adventures with you all. I offer my condolences to you all. Donna Walsh, PEI

Dear Bill and Family:

We are so sorry to hear about Janet’s passing and offer our sincere condolences to you all. Janet was an amazing person, and we particularly treasure sharing with her about our respective work to help the people of Papua New Guineau. We pray that you will find comfort in such memories.

Dear Bill and Family,
We were so sad to hear of Janet’s passing,. Our thoughts have been with you and your family over the past several days. Please accept our sincere condolences.

As a law school friend of Janet’s husband, Bill, Ingrid and I met Janet, I believe, but once. But once was enough to sense the warmth and compassion of a good heart; enough to feel the quiet, humble, but strong moral fibre lying just behind the grace of a kind smile and embrace; enough to know that this was a person of quality, of love and of substance who would make a positive contribution with her life. And although little can soothe the pain caused by the loss of such a person, we hope that the knowledge that Janet made the world just a little bit better of a place for so many, provides some comfort to Janet’s husband Bill, her children, family and friends. Our most sincere condolences to Bill, his children and family.

Bill and family
So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. She was a lovely woman who will be missed.

Dear Bill and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. Last summer when we met at the Cupids Shakespeare theatre it was lovely to see you both there that evening. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Bill and family
We are with you in our hearts as we share in your tears this week.
Janet will always remain for us one of the most inspirational people we have ever known. Her love and dedication to her family, to her friends and to her work is her legacy. We should all strive to be like Janet.

Bill and family: I am very sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time.

Dear Chris, please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Dear Bill and family,

At this time, Denis and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you say good bye to Janet. We look forward to speaking with you in the coming weeks.

Bill,
I am so very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and touched the lives of those who met her. May your memories give you comfort.

Tammy

Dear Bill and family,
I knew Janet for only a short time and she stole her way into my heart.
She was much loved by both by sisters, Janet and Colleen.
They kept me abreast of all that was going on because she was so special to them. I did not know her well but we did click and I remember her very dearly as we were only in St. John’s for 18 months.
Prayers to you all.

Nancy, Larry & family

Bill and family
We were so very sorry to hear of Janet’s recent passing. Please accept our sincere condolences Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time
Chris and Sheilagh Henley

Bill so sorry to hear of your loss.

Monsieur Goodridge,
Je viens d’apprendre le décès de votre épouse. Je vous offre mes sympathies et mes prières pour cette période difficile.

Dear Bill and Family,
So sorry to learn of Janet’s passing.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
We hope your many warm memories will help sustain you in the days ahead.
Greg and Mary Power and Family

Winston Churchill stated, ” We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Janet has given of herself so others can succeed. Many breastfeeding families and professionals that have had contact with Janet realize the gift she gave to help nursing become reality. Her passion and zeal will be missed by many.

Bill very sorry to hear of Janet death. We knew of her illness and learned of her passing from Gary and Ursula Handrigan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Dear Bill,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought of you and Janet often this past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Bill and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Judy Durant

Dear Bill and Family, we are so sad to hear of Janet’s passing. She was a kind wonderful person and we enjoyed her company tremendously. Janet had such a spirit which was greatly admired by all who knew her. Our sincere condolences to you and your children. Kendra Goulding and Carman Brown

Dear Bill,
I was saddened to learn of your wife’s passing. Although I never met Janet I can see from the many tributes from those who knew her that she was a wonderful person. Your loss is great but I hope you are finding comfort in the support of family and friends. My thoughts are with you and your children.
Ed Shortall

Dear Bill and family, Carol and I were very sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. I recall meeting the two of you 20 years ago this summer at the national CBA meeting in St. John’s. Janet was so full of life and will be fondly remembered by us and all who had the pleasure to know her. Take care. Sincerely, Jamie and Carol Chipman

Bill & Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Janet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

Dear Bill , your children, David, Christine, Florence and Isobelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your sad loss. Janet truly was one of a kind,
wonderful in every way.
Very sincerely Peter and Marg ( Organ) Kirsebom.

To all family and friends,
I am so saddened by your loss of an incredible woman. Janet was an inspiration to all of us on the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada when I worked closely with her 1998-2001. I will always remember her smile and positive approach to many challenges. Words seem inadequate at this time. Will keep you all in my prayers. I saved a wonderful letter I received from Janet in 2010 when I lost my husband. Her words were very special.
Maureen – previously in Calgary, now in Radium Hot Springs

Bill, James, Sarah, Christopher and William, we are thinking and praying for your family during this sad time. Please find peace and strength in the Lord. Prayers for your mom’s soul and love to you all. Love and prayers from Carlos, Linda and family

Dear Bill, James, Sarah, Christopher and Will,

During this difficult time in your lives, I pray that you find the strength and peace that you need to get through this.
It was an honor to have known Janet for so many years. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and will truely be missed by so many. May she Rest In Peace.

Love Gloria Meehan xoxoxo

Janet was a member of our graduating class, Queen’s Nursing Science 1981.
The warmth and brilliance she radiated in our four years together at Queen’s would have only multiplied as she affected the lives of her family, her husband, her children, her students and those she worked alongside. We last visited with Janet in 2006 at our 25th Nursing Reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet’s family and her community.

Caulette (McKenna) McBride, Kingston ON
Dawn (Wilke) Wark, Carp ON
Linda (Gosling) Johnson, Guelph ON
Heather (Rutherford) Campbell, Bloomfield ON

Bill and family,
Deepest sympathies on your loss of the wonderful Janet. We were blessed to have known her and deeply saddened by her passing.
Words are never enough to express our feelings and for our thoughts of you alll at this terrible time.
Paris and Janette Georghiou

Dear Bill,
I was so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was indeed an inspiration to many. My condolences to you and your family and friends, to whom Janet was so dear.
Anita Best
Norris Point

Bill and family,
There are no words to fully express our sadness at the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. Janet was an exceptional woman who inspired many. The world was a better place for her having been in it. Our prayers are with you all.

Bill and family,
Vernon and I are so very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. I remember her smile when we were children, and she carried that warm and endearing manner throughout her life.
We are not at home to bring you our condolences in person, however we hope that the love of family and friends will help you through this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Vernon and Maria

Bill and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Janet’s death. She lived her life to the fullest and with such love and grace, and she faced her illness with such strength and courage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Susan MacLeod

A classmate from MUN nursing school alerted me that Janet passed away. I’m so sorry to hear this,. I realize now that she was only a few years older than us when she was teaching. To me she was miles ahead, so confident and accomplished. She had traveled, married and started a family and seemed so passionate and sophisticated. She was very far along in her pregnancy at the end of one term but conveyed that this was all normal and healthy and no impediment to accomplishing a goal. What a great role model for a young class just starting out. However she was not so much older that she didn’t think our white starched hats were silly and had a good laugh with us as we positioned them and posed. And she very much looked forward to her weekend morning when her husband took the children to the park so she could sleep in! We could all relate.
I know this is a great loss to you and far too soon. Know she is remembered and will be missed.

Dear Bill, James, Sarah, Christopher and Will,
We are all very saddened to hear of Janet’s passing. We remember our wonderful days with you as neighbours and friends on Rennie’s Mill Road. Janet was always so kind, so energetic, so enthusiastic, such a pleasure to be be with. More recently we have enjoyed our time with her during her visits to Kingston and are sad to think we cannot look forward to such occasions in future. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and our special memories of Janet will live on.

Sincerely,
Bill, Karen, Christopher and Caroline Blake

Bill and family,
Always a sad time to hear of such a loss of someone so young and obviously so committed to a cause and who had such an affect on so many lives. Deepest condolences.

Sean Murphy

Bill and family
So sorry to hear of you loss. Janet surely lived her life with energy and love. Janet and I worked together in the early days of pre-natal teaching

James,

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I remember her watching tennis in Harbour Grace and how sweet she was. Cherish all the amazing memories.

Take care,
Erin

Will,
I was saddened to hear that your Mom passed away.My thoughts are with you and your family.
There are so few comforting words when we need them most. The passing of the one who first introduced you to the world and who loved you along it’s path is never easy.I know you will miss her deeply.I ‘m sure your family and friends will surround you with much love.
I have many fond memories of you in grade one at Rennie’s River. I remember your Mom as a lovely lady with a beautiful smile.
Take care,
Ann Marie Suley ( your grade 1 teacher)

Bill and family:
Lorraine and I were deeeply saddened to learn of Janet’s recent passing. We remember Janet well from your time as our neighbours in Corner Brook. The early loss of a loving mother and wife to this cruel disease is heartbreaking. Please accept our sincere condolences and remember the wonderful times you shared. We regret that, because we are away, we are not able to bring this message personally.

Please accept our deepest condolences at your loss. Bill, you have been a part of our family for so long and we share in your loss. Janet was a beautifully, talented woman. We share non your grief.

It is with great sadness I hear of Janet’s passing. I have many warm memories of Janet from The Convent of the Sacred Heart in Halifax. I admired her quiet leadership as Head Girl and I will always remember her beauty and elegant poise – so beyond her years – the night she won Miss NS. Although our paths have not crossed since then, I know she must have been truly treasured by her family. Only the best leave us so young. Deepest condolences. Anne Marie Bridgeo-Abraham

Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. She was a remarkable person and had such grace and vivacity. I used to look forward to seeing her, so many years ago when I used to, on occasion, sit around the Goodridge family table. She was always so kind and welcoming to me. Our thoughts are with you. With deepest regards, Ian, Siobhan, Niall and Hannah.

Bill, I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

Bill
So sorry to hear about your loss.
We trust that the treasures of your past as a couple embrace you and your family as you mourn and celebrate your love.
Bob & Bernetta Regular

To Bill, all your children and extended family on both sides, I am saddened to learn of the passing of Janet and her constant smile. My prayers for all of you at this very sorrowful time.

Bill, James, Sarah, Chris and Will,

I’ll always remember Janet for her bright smile and welcoming presence. Serving up hot chocolate after a backyard skate. Insisting the house party not be cancelled just because of a mere lack of electricity (or a blizzard). And more recently, taking a genuine interest in what I’m up to on the mainland when we saw eachother at Christmas dinner.

Very sorry for your loss. Sending all my love from Toronto.

Bill and family
Sylvie and I were so saddened to learn of Janet’s passing
We have such good memories of our regular meetings through the CBA over the many years
Janet was a very nice human beiing, ,an intelligent and lovely woman
Our sincere condolences to you and your family
François Rolland Sylvie Gregoire

Dear Sarah & family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories of your mom bring you comfort as you all move forward. She was a sweet woman.
With love,
Sarah Oakley & family

Bill, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can remember when we were curling in university we went to a party – I think it was in Kingston. Janet was at the party and even though you had at least one girlfriend at the time you pointed at Janet and said to me “That is the girl I am going to marry.”
All the best to you and your family in this difficult time, cherish your memories.
Bruce Hammond

Bill and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Janet’s passing, our deepest condolences.
Dennis and Betty Waterman, Corner Brook

Our sincere condolences to Bill and family. Janet was my best friend in Junior High School during the time she lived in Edmonton. It was a privilege to keep in touch with her over the years, and to know the woman she became, so filled with love for her family and commitment to her important work advocating for breastfeeding. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile and grace. Ellen and Ryan Taylor

Bill and family,
We are so sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. She was such a positive person at all times. She was tremendously kind and always knew just the right thing to do to help people. I know you will all miss her so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janet O’Brien and Jim Oakley

Bill and family, we send our deepest condolences to you and the entire Goodridge family after learning of Janet’s passing. We have fond memories of Janet from years gone by and will always remember her as a friendly, caring, and compassionate person who lived life to the fullest. Her life has ended far too soon but the way in which she has touched us all will stay with us forever. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all.

Bill and family our sincere sympathies. We have very fond memories of Janet. She will be sorely missed. You have our thoughts and prayers.
Howie & Sheila Johnson

Bill and the Goodridge family, on behalf of the Parker family, especially my mother Jill and sister Janet, sincere condolences on the sad loss of your wife. I never met Janet but I can see from the tributes to her that she was a remarkable woman. Truly a life well lived. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May your happy memories console you, along with your many friends and loving family.

Elizabeth Parker Wills

Bill our prayers are with you and your family

Jerry and Jane Syrotuik

Bill and family: Rosemary and I were deeply saddened to have heard of Janet’s passing. We remember her as such a kind and happy person. We are out of the country, and regret that we are unable to be there at this time. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Bob and Rosemary Fowler

Dear Bill, James, Sarah, Chris and Will. We send our deepest condolences at the passing of your beloved wife and mother. Janet was a wonderful neighbor and a lovely and vibrant person, always interested in everything about her and filled with good humour and kindness. This is a great loss, and she will be sorely missed.
Paul and Anne

Bill and family: We were so saddened to learn of Janet’s passing. We can only imagine the pain and loss you are feeling. We struggle to make sense of the loss of one so young and vibrant, so full of life, a beautiful woman of grace and dignity. Her loving spirit and kind heart will be missed by all.
We regret that we are not there to offer more tangible support. But please know that our thoughts and prayers continue to surround you as they have in the past months. We pray that your memories of Janet will bring some measure of comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Our sincere condolences to you all. David and Greta Orsborn.

Dear Bill
Keeping you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.

This beautiful lady assisted me through a challenging time when my son was born & diagnosed wit.h Cystic Fibrosis. Her persistent words “patience & perseverance ” helped me in my breastfeeding challenge with a very sick newborn. My condolences to the family & all thiose that were impacted by Janet’s care & compassion.! I’m sure her spirit will live on & touch the lives of many!

Dear Bill and Family,
Our sincerest condolences. We were so very saddened to hear of Janet’s passing. I was a classmate of Janet’s at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Halifax and have many fond memories of our times together in high school. She had a beautiful smile, and was a truly delightful and vivacious person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marlene (Gillis) and Graham Moores

To Bill and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. She was a truly wonderful person, full of warmth and laughter. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Bill et toute la famille,
Je suis profondément triste d’apprendre la mort de Janet. Je sais qu’elle était une femme remarquable.
Quelle perte et quelle tristesse. Mes condoléances. Mes pensées sont avec vous.

Maria and Family,
Please accept my condolences on Janet’s passing. Janet made a positive footprint on all her endevors. May she rest in peace.

Bill, Maria, Doug, Isabel and families,
We are so saddened with Janet’s passing. The loss of a young and vibrant women is difficult. We share with you all our prayers and condolences.
Blessings

Bill and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Janet always went out of her way to chat with me during family dinners and I appreciated that. She showed an interest in my life and travels – going as far a buying a painting from me for a fundraiser 4 or 5 years ago. She was a warm and welcoming person. I’m sorry I can’t be there now but you are all in my thoughts.

Janet was a kind, caring and talented woman. She brought beautiful energy to everything she did and gifted that to all who knew her. I worked with her at the Janeway. She also came to my home and helped me when my son was born. She was always there when anyone needed her. I have such fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss. Janet was a vibrant,amazing wife,mother and nurse. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

To Bill and the Goodridge family, our deepest sympathy.

Barry and Mary Learmonth

William sorry to hear of your loss, she was such a beautiful person,was shocked to see her obituary on Facebook and I remembered how much time you and Dayna had spent together when you lived in Goosebay. Sending lots of love your way hold on to her memories. I will be keeping you and the family in my prayers in the days ahead.

My sincerest condolences to Janet’s family and friends. I knew Janet from her work with the federal government, where she was a wonderful collaborator in support of maternal and child health and breastfeeding promotion in Canada. I always learned so much from Janet, and greatly admired her warm and generous manner, patience and dedication. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

So very sorry about your loss. Janet was a dynamic, lovely woman who will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Deepest sympathies,
Tom and Noreen
Fraize

Bill , Chris and family,
Deepest heartfelt condolences to you all. We can not express how sad we are about Janet’s passing. We feel extremely blessed that Heather has spent so much time over the past years with such a wonderful, loving and strong woman. Certainly a beautiful role model for our daughter. We will be thinking of you all and Janet’s bright smile in the coming days.

To Janet’s family, especially Bill and David., my deepest condolences. Truly Janet left too soon, but what a legacy! I admired Janet as a CUSO and breastfeeding colleague; my friend while I was living and visiting in St. John’s. Tears are not enough.

We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Some of us had had the pleasure of meeting Janet in person, some via the medium of video calling. We were so pleased we were able to talk at Christmas. All of us were struck by her warmth and friendliness (as well as the wonderful food that she was cooking at the time – we could almost smell it as she showed us what she was cooking!) .
We were all saddened to hear the news this week, such sad news, and so young.
We send love and thoughts across the pond to all of the family.
With love and condolences Ruth, Joe, Maya, Jamie , Peter and Lizzy. X

Bill;
This is indeed sad news. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. With warm regards,
John Pratt

Janet’s Mom, Louise, was my first cousin. Not having met Janet who I am sure was an amazing woman, I do wish to offer my condolences to all the family and I am very sorry for your loss.

Bill,
So very sorry to hear this news. Much too early in your lives to have to face this. Thinking of you.
Joe Hutchings

Janet was a lovely, impressive woman whom I greatly admired. And, as many people have said, she will be missed.

To Bill and family, my deepest sympathy. I knew Janet in high school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Halifax. Janet shined from the inside out. She was kind, fun, smart, athletic, beautiful, generous. She set the bar high in every way. I saw her rarely over the years but old friends are good friends and I am so saddened by her early passing.

Bill and Family,
We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May Janet rest in peace.
Robert and Marie Hyslop

Bill & Family,
I knew Janet over the years from the Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses & Midwifery Group, and from her breastfeeding advocacy work. She was a wonderful person & a fabulous nurse. She had so much knowledge and was always willing to share that with others. The breastfeeding community has lost a great supporter. I have lost a colleague & mentor. You have lost a superb wife and mother. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Robyn Beaudry
St Philips

Bill and Family,
Janet excelled at many things; a Mother, a Spouse, a friend, and a Professional that passed on important knowledge to women and children in need. We hope you are comforted by the happy moments together. Our sympathies to all,
Carl & Ella, Mount Pearl

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My Dearest Goodridge’s,

I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear this news. I still cherish my memories in your house with your family and you all mean alot to me still.

You may not think much of it but as a child of divorce I always looked up to your family very highly and you set an example for the love and life I wanted for myself. Janet always made me feel part of your family when I was around and her kindness has stayed with me ever since. I credit so much of who I am today because of her and all of you.

You will be in my thoughts and I send all my love!

So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bill, so sad to hear about your loss.
God bless

I am deeply sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. She was a delightful friend and I know an inspirational colleague to many; and was of course a pivotal, shining light in the development of your wonderful family. To Bill and all of your family I extend my deepest sympathy in your tragic loss.

To the Goodridge Family, I am so sad to hear of Janet’s passing I worked with her many years ago she had such a wonderful way with her students and new moms she was a joy to be around and her smile was always present and infectious. Your family will be in my prayers may she RIP.

I was so saddened to hear of Janet’s passing, I know its always a shock when it actually happens. Looking back over the years when Freida and I would visit you and you us, there are many fond memories that come to mind. please accept my sincere condolences to you and your wonderful family.. I know firsthand the sorrow you must feel without her.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time and may God bless you, and you will be remembered in my prayers.

To Bill, James, Sarah, Chris, and Will – Janet was known for her bright personality and her interest in other people. She always made a point of talking to everyone at family events and made everyone feel like they belonged. My heartfelt condolences are with you during this difficult time.

Bill – Isabelle and extended family of Janet
There is no rhyme nor reason it seems to life .
We must play the cards we have been dealt .
On her journey Janet made a difference to many – she was a bright light wherever she went -she will live on in the hearts and minds of her family and multitude of friends.
In the words of St. Timothy it can be said of Janet
” I have fought the good fight – I have finished the course – I have kept the faith ”
May her eternal rest be in peace.
Sincere condolences to all to whom Janet was endeared.

Heartfelt Condolences to Janet’s family. We had the pleasure of working with Janet many times over the years through her involvement with the Healthy Baby Clubs and her tremendous support for breastfeeding moms. She was a wonderful and caring person who was full of enthusiasm and strength. She will certainly be missed. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Bill and family,
Ginny and I were so saddened to learn of Janet’s passing. It seems such a short time ago when you were both just married and spent your first year at Treetops. Where has the time gone.? You both have been in our thoughts through Janet’s illness. She endured it all with such grace. We are in Florida and so will miss the visitation. Know that we are thinking of you all. Our sympathies go to you and the kids. With our love,
Ginny and Randy

Bill, James, Sarah, Chris and Will,
We are so saddened to learn of Janet’s passing. She faced her illness with grace and dignity; her smil was infectious.
We are away at this time but know that we are thinking of you all. I know you will support each other during these sad days. Much love to you all!

Heartfelt condolences to Bill and the Goodridge family. When I think of Janet I think of her kindness and endless enthusiasm along with her beautific smile. She was an amazing colleague and a wonderful asset to our health care system. She will be missed. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Hold her memory near and dear in your hearts.

Bill and family. I was saddened to hear of Janet’s passing. You are in our thoughts.

Bill and family; as long as we have known her, we do not recall ever being in Janet’s company when she was not smiling. More recently we have witnessed her tremendous strength and courage. These are remarkable qualities and we can all learn a lot from her approach to life. You are all so blessed to have been the primary focus of her love and support.

At the beginning of my maternity nursing career, I had the privilege of working with and learning from Janet.. Her expertise and undying passion for women and children have stayed with me all of my career. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Women and their infants have benefited in numerous ways from Janet’s dedication and commitment!

Bill ,and family so sorry to hear about Janet s passing ,we met when you had stayed in Topsail ,such a nice person . Think about the good times you all had .

May I send my dearest condolences to the Goodridge family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Bill and Family: I am so sorry to learn that your Beloved has gone home to God. Her life made such a difference to so many people. She has left a wonderful legacy of love and service to her children. Love does such things. My late Uncle Bill Chafe was very fond of your family. I trust the warm memories of her will comfort you in the days ahead. I know there are no words to ease the pain of such loss but to know that others care may bring some comfort to you. My deepest condolences.

Joe (John’s brother) and Joanne Woodford , send our condolences.

I am so very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing; my thoughts and prayers are with all at this difficult time.

I was so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul. Janet visited me at home, as a lactation consultant over twenty years ago. I have never forgotten her enthusiasm. She had a megawatt smile, and exuded such warmth. Rest in Peace

Dear Bill and family,

Rob and I are so very sorry to learn of Janet’s death which has come far too soon. She glowed with life, and her care and love enriched all the thousands of lives she touched. She understood, from the very first moments of life, the strength of the bonds we can and must forge as human beings, one to another. Bless you all as she surely has.

I am sending my love to Bill and the children. I am shocked by this news, I shall always remember her as a very special woman.

Condolences to all Janet’s family and friends at a very sad time for all who knew her, and I’m sure all the good memories of the life she had with everyone will be a comfort, and our thoughts are with David at this time and know he has been distraught during her struggle with the illness as we are close friends.
R.I.P

I am so sorry for your loss. Janet ran the pre-natal course I took in 1987. When my son was born early and I missed the last class she dropped by my hospital room. A very kind person.

Dear Bill and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was such a remarkable woman in every respect. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Carol M. (Puddister) Nicol, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Bill and family,
I was so saddened to hear this news. Janet was a compassionate, beautiful person. Her caring ways permeated everything she did. I always appreciated how kind she was to me when Evan was born.
I know she loved and was loved. I know you must miss her terribly. From our family to yours, we are so sorry for your loss.

I had the opportunity to have her as a mom for three months when I was a kid and can confirm that she was a really loving woman. I am really sorry for your loss Goodridge family I always have you in my heart.

Dear Bill.
I was saddened to receive this news. You and Janet were so kind to me after Deanne died a few years ago. You took the time to come and visit. I will always remember Janet’s smile that day.
No words can express the sadness I feel for you and the kids. I can only wish you peace and condolence. You will never forget Janet and how she supported you. One day you will smile more often. Take care, my friend.
George

Bill, James, Sarah, Chris and William.

I was very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing.
She was a wonderful person, and I feel very lucky to have known her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet (Organ) Snair

Bill and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Janet was always so welcoming and thoughtful. I hope that you are able to find comfort with the loving memories you created together. You are in my thoughts.
Jill

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Condolences from the Hodge family in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Bill,
Although we are far away just now, our thoughts are with you and your family. Her own smile brought smiles to all of us. How lovely to be remembered this way by so many people.
Lynda and Ban Younghusband

Janie was one of the most inspiring and caring woman I have ever met. She was a great mentor to me in my nursing career and was never too busy to call me and answer any questions I had regarding breastfeeding. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear wife and mother. I’m Paul Snelgrove’s sister and I met Janet when Paul and I picked up Will to walk with Rachel through the Trails. Mary and Paul spoke very fondly of their dear friend. Treasure the memories. They will bring so much comfort when you most need it.

Janet was the most amazing person. I first met her at a hair salon I worked at and many years later met her at a midwifery and breastfeeding event and she remembered me and I just remember her beautiful smile. A very positive woman who stood strong behind other woman. Janet you will be missed! Sending my condolences to her family and friends.

To Bill and Children our sincere sympathy to you and all who love and know Janet. The loss of a Mother and Spouse is profound. In both roles she was exquisite.You are all proof of her great character. Thinking of you all.
Heidi Wayne Josh and Matt Scott

Janet was an epic person. She had the ability to connect with people in such meaningful ways. She accomplished so much in her life. Her passion for her family, friends and career was obvious. She was a great mentor and kind-hearted friend. I am so happy I got to know Janet. I will miss her terribly. My thoughts are with Bill and her children.

Janine Woodrow

So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. Such a pleasant, positive, caring person. It was a pleasure to have Janet in our class. Always a smile. My thoughts are with you all.

Bill and family, so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Feeling grateful to have met and known her while you lived in Hapoy Valley-Goose Bay. Such a lovely lady.

Bill and family,
Love and prayers to you all at this very sad time. Janet was such an incredible woman, mother, educator and a light in our community. She exuded such positivity and made anyone in her path want to be a better person.
Much love to you and your family.

Bill and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as we remember what Janet brought to so many people!!! Her passion for breastfeeding advocacy inspired me!

Bill

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Charlie and Geraldine Hutchings

Bill,
So sorry to learn of your loss .

Janet was a mentor, a visionary of community engagement, a loving wife and mother, an encouraging friend and a blessing in the lives of many. There’s so much more I can say about how she affected my life personally, but I think her greatest testament is the amazing work she did for women and children in this province, this country, and indeed throughout the world. I can only hope that my children meet people like her in their adult lives to be for them what she was for me.

Bill and family – my thoughts are with you. I was very much saddened upon hearing about Janet’s passing. I miss her smile and her visits when she popped in to see her former colleagues at the Perinatal Program. My sincerest condolences.

BIll and family
Forever remembered for her gracious smile , contagious enthusiasm ,unmeasurable love of family., those friendly visits to Comey and the breastfeeding visits to Lori just 9 mos ago. Her ongoing courage to fight is an inspiration. Hugs and prayers !

Sending prayers & strength during this very sad time.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Janet was an incredible woman, beautiful, brilliant, passionate, and so grounded in what really matters. She has left a mark personally and professionally and will be greatly missed. She inspired by her life and work

Janet was one of the kindest, caring and inspiring people I ever met. I first met her in 2011 while working on the CPNP project for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada. All I could think was “Wow – what a wonderful person!”. My sincere condolences to Janet’s family, friends and colleagues. Janet will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

A beautiful woman, inside and out. An inspiration to many. Loving thoughts are with her entire family.