Archibald (Arch) Mercer Janes

September 6, 1930 to February 4, 2022


Passed peacefully away at his home in Paradise having a nap in his favorite chair, Arch Janes, aged 91 years. 

Predeceased by his wife of 70 years Dulcie Janes in June 2021. His parents Maude and Ambrose Janes, sister Louise, (Bob Noseworthy) sister-in-law Marion Janes, mother and father-in-law in law Norman and Annie Stone, sisters-in-law Doris Stone and Minnie Goodyear and great grand-niece Suzanne Strong.

Left with a lifetime of loving memories his daughters Doris Janes (Clare MacAulay) and Beverley Janes (Bruce Roberts); grandchildren Morgan Roberts (Tyler Waugh) and Alex Roberts; great-grandchildren Gabe and Walker; brothers Willis Janes (June), Bill Janes (Naomi), Ralph Janes (Ros) and Don Janes (Gloria), brothers-in-law Mel Strong (Catherine), Lorne Stone (Joanne), and a large circle of extended family and friends who were like family.

Arch was a proud 37-year veteran of the St. John’s Fire Department retiring at the Rank of Captain. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was well known for his ability to fix anything and it was often said if Arch cannot fix it then take it to the dump. His commitment to Public Service extended beyond the Fire Hall as he served as Councilor and Mayor of Paradise. He loved many things, weekends at the cabin in Ocean Pond, a good game of poker and gatherings with family and friends. He is now reunited with the love of his life.

The family would like to give special thanks to his longtime Physician Dr. David Hart who provided such wonderful care to Dad over the years.

The family would also like to thank dear friends Jean Hall and Elizabeth Bidgood for their comfort and support. 

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, February 8 from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from Holy Innocents Anglican Church, Paradise, on Wednesday, February 9 at 2 p.m. Following Covid regulations, funeral attendance by Invitation only. The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend with the link available on Holy Innocents Anglican Church Facebook page: In lieu of flowers, donations in Arch’s memory may be made to Holy Innocents Anglican Church building fund or a charity of one’s choice. Interment to follow at a later date. 



4-8 p.m. on February 8, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday February 9th

Holy Innocents' Anglican Church, Paradise

Funeral Service by Invitation only.


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Dear Doris and Clare – Please forgive my tardiness in sending you my sincere condolences on the loss of Doris’ father. I know how much he meant to both of you and wish I could give you both a hug. Find strength in the belief that he is now with your mother, his beloved wife. Much love to all, Pat Neary

Sincere condolences to Mel and family on the loss of your brother in law. Lang and Monica

Bev, Bruce and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Arch was always such a distinguished gentleman and such a friendly neighbor. He always had his beautiful Dulcie by his side. Now they’re together again. Keep all those special memories in your heart. Love, Valerie and Terry Bartlett

Doris …….so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Hold all your memories close as journey through this sad time.
Love Mel & Mary

Beverley , Doris , families and extended families
Please except my sincere and deepest condolences thinking about you at this difficult time .
Ethel (Dave deceased ) Street

Doris, Beverley and family. I was so saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My fondest memories of the Janes family are the birthday parties we all were invited too and then as a teenager hanging out with Doris and Beverley. Then in later years I looked forward to seeing and your family at flower service in Paradise and chatting. May all the good memories your shared with you dad help you through this difficult time and bring you peace.

Beverley, Doris and family – Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Uncle Arch’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Kathryn, my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

I was saddened to hear of Arch’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Arch.

Doris …….so sorry to hear about your dad. May your memories sustain you in the days to come. Sincere condolences.

My condolences to the family so sorry for your loss RIP Captain Janes

Sincere condolences extended to the Janes family as you deal with the passing of your father. As Arch is reunited with Dulcie, please take comfort in remembering the fond memories of your parents. May Mr. and Mrs. Janes Rest In Peace

My condolences to the family of Capt Janes. I had the privilege of knowing him while working at the St Johns Fire Dept. RIP Captain

Doris and Bev, having Spent much of our youth with you both, we have many fond memories of a happy childhood. We were treated like family by both Arch and Dulcie. We are very saddened by your dad’s passing. Take comfort knowing he is with his beloved Dulcie. Please accept our sincere condolence to you both and all your extended families. God Bless.

Doris, Beverley., your families and extended families:
I was so saddened to hear of Arch’s passing. The Griffiths family and Janes family goes back many years and there are so many good times that come to mind along with many tragedies as well.. The families on Topsail Rd., Paradise were very close and everyone pulled together to help each other when needed. Our parents and children were all great friends and spent time at each other’s houses . We were always welcomed into the Janes home to just sit and chat or for birthday parties and always lots off treats. As a very good friend of Doris and Beverley in our early days, I send my condolences to you both and all the family at this difficult time.. RIP Arch Janes.. May you Rest In Peace.


My condolences go out to the Janes family.. My thoughts are with Arch’s family. right now. I worked with Captain Janes in the firehall and found him to be a good person to work under. Remember the good times. God Bless!

So sorry to learn of Arch’s passing. Sincere condolences to all of my Janes, Stone and Strong cousins. Rest in peace Arch.

Beverly , Bruce and family,
Our condolences to you all on the loss of your father/grandfather. May you cherish your happy memories over the years.

Sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Captain Janes at Central Station for a number of years. Rest easy sir.

Condolences to the Janes, Stone & Strong families on the passing of Arch. Treasure your memories and be
thankful for a life well lived..

Una(Herb deceased) Pennell

We are sorry to hear of the passing of arch. He taught me a lot of hunting skills on our trips to Millertown they always started with a meeting in the back room of the store in paradise..that was a lot of years ago and I still cherish the memories.Arch was a gentleman amongst gentlemen .my dear friend Rest In Peace until we meet again.
Bill & Donna Tizzard

Arch was a man of wisdom and insight , blessed to have known him . Ours prayers and deepest sympathy are with his family at this time

Father Keith & Joanne Sheppard

We were so sorry to hear of Arch’s passing. We have known Arch for most of our lives and he always treated us like family. He was a wonderful, and kind hearted man. He will be sadly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Arch for many years. Deepest condolences to the family.

We’re sorry to hear of your father’s passing.

Please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy to Arche’s family. As Dulcie was my first cousin it seems like Arch was always there. Like all who knew him I held him in high regard with friendship and love. I join everyone in the family and use the great memories to help through this difficult. Time. RIP old buddy.

Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad Beverly and Doris, thinking of you and your families at this difficult time.

Sincere condolences to the Janes Family

To Janes family we are so sorry to hear of Arch’s passing please accept our sincere condolences .

Bill and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Arch’s passing. Take comfort in knowing he lived a full life.
My sincere condolences,
John Farrell
St.John’s, NL

To Bill and all the family, very sorry to hear that Arch has passed away.
accept our condolences

Arthur Summers and Elizabeth Mills.