Barbara Sibyl Janes

September 13, 1928 to August 10, 2017


It is with saddened hearts and fond memories we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother at The Angel Room, St. Luke’s Homes on August 10, 2017 surrounded by her three daughters, Barbara Janes.  Dearly loved by her daughters Linda (Graham), Barb and Ruth; grandchildren Katherine, Hilary, Olivia, Grace, Rosemary, Sebastian and Jeremy.  A woman of many talents and incredible kindness.  She was in her 88th year.  Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Gladys Torraville; husband Bert; and siblings Randell and Betty.  Thank you to the staff of Trinity Square, and The Angel Room St. Luke’s Home, who provided exceptional care to our mom.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, August 13 and Monday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Home or a charity of one’s choice.   To send a message of condolences or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit or mail to Carnell’s Funeral Home.



2-4 p.m. on August 13, 2017

2-4 p.m. on August 14, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday August 15th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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To Barb,
Not sure if you remember me, Barb, but I graduated with you in 1982!! I worked with your mother at the Grace, on surgery, from 1982 to 1985. She was a wonderful nurse and a wonderful person! I have remembered her well for all these years–the influence she had on a brand new nurse like me! My condolences to you and your family.

To Barb, Linda and Ruth

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Sending you my sympathies on your loss.

Sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Ruthie, I am sorry to hear of your loss of your mother.
My thoughts are with you.

Dearest Barbara Ann,
We are so saddened to hear of your Moms passing.
Please know we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Sending much love,
Debbie, Jacques, Rosa and Maia

Hi Ruth (Barb & Linda),
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you grieve your Mom. Love Cathy, Mike, Emily & Evie.

My dear friend Barb. Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Thinking about you and your sisters, Linda and Ruthie and your families during this sad time. Take care.

Linda, Barbara and Ruth,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you on the passing of your dear mother. Although I only met her when I was a child in Halifax, I so enjoyed her letters to me from 2002- 2009 while I was caring for my mother, Gwen Brackett. She wrote very lovingly of her three daughters and their families.
Keeping you in my prayers,
Maureen Brackett Martin, Seattle Washington

Linda, Barb, Ruthie and families, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew your Mom very well always a first class lady who helped many in her life time. Unfortunately we are away on vacation and can’t be with you. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Paul and Ann Marie Raynes

Ruthie, I’ve been thinking about your mother and what a remarkable woman she was. She seemed to know how to do everything and always made me feel welcomed visiiting your home as a child (and she baked the best cookies and treats and seemed to have an endless supply!) I was in awe of her and her many talents as I’m sure you were, too. I know it will be hard for you and your sisters to live without her. My heart is with you. xo

Linda, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Linda, Barb and Ruth,
Your mom was a very kind and gracious lady who gave selflessly of her time and talents.. I will fondly remember the many “drop ins” on Cashin Ave over the last 35+ years.
May you find solace in the lifetime of memories you all have.
Love Patricia ,Ken and family

sorry for your loss of a family member
she will be miss rip

Dear Ruthie and family,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Barbara-Ann, Linda and Ruth,
My sincerest condolences to you and your families. I did not know your Mom but reading the many messages here depicts a very loved and special lady.
Margot Janes

Dear Barbara-Ann, Linda and Ruth and your families.
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Moms stay in a very special part of our hearts even after they pass. We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss.

From what I have heard you talk about your mom, it sounds like she was a wonderful woman. She did an excellent job raising you.
Love from Kelly and Chops (New Zealand)

So sorry for your loss. Barb was a wonderful friend.

Family of the late Barbara Janes.
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother, Barbara. Remember your Mom and meeting her when your Grandfather, Canon Harvey Torraville, (Mrs. Torraville) was the Rector of Portugal Cove/St. Philip’s. In fact the Canon gave me great encouragement to enter the Ministry……He left me his private Communion set which I have used now for almost fifty years for home communions. Your Mother will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She lived her life sharing, giving, and caring for others. “May her rest be in Peace, and her dwelling place be in the Paradise of God.” Amen. +

To Linda, Barb and Ruth and Families, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My Husband and I have many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

To Linda, Barb and Ruth and Families, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

On behalf of the former residents of Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel, where Barbara was a resident in 1945-46 while she attended Bishop Spencer College, we wish to extend our deepest condolences on her passing. May God Bless you and Comfort you in the days ahead as you deal with your loss.
Shirley (Morris) Cooper, Communications

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Barb. She was such a good friend to my mother for years. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

My sincere condolences to you all. Your Mom worked with my Mom (Mary Anthony) at the Grace Hospital. Mom considered her a treasured friend and colleague. They were both wonderful nurses and lovely ladies! May you find peace in your happy memories!

Sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure looking after your Mom. She was a lovely Lady and a fellow Nurse . <3