Janet (Jan) A. Chalker

October 19, 1935 to April 15, 2021


Passed peacefully away on April 15, 2021 at St Patrick’s Mercy Home at 85 years of age. Predeceased by her parents Edgar and Sylvia Ewing, sister Peggy O’Dea, brother-in-law Fabian O’Dea and niece Deborah O’Dea. Leaving to mourn her husband and lifelong companion of 65 years Grant; daughters, Kate Chalker and Beth (Joffre Bruce), and son, Tom Chalker (Janice); grandchildren Sarah Moffatt, Hannah Moffatt (Lenny Leblanc), Will Moffatt (Kayla), Grant Moffatt (Robyn), Leslie (Jody Charlebois), Lori Bruce, Brent Chalker and Julia Chalker and great-grandchildren Sophie Moffatt, Reagan Moffatt, Lucas Charlebois & Lyla Charlebois.

Jan will be remembered as a caring wife, mother and grandmother.  Throughout their marriage, Grant and Jan were surrounded by many friends and enjoyed a very busy and happy social life.  Jan loved her home.  It was always immaculate.  Jan looked forward to Thursday lunches and all of the fun and laughter that she shared with her dear friend Ingrid Curtis.  Jan loved to read, play bridge with Emmy Lou and accompany Grant on “The Boat”.

We would like to express a very special thank-you and sincere appreciation to the staff of St Patrick’s Mercy Home for months of kind and compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road. Visitation on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm from St. Mark’s Church, Logy Bay Road. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jan’s memory to the Community Food Sharing Association Inc, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble or a charity of your choice.




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Sending so much love, peace and good memories to Katie, Tom, Beth and all the family. I have such incredible memories of our time growing up together on Smithville and your mom was a wonderful part of that beautiful community. May she Rest In Peace.

Grant and the Chalker family
Deepest condolences on Jan’s passing. May your memories comfort you in your grief.
Mildred Steinhauer

Grant and the Chalker family
Deepest condolences on Jan’s passing. May your memories comfort you in your grief.
Mildred Steinhauer

Uncle Grant, Kate, Tom and Beth,

I was sad to learn of Aunt Jan’s passing. I hope she is at peace and I know she had a great life with her family and friends.

I always enjoyed her hospitality and company. My condolences to all of you.


Many enjoyable hours spent with Jan and Grant. Delicious meals and lots of fun. Have a drink of gin but keep everything in place. So sorry to see her gone. With wonderful memories and love to all

Tom, Kate and Grant and all the Chalker Family: Otto and I wish extend our sincere condolences to all the family on your loss.

Beth, and the entire Chalker family.
We were very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing.. May you all be blessed with the happiest memories of her..

Tom, Janice and family
Our sincere condolences .
Best Regards
Jerry and Lorraine Young

Sincere sympathy to Grant and your family..
Catherine & Ray Tooton.

Condolences to Grant and his family at this time. Jan was great fun, and loved life, to the fullest!

So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing, may each of the family cherish her memory and hold her closely in their hearts. God Bless ????????????????

Sincere condolences , we only saw this in the paper this morning !

Dear Grant ,just saw this in the paper today, sincerest condolences , Don and judy fitzpatrick

Sincere condolences

Dear Grant, just saw Jan’s passing in the paper today. Sincere condolences , Don and judy Fitzpatrick

Kate, Beth, and Tom. I remember your Mom well. First when we were in elementary school and later in life when our paths crossed. She was a very nice, sincere person who always had a smile for you. Heartfelt condolences to you and your families

Kate and family, condolences on the passing of your mother. Thinking of you at this time.

So very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Jan. She was a dear friend of my mothers
May she Rest In Peace

Grant and family We were so saddened to hear of Jans passing Our sincere condolences to each of you We have some great memories of our get togethers in our younger days we always enjoyed our dinner parties Keep all the happy memories you have close to your hearts Sincerely Joe and Rosa Butler

Kate, sending sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mom, and pass along my condolences to your dad.(He probably won’t remember me now from years ago at RBC) Sincerely Joan

Grant and family, my sincere condolences to you all.

Sincere & heartfelt condolences to the Chalker family . Jan was such a regular & loved part of our house my youth with her & Mom at the house either going for lunch or game of cards, few drinks/smokes, they were inseparable & so full of charisma.
The two girls are back together again, RIP Jan, you will be missed but never forgotten.

John & Trina Curtis

A wonderful woman and a very patient wife!

Dear Grant and family.
I was so sorry to learn of Jan’s passing.She was such a beautiful lady..
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Betty Simms

Kate, Tom, Beth and families – Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. & Grandmother. May your many happy memories help ease your pain..

Grant and family
Nora and I offer our sincere condolences on your sad and great loss with Jan’s passing. We have many fond memories together at Tanglers Christmas visitations and parties, our June lobster boil, and other Tanglers events including the Fireside meetings at your house with dinner – the signature baked ham, beans, and accompaniments – liquid and otherwise.
May the warm wishes of friends help you through those difficult times.
Herb and Nora

Mr Chalker and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Chalker. She was such a beautiful person. I use to clean your house on Smithville Cres and again when you moved to Churchill Square. Chris did some odd jobs at your cottage. You always said that he could put an ass in a cat. It was a privilege to have known her, I am sure that she will certainly be missed by all. God Bless! Ann and Chris, St. Johns

Grant and family,

There were good times with good company and we are saddened to see them now filed away under “Memories”. We are happy that the Chalkers were part of it all.

Jennifer & Paul Sparkes

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.it was my honour to know your mom and to be her caregiver.RIP my friend

Grant and Family,
So saddened a sorry to learn of Jan’s passing. We share in your loss. She will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Our sincere and deepest sympathy.
Toots and Bob MacLeod


We were sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
With our sincere condolences.

Colleen Hanrahan & John G. Abbott

Tom, Beth, Kate and Mr. Chalker – so sorry to hear about Mrs. Chalker’s passing – I know it is a sad time for you all but hopefully all of the wonderful memories that you have will help you through this trying time – my prayers and thoughts are with you all and your families.

Kate and family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Katie and Family
May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Your Mother’s spirit will always watch over you all, with eternal love.

Sorry to hear of Jan’s passing.
Think of you and your family.

Kate & family,
So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Janet O’Brien

Beth, Tom, Katie and Mr. Chalker,
I am heartbroken to hear of “Mrs. Chalker’s” passing. I have so many memories of her, as I feel like half my life was spent at your house, and I always felt welcome…except on Wednesday’s when the cleaning lady had been there and myself and Beth would sneak into the kitchen for a snack! May she rest peacefully and the memories make you smile.
All my love,

My condolences on the passing of your mother, RIP

Joffre, please accept my condolences to you and family at this time. May your mother-in-law Rest In Peace.

Kate. Tom, Beth and Mr. Chalker,

So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Chalker. Having spent a lot of my childhood with you all, I cherish all of those memories. We had such fun at your house and your mother always made me feel welcome. Sincere condolences to you all. May she rest in peace. Kathy Ryan (Barnes)

May fond memories of your wife/mother comfort you all at this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace!

Sharon Fagan

Kate and Chalker Family:
Sorry to hear of your Mum, Grandmother’s passing.
It is never easy to say good-bye to a loved family member.
Your Mum, Grandmother shared a wonderful, beautiful life with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren which will hold fabulous memories to carry forward in the days and years ahead.

dean and Sharon Lear

Kate and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Memories are a wonderful thing and we know you have lots of good ones to cherish. Hugs

Rick & Sharon

Loving memories of Jan and Grant for our years in Rotary together. May Jan now enter into eternal peace with the God whom she trusted and believed in so firmly.

Kevin and Cathy

Kate & Family: We are so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with You all at this sad difficult time. Cherish your memories & hold them close.

Kate and Family… our deepest sympathy to you All.
I know how you feel. I lost mom a year ago.
Cherish all your wonderful memories of her.
God bless

Janet (Granter)Butler and Gary Butler

Kate & Family, extending condolances warmth 8love and support on your Mom’s passing, thinking of you.p