Leo James Janes

April 30, 1942 to December 25, 2016


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in the presence of his wife and children on December 25th, 2016, Leo James Janes aged 74 years.  Leaving with fond and loving memories his devoted wife and best friend Debbie Janes; his children Kimberley, Terry (Sherri), Steven (Nicole), and Shawn (Veronica); grandchildren Hayley, Heather, Holly, Hannah, Brady, Jayden, Taylor-Lynn, and Darcy; great-grandchild Marley; brothers Ambrose (Phyllis), and George (Peggy); special cabin friends; nieces, nephews, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at 4 South A, at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and support during his time there. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 from 12 – 9 p.m, and Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 from 10 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. James Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 10 a.m, with interment to follow in the Carbonear Interfaith Cemetery. Flowers graciously accepted, or donations in Leo’s memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.



12 - 9 p.m on December 27, 2016

10 - 9 p.m on December 28, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Thursday December 29th

St. James United Church


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To Terry and family, Deepest Condolences from the staff of the TSS shop at Peel Police. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Debbie, so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Saddened by Leo’s passing . Many fond memories of our school and air cadet days.

To the Family:
Was sorry to hear of Leo’s passing.May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.


To: The Family
I wish to send deepest sympathy on Leo’s recent passing. Upholding you all in prayer as you travel this difficult journey. God Bless.
Vicki Oates Thorne, Carbonear

The Janes Family,
So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss.
From: Ted & Gret Oates and family

To: The family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of one so dear to you.
From: Bill (tisser) Oates and family,Carbonear

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you Debbie, Kimberley & Terry as well as his step sons & families. To George, Ambrose & all of the Janes family. My heart goes out to you all but Leo isn’t suffering anymore. I have fond memories of being at the Cabin and enjoying all the fun I had there.

Genny St. George (Peggy Janes sister)

To the James family
Very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing it was only a couple of months ago that I had the privalage to run across him at Costco while I was visiting St. John’s we sure had a great yarn and a great laugh as both of our families have been friends for a long time his good nature will be shortly missed, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Terry And Family

Our condolences to you and your family

My dear Poppy Janes,
Words can not express how greatful I am to be able to call you my grand father , my Poppy Janes! I am truly saddened that you are gone. But you are now flying with Nanny Janes watching over all of us. I will always cherish the wonderful memories we have together. I am so happy I was able to go see you last year along with everyone else in the family . You gave me amazing memories that I will Cherish for the rest of my life. You have shown me endless love , kindness and taught me how to have a gentle heart for everyone and everything . I thank you most of all for bringing in this world a wonderful woman who has taught me everything you know and I know in life. She has taught me my morals and leadership ( positive you gave that to her) and teaching me to be a strong and Independent woman. That woman is my mother . Without her I would not be the woman I am today so I can not thank you enough for that. I will always remember the dancing skills you gave me . Dancing last year in your kitchen with Nanny Janes and my family. You where just busting out laughing saying ” oh Heather your a true Newfy, dancing like that!” Ohh how much I love you and miss you . No matter how many miles we were apart, we new how much we loved each other . I feel comfort knowing I have gained a wonderful , gentle guardian angel! I love you Poppy Janes!❤

So sorry to hear of your loss. We have great memories of our times together. God bless you and your family.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Leo,
Leo was a very kind hearted man …. he will be greatly missed …. thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time xo

Rest in Peace Leo. You were a great confident to my father and me. Your infectious laugh brought a smile to many a face. My condolences to the Janes family.

Debbie and Family
It is with great sadness that we hear of Leo’s passing. Sending you all our deepest Sympathy during this time of sorrow. We are certainly thinking about you and wish we could be there in Person to visit with you all.
God Bless
Frank and Shirley

Steven and Nicole and family So sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you.

Condolences to the family on Leo’s passing. I still hold fond memories of us growing up in the same neighbourhood . Rest in peace Leo.. Marg and Charl Thomas, oromocto NB

So sorry to hear about Leo. I have many fond memories of hiim at Aunt Eve’s house. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Maxine Stanley.

So sad to hear of Leo’s passing. My sympathy to all the family. Leo wad a wonderful man I so enjoyed our chats over the fence and will miss him ever so much.

Debbie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Leo.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Hold on to all the precious memories that the both of you made over the years.. Joan and Ed sends their condolences.They are in Halifax. God Speed.RIP Leo..

Words cannot express how sad we are to loose our wonderful neighbour and friend. So very sorry for your loss. Leo was a wonderful man. xo

Very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, he was a fine gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Dear Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about your husband, and sorry that I won’t get to see you at this sad time. Please extend my condolences to the rest of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I won’t be home until the middle of January but I will be in touch after that. God bless you. Love Helen

Our love and thoughts are with the family at this time. We wish we could be there in person. Although we didn’t get to spend as much time with “Poppy” Janes as we would have liked, the time we did have gave us precious memories to carry forward. You will be greatly missed.