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Janette Storrie Clark (nee McKay), 78

Peacefully on Friday October 9, 2015, Janette Storrie Clark, 78, of Rainy River, ON passed away at the Rainy River Hospital after a brief illness with family by her side.
Janette was born on March 16, 1937, in Paisley, Scotland the younger of twin girls born to Peter and Bessie McKay.
She spent a short time in South Africa, before immigrating to Canada in April of 1957, to be closer to her older sister Elizabeth.
She worked at various companies including Honeywell and the CBC.
She was united in marriage to James George Clark, in Feb of 1958. After the birth of their daughter Mary in November of 1963, Janette mainly was a stay at home mom, but did volunteer work on the PTA and at the school library in West Hill, Ontario, near Toronto. The family moved to Gondola Point, NB in 1977.
In 1980 James and Janette parted. Later she entered a relationship with Stanley Emerson and enjoyed 10 happy years of life until his sudden passing in 1992.
Janette continued to work a various jobs at the local community college in Saint John, NB and finally settled into the Comfort Inn/Journeys End Hotel in Saint John as an evening front desk person. After Stan’s passing, Janette transferred to Trenton, ON with the Comfort Inns chain. Unfortunately a series of illnesses forced her to retire in 2008 and she then moved to Rainy River, ON in June of 2009 to be close to her daughter Mary.
Janette loved to garden and try out new plants. Her favorite saying was “Grow grow or out the window you go! “ She also loved to knit, go to concerts, get dressed up in gowns and elbow length gloves, but her biggest passions were, chocolate, listening to Pavarotti and voraciously devouring books from the library.
She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Bessie, her eldest sister Elizabeth (Mike) Marsbergen, her brother Peter McKay, twin sister Morag (Bert) McLay and husband Stan.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Mary Withers of Pratt Twp, ON, niece Jenny Coutts and children Tom and Ellie, nephews Sinclair McLay and Fraser (Lesley) McLay and daughter Kathy all of Scotland.
Many will miss her quick smile, sharp wit and distinctive Scottish brogue.
As per Janette’s wishes no public funeral service will take place and if so desired memorial donations in Janette’s memory may be made to the Rainy River Public Library or the Rainy River Health Care Facility c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at