McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

RAFAEL, Janet Louise (nee Smith)

March 2, 1947 – August 22, 2011

Janet, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of August 22, 2011, surrounded by her family, after a valiant battle against cancer.

Janet was a warm and highly social person who had the uncanny ability to make friends everywhere she went. She touched many people with her strength and kindness; Janet was truly a mother to us all.

Janet is survived by her husband George; three sons and their families, James (Jill), Marc (Marla) and her youngest, Andy (Gina); three grandchildren, Ethan, Henri, and Sheila. She will be missed dearly by all those who she left behind.

The family would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the medical staff of the ICU unit at the Foothills Hospital. Donations can be made in her name to: Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Center, 1331 – 29th Street N.W. Calgary AB, T2N 4N2 or www.albertacancer.ca. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Janet Rafael, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

Offer Condolence for the family of RAFAEL, Janet Louise (nee Smith)

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Sandra and David Perkins :

    George and family, we are so deeply saddened by this….If you need help with anything at all please let us know.
    Our thoughts are with you..

    Take care,
    The Perkins

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Frank and Patty Kemeri :

    George and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. D'arcy and Elaine Elliott :

    We knew Janet as an amazing person, a brave and beautiful soul, and a lovely and caring woman. She was such a pleasure to be with, always with the most positive outlook on life no matter the circumstances. We were always amazed and impressed at her ability to refuse to play the straight man to George’s endless jokes, invariably coming back with her own punch lines or response to his jokes with her own imitable sense of humour. She was so clearly a perfect soul mate for George, and while we will miss her ourselves we cannot imagine how much she will be missed by the family. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss that you are all feeling so deeply now. She will live on for the rest of our lives in the fondest memories of those who knew and cared for her.

    D’arcy and Elaine Elliott

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. JoAnn Goodwin :

    My sincere symptahy to you all. Janets passing is a great loss to us all, especially the Stitch Girls.
    Joann Goodwin

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Dear George – I was so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. It’s been a number of years since the Carl-Air bowling days but I do remember the good times we had back then. My sincere condolences to you, the boys and their families. Jan was always so upbeat and fun. I wish she’d had more time to sparkle – great smile, great gal – cherish your memories..Judie Laird (Aucoin)

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Dennis Hruska :

    George and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

    Dennis

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Aldrick Bueno :

    George, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  8. Cathy & Doug Olson :

    We are so sad to hear the news. What a gentle sole Jan was. Although we had been out of touch, we always remember the Rafaels and Jan fondly. Our lasting impression is of Jan in Florida. How she loved that place. Our thoughts and prayers go to you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  9. Ron and Heather Yarwood :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences with Jan’s passing. George, Heather and I wish you, the boys and the family strength and comfort through this sad time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  10. George,

    I was so sorry to hear of this. My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this time.

    Take care.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  11. Andy Boettcher :

    George and family, my sincere sympathies to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  12. Darcy and Donna Morgan :

    George – love and strength to you and your family during this time of grief.
    – Darcy and Donna

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  13. I was so sorry to hear the sad news. I will always have fond memories of Janet and because of her I will remember to appreciate the value of the little things in life.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  14. Albert and Renata Kain :

    George, We are truly sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. We offer our condolences to you and your family. Although we have known Janet for a short time on a couple of occasions, Janet was considerate, joyfully, helpful and a very nice person.

    Take care.

    Albert and Renata Kain

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  15. Rob & Patti Remus :

    George and family,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your wife and mom. You will undoubtably miss her so much, but she will be taking care of you from a different place now.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  16. My heart is with you and your family George at this time. Celebrate Janet and remember all the good times your family has had together.

    Joni and Family

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  17. George – I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Dave Lepa

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  18. George, my sincere condolences to you and your family….my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Bev

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  19. Glen & Lucille Jakubowski :

    We are so very sorry to have lost this grand lady at such a young age. We have been very fortunate to have our daughter Jill join such a lovely family and to have had such a wonderful Granny for our shared grandson Ethan. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  20. Valerie Silbernagel :

    George: I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kind regards, Valerie

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  21. George,
    My sincerest condolences to you and the family. I also wish you all strength in this time of sadness and know my thoughts are with you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  22. Larry & Sherri Pelletier :

    George. We were so sad to hear of Jan’s illness and passing. She was a great lady! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We wish you peace.
    Larry & Sherri

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  23. Mark & Alyce Givarz :

    George,

    As part of your Coral Shores ‘family’, we will always remember Janet, and will think of her whenever we are here at the beach. She was, and continues to be, a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her.

    Mark & Alyce
    St. Louis, MO

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  24. George, all of us from Coral Shores have been thinking of you and Jan and missing you. Words can’t express, here’s a big hug from me……. God Bless you

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  25. Matt and Katie Smith :

    George,

    We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Regards,
    Matt & Katie Smith

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  26. Janice Fennell :

    George,

    We heard today about Janet’s passing. What wonderful memories we have of when we lived in Silver Springs and saw Janet on a regular basis.

    We are so sad to hear the news. A great, great lady with such warmth and laughter!
    Janice and Dave Fennell

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  27. Leo and Marjorie Aucoin :

    George and family:
    I am so sorry for your loss…..Jan was such a nice lady who was kind to everyone. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warmth of friends.
    My sincere condolences,
    Leo

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  28. Allison & Troy Stephenson (JoAnn's daughter) :

    George and family – we are very sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. We feel so lucky to have visited with her when we were visiting Calgary earlier this year. She was a strong lady who always looked out for everyone else, especially Joann! Take care during this difficult time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  29. Manny Altshuler :

    George, my sincere condolences.

    If I can help in any way let me know.

    Manny

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  30. George and Family – Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Gary and Sonia McPhee

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  31. George and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  32. Eileen Rowland :

    George,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  33. Gloria Spielman :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss her dearly, as she was friendly with the people at Northland Walmart.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  34. Todd and Sue Frerichs :

    Our thoughts go out to you and your family George.

    Todd and Sue Frerichs

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*

In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *