Grimes, Janet Ann

Early morning on Thursday, September 16th 2021, Janet Ann Grimes passed away by her daughter’s side at the age of 85. A proud resident of Meaford, Ontario, Janet was a beloved mother, grandmother, and dear friend.

Born in London, England on November 29th, 1935, to Bessie and Leonard Lyon, Janet immigrated to Canada in 1957, to wed her then-fiance, Royd Grimes. A devout reader, Janet loved to craft, knit, play cards, and spend time with family. Janet was also an avid traveller, and lived for her next adventure.

Janet is survived by her devoted daughter Sarah; loving grandchildren Jessica, Holly, Thomas and Danielle; and great-granddaughter Daejannai. She leaves behind her dear friend Ann Saunders, beloved Maple Meadows community, and many cherished friends and relatives.

Janet will be remembered for her humour, character, thoughtfulness, fierce independence and unyielding love for family and friends. Her spark for life will be missed profoundly.

The family would like to graciously acknowledge the nurses and physicians of Meaford General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center in Barrie for their kind and attentive care in Janet’s final weeks.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the funeral service will be limited to family and close friends. Janet is to be interred alongside husband, Royd, and son, Lawrence at the Meaford Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”


Private Funeral Service

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Penny Fligg
    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    Janet was our leader at trivia nite in maple meadows. Did a wonderful job, lots of laughs by all. Will be greatly missed by all maple meadow friends.
    Rest In Peace.
    Wayne and Penny

  2. Robert and Jennifer Malcolm
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    To Sarah and family
    We loved Janet, she was such a breath of fresh air and fun bringing lightness into our lives and the lives of the people she knew. Our memories go back 50 years to the life long friendship that started among the Forest Court neighbours, and those memories are treasured.
    Janet will be sadly missed by us and many others so fortunate to have had her in our lives.
    Love to all the family

  3. Adrienne Jackson
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    A lifetime of wonderful memories, Auntie Sally was one of a kind :)- God speed
    Love you all
    Adrienne Ajay Jackson

  4. Joan Miller
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Sarah and Family,
    I was so sorry to learn that the world has lost such an amazing woman. Your parents, (Sally and Roy to the family) welcomed me into the family when I married Bill. We shared many many good times and lots of laughter.
    Thinking of you,

  5. Ken and Marie Hodgkinson
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    To Sarah and Family,
    Janet was an excellent next door neighbour with a great sense of humour. We will miss her very much. We are thankful to have known her in our Maple Meadows community.

  6. Derek and Lisa McLean
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Janet and her whole family were instrumental in making Forest Crt. such an incredible place to grow up. She brought humour to every occasion and had a laugh that would brighten anyone’s day. I feel privileged to have known her.

  7. Marian Trudell
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Sarah and family….
    We will cherish the twenty five years of friendship with Janet and Roy forever.
    Our memories go back to great times both in Lake Okeechobee, Florida and Meaford.
    Rest In Peace our special friend.
    Marian and Jerry Trudell

  8. Allie barclay
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Sally was a living legend and though I only met her in her later years, she made a real impression on me and my family. Sally wasn’t a “cup half-full” person she was “cup runneth over” person. She loved life and always made us smile, laugh and feel grateful for family, friends and life in general. We will miss her dearly.

  9. Sally McGuigan
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Janet at this sad time.
    Sally McGuigan from Ireland.

  10. Daryl & Gail O’Brien
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Sarah! We fondly remember Janet’s warm & friendly personality & her great sense of humour from our time as neighbours on Forest Court. Our deepest condolences to you and all your family!

  11. Lindy Brown
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Such wonderful memories of Aunt Sal…stopping for a swim at their place in Caledon as kids. Loving how she would bring out my mom’s accent on every visit. As adults getting to enjoy her amazing sense of humour and belly laughs. My husband and I as newly weds got to spend a month in Lake Okeechobee with Uncle Roy and Aunt Sal and were welcomed in with loving arms. I will cherish all the memories. Sending my love and condolences to you Sarah and your family ❤️❤️


  12. Lynne and Don Barclay
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    I’ve grown up with Sally’s influence and laughter in our home and now our children and grandchildren have known and shared the same pleasures and energy. Her laugh was infectious and her ability to put things in perspective pretty quickly was hilarious and often hit the mark. Our paths criss crossed over the 65 years that I’ve known her and Roy and for that we are extremely grateful. Rest dear Sally. You will be missed. Xoxo

  13. Esther Hannaford
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    63 years ago my husband Gerry and I met Sally and Roy and just thinking of them brings a smile to my face. I have so many happy memories of times spent together – Christmases with them at the Allison’s, Thanksgivings at the cottage in VanKoughnet and the many parties attended back in these early days in Canada. Sadly, my only regret is that because of my husband’s illness we were physically unable to continue this friendship except for the occasional e-mail but the memories will remain in my heart forever. God Speed Sally and condolences to you and the family Sarah, your Mum was a very special lady who brought joy and happiness to all who knew her.

  14. Michelle micone
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    I am so sorry Sarah to hear about moms passing. I have such warm memories of her and your family.
    Knowing her my entire life made me think of her more as family than a neighbour or friend. Her contagious laugh and love of life will truly be missed.
    Michelle Micone ( McLean)

  15. Dick and Joanne Halloran
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    We met Janet in Okeechobee Florida.
    Whenever we were together,playing golf,practising for a musical at Koa,together at
    Christmas dinner,Janet always had us laughing and singing.
    You wanted to be with her.
    We are so very sorry of her passing.
    People in heaven are in for a treat!!!!
    God Bless you Janet
    The Halloran’s from Windsor

  16. Christine,Bill and Family
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Dear Sarah and family
    I have such fond memories of my dear auntie Janet. The family all looked forward to her visits to England over the years we had some great get together’s and parties at Kay & Ray’s she was always smiling and laughing. I am so glad we were able to meet up on her last visit to the UK and to meet you and your family. Sending our deepest condolences to you all. Rest in peace auntie Janet I will miss you. Xxx

  17. John Cooper
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    So sad to hear that my aunty Janet has passed away, I last saw her nearly ten years ago on a family visit England she was my mother’s sister, I’ll always remember her for her lovely laugh and the Canadian twang to her accent, Rest in peace ❤️

  18. Wendy and Chris
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Dear Sarah and family,
    We were so sorry to hear the very sad news of Aunty Janet’s passing. It was wonderful to spend time with her and yourself during her last visit to the UK before her cruise with Florence.
    A lovely BBQ together with lots of laughter to remember.
    Florence has been here with us tonight, reminiscing over many many good times spent together.
    Sending love to you all
    Wendy, Chris and family. XX
    With special love from Florence xxx

  19. Paul, Lorraine and Family
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    So sad to hear that Aunty Janet passed away. She was such a lovely lady with a big personality and an amazing sense of humour. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending our deepest condolences.

  20. Kevin
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Sarah and family

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandma. From the Forest Court days to last time I saw Janet, she’s always a bright light in any crowd; stories and jokes to tell and a laugh that will always be remembered.

    Cheers Janet! You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts!

    Kevin McLean

  21. Doreen Exton
    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    Sally and Roy were a large part of our family for over sixty years. We can’t remember life in Canada without Sally around. The gatherings, the parties and the farm. We shared her grief when Roy died. It was tough then and again when Lawrence left too. Thank goodness Sally had Sarah by her side and her cockney sense humour to help her through. Our family appreciated just knowing her so well and I will miss her. Love Doreen

  22. Tereance scott
    Monday, September 27, 2021

    Sorry to hear this sad news on the passing of our Aunty Janet. Fun times we spent with her when she came to England. We loved hearing all her funny stories. all our love Terry Joyce and family xxxxx


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