1948 – 2021
Janet was the youngest of the four energetic children born to John senior and Mary. She was brought up in a frenetic household where love compensated for any lack of money. Her free spirit and creativity at an early age set her apart and prepared the stage for a rich and colourful life. She attended Acton Grammar School and Brunel University where she majored in Art, which, in turn, led her into the world of set design for film and stage.
She was a great table tennis player as a kid and had a latent athletic ability, flashes of which could be seen on the dance floor. She always enjoyed “the moment”, so when you were with her, somehow you just felt better.
Janet met the love of her life, John, in 1975. The relationship started with a debate about a movie plot. They never looked back, marrying six months later.
Janet’s spirit will live on in her children Dave, Dougie, and Diana. She always said, “You can’t take it with you, so share it with everyone”. She enjoyed watching her family grow in size as well as spirit and wisdom. A lifelong resident of London, Janet was a loyal worker for Ealing Studios where she started in the Design department, eventually heading up the Wardrobe division. She loved spending time with her family, planning their annual holiday. Janet enjoyed time with friends and neighbours, shopping, and, of course, studying and leading in all things in fashion.
I have thought about her a lot recently and I think these words from one of her favourite songwriters sum up her ideals:
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life"
- John Lennon
I immediately thought of you Janet when I read this. We certainly sank some Sauvigon, laughed loads and danced hard in the early days!
You will stay with me forever.
Rest in peace Janet
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