Janet Smith
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.


Janet was my friend first and colleague second.
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
Simon Thompson
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson
I immediately thought of you Janet when I read this. We certainly sank some Sauvigon, laughed loads and danced hard in the early days!
Felicity McCormack - Studio Supervisor
Janet you stayed cheerful through the pain of illness and, even at the end were always thinking of others first. You lived life to the full and will always be my hero.
You will stay with me forever.
Rest in peace Janet
Joanna Smith

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Funeral Arrangements

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Time:  10:00 am 

Location: Chiswick Memorials,

Chiswick, London, W4 4PH  

Additional info: 

There is free parking onsite including 10 

disabled parking spaces


Time: 12:00 pm 

 Location:  9 Barley Mow Passage, 

Chiswick, London W4 4PH


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There is free parking available behind Barley Mow 

A selection of snacks and drinks will be available. 

All food will be individually sealed and there are 3 hygine points due to COVID-19.