janet marston

Saturday, 15 April, 2006

On March 4th, 1947 janet winked above the horizon, born to Bernice and Maynard Marston on Davis Road, Ladysmith. This nature’s child full of monkey business and mystery, guided in life’s arc by Gaia beliefs and driven to support social justice, developed a natural spirituality in her art and environmental projects. Artist, facilitator, nun, gardener, teacher and wife, janet studied, prayed and worked across

Canada, starting in Ladysmith and with stops in Halifax, Burnaby, Kelowna, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Markham, Nemiah Valley, and home again to Saltair.

Janet delighted in welcoming visitors, family and friends with an open smile and cups of hot tea at the Saltair home and studio she shared with her beloved husband, Rod Mark and their two cats Button and Dusty.

We witness with sadness janet’s passing over the far horizon as we also mark with joy, life’s enrichment for having known her. Since Saturday, April 15th, 2006 when janet succumbed to ovarian cancer, the world feels smaller without her purple in it.

Friends and family gathered at the Eagles Hall, 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith, BC, on Saturday April 22, 11-1pm and celebrated janet’s life.

A staunch supporter of the Holland Creek Trail, janet asked that rather than flowers, contributions be made to the The Land Conservancy at: www. conservancy.bc.ca or at:

The Land Conservancy Head Office,

2709 Shoreline Drive,

Victoria, BC V9B 1M5

and ask that acknowledgement be sent to Rod Mark the Marston family at:

Rod Mark,

10758 Chemainus, Highway, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 2A6.


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