PORTER, Janie (Jennie) (nee Griffin) Passed away peacefully in Duncan on November 4, 2012 at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Alex Porter, she will be deeply missed by her children: Brian (Suzanne) and Patricia (Ed), as well as her grandchildren Launa (James), Lee (Tammy), Pamela, Alan (Kathy), Katie, seven great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. After her marriage, she moved to Saltair and the family farm. Mom dedicated her life to family and friends and provided a warm and loving home. She was known for her unfailing optimism, kind and caring spirit and her independent nature. Her family and friends will fondly remember the many gatherings and celebrations that were a result of her love of life. She was actively involved and a founding member of both the Chemainus United Church and the Ladysmith Laurel Rebecca Lodge. The family extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and the residents of Sunridge Place in Duncan and La Rosa Retirement Centre in Ladysmith for their kindness, friendship and caring support over the last ten years and to Dr. A. Thompson. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Chemainus United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13th. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Nov. 7, 2012