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Janet Elizabeth Canfield, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday November 8th. Delos and Mary Canfield welcomed the sweet and angelic Janet to their family February 9, 1937. Janet was the youngest of her siblings Randy and Cynthia. Born in Rochester, NY the family moved for a short time to Tallahassee, FL in 1946 until their return to Rochester in 1952 where Janet continued her education and graduated from School of the Holy Child. She participated in the Special Olympics as a swimmer, bringing home many medals for all of her accomplishments. She adored her family and loved helping out with all of her nephews and niece! After her mother’s passing, she lived in Carbondale, IL with her father and stepmother, Muriel, in the mid 70’s and 80’s. This is where she found her love of baseball, rooting alongside her father for the St. Louis Cardinals until she ultimately became a Baltimore Orioles fan. After her father’s passing, she returned to Rochester in the 90’s to be with her sister and brother-in-law where she truly enjoyed all of life’s simple pleasures. She was an avid bowler that had the ability to get a spare every time! Her gentle personality drew all of the animals to her, and she was always the first to give them her affection. Janet truly enjoyed a cup of coffee in the mornings, spending the afternoons at the senior center in Henrietta, and topping her days with a word search, card game, and knitting.
Janet is predeceased by her parents Delos and Mary Canfield, her brother-in-law Frank Kettles, and her nephew David Kettles. She is survived by her brother Randy Canfield of Gaithersburg MD, her sister Cynthia Kettles of Fairport, NY, nephews John (Gail), Andrew, Dan (Lisa), Jamie (Jen), and niece Laura Cook. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, great great-nieces and nephews, as well as a great great-great-nephew and nieces.
Janet was laid to rest beside her parents at White Haven Memorial Cemetery in Pittsford, NY. She will be truly missed and her memory forever cherished. Janet was the sweetest and purest of souls to have walked this earth and as her mother always said “An angel could do no better.”