Jan Durnford

1954 - 2022

Of Sauble Beach, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday July 2, 2022. Janice Mary Durnford (Cassolato) at the age of 67 years. Beloved wife of Bob for 47 years. Dear mother to Molly Wright, her partner Michael Ostler and cherished grandmother of Levi and Zachary Wright of Guelph. Sister of Tony Cassolato and his wife Anne of California. Predeceased by her father, Anthony “Tony” Cassolato and sadly missed by her mother, Mary Cassolato of Guelph. Sadly missed by her nephew Scott “Sy” Seibert and his partner Lynn McNeil of Sauble Beach. To honour Jan, there will be a gathering for family and friends at her home in Sauble Beach (at 23 Lakeside Place) on Saturday July 16th, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Bob is planning to say a few words at 3 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach. Donations to the Ontario Food Bank (www.feedontario.ca/) or to World Vision (www.worldvision.ca/) would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

POEM FOR JAN
(OCTOBER 29, 1954 – JULY 2, 2022)

Janice Mary friend so dear
I miss you now and shed a tear
For my own loss no you will not cry
As your spirit soars across the sky

Joining those who’ve gone before
Those loving souls who touched your soul
So brief it seems our journey lasts
Although we know all things must pass

And now it is your time to go
Where human mind cannot know
Where thoughts are scattered in the breeze
Like autumn leaves torn from their trees
Where spirits play in gentle dreams
Like jewels of light in mountain streams

There is no loss, there is no gain
No more sorrow, no more pain
And even though my loss seems real
For the human being will always feel
Along with joy the touch of sorrow
Memories of past and sweet tomorrow

Infinity rests in this single moment
When all one does is time well spent
When the heart can hear the silent song
When the mind is stopped it won’t be long
In just one breath or endless time
We’ll flow like words in a timeless rhyme.

Janice Mary friend so dear
I miss you now and shed a tear
For my own loss no you will not cry
As your spirit soars across the sky

Bob Durnford

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