Breitmaier, Janet Sonja
February 14, 1960 – February 8, 2021
With profound sadness and joyful remembrance, the friends and family of Janet Breitmaier share our loss after a lengthy and fiercely battled contest with illness took her from us too soon. Our Valentine’s baby was born on a sunny Sunday in 1960 to two loving parents, Gordon Reinhold and Elfriede Breitmaier (both predeceased) of Kitchener, Ontario and one elder sibling Rein (Char) Breitmaier of Wingham, Ontario. Janet also leaves behind nieces Robyn (Luigi) Bruni and their children, and Taryn Breitmaier and her son.
Janet was in her lifetime a wife, a school teacher, an avid traveller, a life coach, a sister and a friend. Her last days were spent quietly at home, in the tender care of two childhood best friends Loraine Gubbels and Linda Benedikovic, along with a small army of visiting nurses and personal support workers who made Janet’s palliative care possible.
In keeping with Janet’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, in keeping with Public Health guidelines. Memorial Donations may be registered with Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens or with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Janet was one of the kindest, sweetest women. Her gentle manner, voice and beaming smile lit up the room. Her love for her family was deep and true. My sympathies to you & your family Rein & Char. riposare in pace, my friend.
My condolences to the family.
I belonged to a women’s group with Janet way back for a few years. She was one of the most loveliest human being I have met. RIP JANET
I will miss you my beautiful friend. Your phone number is one that I have known by heart for more than 20 years. Knowing that you were there and that I could just pick up the phone and call you, was such comfort to me. I will cherish the many memories of you, of living through the Eastern Border blackout in 2003, the Wild Turkey Bourbon and cokes, the movie nights and dinners, the walks, the talks, the laughs… Thank you for having been my friend for so many years!
We remember Janet as a sweet person who always had a ready smile for everyone. It is with great sadness to hear of her passing. Our condolences to her family and friends. She will live on in our collective memories. Nicholas and Susan
Rest in peace Janet. You were a loving person who always encouraged people in a positive way. Condolences to your family.
My heart felt condolences to you, Rein, Charlene, Laureen and Linda. Thanks for taking such good care of Janet. May the Lord comfort you in knowing that he has taken Janet home.
Janet was my cousin, and she left us too soon. Rest in peace.
So so sorry for your loss
Rest easy, Janet. Your kindness will be missed
Janet always had a smile on her face. To me, she was a strong person and yet she had a gentle side. I, along with others will miss her.
We were sorry to hear that Janet has passed away. She is now in our Saviour’s arms.
Jeff & Udi Scott
My condolences to Janet’s family, friends and colleagues. Janet was always gracious and elegant and had a fun sense of humour. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
I was so very sorry to hear of Janet’s death and my condolences to her family and friends, particularly those who accompanied her these last months. I knew Janet through my neighbours, her parents. Her attention and care for them was exemplary. Janet was a reflective and thoughtful soul, gentle in spirit, careful in word, full of gratitude.
Miss you my dear friend. Always admired your authenticity and fearlessness
in expressing your opinions. Your love of life and beauty.
I will treasure the memories
our long talks on the phone and in person.
Janet will be dearly missed for her lovely smiles and gentle ways; always welcoming and giving so much of herself. She was a wonderful eager participate in our get togethers and coffee chats. Her ideas were insightful and helpful especially as a team member.
Prayers and blessing for her departed soul and for her family and friends .
And may she rest in peace.
Janet was my dearest friend for 44 years. I will miss her beautiful smile and strong quiet presence. It was my great honour to be your friend. We were always there for each other. I miss you already but will never forget how you touched my life. Until we meet again my friend. I am glad your suffering is over. My sympathies to Rein & Char and your family. Janet will be greatly missed.