Janet Kathleen Gardner (23 May 1946 - 10 Oct 2019)

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Location
Garden of England Crematorium Sheppey Way Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ
Date
4th Nov 2019
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
Bournes Of Sittingbourne

A loving wife to Douglas, an amazing Mother to Kay and Antony, Mother-in-law to Peter and second Mum to Rosie. A caring and proud Grandmother to Kyran and Harrison, Sister to Frank, Susan and Richard, Aunt to David, Sally, Rebecca, Stephen, Hannah and their children.

Her commitment to helping others saw her serve as a member of St John Ambulance for over 52 years. During which time Janet volunteered approximately 1000 hours per year. She was the Superintendent of the Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Adult Division for over 30 years and most recently the Cadet Division as well.

During her time with St John Ambulance both as a volunteer and an employee she has trained, supported and guided thousands of people to provide first aid assistance to those in need.

Janet enjoyed travelling and at the age of 58 spent an incredible month exploring New Zealand. She then went on to visit amazing places such as Canada, Hawaii and beyond.

To say that Janet will be missed is a huge understatement. She will be forever in our hearts xx

Rebecca Hales wrote

Its taken along time for me to find all the right words to put on here about my Auntie Janet and all the memories I have but I'd be here for along time, so couple of memories are falling in the fish pond Antony jumping in to save me and Auntie Janet washing me down in the kitchen sink, sitting round the table for dinner and awaiting for rice pudding but being told i have to wait for my serving as the skin was Uncle Doug's, being introduced to sons and daughters and heart to heart by Kay and Auntie Janet when walking to their house from school waiting to be picked up. The horse chestnuts around the open fire and so many more.... I shall miss the obligatory People's Friend tea towel at Christmas but most of all ill miss you Auntie Janet... we will keep your golden heart shining through us all 💛 love you always x

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Graham & Denise Townsend wrote

With Love and happy memories from Doreen, Graham, Denise & Lionel,

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richard hales wrote

In loving memory of a loving and caring sister

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richard hales donated in memory of Janet

In loving memory of a loving and caring sister

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Paul Bailey donated £50 in memory of Janet

A great friend and colleague, tutor, trainer and mentor at St John Ambulance to me and my family. The hours spent putting the world to rights while sat in an ambulance watching everything from banger racing, speedway, to concerts.

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Maxine & Jeff Easter donated £20 in memory of Janet
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Donna Arnold donated £50 in memory of Janet
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Diane and Adrian Connell wrote

The world is now a poorer place with the sad loss of Janet. She was such a hardworking and caring person, and well respected by all who knew her.
Our sincere condolences to all her family.

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Nathan Jones donated £30 in memory of Janet

Janet, such a lovely lady - what a pleasure it has been. Although I only knew you for a short time, you certainly made a lasting impression.

Always been so willing to help and support with all things and have brought a wealth of knowledge along with you to whatever you’ve done.

Rest in peace Janet xxx

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Nathan Jones wrote

Janet, such a lovely lady - what a pleasure it has been. Although I only knew you for a short time, you've certainly made a lasting impression. You’ve always been so willing to help and support with all things have brought a wealth of knowledge along with you to whatever you’ve done.

Rest in peace Janet xxx

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Ross Smith wrote

Janet, words cant even begin to express the impact you have had on my life and you helped shape me into the man I am today. You taught me so much about care and compassion and without you, I wouldn't have followed the career path I have. As one of your "home-grown" paramedics I am so unbelievably proud to have flourished under your love, support and guidance.
What I will miss most of all, are our little chats which were always full of wisdom and your hugs which just made everything feel much better!
You have been a part of my life for longer than not and I will miss you so very much, rest in peace and one day we shall meet again for an extra special hug and a good catch-up.
Pro Fide and Pro Utilitate Hominim

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Roy Terry wrote

I met Janet many years ago when her sister Sue took me along and introduced me, then left me there !
Not having an idea what I let myself in for I was a bit nervous yet Janet welcomed me in to the SJA family.
In time I learnt a great deal and loved my time there, all because of the caring lady I met that first night.
I will miss not seeing Janet around town, miss the calm influence she had on me and many others.
Rest in peace Janet x

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Sally Francis donated £15 in memory of Janet

So very sad, Janet was such a lovely lady xx

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Kerryn Pratt donated in memory of Janet

I have many fond memories of Janet, since joining St John Ambulance. What sticks out above all is the dedication, commitment and passion shes given SJA over the years. She delivered countless FA courses, shared her wisdom to new trainers in the making and supported many existing trainers to develop and grow. She'll be sadly missed by all.

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Peter Longbottom wrote

I first met Janet in the 1980s when I started to work as a Sessional Trainer for SJA Kent. She worked in the old SJA Kent HQ, upstairs at Violet Astor House in Maidstone, and generally she was in the smaller of the upstairs rooms which was limited to 10 students. As I was getting to grips with the different courses and the material contained in them she guided me in my early days in the capacity above. Later I met her more frequently at Sittingbourne where she was the, then, Divisional Superintendent to the Combined Adult Division. By now (the late 1990s) I had become a County Staff Officer as well as being a trainer so our paths crossed more often.
Janet was very keen to ensure training was 'by the book' and her guidance in this matter was much appreciated as was her long experience as a Superintendent. Over the years since I have worked with Janet across many facets of St. John Ambulance life and always appreciated her knowledge and input, especially when she 'put me straight' on some matter or another.
I will miss her input and the world of St. John Ambulance will be all the poorer without her. Rest in peace Janet and God bless you for all your years of SJA service.

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Colin Harms donated £20 in memory of Janet
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Graham Parker donated £50 in memory of Janet

Janet had a positive influence on so many people and changed so many lives including mine
She will be terribly missed by all of her friends and colleagues
Xx

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Graham Parker wrote

Janet made a difference to so many lives or the better including mine
She will be so missed by so many

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Steve Walker is attending the funeral
Alan Katcher wrote

Just returned from Holliday So sad to Read this Janet was a true inspiration and leader to all who knew her Worked with her and have been trained by her My condolences to her familly

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Gary Hewitt donated £30 in memory of Janet

Very sad loss of a very good friend and training colleague. Janet was such a nice person, offering support and guidance to anyone around her.

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Amy & Brett wrote

I had the privilege of working with Janet many times as a patient on assessments and on duties where we had many great times,I’ll always remember at the castle concerts and the laughs we shared. We were always greated with a hug. Janet was an amazing lady who was highly respected and loved, Will be missed by all that knew her. Xx

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Paul Mahoney donated £30 in memory of Janet

Thank you Janet for all you could ever of done.
Forever grateful for passing on your valuable knowledge and skills to Darren and others who have saved a life, including mine.

Forever grateful Paul x

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Audrey Clarke donated in memory of Janet

So sorry to hear this sad news. I did not know Janet well but do know she gave many hours of her time to St John Ambulance and she was highly respected. She will be missed.
Thinking of her family
Audrey & Cameron

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