Breakfast in Normandy 2004
Janet Iris Smith
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 14, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Dec 14, 2009
  • Place of passing:
    Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Let the memory of Janet be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved mum Janet, who was so brave throughout her life and who lives on within our thoughts and hearts each and every day.

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on the grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 15th July 2014

"I think of you; I shed a tear,
I wish that I could build some stairs,
To take me up to where you are,
To see you near; not from afar,
You smile and wipe my tears away,
Gently whispering 'it's ok'
Telling me 'go on your way, until we meet again, one day.'"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 15th July 2014

"My precious Mum, I hope so much you had a lovely day yesterday for your 70th Birthday. I remember you love to dance and I hope you danced all day and all night with freedom and joy...I miss you, I miss so much it really hurts, I thought of you all day long. Look after our loved ones who are there with you, I bet you all had a super day.... I love you Mum xxxx"

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 15th July 2014

"You were in my thoughts yesterday, Ewan was having a great time and I knew you were watching him, as often you watch us all. So you know how alive and energetic he is, how questioning and inquisitive his mind is. I know this because that is how I remember you. Love you Mum. X"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 14th July 2014

"Mum, happy birthday. 70 today... But that means nothing where you are now. Love always from the three of us. We miss you mum xxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th July 2014

"Missing you sweetheart. Have fun today, jump from cloud to cloud, race around like an idiot, play hide and seek with our loved ones. Be totally free and laugh enough for us to feel your joy.  love you forever xxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 27th February 2014

"...oh Jan, I'm hurting, I'm having a very bad day, I miss you, I miss Mum, I hurt for all the pain Jackie is dealing with. And now we have one of those heartbreaking 'anniversaries' It's been two years since I asked you to take care of Deb, I'll go to her on Saturday, take some flowers, talk to her, I need to be there, it's such a gentle and peaceful place.
Times like this make me so sad, so empty......  xxxx"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 15th December 2013

"Dear Mum, time has flown so fast since you left, not a day goes by when I don't think of you and miss you. Love you xxx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 15th December 2013

"Rest in peace mum, your little grandson is so beautiful you'd be so happy xx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th December 2013

"My lovely sis, we were recently threatened with severe flooding and the ferocious sea actually had the cheek to thrash and thunder over your rock. The sea was higher and mightier than1953 but it didn't break through. I laughed at myself when I imagined you standing at the top daring it to come any further.
I'll be on the rock today, we can chat about old times,   love you xxx"

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 14th December 2013

"A moments reflection in a world that moves so fast. xx"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 14th July 2013

"My darling mum, thinking of you on your birthday, I miss you so much. Xx xx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th July 2013

"My darling sis, I wish I could call you and sing Happy Birthday, but with my voice that would be cruel!!! Better than that, I wish you could see your kids, you would be so proud. AND, it's perfect BBQ weather and the British Grand Prix is over. I so, so wish you were here, wish we could cuddle one more time.    sisters together........ I love you."

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 14th July 2013

"X"

This tribute was added by janie cox on 19th March 2013

"I just wanted to say your memorial is touching.  I pray God will continue to strengthen you. I hope, you can also take comfort in Revelation 21:4: "[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more…the former things have passed away."""

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 28th February 2013

"I miss you x"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 14th December 2012

"Dear Mum, How can it be 3yrs since we had to let you go? The time has flown but for me the sorrow remains. I wipe my tears and I remember your smile, your loving hugs and cuddles, your sense of humour and your determination never to give in. I think of you all the time you are in my heart and always will be. I love you xxxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th December 2012

"Throughout the years I've thought of you, and once in a while I cry.
For although you're gone, it was much to soon for us to say goodbye.
Some day we'll meet again when we shall smile and reminisce and Heaven will fill with the laughter of me and my big Sis. Love and miss you. xxx"

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 14th December 2012

"And so again  the seasons come and go
but yet as aways there is one thing I know,
you may no longer be with us here,
but your memory will  always keep you near.

Miss you Mum xxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th July 2012

"..so..I was thinking back to Norbury Grove, we 3 girls were in the street play,  3 beautiful princesses celebrating our new Queen's Coronation - and now it's the diamond jubilee!!!    I mean, surely it can't be 60 years ago - can it?  Be peaceful sweetheart and remember "sisters together, never apart.... love you   xxxx"

This tribute was added by Michael Smith on 14th July 2012

"I don't suppose you have birthdays any more - but I haven't forgotten what day it is. Too wet for Barbecues right now - and in any case the British Grand Prix was last week ;>). Later, I'll find a way to celebrate our life together ...... Oh! and Just in case - Happy Birthday"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 30th April 2012

"Really missing you today, Tracey and I have had a really hard time this month.. Take care of April for us, we know you will. xxx"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 29th April 2012

"Hey Mum, take care of Deb's, I am sure that you are together, two angels looking down on us all, love you mum so much and miss you more then I can ever put into words...come and see me soon mum please..xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 28th April 2012

"I'm overcome today, I don't know why, it just happens. I'm missing Debs dreadfully, hold on to her for me darling, just help her through. Guide her and love her, just as you would if you were here. I never wanted to lose you but I am not so frightened knowing you are there for Debs. God really does move in mysterious ways. I love you xxxx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 7th March 2012

"What a sad time its been for us recently mum. Debs has joined you but had to leave us to do so, we'll miss her dearly but we know she's in good company. Just try to behave yourselves!

Love you mum xxx,"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 7th March 2012

"my darling sis, gather the others together and take care of my baby  xxx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 27th January 2012

"I just thought I'd drop by and say hi and realised the music playing is Beethoven Moonlight Sonata - I don't usually have the sound turned up. I was going to make a comment about how it should be the Muppet Show theme tune, but I didn't think that was appropriate; although I just have lol... I'm Missing you loads mum, wish you were here but you're somewhere better, you lucky thing! x x x"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 23rd December 2011

"Oh mum as I wipe the tears away reading your recent tributes, I think of you, of how much I love you and how much I miss you. I wish I could have five more mins to hear your voice to hear you laugh to see your smile, all I have are memories and photogrtphs - I don't want those, I want you. Love you mum so much xxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 23rd December 2011

"...so here we are my lovely girl, Christmas again. Shopping finished, presents wrapped, just waiting for tomorrow when Deb and Pat arrive. I'll relax tonight, feet up and a glass or two of gin and tonic - I just know you'll approve!    love you  xxx"

This tribute was added by Debra Marr on 14th December 2011

"Missing you aunty janet....... the angels are watching over you and the family. Love now and always.. Debs, Pat and the kids xx"

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 14th December 2011

"Mum, we know you are looking down on us all, now as you always did,and I know you are with me today......love you always and for all time xxxx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 14th December 2011

"Not the best anniversary... Tracey and I have both lit a candle for you. Miss you loads mum. xxx"

This tribute was added by Jackie Fry on 14th December 2011

"Hello sweetheart, Richard has remembered to-day,so l thought l would let everyone know that he is thinking of us all, my hugs and kisses go to JACQUI,jEFF-lUMP,RICHARD.ANDREW your auntie Kakie loves you all.and our thoughts and love are with you Michael, David & Jackie xx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th December 2011

"When you proclaimed "this is Jan's rock" you couldn't have known the peace it would bring. When I sit there I am with you, I feel you close to me, you are in my heart. I have Jackie and she has me, we miss you, we always will. Look after us Jan, we still need you..."Sisters forever, never apart, maybe in distance, never at heart. xxxx"

This tribute was added by Nina Tidy on 14th December 2011

"Thinking of you today, but its not the only day, I just thought I would tell you this time. I miss your laugh and giggles. It was contagious! I know you watch over everyone to see what they are up to. I try to keep a picture of you in my mind of your birthday, when you looked lovely in your red top and white trousers and were over the moon with your birthday cake."

This tribute was added by Jackie Fry on 13th December 2011

"Sisters forever,never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.2 years have gone you are still with me sweetheart.xx"

This tribute was added by Jackie Fry on 23rd November 2011

"hello beautiful look at me on the internet,..a day does not pass without thinking of you l am no different from anyone who loves you l miss you but l know you are with me your wedding anniversary tomorrow l remember the day so well you looked very lovely see yo in my dreams Kakiexx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 4th November 2011

"Hi Mum,

We got married, but you already knew that didn't you..? I miss you mum. x"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 7th October 2011

"I wish that you had never gone away, they tell me the sorrow and pain gets easier over time but for me it's just a strong. I miss you so much mum xxxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 2nd October 2011

"I sat on your rock today, the beach is beautiful. You would have loved it,loads of kids,little girls running in the sea and screaming - why do little girls always scream? Did we three scream when we were little? I suppose we did. I miss you even more on days like this. Love you x"

This tribute was added by Jeff Redhouse on 14th July 2011

"My life, I have because of you; you gave that to me. The love I feel, the wonder, the warmth would not be mine if they weren't yours first. I owe it all to you but you never asked for anything from me. My dearest mum, all I have to give are these words: I love you, miss you. x"

This tribute was added by Debra Marr on 14th July 2011

"Happy birthday aunty jan, always in my thoughts and heart........love debs xxx"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 14th July 2011

"Beloved Mum, you are in my thoughts and in my heart especially today on your birthday.I hope that you are happy and at peace wherever you are and that you have an extra special day today love always and forever Jacqui xxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Brenda Futers on 14th July 2011

"My Dearest Darling Sister, on your birthday...I think of you in silence and often speak your name. All I have are memories and your photo in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart. I love and miss you xxx"

This tribute was added by margaret baker on 21st December 2010

"remembering my cousin at Xmas time, miss you Jan xx"

This tribute was added by Debra Marr on 3rd October 2010

"Aunty Jan was a trooper..... She went through so much and did  so with dignity and pride. She was a very special aunty and i miss her so much. But at least she is in no pain now.
Always in my thoughts and i miss you. XX Debs XX"

This tribute was added by Michael Smith on 29th September 2010

"To all who visit this page I say do not arrive or leave with a heavy heart. Rejoice in her memory and your memories of her; view the contents of these pages with a smile. She is still with us and she has a smile on her face because her troubled earthly life has been replaced by God's wonders in Heaven and she is with the Angels."

This tribute was added by Andy Smith on 29th September 2010

"never a day goes by when I do not have a thought about you.  I think back over all the years you gave to me, to all of us,  and how everything you did was because you wanted to, not because you had to.  You really were the foundation upon which we all grew, rest now Mum your work is done..... XX"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Beresford on 28th September 2010

"God saw you growing weary and knew a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped his arms around you and whispered "Come to me."
With heavy hearts and tearful eyes we watched you slip away.
And God was blessed with an Angel on that saddest day.

Always in my thoughts and in my heart, I love you and miss you so much xx"


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