Janie Lynne Messer
It is with great sadness that the family of Janie Lynne (Madsen) Messer announce her passing on January 7, 2019 at Hospice House, Fredericton, NB with her family by her side. She was diagnosed with cancer September 2018 and fought hard until her passing. Born on November 26, 1951 in St. Stephen, NB, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Edith (Kirke) Madsen. Janie is also predeceased by her husband Donald Messer.
She will be greatly missed by her common-law partner Preston Graham; daughters Amy (Devin) and
Katie Messer; grandchildren Eric, Brody, Kaylie, James, Alex, Charlotte and Danny; fur baby Buddy; twin sister Judy Grandy (Ken); brothers Jim (Susan) and David "Skippy" Madsen (Christine); two nephews Greg and Norm, two nieces Becky and Meaghan as well as several extended family members and close friends.
Janie was a devoted mother and grandmother. Always putting her family first almost to a fault, she worked hard as a hairdresser, janitor, and in retail to make ends meet and give her children and grandchildren everything they needed and more.
Janie was a forever Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Blue Jays fan. Anyone watching a game with her would marvel at the petite, well mannered lady standing on furniture clapping and cheering when her team scored. And using some not nice words when they didn't. She loved gardening and surrounded her and Preston’s pond with beautiful flowers and ornaments. One of her favorite places to spend her time was at the pond with her love and their fur baby Buddy. After having a fear of dogs for sixty years, Buddy found a place in her heart. She made him his own plate at meal times, shower him with treats and even gave him birthday parties and his own tree at Christmas. She was close with Preston’s sisters, she enjoyed shopping and a meal at Murray’s in Woodstock.
She will be greatly missed, by all that loved her and knew her well.
There will be no formal services as per her wishes, but a private celebration of her life by family and close personal friends late spring/early summer. Donations in Janie’s memory would be greatly appreciated to Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice House Fredericton.