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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Janet Grace (Claxton) Edwards announces her passing, which occurred on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital at the age of 65. Born in London, UK, she was a daughter of J. Kenneth Claxton and the late Grace Cooper.  

Janet worked as a high school teacher in the UK before immigrating to Canada in 1998. She then served in the Church Army and at the Coverdale Centre in Saint John.  

In addition to her father, Janet is survived by her loving husband, David; her brothers Michael and Paul; sister Sarah; aunts Beryl and Pamela as well as many cousins in the United Kingdom. Janet is also survived by her stepmother Elizabeth Claxton and her stepfather Derek Martin.   Janet is predeceased by her mother Grace.  

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (634-7424). Visitation will be held at Stone Church on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM & 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held from the Church of Christ the King, 2000 Loch Lomond Rd, Saint John, NB, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM. An Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to Threshold Ministries (Church Army), Christ the King Anglican Church, Stone Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at 


DavidSanderson (Church Army UK) over 2 years ago

So sad to hear of Janet's death. It must be a difficult time for you. Nanette and I will be remembering you in our prayers. I pray you may find the grace and peace of God in your sorrow.

Rev. Grahme and Shirley Spear over 2 years ago

Bishop David, Be assured of our love and prayer for you and the wider family in your loss and celebration of a faithful life that touched so many in Jesus name.

Tony and Barb Richard over 2 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Janet's passing. You have our deepest sympathies and on going prayers. May your memories of her bring you comfort. May God be your strength at this difficult time. Hugs from us both!

Mark Russell over 2 years ago

The whole Church Army family here in the UK and Ireland send their love, prayers and condolences at this time of sorrow and loss. May the Lord be with you in your grief.

Mark Russell
CEO Church Army UK and Ireland
Chair of Church Army International Leaders Group

Dr Phillip Cooper over 2 years ago

Dear David, I was saddened to hear today of Janet's death. You and your family will be in our prayers and I note the support of your community at this difficult time, when they must take on the role of pastor to you.

David and adri over 2 years ago

Thinking of you today.

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