Janice Cohen

Funeral Service: Friday, September 09, 2022 at 2:30 PM
Graveside Service
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Cardiac Research c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, http://secure.jghfoundation.org/goto/Janice_Cohen

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Lisa Reicher - 21 days ago

BDE Warm thoughts are with you and in the Days ahead with Sincerest Condolences to all who knew Lovely Janice. May her Memory be for a blessing and hold and keep you all. Z”L

Liz Jacobsson - 21 days ago

How do you say in words how broken you feel, it still hasn’t sunk in that she is gone yet a piece of me is missing. We use to laugh everytime I would introduce her to someone I would say this is my babysitter Janice….. I have know the Cohen family since I was 4. And as yrs passed by and age doesn’t matter anymore we became good friends. Janice you will be missed by everyone but you will always be a part of my Jew crew…. From me and my dad… and Toby too 🥲

Fern Westernoff - 21 days ago

I was deeply saddened to learn of Janice’s untimely passing. She was a kind, loving person and a fabulous knitter. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and her many close friends.

Suman - 22 days ago

Janice was a loving and enthusiastic person. She left us so soon. She was an inspiration in our knitting class. May God bless her soul with peace in heaven. -- Su

Claire the Nitter - 23 days ago

Claire and the knitting group : We all loved Janice, her "enthousiasme " , her marvelous smile, her joy. She left too soon, too fast. I wanted to finish with her a sweater she did not finish because she needed help to follow the pattern. We will miss her but next Wednesday, at the first class of Fall, and in memory of her, we shall knit a scarf. It was a pattern she gave me telling that it was much simpler than the one I offered.... may she be in a place rich in peace and light Claire the knitter

Ian Gaither - 24 days ago

Janice was our next door neighbour for many years. When my son was 5, she took him on a big train adventure... they caught the train at Mo West and went downtown and back. It was a big day for a small boy, and a great example of what a lovely, open soul Janice was. Our deepest condolences to her family.

Diane Radu - 24 days ago

Janice was my student at John Abbott College. I remember her well. She was a pleasure to teach, always cooperative, and helpful to her classmates. My sympathy to her family and friends. I'm sure she will be missed.

Christine Jacobs - 24 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of Janice's untimely passing. I taught her at John Abbott and have fond memories of her time there and occasional visits since then. My condolences to all her family.

Katharine - 25 days ago

I knew Janice through the international knitting group and was always grateful for her kindness, warmth and generous support. She extended that support privately, as we emailed each other to discuss patterns, stitches and the world around us. She will be dearly missed by each of us, as surely as that room-brightening smile will be missed by her family and friends. Heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Janet Lazare - 25 days ago

To the Cohen family, Our deepest sympathy on the sudden loss of wonderful Jan. Our relationship began over 30 years ago when Jan was my son's pre-school teacher. She coined the nickname Snugglebum for him! She spent several summers up north with my family and quickly became one of us. We remained in contact over the years for major life events, including just a few weeks ago when my mother died. Jan was kind, thoughtful, loving and how she loved to laugh. She will be missed. Janet, Alex and Yan

Jerry Ritt - 25 days ago

Dear Stephen, I'm terribly shocked and saddened to hear of Janice's passing. I hadn't seen her much over the years but was always struck by her gentle nature and easy humour. She was clever, warm and kind. I will try to connect with you during your Shiva. My deep condolences, Jerry Ritt, Hershel Kagan, Mimi and Nathaniel.

Selina Eisenberg - 25 days ago

Dear Cohen Family, I was stunned like everyone else to learn of Janice's sudden passing. I led the children's story time for many years so I was always in and out of the office and had many opportunities to chit chat with Janice. On many occasions I would give her a ride home which gave us more time to talk. Janice always greeted me with a warm smile and inquired about my family. She was great at finding me a book or two when I was in need or couldn't find where something ought to be shelved. When life went to Zoom, I too was in a knitting group with Janice and from time to time we would chat on What's App or call each other with regards to dropping off what we had made. Janice was a gem, a true mensch, always a kind word. The world is a little less bright without her. May her memory always be a blessing to those whose hearts she touched, and bring comfort to the family and her good friend Jennifer. Selina Eisenberg

Jennifer Solomon - 25 days ago

We have all lost a piece of our hearts now that Janice is gone. There are no words to describe the kind of friend she has been to us all. May our memories of her carry us through this hard road ahead. I will miss our daily talks on everything and anything. Stephen, your sister was a gem to the world.

Susan Tepner Novack - 25 days ago

Dear Stephen and extended family, My most heartfelt sympathies on the shocking loss of Janice. I knew her through the JPL. She was lovely and so caring of everyone who crossed her path. Always smiling and so helpful. She made everyone feel so special. This is because she was so special herself. Cherish your memories in the days ahead. BDE. Susan

Lesley Sherman - 25 days ago

I recall how kind Janice was when I came to the library. Always smiling and courteous, happy to help . May her memory be a blessing

Maria Ressina - 25 days ago

Janice was a clever, thoughtful and generous person with a creative spirit and a big heart, especially towards children. I remember her fondly from our time at the JPL. She was always knitting for charity in the staff room, creating interesting crafts for kids at storytime and was always happy to share her knowledge with us colleagues. May she always be remembered.

Barbara Nethersole - 25 days ago

My deepest sympathy

Nannett E MCDOUGAL-DYKESIHanice - 26 days ago

I knew Janice for the last 2 years, on Zoom with 2 knitting groups, a Fabric Painting group and other classes we would both show up in on-line....Janice always had a smile and her laughter was amazing. Watching her grow as a knitting was amazing. We shared patterns, and message or email each other if we had a problem....Those "Socks" I finished mine and she was first person I told. I will miss you my knitting friend ....

Francois Garcia - 26 days ago

I knew Janice through the online international knitting group I run. She was one of the original members along with her friend Jennifer. She was always kind and gentle and her speciality was knitting baby clothes, or toys and a very long panelled throw. She always participated on the WhatsApp group too. We even met on Christmas Day on zoom, so it was a huge shock to hear of her passing. It seemed fast, so for that I am glad, as I wouldn’t have wanted Janice to suffer, but for the people left a huge shock, and she will be missed. She also did painting on fabric classes and showed us her work. She always enjoyed what she was doing. So rest in peace dear Janice. Keep knitting in heaven.

Janet Forbath - 26 days ago

It was so shocking to learn the news of Janice's passing. Although we did not work in the same area of the JPL, I mostly remember Janice for her warmth and her smile. As well, I was extremely impressed by her knitting and other craft skills. Everything was beautiful! She will be missed by all who knew her. Janet Forbath

Tibie and Nat Rabinowitz - 26 days ago

Dear Steven and Amanda, we were shocked and saddened to hear about JANICE, she was a very caring person, we have been in touch on face book and on the phone, our heartful condolences, may your memories comfort you in this time of loss. wishing you no more sorrows. TIBIE AND NAT

Diane - 26 days ago

I also knew Janice through our online knitting group, and while I did not know her well, I did know that she was a sweet soul who cared deeply for her friends and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, and will always remember her passion for knitting, for learning and for time spent with like-minded crafters. My sincere condolences to those she loves and everyone who loves her.

Angelina Spilberg - 26 days ago

So shocked and saddened by the passing of Janice, my former colleague and friend. She was so caring and thoughtful, always enquiring after my family. I could rely on her for several things, everything from finding books to expertly wrapping gifts. She will be greatly missed.

Eddie and Barbara - 26 days ago

Having worked with and socialized with Janice both inside and outside the JPL, it's her kindness and generosity of spirit -- not to mention, a wicked sense of humor -- that comes immediately to mind, even on such a tragic occasion. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends - may her memory be a blessing.

Carmel, Dublin,Ireland - 26 days ago

My deepest sympathy to all who mourn Janice. I only knew her on zoom knitting group and her gentle, kind, generous spirit was obvious even on a screen - what a privilege it must have been to know her personally. It was such a joy to admire her many projects - almost always being gifted. Her friend Jennifer , regularly on zoom with her, must be heartbroken - their obvious affection and care for each other was a joy to witness. “May her memory be a blessing” Carmel, Dublin, Ireland

Joy Melnick Smith - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to Janice’s family and close friends. I had the pleasure of working with Janice as a volunteer at the JPL. She was always friendly and easy to with with. May her memories be a blessing.

Erica Sendel - 26 days ago

To all of Janice's dearest friends and family, I am shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Janice. I had met her a few years ago at a birthday dinner for Jen. She was kind, sweet and just completely genuine. My absolute heartfelt condolences on the great loss. She will be watching over all of you. May you all be spared any further sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Jayne Trentanove - 26 days ago

I met Janice over a year and a half ago in an international Zoom knitting group. We all share a love for knitting and a desire to be with welcoming, like-minded people. What stands out about Janice was her smile just as she appeared on Zoom. It was the widest, sincere, and warmest greeting that I always came to expect. It gladdened my heart. Without ever having met in person, I came to know her a bit and looked forward to seeing her each week. She was a calming, soothing presence. I’ve read the messages thus far and found that this was a recurring testament on her personality in nearly all the mentions of her; that she projected it across a computer screen is a powerful statement on the generosity of her spirit. I am shocked by the suddenness of her passing and hope that she didn’t suffer. To her family and friends I offer my condolences and hope that everyone’s recollections of how she touched their lives brings you a small measure of comfort as well as pride. --Jayne Trentanove, Baltimore, MD USA

Joanne garfinkle - 26 days ago

Dear Cohen family and her close friends I am so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing . I met Janice at the JPL several years ago and she was an integral part of the community there. A creative and kind woman who will be missed.

Geni - 26 days ago

My deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Janice. I knew her through an online knitting group where her warmth, kindness and sense of humour shone through so brightly. I will miss her beautiful smile. May her memory be for a blessing.

Zelda Dwyer - 26 days ago

I connected with Janice through an online knitting group at the beginning of covid. Janice always had a warm smile and kind word for everyone. In addition, to her knitting, she always shared with us her other creative projects that were either for herself or for others. She delighted in creating for others. My heart is with Janice's family.

Chiara Elena Gerosa - 26 days ago

To the relatives and friends of this lovely creature. I never met Janice in person but I spent many hours chatting with her on videocalls. Her bright smile and extreme kindness were absolutely heart-warming. You left us too soon and you will be greatly missed. Good bye Janice.

Syd Knecht - 26 days ago

Dear Steven and family . I was truly shocked and saddened to hear a about Janice's untimely passing. It’s been a long time since childhood years that I had not spoken to her but remember her from coronation street , friendly and welcoming smile . Remember her sitting on that balcony with the crowd. My condolences to you and your family. May her memory serve as a family beacon , and May her fond memories sustain you during these difficult times.

Sue Molloy - 26 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family! Living in the same building as Janice, I will always have great memories of the many conversations we had sitting in the front yard, going for booster shots & sharing a laugh. She had a smile for everyone. She will be missed.

Esther Blumer - 26 days ago

Stephen, I was so sorry to hear the terrible news, She was an amazing lady who went out of her way to keep in touch with me.

Lorne Blumer - 26 days ago

Stephen, My deepest Condolences go out to you and your family. Coronation Street seemed like yesterday, Janice will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Toby Shulman - 26 days ago

Dear Jennifer, My sincere condolences on the loss of your special friend Janice. Fondly, Toby

Penny Fransblow - 26 days ago

I am so very saddened by Janice’s untimely passing and send my heartfelt condolences to the Cohen family. Janice and I were colleagues at the JPL and worked closely together for many years. Janice’s wonderful smile and warm greeting welcomed so many young families to the Library. She was kind and caring, always willing to lend a hand and share her expertise and recipes. Her creativity knew no bounds and her knitting and craft projects were legendary. She will be dearly missed. Penny and Irving Fransblow

Cindy Kanis - 26 days ago

Stephen, I was so shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely loss of Janice. She always had a smile and she loved her painting classes with me. I will miss her as I am sure many others who knew and loved her! May her memory be a blessing and comfort to the family.

Claire Stern - 26 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the Cohen family. Janice and I worked together at the Jewish Public Library. She was always kind and helpful to my great-grandchildren in the Children's Library and always knew the appropriate books for them They were always happy to see her. She will be missed. May her memory be a blessing and a comfort to the family. Claire Stern

JANICE MOORE - 26 days ago

Stephen, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Janice was a very special , thoughtful woman and I am so happy to have grown up with her on Coronation…just little Janice and big Janice and the whole gang! She was so good at keeping in touch over the years. It meant a lot and I will always cherish her for that kindness. Much love and sympathies to you and your daughter.

Sandy Kogut - 27 days ago

What a smile! Janice always greeted me at the JPL with a smile and her warm personality! She created a spirit of friendliness at work that was contagious! So sorry for hole in your hearts!

Jessica Maldoff - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Cohen family. I was so saddened to hear of Janice's passing. We worked together at the JPL. It was my first job out of library school. Janice made me feel welcomed from the moment we met. She was a truly kind, warm, and thoughtful person. May her memory be a blessing.

Rachel Cohen - 27 days ago

To Janice`s family: My condolences to you on Janice`s untimely passing. Janice was never without a smile and always offered a helping hand to all especially to the children at the JPL who adored her. May you find comfort in the warmth of family and friends and may her name be forever a blessing.

Eva Raby - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, My sincere condolences on the loss of our wonderful Janice. She was a most valued member of our JPL staff, and extended her warmth to scores of children, their families, and the entire staff. She will be deeply missed. May your memories bring you comfort at this time.

Julia Moore - 27 days ago

Stephen, my deepest sympathy to you. Janice was a friend to all. She made sure to keep in touch with everyone over the years. Her Coronation friends will miss her. We have a lot of great memories. My sympathies to her closest friends and family as well.

Sarah Reingewirtz - 27 days ago

Janice radiated kindness and warmth. She helped make the JPL a special place for children and adults alike. Please accept my sincere condolences on her untimely passing.

Karen Smeets and family - 27 days ago

our thoughts and prayer to all the family and friends. Janice was a giving soul. many hugs

Pam Litman - 27 days ago

I live in the same building as Janice did and she was always friendly, warm and pleasant to talk with. She will be missed by all. May she RIP. Pam

Julie Blumer - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your sister Janice. My fondest memories of her was growing up on Coronation Avenue with the Coronation crew. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Julie Blumer, Victor and Olivia

Elinor Ritt - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, I am so shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely loss of sweet, kind, Janice. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. M y heartfelt sympathy to you at this terrible time.

Allan - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, my whole family were shocked by the news. Maya was especially saddened as she remembers the fabulous Barbie clothes she made for her! I worked with Janice for many years at the Library and all I can say is that she was special. She was a caring and giving person, she will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to you. May you be spared further sorrow. Allan, Marnie, Hailey and Maya

Ian Levitt - 27 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Janice Cohen. When I was a volunteer at the JPL in the past, Janice was such a ray of sunshine along with the rest of the staff. She had a wonderful smile and treated me with the most of the respect. I really enjoyed working with her She will be missed but not forgotten.

Michael Crelinsten - 27 days ago

Stephen, We were, to say the least, stunned at the news of Janice's passing. She was very much apart of the family, fabric and spirit of the Jewish Public Library, for many years. On behalf of all of her colleagues and friends at the JPL, please accept our most sincere condolences. We wish you the solace of memories and friends. Michael Crelinsten

Marlene Monk - 27 days ago

Stephen, my heart goes out to you. I am so sad to hear this heartbreaking news. Janice was one of the Coronation 4 growing up. She will be dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved her.

Melanie LaGassé Valle - 27 days ago

It was such a shock to hear about Janice's passing. I met her when I started volunteering at the NBCL as a student. Without knowing me, she still went out of her way to make me feel welcomed into the team. That sort of kindness speaks volumes about her character. May her loved ones find comfort and joy in the wonderful memories shared.

Jonathan and Jodi Rabinowitz - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, We were so deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Janice's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to you at this sad and difficult time.

Debby Mayman - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, It is with a heavy heart that I write this condolence as Janice was my colleague at the JPL and my friend. She was a very kind, warm and giving person. She cared about others and always asked how my family was doing. We chatted over the past two years about our knitting, crafts and recipes. She will be truly missed. May you be comforted by all the good memories you shared together. Debby and Phil Mayman

David Knecht - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, Our condolences on the sudden passing of Janice. I remember that every time we met her she always had a big smile for everyone she met. May her memories comfort you during this sad time. David and Fran Knecht

Norman Pless - 27 days ago

Heartfelt condolences to you, Stephen. It is at moments like this that one feels the physical distance. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kristina - 27 days ago

We are all so saddened by this huge loss. Janice was my Mom Debbie’s lifelong friend and was part of our family. She was special to me and so generous and sweet to my little girls, always spoiling them with books and gifts and stories. Condolences to her family and many friends. - Kristina, Paul, Adelaide and Zoe

Lynn & Morrie Weinberg - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen, Sorry to read about Janice’s sudden passing. We have such fond memories of seeing her at family gatherings or at the JPL. She always had the warmest smile. May your fond memories comfort you during this sad time. Our thoughts are with you. Lynn & Morrie

Louis Westernoff - 27 days ago

My condolences to the family. I will miss our morning texts and I will miss her deeply.

Rhonda Rabinowitz-Moses - 27 days ago

Dear Stephen I am so sorry for the untimely passing of your sister Janice. She was always such a lovely soft spoken person. May she Rest In Peace.

Debbie Boyce - 27 days ago

Janice, my Best Friend, my Family!! I will FOREVER hold you in my Heart!! Stephen, Janice is with Bessie and Issie now and I know they would have come to be with her as she passed. So, in my heart of hearts I know she was not alone! Remember Her Always! My Deepest Sympathy! Deb

Terry Baily - 27 days ago

Stephen my deepest sympathy goes out to you! I spoke to Janice on a regular basis and I will miss her very much! She holds a special place in my heart!