Janet Boonov was born January 6, 1937 in Winnipeg and passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019.
Janet was predeceased in 2015 by her beloved husband of 58 years, David, her parents Max and Evelyn Olin and sister Coreen Koz. She is survived by brother Jack Olin; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Roz Olin; loving children Sharon and son-in-law Albert Yanofsky and Stuart Boonov; grandchildren Noah, Jocelyne, Aaron (Faye-Rae) and Evelyn (Chris) and many nieces and nephews.
To Janet there was nothing more important than the well-being and accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Sunday night dinners and holidays were a way that Janet was able to spend time with her loved ones and you had better have a good excuse if you could not attend. Janet enjoyed spending time with her new “family” at River Ridge 1 and they loved to share stories and they supported each other through good and bad. We cannot thank cousin Roz Nairn enough for all of her love and support for Janet over the decades, but especially since David passed and during her short illness
Janet proudly attended St John’s High School as a student and returned to spend many years there working in the Science Department. Janet was extremely organized and used those skills to chair the school’s 75th Reunion Committee held in 1985. She also loved to help students at the school and supported science fairs in the Winnipeg School Division, Manitoba Schools Science Symposiums and Canada-Wide Science Fairs, with the highlight being her trip as a chaperone for Team Canada to London, England.
Mom was proud of being Jewish and, together with David, were one of the founding families of Temple Shalom Synagogue, joining in 1966. She was a member for 53 years and looked forward to Friday Night Live services led by Len Udow. Janet had a contagious smile and a great sense of humour. She leaves behind a legacy of strong values and commitment to her family, traditions and heritage.
Services were held March 12, 2019 at the Temple Shalom Synagogue with internment at Hebrew Sick Cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Yanofsky, Aaron Yanofsky, Gerald Olin, Elliot Olin, Alan Daien and Jeff King. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren Noah Boonov, Evelyn and Chris Clarke, Jocelyne Yanofsky and Faye-Rae Brooks. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff, caregivers and her special friends at River Ridge 1 and entire Grace Hospital healthcare team. In Janet’s memory, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.