Mitchell, Janis

June 1940 - September 2021
Janis Beryle Mitchell (nee Nixon) Janis passed away peacefully in her Ajax home on Monday, September 13, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 81. Born in her Granny’s house in Gravenhurst, beloved daughter of Doris Marjory Nixon White and John A. Nixon. Loving wife of 60 years to Bruce Mitchell of Severn Bridge and proud mother to Daniel (Yvonne),Laurence (Wendy) and Tara. Cherished sister to Joan (Wilmer) Closs, Judy (Carl) Mansfield and Carol (John) Hendry. Mother-in-law and dear friend to Cindy. Beloved Granny to Jacob, Gregory, Brock, Peter, and Alyna, as well as Kyle, Karen, and Natasha. Aunt to Jeff (Michelle), Diane (Joe), Tom (Caroline), Christopher, Robert, and Jenna.
Enthusiast of many pursuits, Janis is fondly remembered for her many years of ringette, gardening and flower design, kitchen design, community, church and environmental activism, especially for the St. Johns Anglican church and Pickering Beach communities, and her activities with the Zahras Middle Eastern dancing, pickleball, the Red Hat Society, and other activities too numerous to mention. Visitation will be held at the Accettone Funeral Home at 384 Finley Ave. in Ajax on Friday, September 17 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Johns Anglican Church, Port Whitby at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 18 th . Indoor attendance will be limited to invitation only, due to COVID restrictions. There will also be socially-distanced, outside live-streaming for people who wish to bring their own lawn chair. For all others, the service will be live-streamed via Zoom. A brief reception to follow, outdoors.
Memorial Donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice or to St. Johns Anglican Church would be welcomed and much appreciated.
Interment at Bethel Cemetery, 1350 Hwy 11 North, Severn Bridge, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Messages of Condolence

Janis set an example for all with her commitment to improving her community. She was a force, never to be taken lightly and always fully e...
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Shan Kelley
Ajax, Ontario
October 07, 2021
Janis will be missed. She inspired me to become an environmental and community activist. I looked to Janis many times for direction whic...
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Jennifer Longo
Ajax
September 27, 2021
Bruce and family, So very sorry to hear of Janis' passing. She led a wonderful life.


Lynda Rennick
Port Hope
September 24, 2021
Thinking of Bruce, Daniel, Larry, Tara and Family. Was very sorry to hear about Janis’ passing.


Cherie Mitchell
Ajax
September 18, 2021
It is with a Heavy heart to hear of Janis passing, we send our condolences to you Bruce and Family during your time of sorrow, you are in ...
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Patricia Goodine
Oshawa On
September 18, 2021
Janis my very dear mom-in-love you have touched so many hearts in your lifetime and have made our Durham community and distant communities...
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Cindy Mitchell
Bowmanville
September 17, 2021
As a young stay at home mother and neighbour of Janis, she took me under her wing and taught me so much about...a lot! Activism, communit...
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Ann Ablack
Pickering Beach
September 17, 2021
To Janis’ husband Bruce and family, our sincere condolences. Janis was a force to be reckoned with. She put her heart & soul into the env...
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Mary & Leo Mullen
Ajax.
September 17, 2021
To Janis’ family & friends, our sincere condolences. She was a force to be reckoned with. She put her heart & Soul into supporting the env...
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Mary & Leo Mullen
Ajax.
September 17, 2021
We have many cherished memories of the fun we had with Aunt Janis when staying at Pickering Beach for annual vacations away from Mom and D...
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Jeff, Diane and Tom Closs
Ottawa
September 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss Thinking of Bruce and family in this difficult time


Fred&Jean Mitchell
Pefferlaw
September 17, 2021
I shall miss my dear friend, Janis, very much. She was a shining star & my hero. After I retired, Janis introduced me to Line dancing; "Yo...
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Joyce
Ajax
September 16, 2021
One summer day, Janis told me she had stepped in for her vacationing minister and given the sermon. She said the topic was, "How to be of...
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Merrilyn Evans
Ajax
September 16, 2021
When my husband died in suddenly in Jan 2012, Janis helped me with his funeral service. Then she found 2 different bereavement classes fo...
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Merrilyn Evans
Ajax
September 16, 2021
My heart goes out to Bruce and all of Janis’s family, who were so special to her. I will sorely miss my chats and special “lunch ladies” d...
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Debbie McGregor
Ajax, Ontario
September 16, 2021
It was sad to hear of Janis's passing. It was a year ago that I called in on her while out walking and she told me how sick that she was. ...
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Pauline Hillman
Ajax, Ontario
September 16, 2021
Dear Janis how special you were ,you lived your life as a true Christian and you will be missed beyond measure by so many . RIP my friend ...
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Maureen Cavan
Innisfail,Alberta
September 16, 2021
Janis, we will miss you at our line dancing classes at the Ajax Friendship Club. Our condolences to Bruce and family. Maureen & Helen


Maureen Tutty
Pickering On
September 16, 2021
Dear Janis. How special that we had that front porch visit with you last Tuesday. Bruce, your family, and friends were fortunate to bas...
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Marjorie Sorrell
Oshawa
September 16, 2021
Very sad to hear of Janis’s passing. I met her at the Friendship club, she always knew her steps! We played scrabble after and she was ha...
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Marie Sidney
Ajax, Ontario
September 16, 2021
With Sympathy In the Loss of Your Loved One Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow. Of yesterday's memories and hopes for tomorrow. ...
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Sharleen and Paul King
St. Thomas Ontario
September 16, 2021
With Sympathy In the Loss of Your Loved One. The special people in our lives are never really gone they have a cherished place in our hea...
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Sharleen and Paul King
St. Thomas Ontario
September 16, 2021

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