Janette Abbey (Fraser)

Published April 13, 2023

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Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S2
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Janette Abbey (Fraser)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Janette Marie Abbey (née Fraser) on April 4, 2023 at Maxville Manor at the age of 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold K. Abbey. Loving mother of Frank Abbey (Annemarie) of Bath, ON, Sharon Anne Abbey of Lancaster, ON and Dianne Crosbie (Janine) of Hamilton, ON. Cherished grandmother of Sandra Walsh (Wayne) of North Bay and great-grandmother of Claire, Burke and Nicholas. Dear sister of Eugene Fraser (Joan), Donna Fraser both of Guelph, ON, Frances Fraser of Bellingham, WA, Florence Aubertin of Dearborne, MI and Rosemary Evans of Guelph, ON. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She is predeceased by her parents; Eugene Archibald Fraser and Marie Fraser (née McDonald), her son Kevin Abbey and by her siblings; Leo Fraser (late Helen Woods), Monica McColl (late John), Ian Fraser, Albert Fraser (Late June), Archibald Fraser (Anita), MacDonald Fraser (late Marion), Bunny Uliana (Joe) and infant brothers; Anthony and Charles. Janette Abbey was very active in the community and of great service to it in various roles: She was the first female president of the Eastern Ontario PC party, councilor and reeve of the Village of Lancaster and later councilor of Township of South Glengarry for 26 years. She spearheaded many projects in her capacity of being on several boards such as: Conservation Authority, St. Lawrence River Institute, Glen Cairn Lodge, Lan-Char Outreach Centre, Lancaster Medical Centre and Heritage museums. She was an advocate for enhancing children and family life in the community. Socially, she was very active in curling and golfing; she loved twirling on the dance floor; telling jokes and being the life of the party. Thanks to the dedicated care and commitment of Ottawa physicians Dr. Carly Kirshen, Dr. C. Tsien, Dr. R. Tullie and Dr. R. Sharda of Cornwall. The Abbey and Fraser family would like to thank the Ecumenical churches of South Glengarry for their prayers and dedication for Janette. Visitation will take place at Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, ON (613-938-3888) on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 21st, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 21st, 2023 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s West Church followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers donations to Msgr. Rudy Villeneuve Scholarship Foundation or to the Glengarry Fencibles Trust (Bishop’s House) would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolences may be made in the obituary section of www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca