Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Edward Einard (Truu) Janson passed away at the age of 83. Ed was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, to Siima and George (Juri Truu) Janson. Brother of Lily, Ella (Frank Elliot), and Ellen. He met his love Victoria Mallo Leneve and raised 6 children; Bill (Monica Westfall) Janson and their children Hillary, Luke and Heidi, and Catherine Tamminen and her children Becky and Trevor; Linda (Ervin Perry) and their children Cindy and Steve; Douglas (Heather Wighton) and their children Edward (Allison Brown) and Patricia (Kevin Ryan); David (Monique Boire) and their children Corey and Nicole; Terry (Nancy Bordato) and their children Melissa, the late Andrea (2001), and Max. Cherished great grandfather of 16. Predeceased by his great grandson T.J. (1996). Dear brother-in-law of Lillian (Jim Taylor), Audrey (Bud Gilbert), Lloyd (Rose Baughtenheimer), Kenneth (Shirley), James (Doris) and Marilyn (Jim O’Neil). Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Prior to leaving Timmins, Ed was active in sports and played Senior A Hockey. When Dad came to Sarnia looking for work, he was hired on the Sarnia Fire Department, where worked for 39 years before he retired. He was also active as a member of the Sarnia community and served as a member of St. John’s Ambulance, President of Sarnia Professional Fire Fighters, Vice-President of Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, Vice President of Sarnia Labour Council, Assistant to Vice President OMERS (Retirees Organization), Coached Hockey and assisted with Silver Stick Men’s and Women’s, member and past President of Sarnia Optimist Club, assisted with the Marching Angels, Royal Canadian Air Cadets Sponsoring Committee and Chairman, member and past President of 403 Wing R.C.A.F. The Janson family wishes to thank Dr. Gannon of Sarnia and Dr. Blake of London for their excellent service. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the R.C.A.F. 403 Wing – Sarnia or the Professional Firefighters Association Community Benefits Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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