It’s not easy to describe our Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother in a few words,
Yet it’s easy to see the legacy she has left behind.
Janet Metler passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Saturday April 2, 2022.
Janet went on her own terms in her 91st year to join her beloved late husband Bob (Nov 2011)
to square dance their heavenly nights away.
Janet was also predeceased by her parents, Lanse and Beth Avery, as well as brothers Russell
and David.
Her strength and presence will be missed by her sister, Helen Frackelton of Orillia, Ontario.
Janet is survived by her nine children, Brian Hudson, Rod Hudson (Jennifer), Bruce Metler,
Kathy MacKenzie (Peter), Andrew Metler (Peggy), Brenda Dawson (John Witney), Alice
Boisvert, Margaret Metler (Robin), John Metler (Brenda). Along with her 19 Grandchildren and
10 Great Grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
Janet lived a full and vibrant life with an abundance of love for her family, friends, travel, hard
work and adventure.
Mom always made her opinion known and if anyone didn’t like it “duck”. We will all
tremendously miss her tenacity, quick wit and laughs.
She and Bob were married for 56 years, travelled the world together and square danced their
way across the US and Canada in her handmade dance outfits. She was an accomplished
seamstress making everything from curtains for the cottage to wedding dresses for her
daughters. Janet drove school bus for many years and in her spare time worked the 40+ acre
fruit farm with Bob and their family. When the work was caught up she and her sister in-law
Joan raced their snowmobiles all around the neighbourhood. In the warmer weather she and
Bob would party with friends, and loved spending time at their cottage in Port Ryerse.
The family would like to sincerely thank the PSW’s of “Stay at Home” and palliative care team
RN’s Colleen and Jocelyn. Also, to the St. Catharines Hospital 3A section; Thank you.
Janet will be resting at home on the farm Tuesday and Wednesday with family and close friends
attending. Private interment Thursday morning at the North Pelham Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held in the afternoon at 12:30 at First Presbyterian Church, North
Pelham. Masks required.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the First Presbyterian Church, North Pelham.

13 thoughts on “JANET ARLENE METLER

  • I didn’t get the honour of meeting your Mom, Kathy and Margaret, but I certainly did look forward to it! Unfortunately, other life matters got in the way. But knowing Kathy and her beautiful family and having spoken to Margaret, hearing about Mrs. Meters antics, I would have fit right in! Especially, the love of laughter, engaging and uplifting spirit. I’m sorry to have missed out. To all the family, I’d like to express my sincerest, heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a memorable legacy! Rest easy and dance away, Mrs. Metler. You will be missed!!!
    Addie 😪💞

  • Gary and I feel privileged to have met “mom” at her farm a few years ago. A wonderful lady that will be sorely missed by all. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Margaret we were very fortunate to have known your Mom and spend some wonderful cherry picking visits with her. She was definitely a lady of presence, she will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences to You, Robin and Family.

  • Bruce and Families

    Your mom was a blessing, her memory a treasure. She was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. The loss of a mom is one of the greatest losses in life. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We’re hoping that the memories of your mom bring you and your families peace, comfort and strength.

    Jim and Mary Cosby

  • We also pray for comforting of Janet’s family and close friends as they mourn Janet’s passing.
    Rev. Martin and Nancy

  • What a fantastic description of a truly amazing woman! I am a better woman for knowing Janet and for spending time at the farm and cottage with the Metler family. I’m sure Bob was waiting for her with a grin positively ready to dance their night away. I have some amazing memories to keep with me the rest of my days. All my love always xo

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May your memories of her bring you comfort.

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