Jeannette Thornton

Jeannette Thornton passed away on January 20th, 2021 at the age of 78.   Predeceased by her parents Lucien and Adrienne Desjardins.  Leaving behind her son Scott and his wife Mie. Grandmother to Bianca and Jerica of Australia and  Derek of Mississauga.  Her brother Gerald and wife Carmella of Niagara Falls, sister Lucille Pelletier (the late Guildor) of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, sister Diana Beatty and husband Warner of Niagara Falls, and many nieces and nephews in Niagara Falls and New Brunswick.  Her many Imperial Oil Friends whom she worked with for many years.  Cremation has taken place and interment be at a later date in Drummond, New Brunswick.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

  • By Mary Elizabeth Frye
11 replies
  1. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    Thank you for always being so sweet to my daughter Scarlett. She asks everyday to come and visit you and Boulivar. Rest in peace.

  2. Bianca Thornton
    Bianca Thornton says:

    You always remembered my birthday and continued to send cards even after I moved to Sydney. The next time I visit home, you wont be there… You were too young to go and you will be missed. Rest in peace.

  3. Scott Thornton
    Scott Thornton says:

    I wish I had recognized the signs earlier. By the time it became apparent and I acted on it, it was too late. Stubborn old lady.. I will miss you

  4. Norbert Pothier
    Norbert Pothier says:

    Scott you’re mother Jeanette was awesome friend as well a very unique person Kato and the Pothier family will miss her.
    Our condolence go out to you and family we will miss her Stubborn French self we would talk about this endlessly and laugh endlessly Much love the Pothier Family

  5. Pauline Morgan
    Pauline Morgan says:

    Our condolences Scott and Family and to Diana and. Warner Beatty . We knew Jeannette from when she visited Diana and Warner in Niagara Falls. R.I.P. Jeannette.

  6. Leslie Jones
    Leslie Jones says:

    I loved all the the cooking lessons Jeannette. From boiled dinner to your fabulous quiche! You were a dear friend and I will really miss you. All my love Leslie

  7. Rob & Maureen Thornton
    Rob & Maureen Thornton says:

    Our deepest condolences to Scott & family! We will miss your lovely e-mails Jeanette! Rest In Peace! Love, Robert & Maureen

  8. Sharon A Kemp
    Sharon A Kemp says:

    Jeannette, I will miss all the times we went to Tim Horton’s for coffee and a snack/lunch. Trips to the mall and to Costco’s. It was so much fun going down to lake Ontario to walk Bolivar and enjoy the view. Your sense of humour will be especially missed along with “I’m French and Stubborn”.


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