Saturday, 7 January 2023

A Tribute to Janis from Her Peaceful Garden

 With great sadness, I learned today the passing of our wonderful host and creator of 'The Cat Lover's Hop' , Janis 

Janis became a friend, not just to me, but to everyone who participated in her wonderful hops.

Janis and I exchanged many emails beyond the hops and the most recent just two weeks ago, and I wished her hugs and love and hoped everything would settle down soon for her.  She'd experienced family sadness and was preparing to welcome her granddaughter into her home. Despite this, she never let on how sick she was and as always sent light and love. 

Her generosity was unsurpassed with her time and with her heartwarming words, comments and chats. I will miss the Cat Lovers Hop and have played along with Janis since its inception 8 years ago, though our friendship went before that. Janis built a wonderful community based on our love of cats which is far reaching and I've made wonderful friends I so looked forward to our annual catch up and shared love of crafting. We will all be heartbroken, I know I am. 

Maybe somehow we can continue the Cat Lovers Hop in Janis' memory but for now, everyone needs time to grieve 

Sending prayers to Janis'  family with my deepest deepest condolences.

Notice on link below:

Her Peaceful Garden



papierelle said...

I'm shocked!!!! I took part in the Cat Lover's Hop for the first time last year and got to know Janis as a fun-loving and cheerful person. That's all I knew about her. She had endured her personal loss so bravely .... and now this very sad news!! I am so sad and I am praying for your family who are coming to terms with such a loss in such a short time.

Christine said...

May she rest in peace.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I am heartbroken too, Mandy. Sending love and hugs to you as we grieve this very sad loss of our friend.

lizzy crust said...

Oh I am so sad to read this, my condolences to you and all who are grieving at this time of loss and sadness.. Life can be jolly hard at times.. I hope you all find a way to celebrate and remember this beautiful lady who touched your lives and hearts.. hugs to you all...

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I too miss her beautiful soul, even if we weren’t in touch like you and her were.
She has left a great emptiness in many of us, but I’m sure she still looks up there and smiles.