Janet Louise Couture (Moisan)

March 5, 1930 – January 9, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and beloved friend.

On January 9, 2015, God called one of his angels to be by his side. Janet Louise Couture (Moisan) passed away at the Whitehorse General Hospital surrounded by family members and loving husband of 64 years. Born on March 5, 1930, in Gibbons, Alberta, Janet moved to the Yukon in 1954 with her family and resided in Watson Lake and Faro before settling in Whitehorse.

Janet was the second youngest of six children, born to the late Elzear and Adeline Moisan; predeceased by her siblings, sisters Lillian Bazinet, Cecille Allinson, brothers Lucien and Wilfred Moisan. She is survived by her loving husband, JR (Rudy) Couture; daughters, Judith Couture, Wendolyn Callahan (Kip), and Glenda Power (Bill); 5 grandchildren, Kristofer Temple (Stephanie), Garrett Temple, Kip Callahan (Tania Pope), Krista Power and Jody Power (John Minder); and great grandchildren, twins Nash and Logan Temple. She is also survived by her youngest sister, Clarisse Gill of High Prairie, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta.

Janet was a remarkable woman who lived a remarkable life. Through all of Janet’s accomplishments and passions, her family was always her greatest achievement and nothing in this world made her more proud. Though her passing leaves behind an unmeasurable amount of emptiness in our hearts, it is her strength, courage, faith and love that shines through us all during this time. Janet will be so inconceivably missed by her family and friends.

A viewing will be held at the Heritage North Funeral Home (412 Cook Street) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A funeral and celebration of life will be held for Janet at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m. Reception will follow at the CYO Hall (downstairs of the Church).

The family wishes to extend their thanks and sincere appreciation to Doctors P.J. Anderson and A. Poole, the nurses of the Surgical Ward, the EMS and support staff of the Whitehorse General Hospital, for their professional and compassionate care and attention of Janet.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maryhouse, 506 Cook Street.

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