Janes-Melus Family Tree

Marion Mabel McLachlinAge: 83 years19151998

Marion Mabel McLachlin
Birth May 17, 1915
Birth of a brotherLloyd George McLachlin
1916 (Age 7 months)

Death of a brotherLloyd George McLachlin
about 1917 (Age 19 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Taylor
November 16, 1917 (Age 2 years)

Death of a brotherLloyd George McLachlin
1919 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherLorne Edwin McLachlin
May 29, 1921 (Age 6 years)
RN, Sarnia General Graduate
1935 (Age 19 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn T. McLachlan
January 12, 1936 (Age 20 years)

Burial of a paternal grandfatherJohn T. McLachlan
1936 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Campbell
September 14, 1937 (Age 22 years)

Burial of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Campbell
1937 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Gordon Janes
November 10, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry Ormerod
December 18, 1943 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
David George Janes
April 8, 1957 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherAlexander McLachlin
December 7, 1958 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a fatherAlexander McLachlin
1958 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherFlossie Belle Ormerod
February 22, 1983 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a motherFlossie Belle Ormerod
1983 (Age 67 years)
Death of a husbandDougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
May 30, 1991 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Burial of a husbandDougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
June 1, 1991 (Age 76 years)
Registered Nurse, housewife

Death October 27, 1998 (Age 83 years)
Burial October 30, 1998 (3 days after death)
Member of Paterson Memorial Church

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Marriage: March 25, 1914Presbyterian manse, Alvinston, ON
14 months
20 months
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
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Robert (father), Charlie, Dougall, George, Wilbur, Cecil, Grant, Ray Janes circa 1929Dougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
Birth: February 3, 1910Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada
Death: May 30, 1991Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Paul Robert Janes

Shared note
Marion was born on what was called the Blind Line (Brooke Line) north of Alvinston. Farm life was her environment. She attended elementary school a mile from her home at what is now the corner of Shiloh Line and River Street. Cars were not common in her youth. She remembered one Christmas when the roads were heavily covered with snow. Her father hitched up the horse and sleigh and drove the family to town on December 24. Often they had to cross fields when the snow banks were too large on the road. When they finally arrived in town her father Sandy stayed with the horse and sleigh, driving up and down the main street so that the sweating horse would not have to stand wet as they shopped. Christmas shopping that year was done in less than an hour. Marion went on to secondary school in Alvinston, then was accepted into nursing at Sarnia General Hospital half way through the course that had started. With great affection she remembered her classmates who helped her catch up when she was extremely homesick, this being her first time away from family. Marion visited often with her cousins, Anna (Whiting) Janes and Ida (Whiting) Welch who were related to the McLachlins. Anna's husband came from a large family in Warwick Twp. One of his brothers was Dougall Janes. Soon Marion and Dougall were dating. They were married on July 14, 1939 at the Paterson Memorial Church manse in front of Janes relatives but none of the McLachlins, who felt it was not a good match. In November, 1940 Marion quit working as a nurse to raise her family. Tom was born on November 10, 1940 and Paul on June 23, 1943. In the fifties, with the children both in school Marion went back to work part time, preparing special formulas for babies at Sarnia General Hospital. On April 8, 1957 her son David was born. One again Marion retired from nursing. Although the relationship with the McLachlins had a rocky start, Marion had a long lasting and strong interdependence and love with her family. The trip to Alvinston was a common part of the family's life. It was a terrible shock when her father Sandy died on December 8, 1958. Dougall and Marion lived in an apartment on Confederation Street, above his brother Ray's grocery store, then 562 Wellington St for a few months before moving to 188 Stuart St. In 1958 they moved to 1046 Wellington St. In retirement they moved to Eton Court in Camlachie to be near the lake, then made a final move back to Wellington Street in the Sandpiper Apartment building for seniors. Dougall and Marion loved to travel and passed this love on to their family. They often visited family across southern Canada and most of the United States. They enjoyed camping with trailers and boating on the St. Clair River and on Lake Huron. Marion and Dougall spent many winters in Florida at Winterhaven and Lakeland. Marion became a leader among her friends and oftern drove them on outings. She seemed to be in excellent health. Her death on October 27, 1998 was an unbelievable shock to both friends and family.
Media objectMcLachlin home Alvinston l to r: Marion (McLachlin) Janes, Lorne McLachlin, Mr. & Mrs. Cann, Wilfred & Marion Douglas, Dougall Janes
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Media object1973 Marion & David Janes at Eton Court, Lambton County1973 Marion & David Janes at Eton Court, Lambton County
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