Langley, BC: Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Jannette (Jan) Gladys Shepherd, passed away August 16th, 2008 after a long-term illness. Born on March 3rd, 1947 in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Arthur and Katherine Bergeron.

After her family, Jan’s garden was her passion. No matter the season, it was always breathtaking and she would call the plants by name and could relate small loving stories about each bush and shrub. She had the pleasure of spending her final days watching her gardens in Langley flourish and thrive..a fitting legacy for the consummate gardener.

She is survived by her husband, William John Shepherd; her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Ian Freer; and son and daughter-in-law, Shayne and Carol Shepherd; as well as her adored grandchildren Olivia and Nathan Freer and extended family.

No service will be held by request. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

“Love this Earth as if you won’t be here tomorrow; show reverence for your Garden as if you will be here forever.” – Scottish proverb

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