b. 1920 - 2008
Married: 21 Mar 1948
Cyril Cadman Janeway
Wedding Day, Trinidad, 21 Mar 1948
Provided by Mary Janeway
Amy (known as Sue) was born in Heacham, Norfolk.
When Amy was 7, her father retired to Mexico, where Amy went to school,
becoming proficient in both Spanish and English. She loved art, and
won consecutive first prizes in Art Class. Her mother Eva, like to paint,
as did two of her sisters.
In her late teens, Amy came to Canada, to continue her education, and
went to the University of British Columbia. She discontinued her studies
in her second year, due to lack of funds, and took her first job, working
for the British Embassy in Washington.
In 1944, her fluency in Spanish led to a move to the British Embassy
in Caracas, Venezuela,where she met her future husband, Cyril Cadman
After their marriage in 1948, Amy joined Cyril (nickname Jim), and his
4 year old daughter, Phyllis Muriel, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. They had
two children, Mary Susan in 1949, and Christopher Peter in 1952.
In 1961, the Janeway family moved to Vancouver, B.C., and not long after
Amy started attending the Vancouver School of Art, where she studied
under such teachers as Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith. After graduating
from Art School, her work continued to improve as she took long trips
in her Boler (a compact trailer) into the Rockies to camp, draw, paint
and get inspiration for her work.
JANEWAY, Amy Christine
Passed away August 3, 2008 at the age of 87. Born in Suffolk, England
and predeceased by her husband Cyril Cadman Janeway, Amy will be greatly
missed by her children Phyllis, Mary, Christopher, daughter in law Shonna,
and grandchildren Kate and Matthew. Thank you to North Vancouver Kiwanis
Home for their kindness and quality of care. In lieu of flowers, donation
to your favorite charity appreciated.