Jeanette Lapsley

Jeanette "Jan" Lapsley (Forler)

Monday, October 19th, 1942 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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LAPSLEY, Jeanette “Jan” – unexpectedly, with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, October 21st at the age of 78.
Jan was the loving wife of Ken (2011) for 45 years. Cherished mother of Chris (1995) and Carolyn Baltaz (Mike). Loving and devoted grandma to Brooke and Logan. Beloved step-mother to Liz Lapsley (Karen Elder). She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Audrey Weido (Bill 2009), Yvonne Forler, Sharon Fawcett (John) and Gayle Forler. Fondly remembered by her nephew Paul Weido, special friend Kay Danforth and many cousins from the Forler and Krieck families. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Elisabeth Forler.
Jan leaves behind a legacy of being devoted to both her family and church. She was a lifetime member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, belonging to the choir, ELW, quilting, Tuesday card group and Altar Guild.
Family and friends will be received at the Graham Giddy Funeral Home (617 King St. N., Waterloo) on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A private family funeral will be on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1 pm. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, please register on our website for Jan’s visitation. Please select a time to visit or phone the funeral home at 519 888 7700 to register. Please respect others by wearing a mask at the funeral home and use hand sanitizer. Donations to St. Stephen Lutheran Church or Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences and donations can be made through the funeral home at

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    617 King St N
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    617 King St N
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, October 26th, 2020 |
    Monday, October 26th, 2020
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    617 King St N
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    This will be an invitation only service Due to Covid-19. Please join us live by following the link attached at the bottom of the obit.
    Pastor Richard Schwass
  • Interment

    Parkview Crematorium
    335 University Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment of cremated remains will take place at Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener


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Doug Gilchrist

Posted at 10:46am
Dear Carolyn;
I just learned of your Mom's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. May your memories and the grace of God bring comfort to you and yours during these days.

Michael Bradley and Team

Posted at 06:20pm
What a Lady !!!!!! Oh Jan we loved and enjoyed you soooo much !! From all of us at Bradley Financial ....farewell dear friend until we meet again...
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Anna Joseph

Posted at 03:27pm
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. It was wonderful to have chatted with her when I was walking Paris. She was beautiful kind lady. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

Linda Hendry

Posted at 01:47pm
As Carolyn and Mike's neighbour, we got to know Jan as a caring, loving grandmother. Steve and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Sending light and love.
Linda and Steve Hendry

Gayle Forler

Posted at 06:30pm
The kind sister, the middle sister, the link who kept us connected to family near and far. Jan found comfort and strength in her family, church and community. Such a generous nature, she made sure no one was left out. Jan loved quilting and Sunday socials, swimming, group coffees at McDonalds, her Red Hatters and playing Wizard with her chums. Renowned shopper and bargain hunter, her overflowing closets are a testimony in themselves. Weekly sister chats were marathons. Jan could talk! She meant so much to so many. For me, she was my travelling sister. We explored different parts of the world together – the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Greece. Curious and open-minded, Jan loved seeing and experiencing other ways of life - but always happiest to be back home.

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