Janetta Callander Buchanan

July 17, 1925May 6, 2018

Janetta Callander Buchanan passed away at Hospice Peace Arch in White Rock, BC on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 93. She moved to live with her son Bruce in Langley after her husband, Norman Buchanan, died in 2008. For the past 3 years, Netta enjoyed her friends and activities at Whitecliff Seniors Residence in White Rock.

She was born in Scotland in 1925. There she met and married her handsome soldier husband in 1944. Soon after, they moved to St. Stephen New Brunswick. There she raised five children and happily became involved in community activities, such as curling, IODE, Brownies, and all needs of family and friends. Her reputation as a fabulous cook, gardener, Presbyterian, and fun friend, followed her to BC. Netta was always willing to listen to a good story, often repeating it with exaggeration and gesture for dramatic effect. Many shall miss her quick wit, naughty laughter, and generous spirit.

Netta is predeceased by her parents Sandy and Kate Wilson, her sisters Cena, Mina, Mary, Jessie and Cathie, her brother Roddie, her husband Norman, her son John, and her daughter Pamela Lawson. She is survived by her sister Lily Edgar, her daughters Janice and Gale, her son Bruce and his spouse Linda Wei and her son Steven45, Netta's son-in-law George Lawson, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her friends and family are invited to a service at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave, Surrey, Wednesday May 16, 2018, at 1pm. Online condolences may be sent to their website at

Memorials may be given to Peace Arch Hospice Society


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Janetta Callander Buchanan

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Lois Racette

May 29, 2018

I knew Netta only for the 3 years she lived at Whitecliff but I quickly got to like her. She was fun to be with, loved to joke, always spoke her mind, and worried when her tablemates were too quiet that maybe they weren’t feeling well. Her children were so caring! Son Bruce visited Netta at least once a day in the last few months. One day she insisted we have identical hairdos…so we did... and I have the pictures of us...I miss Netta but have pleasant memories to keep……Lois Racette

Ernest and Mia Beno

May 15, 2018

Dear Janice, Gale, Bruce and all the Buchanan Family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She will join her loving husband, Norman Bruce (Ike) in Heaven, having lived a wonderful life from Scotland to Canada and having brought up such a nice family. Our thoughts and prayers are with in this time of sorrow, and we know that you will treasure many wonderful memories.

Sincerely, Mia and Ernie Beno, Kingston, Ontario