OBITUARY

Jeannette Marie Goulet Lord

January 24, 1938February 15, 2021
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Jeannette Marie Goulet Lord, age 83, of Fontana, California passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Jeannette was born January 24, 1938 in Canada.

A visitation for Jeannette will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606. A funeral service will occur Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606. A graveside service will occur Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.piercebrothersvalhallamortuary.com for the Goulet Lord family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Marc Bouchard

March 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that I learned of Janet's passing. I grew up with Janet and the family during my early years in Southern California. She was part of my "extended family" of french canadians living in Southern California in the 1970's. I have nothing but fond memories of Janet and her energy, enthusiasm and contagious smile. The room lighted up when she entered, and every gathering was made better by her presence.

I remember her gentleness with the group of children. She was always so attentive and compassionate to myself and all of the children in our "extended family" group. My childhood memories of going to the family house in Mexico are some of my most cherished of my entire childhood… even some 50 years later.

Although I haven't seen Janet in a few years, her passing will leave a void in me. But her memory will live on in my heart, just like it will with many others. The world was a better place with Janet in it. She leaves behind so many family and friends that loved her and enjoyed her time on earth, that we can definitely say that she had a positive effect on those around her.

She will be sadly missed, but she will also be joyfully remembered by so many.

My deepest sympathies.

Michelle Obrecht

March 20, 2021

Dear Jeannette I wish I could talk to you and tell you everything that is going on .My dad and I miss you .thank you for everything you did for me.thank you for encouraging me when I was growing up and teaching me to cook.i loved our vacation to Canada and how you spoiled us.i miss your laugh and the fun times we had.im always praying for you and my dad said he talks to you everyday. I love you Michelle

Monique Gosselin

March 15, 2021

Que de beaux souvenirs il me reste en memoire de la grande et tres spéciale amie que j’ai eu le plaisir de connaitre, notre chère amie Jeannette. En écrivant ces mots, il me revient tellement en pensée tous les bons moments passes avec Jeannette et les nombreuses discussions au telephone. Nous partagions nos petits secrets et nos problèmes de tous les jours. Elle savait si bien écouter et sympathiser. Nous résolvions ces problèmes avec un cote humoristique et finissions par rire de tout ca.
Comment décrire Jeannette. C’était une grande dame qui aimait les belles toilettes, généreuse, toujours un bon mot pour excuser ou amoindrir les fautes ou faiblesses des autres.
On ne peut parler de Jeannette sans se rappeler les “partys” qu’elle préparait . Bien sur, je parle surtout de la table qu’elle avait mise des jours a preparer. Quel festin! Elle y mettait tout son coeur.
Je ne peux passer sous silence tous nos rencontres d’amis devenus notre famille californienne. Guy, Luc, Daniel, Robert et bien d’autres sont devenus graduellement nos neveux. Je me rappelle surtout le weekend de Pâques passe au Mexique , dans leur maison-roulotte, tous entasses dans nos sacs de couchage dans la salle de devant. Peut-etre que Guy et Luc se souviennent du concours d’oeufs sur la plage. Nathalie et Eric s'en souviennent tres bien. Pierre et Jeannette étaient toujours heureux de recevoir tous leurs amis. Jeannette et Dave ont continue ces belles traditions.
Quand je revis tous ces souvenirs, je ne me sens pas triste, je souris en pensant a ces moments passes ensemble. J'ai eu le bonheur d'avoir une si bonne amie. Je termine en disant que mes sentiments pour Jeannette vont continuer a vivre dans mon coeur. Elle sera toujours la.

Jeannette, ma grande amie, repose en paix

Nathalie Gosselin

March 14, 2021

Rick and I send our deepest condolences to Janet's family. I was so saddened to hear that she passed. Janet was family to me, and I know that she was my mom's best friend. I will always remember the pool parties, holiday get togethers, and our trips to Mexico. Even if I hadn't seen her in the last few years, I always asked my mom how she and Dave were doing. I always had her in my thoughts. I will always have great memories of her. Rest in Peace.

Doris Guité

March 8, 2021

Mes condoléances à la famille, toutes mes pensées sont avec vous autres dans cette épreuve ., J’aurais aimé être avec vous autres. De mon conjoint Roger Boulanger et. Doris Guité sœur de Jeannette 🙏🌹

Gabrielle Guité Ethier

March 8, 2021

You were a fantastic sister, I will always remember the good times we spent together over the years, the travel, the shopping and the good food. I miss you and will miss you for ever. Rest In Peace dear Jeannette!

Cindy Goulet

March 7, 2021

Thank you for being the best mother in law. Always felt loved and you welcomed me with open arms. We miss you so much. Rest in peace, until we meet again.

Jackie goulet

March 7, 2021

When I was little grandma would always tell me it's time to take a nap. I always said I wasn't tired but after she read me a story I would always fall asleep.

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Biography

      Jeannette Marie Goulet Lord was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Jeannette’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Jeannette was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others. When Jeannette said something, she meant it. All those who knew her appreciated this trademark quality.

       Her parents were Alfred and Brigitte Guite. Jeannette was raised in Maria, Canada. Even as a small child, Jeannette wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Jeannette grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fair play served Jeannette well throughout her life and despite her natural shyness; she enjoyed a solid group of friends.

      Since Jeannette sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because she loved the challenge of conflict resolution. She would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Jeannette was raised with 7 siblings. She was the oldest. She had 3 younger brothers and 4 younger sisters. Roger, Jean-Guy, Donald, Suzanne, Francine, Doris and Gabrielle. Jeannette was constantly involved in activities with her siblings. Jeannette and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

      During her childhood, family and friends viewed Jeannette as a quiet and reserved person with what most would consider a calm and tranquil demeanor. In fact, she was a fairly curious child who had the ability to entertain herself and didn’t require much in the way of outside stimulation. A great deal of Jeannette’s free time was spent learning how and why the things around her worked. She was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide.

      The same qualities that served as assets for Jeannette while she was in high school were tools that built success in her college years. Her ability to work through problems and assignments without wasting time and energy demonstrated to her instructors that she possessed a real “stick to it” attitude that allowed her to succeed despite an underlying desire to defer making difficult decisions. Jeannette was an analytical and an independent thinker, qualities that allowed her to develop and implement effective strategies and techniques to meet her college workload. She earned her degree in Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse.

      Those who didn’t know Jeannette well might have thought her to be objective and somewhat emotionally detached, but family and friends who were close to her knew that she was capable of unexpected flashes of humor. Jeannette’s good friends tended to be “thinkers” like herself. Even though the circle of friends was somewhat small, it was a strong and loyal group, and Jeannette liked nothing better than to spend her free time with them. Jeannette was well known for always being up front and open, never hiding her true feelings, qualities that drew deep loyalty from her friends because they understood and appreciated her for the person she was. Another quality that people admired in Jeannette was her ability to link cause and effect and apply the appropriate connection in her assessment of any new situation. Later in life, she became friends with Monique and Hughette.

      This same loyalty and up front honesty Jeannette shared with her friends carried over to other aspects of her life, including her relationships with her family. The marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Jeannette’s skill at bringing fresh energy and clarity to meeting David's needs. She was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

      As the family grew, Jeannette was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Jeannette was blessed with 2 children and 2 stepchildren, Two sons, Guy and Luc, Step-daughter Michelle and Step-son Keith. They were also blessed with 6 grandchildren, Nicole, Khrystina, Jacqueline, Lena, Chloe and Noah. Jeannette was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, she would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Jeannette was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Jeannette’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.

      In her work life, Jeannette was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. She excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once she understood exactly why she was working on a project, she could plow full steam ahead. For Jeannette, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to her in appreciating its importance. Even if she worked alone on an assignment, Jeannette was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and she would readily use them if they improved the process. Her primary occupation was a Registered Nurse. She was employed for 40 years as a Registered Nurse. Jeannette always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Jeannette’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced her choice of leisure pursuits as well. She applied her strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to her choice of activities. She particularly enjoyed the “alone” time her hobbies provided. Her favorite pursuits were shopping and traveling. Jeannette was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Religion and faith were important to Jeannette. She held dear the faith and values she derived from her beliefs. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

      Jeannette appreciated the occasions when she was able to travel and get away on a vacation. She enjoyed learning about different locales and was open to exploring new and different places. Favorite vacation spots included visiting Canada and taking cruises. She thoroughly enjoyed the task of gathering and analyzing travel information as she prepared for an upcoming trip.

      Jeannette was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Jeannette’s favorites was Princess, Jacko and Shawna, her cats.

      Jeannette passed away on February 15, 2021 at San Antonio Hospital in Upland California. Jeannette had multiple organ failures. She is survived by her husband David, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Services were held at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Mortuary. Jeannette was laid to rest in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

      Jeannette strongly believed that talk is cheap. She was the type of person who would show others her feelings through her actions. She was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. She had a curiosity about the things around her and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences she treasured most were those she shared with her loved ones. Jeannette Marie Goulet Lord will be greatly missed.