Herta Maria Janusas (nee Höffner), born September 12, 1928, passed away on May 29th, 2020 in her 92nd year. Her husband, Stasys, predeceased her, and she is the last of the Höeffners (brothers and sisters) to have passed away. She leaves behind, daughters Nijole, Scarlett, Ruby and son, Stanley; their partners; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their families.
Herta was a giant, despite her short stature! She took care of her dying mother when only a teenager, and then went through World War II also a teenager. She married her husband, Stasys, had two children while still in Germany, and then immigrated to Canada. She and the two children came over by themselves on a ship, not knowing a word of English. She and Stasys eventually made their home in Toronto. Herta had a love of animals, which she passed on to her children, and they to their children. Some of her great triumphs were learning to drive (although she scared most of her children with this accomplishment!), working at Eatons and then later Canada Post. She loved to travel, had a love of gardening and animals (especially cats!), and was incredibly proud of her family.
It is with infinite sadness that we say goodbye to Herta, our mother. Our greatest sadness was being unable to physically be with her in her last moments, but we know that she was aware of how much we all loved her.
Thank you to all the nurses and doctors at Humber River Regional Hospital, and to all her care workers at Queen’s Estate Retirement Residence.
Donations can be made to the Ontario SPCA Humane Society.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Herta Maria Janusas 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Toronto, Province: Ontario