Janet M. Kempton (Campbell)
Visitation one hour prior to service (Thursday August 3, 2023 from 10-11 AM)
Funeral service on Thursday August 3, 2023 at 11 AM from Pine River United Church with visitation one hour prior.

Ripley Cemetery
In Memory of
Janet M. Kempton (Campbell)
March 23rd, 1937 - July 31st, 2023

Place of Death

Trillium Court, Kincardine


Janet M. Kempton, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Kempton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Trillium Court on Monday July 31, 2023 at the age of 86.  She was born in Kincardine on March 23, 1937 to the late Noma (Shiells) and William Campbell.  Loving mother of Dianne (Brad) Rotteau, Linda McQuillin, Tom (Pauline) Kempton, Mary (Steve) MacNay and Helen (Brian) Van Osch.  Greatly missed by son-in-law Al Matheson, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  Also survived by sisters Joyce Courtney and Joan (Elwood) Irwin and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by daughter Sandra Matheson, son-in-law Rick McQuillin, brother-in-law Bob Courtney and sister-in-law Bette (Geoff) Torrible.  A funeral service will be held from the Pine River United Church on Thursday August 3, 2023 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior.   


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Message from doug & karen courtney2023-09-18 14:49:52
Our sincere condolences to all the Kempton Family. Doug & Karen.
Message from Eunice McConnell 2023-08-23 19:40:58
My deepest sympathies to the entire Kempton families on the passing of a beautiful woman who was loved by many people who knew her. She was an incredible woman and she had a heart of gold. She may be gone from this earth but she will live in our hearts forever with all the great memories we have of her. May she rest in peace in the arms of her Jesus Christ.💖💖🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️😇😇💗💗
Message from Mervyn Courtney2023-08-08 21:41:47
I was very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I grew up in the Amberley area and knew Janet as a friend and fellow student at SS#9 Huron. I know she will be missed her. friends and family. May she rest in peace.
Message from Dawna Rutledge2023-08-08 08:01:32
Dear Dianne, Linda, Tom, Mary and Helen and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always knew when Janet was around by her wonderful, distinctive laugh. Cherish the memories.
Message from Ron and Joyce Tout2023-08-07 14:27:59
We were so saddened to just hear this news on the passing of Janet. She had such a bubbly personality and will be missed by all who knew her. Our Heartfelt condolences to all of her family at this sad and difficult time. Sincerely Ron & Joyce
Message from Margaret Thompson2023-08-07 13:53:49
So very sorry for your loss; she was a great lady. Remember the good times.
Message from Lori Blanchard2023-08-04 19:39:50
my deepest condolences to the kempton family. such a wonderful lady and so proud of her family!
Message from Paul Campbell2023-08-04 12:07:30
Sending our most sincere condolences to all of the Kempton family. Our thoughts are with you. Paul & Susan Campbell and the staff at Norman Campbell Construction
Message from Tom and Marjorie Culbert and Family2023-08-03 18:33:11
We were so sorry to hear of Janet's death. Our sincere sympathy to all your family. Majorie and Tom Culbert
Message from Roy & Colleen Douglas2023-08-03 15:31:48
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. We send our deepest condolences to her the family. There will be so many fond memories that you will cherish forever. And your Mom did enjoy a good game of cards at the community center.
Message from Lynn Campbell2023-08-03 15:06:42
I have known Janet ever since 1961when I started working at what is now called Amberley store. Janet frequented the store often to buy groceries or cash cheques. She was one of my favourites, always kind, friendly and patient with a very bouncy laugh. Her hearty laugh distinguished her from all others. Over time, I moved away, but we still maintained contact until I last hugged her in Trillium Court after my Uncle Eywn’s passing. My condolences to her entire family, she will be dearly missed. Amberley, Point Clark and Huron-Kinloss Township has lost another institution.
Message from Brent and Linda Armstrong2023-08-03 12:34:29
We were sorry to hear that Janet has passed. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Message from Steve & Becca Heard & Family 2023-08-03 12:13:02
Most wonderful genuine humans I had the privilege of knowing growing up and always had a smile on her face! Rest easy miss Janet I know Bill will be pleased to reunite again 🩵
Message from Bill and Diane Clubb (Stainton)2023-08-03 11:29:27
Our condolences to all of Mrs. Kempton's Family. Diane and Bill
Message from Ray&Deb Smith2023-08-03 09:28:32
So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing please accept our condolences
Message from Debbie and Dave Gillies2023-08-02 23:48:26
Dear Dianne, Tom, Linda, Mary, Helen and families…so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a warm, friendly and caring person whose laugh was contagious. Our moms were such good friends!! Keep all your wonderful memories close to your hearts.
Message from Dave walsh2023-08-02 16:22:23
To the family of Janet Please accept my sincere condolences re Janet's passing.She will be truly missed by you all Dave Walsh
Message from Marvin & Angela Freiburger2023-08-02 15:57:46
Our Sincere Condolences - from Marvin & Angela Freiburger
Message from Toni and John Fludder2023-08-02 15:07:26
Our sincere condolences to all of Janet's family and friends.
Message from Joanne & Rod McDonagh2023-08-02 14:03:15
Our condolences to the entire Kempton family. Janet's smile and laugh were both contagious and she used both often. A very nice lady Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Message from Carol Gurr2023-08-02 12:44:58
So sorry for your loss.
Message from June Gilchrist and Family2023-08-02 12:00:26
Our deepest sympathy to all of Janet's family in the loss of a great lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Message from Mark Becker2023-08-02 11:09:41
Helen, Mary, Tom, Linda, Dianne and families. I am so sorry to hear this sad news about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and she always had a smile and a good laugh anytime I seen her. Please accept my sincere condolences to all of you and your families and know that you are in my thoughts at this time. Share all the good memories and I hope that it will help your through the days to come.
Message from Al and Fran Edwards2023-08-02 11:04:46
Our thoughts are with Janet’s family during this time.
Message from Robert and Karen Elliott2023-08-02 10:36:25
Our thoughts are with Janet’s loving family at this time. She will be missed by all. A truly wonderful lady.
Message from Don and Judy Clark2023-08-02 10:16:50
We are so sorry to read of your Mom s passing ,, Sending our sincere condolences to all her family.
Message from Rob and Ann Miller2023-08-02 09:30:35
So very sorry to hear of your loss - such a lovely lady.
Message from Janice and Brad Chalmers 2023-08-02 09:09:04
So very sorry for your loss. Brad and Janice Chalmers
Message from Sheila Dawson2023-08-02 08:42:58
To the Kempton family, Sending sincere condolences on Janet's passing. Another old neighbour has left us. I have memories of babysitting for her and Bill when I was a teenager. I also remember her, Joyce, and Marion Lowry singing beautifully together, including at my Grandpa McMullen's funeral. Treasure the happy memories. Sheila Dawson(Collins)
Message from Brian & Kathryn Young2023-08-02 08:06:59
Our condolences to Janet’s family & friends. Thinking of you during this sad time.
Message from Christie Messenger-MacGregor2023-08-02 07:56:21
I will always remember Janet as a lovely, thoughtful lady, with a wonderful laugh, and an engaging smile. Thinking of you all during this sad and difficult time.
Message from Brad and Joanne Jarvis2023-08-02 07:43:01
Thinking of all the Kempton Family. Janet was just a lovely woman and will be missed by so many.
Message from Peter & Lisa Van Dyke2023-08-02 07:19:03
Sorry for your loss.
Message from Beverley Smith2023-08-01 21:29:54
Thoughts go out to my lovely classmate Dianne, and the rest of her family.
Message from Joan and Mike Petersen2023-08-01 20:29:58
Our thoughts are with all the family ! Janet always had a smile for everyone and a great laugh! Beautiful inside and outside! Big hugs 🤗 to all!
Message from Lynda Cerson and Murray Colling2023-08-01 20:25:27
Sincere condolences to all of Janet’s family.
Message from Brian & Kathryn Young2023-08-01 20:23:08
Our condolences to Janet’s family & friends. Thinking of you during this sad time.
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-08-01 20:21:46
To all of Janet's family, we send our deepest condolences at this sad time. May treasured memories from happier, healthier times bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Ria Middelkamp2023-08-01 20:01:59
To the family of Janet Kempton. My sincere condolences with the loss of your mom and grandma. She was such a happy and great person. Always laughing and smiling. She will be missed by all of you.
Message from Judy MacLeod2023-08-01 19:29:49
So very sorry to hear this, a lovely lady inside and out, our sincere sympathy to all of you
Message from Don and Patricia Farrish2023-08-01 18:00:00
Don and I send much love and strength to all of the Kempton family at this difficult time. Janet was a lovely person, who will be missed dearly by those who knew her.
Message from Robert Blackwell2023-08-01 17:32:15
Our deepest condolences to the family of Janet Kempton
Message from Ian and Elaine Courtney2023-08-01 17:28:52
Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of such a kind and loving lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Cherish the many wonderful memories!❤️