Janette’s legacy of love, care and compassion lives on

Family, friends and colleagues past & present gathered at Bournemouth Crematorium on Thursday 27 July for the funeral of our beloved founder, Janette Frankland.

A moving but uplifting service led beautifully by Victoria Wesley featured heartfelt tributes and some of Janette’s favourite music.

There was barely a spare seat in the main chapel as mourners reflected fondly on Janette’s extraordinary achievements and her selfless devotion.

Janette passed away peacefully at home on 11 July 2017 after battling cancer for nearly a year. She was 73.

She left an indelible mark on the world of animal welfare. Her determination and generosity were beyond compare, and many thousands of cats and kittens owe their lives and their happiness to her inspirational work.

It was always Janette’s wish that our rescue should continue to operate after her passing, and we are delighted to confirm that this will be the case.

From now on the charity will be run jointly by Theresa Foot, Janette’s “head girl” at our rescue centre, and Jon Hancock, our honorary treasurer. Both accepted without hesitation.

“It is an absolute privilege for both of us,” said Jon. “Janette is irreplaceable and we will all miss her terribly, but we are deeply honoured that she has placed her trust in us and we will do everything in our power to build on her wonderful work.”

  • Contact details for Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue remain unchanged: email info@lymicat.org, telephone 01590 678663 / 678233, or in an emergency call 07739 109029



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