Janet Blakey Death – Lifeways of Canada Assistant Project Archaeologist Janet Blakey of Calgary, Alberta has died. She passed away sadly at the age of 48 leaving family and friends devastated. She was confirmed dead through a post made on Facebook that reads “It is with deep, deep sadness that all of us at Lifeways announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend and treasured colleague Janet Blakey”. The circumstances surrounding the cause of Janet Blakey’s death has not been revealed.
Janet Blakey Birth and Education
Janet, born on March 12th, 1975, in Winnipeg, was a distinguished graduate of the I.B. program at Kelvin High School. Her journey into the world of leadership and lasting connections began during her youth when she actively participated in the YM/YWCA Leadership program, cherishing her experiences at Camp Stephens and Camp Manitou. Her academic pursuit led her to the University of Winnipeg, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in both Arts and Science with Honours.
Janet’s heart was captivated by the realm of Archaeology, prompting her to relocate to Calgary in 1999. According to Lifeways, she embarked on a career at Lifeways of Canada that span over two decades, starting in 2001. Throughout her illustrious career, which has spanned more than 20 years, Janet has undertaken projects in various regions, including southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and even Chile.
She has honed her expertise in multiple domains, specializing in faunal analysis, geoarchaeological applications such as soils analysis and palaeotopographic landscape modeling, and adeptly navigating computer graphics. Additionally, she has devoted herself to public outreach in archaeology. Janet’s contributions extend beyond the confines of her professional endeavors. She actively participated in and provided leadership for numerous large-scale excavation projects across southern Alberta.
Janet Blakey Obituary
She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Winston; sister-in-law, Andrea Murray; nephew, Thomas; niece, Sydney; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family. She was predeceased by her loving parents, Don and Mary Blakey. For those who wish to attend, informal celebrations of life will take place in both Winnipeg and Calgary. Winnipeg: Sunday, October 22nd, 2pm in the Galleria at St John’s College, 92 Dysart Rd Calgary: Saturday, November 4th, time and location TBD.
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