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Janet Edith Dooley

Janet Edith Dooley

Home city: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 25
Date of crash: November 24, 1991

On Sunday morning, Grey Cup Day, 1991, Janet was alone in her car, stopped behind five others at an intersection. Without warning her car was struck from behind by a heavy delivery vehicle driven by a drunk driver who had been intoxicated for several hours. Janet was severely brain-damaged by the impact and was in a coma for 36 hours before she died. Her car was pushed into the others, nobody else was injured; the drunk driver received a minor cut.

Memorial Message

The following message was provided by Janet’s loving parents, Stephanie and Bill Dooley.

The death of our daughter has impoverished our lives beyond measure. She was the breath of spring in our family, a happy-go-lucky person who had a lot to live for and much to give the world. The life she had lived for a short, bright 25 years was taken by a drunk who paid only 23 months in jail for it. The world will never know how much it has lost.

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Janet Edith Dooley
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