Mrs. Janet M. (Cruickshank) Peck, 69, a resident of the St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena, and formerly of Elizabeth Ave, peacefully passed away on Friday morning, July 16, 2010 at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, where she had been a patient since July 2nd.
Janet was born June 28, 1941 in Massena, the daughter of Lawrence and Leona Perry Ashley. She attended Sacred Heart School. On September 12, 1959, she married Earl Charles Cruickshank in Bombay. He predeceased on January 1, 1989. On February 16, 1990, she married Douglas Peck in Massena.
Janet owned and operated an antique shop, Janet’s Antiques for many years. She also assisted her late husband, Earl, in the operation of the family tire business, Cruickshank’s Tires for 45 years.
She enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles, going to garage sales, camping, boating, and cooking. She also enjoyed gardening, visiting and socializing with her family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.
Janet is survived by her children, Charles and Julie Cruickshank of Massena, John Cruickshank of Malta, NY, Connie and Scott Deon of Newburgh, IN and an adopted daughter of Janet and Doug, Kandi Peck and her son, Zane of Massena; four grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Cara, and Jenna; and her husband, Douglas and his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; a sister, Gretchen and Frank Topa of Massena; three brothers, William and Gretchen Ashley of Massena, Lawrence and Theresa Ashley of Ohio and Charles and Janice Ashley of Montana and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by two sons, Lawrence William in 1962 and Earl Jr. on March 31, 1994; two sisters, Kathleen Rush and Marlene Macaulay and three brothers, James, Alfred Thomas, and Gerald Ashley.
Friends may call Monday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will follow the services in Pine Grove Cemetery, Area 2, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Massena Rescue Squad, American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com