Janet Mary Eaves
(m Aubrey Grant Goodall)

February 29 1880 - March 1 1969

Vancouver Poetry Society
B.C. Art League (Charter Member)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1922/25

From The Gold Stripe, 1918

Eaves was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England. She came to Canada in 1911, and married Aubrey Grant Goodall in Vancouver on April 3, 1914. Interestingly, both of their fathers were clergymen.

Eaves had at least one illustration in the 1918 issue of The Gold Stripe - Volume One, and there was a short biographical note including a photograph of her on page 13.

From The Gold Stripe, 1918

She was a charter member of the B.C. Art League when it was founded in 1920, her address "Buena Vista P.O.".

She exhibited in the 1920, 1922, and 1925 annual exhibitions of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, held at the Vancouver School Board offices on Hamilton Street. Her name was variously noted as Mrs. Goodall, Mrs. A.G. Goodall, J. Eaves, and Janet Eaves (Mrs. Goodall).

In 1961 Eaves donated land on Vancouver Island for a Provincial Park. It is now known as "Eves Park" due to a typographic error on the park signage, which she allowed to remain. She had requested that the park be named after her father, Rev. James Eaves.

Eaves died in Summerland, B.C. in 1969 at the age of 89, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.

It is possible that this artist also exhibited under the name of Joan Goodall, see biography for alternating exhibitions from 1920 to 1925.


1920 September 18 - 25 BCSFA   Annual Exhibition Decorative Nursery Panel
1922 Sept. 16 - 23 BCSFA   14th Annual Exhibition Saint Elizabeth
Hand Weaving & Applique designed, woven & executed
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Exhibition Study of Child


The Gold Stripe - Volume One
      1918, Christmas. Published by the Amputation Club of B.C., Vancouver
      216 pages (including text, advertisements and photographs)
      One illustration by Eaves, and short biography page 13.



"Janet Eaves (Mrs. Aubrey Goodall), one of our artist contributors, was born in Devonshire, England. She studied art for some years in Dusseldorf, came to Canada in 1911, and has since devoted her talents to black and white work. She has a brother who is a staff officer with Sir Douglas Haig."
      "Some Contributors", The Gold Stripe - Volume One, 1918