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Born: Oct 08, 1952

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2021

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With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Janice Elizabeth Morissette on January 8, 2021, at St. Boniface General Hospital. Janice fought a brief but courageous battle with cancer and died with her family at her side.
Janice was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Turner. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 43 years, Ron; daughter Danielle (Frank), granddaughter Robyn; son Marc (Aura), grandson Oscar; her father Harold (Ray) Turner; lifelong friend Darlene Barnes, and numerous family and friends.
Janice was born October 8, 1952 in London, Ontario. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1953. Janice and her parents spent four years in Kenya during the 1960s, with Janice returning to Winnipeg to complete her high school education. Her time in Kenya helped fuel her passion for travel, and upon graduation, Janice visited several European destinations, both solo and in tandem with Darlene. It was also during this time that Janice worked at a kibbutz in Israel followed by a return trek to Kenya.
Eventually, it was time to focus on establishing a career, which led Janice to the field of Nursing, and ultimately a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1976 from the University of Manitoba. Her first position was at Percy Moore Hospital (Hodgson, MB), after which Janice accepted a position with the Victorian Order of Nurses. In 1982, she was hired by St. Boniface Hospital, where she dedicated the rest of her nursing career up to fall 2020.
Besides her two adoring grandchildren, Janice's passion was travelling. True to form, Janice would spend endless hours planning trips for herself and Ron, as well as friends and family. Janice and Ron enjoyed many trips over the years, with destinations ranging from Kenya to Asia, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Hawaii. We must not forget the annual family road trips to various Canadian and US destinations. In addition to travel, Janice also loved entertaining, cross-stitching, reading, and her most recent passion, volunteering every Saturday morning with her fellow Goldwings at the Winnipeg International Airport. Janice was an active member at All Saints Anglican Church for over 45 years. Janice touched so many lives in so many ways. She always put others' needs before hers. She will be deeply missed.
A funeral service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to (Winnipeg Chapter) or

Mom/Grandma you will forever
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (21 entries)

  • I worked with Janice for many many years on Ortho at St. Boniface Hospital. Shared hard work and lots of laughs. She became a very dear friend of mine. Janice was such an organized person and everything ran smoothly when Janice was in charge. My husband and I would meet for 3hr bkfsts at least 3 times a year. Had so much to talk about and catch up on. Gil and Ron became very good friends also. It is so very hard to believe that Janice was taken from us so quickly and we miss her dearly. Our condolences to Ron and family. Marion and Gil Raineault - Posted by: Marion and Gilbert Raineault (friend and co-worker) on: Mar 20, 2021

  • My wife and I send our sincere condolences to Ron and his family, and also to Janice's father (Ray). Our involvement was through All Saints Church, where we enjoyed chatting after the services. We will miss these good times. Robin and Louise. - Posted by: Robin and Louise Simmons (Friends) on: Jan 24, 2021

  • My condolences to Janice’s family.She was a one in a million person. Every time I saw her I would smile and knew there would be laughter. When I went to Saudi,she gave me a jar of earth to look at to remind me of home ! May fond memories give you peace and know she is with you always. - Posted by: Judy Rowluk (Co worker) on: Jan 24, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of working with Janice off and on for many years. She was always a "no fuss, no muss person" and just got stuff done! If she was helping in PAC, the day just went more efficiently. Very pragmatic and hard working individual. I really enjoyed being around her. I was shocked to learn of Janice's passing. So sudden and so unfair. please know I am thinking of all of you. Joel - Posted by: Joel Loiselle (Colleague) on: Jan 20, 2021

  • We were so saddened to hear of Janice's passing. It was always a pleasure to work with Janice in PAC. She was thorough and caring and a true advocate for her patients. She loved sharing stories about her travels, her volunteer work and her family. She was so proud of her children's accomplishments and loved sharing videos of her precious grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Gwen and Marshall Lawrence (coworkers/friends) on: Jan 19, 2021

  • I am so saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. My sincerest condolences to Ron & family. There are no words that can ease your pain. She was a wonderful person who cared deeply for her patients. May her memory live on in your hearts. Bill Sheldon Former colleague St. Boniface Hospital - Posted by: Bill Sheldon (Former Colleague) on: Jan 18, 2021

  • Janice was a role model and mentor to me in my early years as a nurse. I worked with her on the ortho unit at St B. for many years. I always admired Janice’s strong work ethics. She was so knowledgeable and always willing to share this knowledge. I learned much from her. She was such a strong, reliable, determined woman, always ready to help and guide. I will always remember her beautiful smile and contagious laugh and those yummy cookies. My sincerest sympathies to Janice’s family and friends. She will be missed. Thanks for everything Janice. Rest in peace my friend. Louise (Ouisie) - Posted by: Louise Skowron (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing and offer my deepest condolences to her family. Although Janice and I worked on different wards, I always enjoyed running into her and talking about travel. She was often the last familiar face I saw at the airport when embarking on an adventure. With a big smile Janice would wish my daughter and I an enjoyable, safe trip. Janice was an incredible nurse and will be missed at St. B. - Posted by: Maureen Hancock (SBGH nurse) on: Jan 17, 2021

  • I am so sorry For your loss. I worked for several years with Janice, She was conscientious, caring, efficient and a true advocate for her patients. As a friend Janice was always there to listen, discuss and give her support when needed. We had conversations about many topics, whether at work or when we met for a social get together I know that family was a favourite part of conversations where news about her family would be shared. There were stories about her trips with her husband Ron and what her children were doing in their lives. She was so very proud of her children's accomplishments and so loved being a grandmother. She spoke too of family dinners with her father joining them on many occasions. My thoughts are with you all. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Karen D. - Posted by: Karen DiUbaldo (Friend/colleague ) on: Jan 17, 2021

  • To Ron & family; I am deeply saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. She was always dedicated to her patients & co-workers. My thoughts & prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your beloved Janice. Bill Sheldon Former colleague St. Boniface Hospital - Posted by: Bill Sheldon (Former colleague St. Boniface Hospital) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Janice's death. Our thoughts are with you and your family Ron. - Posted by: Susan Selby (Neighbour) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Janice. She was a very fine person and she was be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to you, Ron, and your children. Wayne and Susan - Posted by: Wayne Selby (Friend and old neighbour) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • I was so sorry to read of Janice’s passing. I worked with Janice in the 1990’s at St. B, and benefitted from her help and advice with patient relations, quality assurance and hospital accreditation. She was easy to work with, professional, and completely dedicated to her patients. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Karen Howell (Former SBGH staff member) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • We are so shocked to see this news, and send our sincere condolences to Ron, Ray, family and friends. Some years ago we had the good fortune to meet Janice through All Saints and she was eternally welcoming, always with a great story or aside. We loved her company, her positive energy, her generosity and unflagging willingness to help, her wonderful laugh, her kindness. She will be terribly missed. - Posted by: Rob Shaw & Chris Krawchenko (friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Ron, sorry for your loss. A high school friend, Jeannette Rivard - Posted by: Jeannette Rivard (A high school friend. ) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Ron, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been many years, but the memories of our times together remain dear to us. We hope that comfort and peace come quickly to you. Heidie and Al. - Posted by: Heidie Allison (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Sincere Condolences to Janice's’ husband and Family. Janice’s passion for nursing led her to Orthopedics and then to the Canadian Orthopedic Nurses Association (CONA) membership...and on to many international conferences! This is where I had the good fortune to meet and develop a friendship along with Janice and so many international Orthopedic nurses. She so enjoyed the camaraderie and educational experiences...a true life long learner! Her enthusiasm and personality drew many to her. She knew how to make us Smile! Now we cherish those Fun conference days ..happy that we met and became friends.. We too will miss her! GOD wanted a Nurse and her chose Her! - Posted by: Beverly Greenwood (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Ron, we send out condolences and sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Janice. Remember the good times and fond memories to get you through the difficult times. - Posted by: M. and G. Decelles (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Janice was the head nurse of 4B ortho when I first met her. I was a young OT and she took me under her wing. She was so great at her job and she recognized and valued hard workers. When my husband and I moved to London for a few years for him to finish his fellowship - she came to visit us. I had just had my second baby and was so lonely and her visit was so very welcome. She always spoke with so much love about Ron, her children and grandchildren. I am so glad to have known Janice. She was a very special woman. - Posted by: Janey (Co-worker) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Janice cared for my mother during her VON days and was my mother’s “favourite “nurse. Later, I became a nurse and she became my head nurse at St Boniface hospital orthopaedics department. She was a strong force to to be reckoned with, especially with her outlook on life and work situations. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Rossana DeLuca (Former coworker/client ) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Janice was a dynamic, caring individual, a significant loss; we will miss her, but will hold on to the memories and laughter we shared. - Posted by: Barry Bradley (professional colleague SBH, friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

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