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Born: Mar 17, 1971

Date of Passing: Sep 07, 2022

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March 17, 1971 - September 7, 2022

Has fallen asleep in death and is finally resting in peace pain free. She passed with sisters surrounding her and a line up of loving friends and family that came to express their love and wish her well.
Jan lived life with an open and big heart. She spent most of her life in St. Boniface. Graduated from Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, and attended the Tache Nursing Centre. She worked at Jocelyn House providing palliative care. Jan was also into volunteering in a variety of community-based supports and events like Village Clinic, 9 Circles, Fringe Festival, Icarus Project and Festival du Voyageur. Jan loved music, friends and family. Her cats Mews and KitKat were her long-time companions.
Jan asked to be remembered for; her sense of humour, caring heart, generous nature and she also said her "Good Looks".
Jan was predeceased in death by her parents Denis and Shirley, grandparents Perry and Mildred, Raymond and Rita, Uncle Henry, Aunt Bertha, Aunt Lucette (Victor), Aunt Charlotte and many loved friends and patients.
She leaves behind lots of love and joy in the hearts of those who knew her. Sisters: Eileen, Kathleen and Colleen (Dave), Uncle Edgar, Aunt Mariette (Jack), Uncle Joe, nephews: Jean Paul, David and Erik, Graeme, Dylan and Travis, nieces: Gillian, Lorena, Nicole and numerous cousins.
A celebration of Jan's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jan to Manitoba Diabetic Foundation or Manitoba Kidney Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • My sincerest sympathies are with Janeen's family during this difficult time. Janeen was a wonderful woman, full of strength and goodness. She will be sorely missed. And she was a good friend. Tracy Cwik - Posted by: Tracy Cwik (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2022

  • I became Jan's friend through Cathedral Manoir. My dad, Don Montgomery became a new resident and was wandering aimlessly around the dining hall trying to find a table to sit at. Apparently, Jan thought he looked like a good table mate and waved him over to join her at her table. From that day on a friendship was struck. She introduced him to the residents and made him feel welcome. She also introduced him to the game of cribbage which he had never played before. We got him into assisted living as he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's but I think by playing the game daily it helped to keep him a little more mentally sharp. As he was failing, she kept track of him and helped him out in many little ways. It helped me with piece of mind knowing he had a good friend there who was watching out for him. I also developed a friendship with Jan and enjoyed her company immensely to the point where my dad would say....."Are we here to play cards or are we here to just talk!!" Of course, we just kept on going as she loved to talk and tease him. I am sad she had a shortened, tough life but she surely lived it full of life and love for everyone she met. I will miss our visits, your laugh and positivity and our phone calls. Jan fly free with the Angels. Love you, Your friend Diane - Posted by: Diane Jolly (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • Sad loss of a person with such a beautiful personality! Janeen, you are a member of a strong loving family that I am so honoured to be a friend of. So many great memories. You will be missed heaps. May the strong bond your sisters hold, carry them through these sad times. Sincere condolences to Kathy, Graeme & Gillian, Eileen and all your family and Colleen, Dave and family. 💕 Much love from Nancylee Lovatt from Souris, Manitoba, and family - Posted by: Nancylee Robertson (Friend of family) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear of Janeen's passing. We had known each other since second grade, when I began attending King George V elementary school. We graduated high school together, and had the pleasure of seeing one another through the years during random get-togethers former classmates put together. Jan was truly one a kind; very open-hearted and always full of good humour. RIP, Janeen. Thank you for being my friend. - Posted by: Jean-Guy Nault (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2022

  • Jan you are gone too soon. You were a big part of my happiest and best memories in Winnipeg, thank you! Thank you for rewriting the lyrics to Sarah Mclachlan’s “Ice Cream” (itchy itchy scratch scratch). Thank you for your holiday saving impromptu performance and vocal stylings at Christmas 2001. Who knew a basic ladle could be such a prop!? Thank you for taking me under your wing. Thank you for your work with the LGBTQ+ community in Winnipeg. Thanks for getting me back stage at the Chantel and OLP concert as your health aide assistant (ha!). You were such a light and I loved you in a matter of minutes. How else was it that after knowing you only 1 month, you’d convinced Ricky and me to give you an hour and a half full body massage! I’m so sorry for your passing it is heartbreaking. - Posted by: Justin Zelenka (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing, she was the epitome of sunshine and making other people happy and comfortable. She always had a big hug and that gorgeous smile! You’ve been a good friend no matter how little we saw each other that past few years. Rest In Peace sunshine. - Posted by: Rod Ingram (Friend ) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • She was one of a kind person she was my adopted sister she was somebody who I can always talk to or who can always talk to me, surely she is a sister that I never had and I always wanted. I’m gonna miss you so much we gonna miss you so much and everybody’s going to miss your Jenny, but one day we will see each other again . To me you’re still alive in my heart and in my mind. I will never forget you and cherish all those good times we had all the fun we had and all the little stupid things we did. Goodbye sister, we will see each other very soon again!! - Posted by: Laszlo Bone and the Bone family (Best friend , adapted brother , ) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jan passing ~ it wasn't long ago she called me! She was friends with my son Darren (passed) for many years when he lived in Wpg.. they hung out all the time and when he moved to Van. ~ he 'd come visit and Jan and Darren would get together .. and have a great visit .. Jan called me "Maw"... Jan was very funny and we would talk for hours on the phone ~ she was sick in the last few years , but always concerned about others ~ rest in Peace Jan ~ you will be missed <3 <3 - Posted by: Shelley James (friend ~ ) on: Sep 17, 2022


  • Jan was always lively and bubbly and I will never forget the time, at about the age of 11 or so, I was tasked with taking her and Carmen to a Jets game. Never laughed so much. Rest easy cousin. - Posted by: Suzanne Livingstone (Cousin) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • Jan will be surely missed. Her laugh and smile would brighten anyones day. She had an amazing sense of humour and her love of life was vibrant. Have some hilarious memories of her which I will carry for a long time. Her and my brother were great friends which is how I got to know her. Will never forget her. Rest easy Jan. - Posted by: Sean (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2022

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