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Janice Eileen Chmelyk was born in Fort St John, BC on September 6, 1941 to George and Elizabeth Ollenberger.

In 1957 Janice married her true love Victor.  Their journey of life together began on a farm in Golata Creek, BC. They were blessed with four children, Rick, Lori, Rob and Terry.

Vic and Janice relocated to the Baldonel area near Fort St. John, BC in 1978 and resided there until Vic retired in 1997 when they moved to Westbank, BC.

Janice enjoyed many years in the Kelowna area with family and friends until her passing on January 12, 2019.

Janice is survived by her loving husband Vic, children Rick (Bernice), Lori (Rick) Lang, Rob (Colleen), Terry (Sonya), grandchildren; Robbie, Ryan, Alisa, Justine, Beth, Cheree, Becca, Erick and Jaydia, seven beautiful great grandchildren as well as one brother, three sisters and several brothers and sisters in law.

Janice is predeceased by her parents George and Elizabeth, three brothers, three sisters and sadly her young grandson Micheal.

Janice was a very hardworking and creative person who will be remembered for her many gifts and generous personality. Her loving and caring nature, big heart and beautiful smile will truly be missed by all of us.

To the world she was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, to us she was the world!

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, www.alzheimer.ca.

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Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada Link: www.alzheimer.ca


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Service Details

The service for CHMELYK, Janice is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Chrystal Armstrong says:

    I will miss Aunty Janice deeply, she was my godmother and held a very special place in my heart. We spent a lot of summer days at their farm and many great times at their house in Baldonnel as well. Rest in peace my sweet Aunty

  • Heather McKenzie and family says:

    Our condolences to all the family. Auntie Janice was a wonderful person. She will be missed by so many people

  • Jen Katsiris says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Aunty Janice was a wonderful lady 💖She was always welcoming and made you feel at home!!

  • Paul and Shirley Koroluk says:

    Victor and family our heartfelt condolence over the loss of a wonderful person. Janice will be missed by her immediate and extended family and all who knew her.

  • Alan and Brenda Cholin says:

    Our condolences to the Chmelyk family.

  • Denean Arntson says:

    Janice was a beautiful lady! She will be missed! Condolences to all of the families.

  • Dave Milner says:

    My condolences to your family. It has been some 43 years since I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Chmelyk and Family . “Carry our on 2, Rob” and I apologize for “breaking the rototilor”.

  • Dennis and Mavis Nelson says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the family. May your memories of a wonderful lady give you comfort.

  • Tanya Likes says:

    Sending condolences my thoughts and prayers

  • Joan Lewis says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. From Al and Eleanor Lewis, Joan Lewis and Cole Lewis

  • Grace and Ed Potts says:

    Ed and I wish to send our condolences to the Chmelyk families. Hugs to all. 🙏🥀

  • Ernie and Shirley Belsek says:

    Our sincere condolences to the family on your loss.

  • Pat Edge (Nelson) says:

    My deepest condolences to Vic and all the family. Janice will sincerely be missed. I remember Janice very well even though I have not seen her in several years. We were at Vic and Janice’s wedding. Much love to the family.

  • Vicki and Roger Pelletier says:

    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to Uncle Vic and his family at this very sad time. Aunti Janis was always such a very kind and loving person. I have wonderful memories throughout my life of her sincere kindness and generosity. Always caring for and helping others. Our hearts are with you all❤️

  • Janis Naylor says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Auntie Janice was such a beautiful loving person. She will be missed by all

  • Fran and Len Fieldì says:

    Sincerest condolences

  • Nola and Trevor says:

    Beth, Clark and kiddos. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know your whole family is in our thoughts

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