We Remember


Mom was born to Paddy and Dorothy Dougan ( LaFace) in Rossland, BC on December 9th 1940.  With her brother Patrick and sister Linda, she experienced all the joys of living in a small alpine village in the late 40’s and 50’s.  During Mom’s first year of teaching primary school in 1959, she met a young man from Trail, also a teacher, Amerigo (Am) Corrado; they were married in 1961 and settled in their paradise—Kelowna.

The 60’s saw Mom very active with both her teaching and later in the Kinette Club of Kelowna.  With the births of Jay, Dean and Jill, her focus shifted to family. The 70’s were spent in hockey rinks and on basketball courts, baseball and softball diamonds.  Both Jan and Am retired from teaching in the early 90’s and travelled the world.  Between trips, they welcomed eight grandchildren into it. Carly, Maggy, Alley (Jay and Sandy) Jordan, Jenna (Jill and Jamie) Anthony, Melaina and Elana (Dean and Margo) kept Mom and Dad busy with various sporting activities and babysitting assignments.

Dad predeceased Mom in 2005.  Shortly afterwards Mom found a new home at Sandalwood and a wonderful set of friends. With trips and parties, volunteer activities and especially with countless games to watch the grandchildren play, she found plenty to keep herself busy. 

Mom passed away after a very brave and dignified battle with cancer.  Our love and thanks go to the amazing KGH staff on 4B and the world’s best care givers and nurses at Hospice House.

A private service will be held for family at Springfield Funeral Home and a Celebration of Mom’s life will be hosted for friends and family at her clubhouse at Sandalwood on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers or gifts for the families we would like to encourage people to donate, in Jan’s name, to Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2Y6.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 pm

Sandalwood Club House

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Central Okanagan Hospice House, re: Jan Corrado, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2Z6.


Service Information

Service Details

The service for CORRADO, Jan is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 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:

Sandalwood Club House

580 Yates and Glenmore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Jerry Reiber says:

    Hi Jay and family I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Jerry

  • Ginny Bergen (Wilson) says:

    So sorry for your loss of your wonderful mother. I will remember her fondly.

  • Lillian Moller says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. Jan was a lovely lady. She was a welcome member of the Kelowna Hostesses and we enjoyed having her as a member. Her time with us was cut short, but we will always remember her smiling face and willingness to help out. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Mary Welder says:

    The Corrado Family,
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Your mother was so proud of you. Mary Welder

  • Wilma and Ron Swail says:

    Jay,Dean,Jill and families
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed working with her at school (Raymer), Kelowna Hostesses and Kelowna Community Theatre. We both enjoyed sporting events with her and your Dad many years ago.
    God Bless and may you enjoy many happy memories.

    • Ron & Elaine Fountain Bobbi & Pat says:

      Our thoughts and condolence for you with your recent sadness on loosing your
      Mom…she was a beautiful LADY.

  • Wyatt family says:

    Jay,Sandy, Dean, Margo, Jill, Jamie and families…we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was loved by many in Kelowna , and she and Am were such a great couple. Cheers to lives well lived. Hugs to you all. Lisa and Brian

  • Shauna bakala says:

    Dear Jay, Dean and Jill and family:

    We would like to send our sincere condolence to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss and sorrow! Your mum was a lovely lady and she adored you all! Remember her smile and it will comfort you . From Cam and Shauna Bakala

  • EdnaHatch says:

    To all of Jan’s family,please know that many hearts feel saddened by the passing of your Mother. She was always a positive, smiling lady, and her passing leaves a big hole in the Sandalwood “family”.

  • Shawn Swail says:

    Jay, Dean and Jill, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of care and her feeding us poolside or after a tough game of road hockey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • Ken & Ruth Wilson says:

    Our sincere condolences to all the Corrado family. We have many fond memories of our times with both your parents. We share in your loss. Ken & Ruth

  • Ruth Hare says:

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Donovan, Ruth, Nathan, Dylan and Rachel Hare

  • Jim Ward says:

    To Jay, Dean, Jill & families:
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. I have many fond memories of our get-togethers over the years at numerous Masters events as well as even a few gatherings in our backyard. I always felt your Mom was the perfect foil for your Dad & his many & varied shenanigans. She was a fine lady. She will be missed.
    Sincerely, Jim Ward.

  • Bev Leland says:

    Dear Dean, Margo and Family. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear Mom. She was a lovely lady loved by so many. You are in my thoughts. As Ever, Bev

  • Emma Jantz says:

    To Jay and family,

    Myself and my family are very sorry to hear about your mothers passing. My grandmother was in the room next to your mom at the Hospice House and we remember it was a long battle for you and your family. It was nice to connect with you, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Emma and Cecelia Jantz and family.

  • Sophie and Rod Armitage says:

    Jay, Dean, Jill and families,
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Many great memories in the old neighborhood. She is with dad now and watching over you. May your cherished memories be your strength.

  • Dave & Maggie Moxness says:

    Our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers in our hearts with you at this time.

  • Linda Frandsen says:

    Dean and family, So sorry to read about your mother. She and Am were such loving supportive parents for all of you and the next generation of little ones.
    Thinking of you
    Christian, Scott, and Linda Frandsen

  • Louise Goreas says:

    I am saddened by the news of Jan’s passing. My condolences to Dean, Margo, Anthony, Melaina and Elana.
    She was a welcome guest at our Chistmas
    Concerts, and a supportive and loving Gramma! God Bless!!

  • Valerie Charison says:

    To The a Family:
    I knew Jan as a great fellow teacher, a good friend, a very classy lady, a loving person, a positive influence on everyone she met. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care. Val Charison

  • Troy says:

    I am so sorry for ur loss. I wish I could have been around to help support u and ur family through these rough times. Know that my dad John, your dad are with her now and having a grand time. They are at ball park or hockey rink playing cards talking about how proud they are you and ur brothers . I believe Rainbows are the way our parents can now say hello. and tell us they are thinking of us and that no matter the troubles we may have , the tears that roll down our cheeks there will be a ray of sunshine that pops through the clouds , that’s when u close ur eyes and feel them giving u a hug. You are in my thoughts.

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