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JANZ, Marie

Went to be with the Lord and passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm on Friday, April 3, 2015.  Marie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, James L. Janz; two children Grant (Bonnie) Janz of Lake Country, BC, Glenda (Bryan) Jackson of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren: Jeff (Jade) Janz of Vancouver, BC, Dayton Janz of Lake Country, Jillian Jackson of Kelowna, BC, Michael Jackson (Lori Ann) of Lake Country, Cory Jackson (Kristi) of Kelowna, BC; great grandchildren: Will Bailey, Jaden and Logan.  Marie has one surviving sibling, her sister Jean Prokopetz of Larkin Crossing, Armstrong, BC, who celebrated her 100th Birthday with Marie last October.  Marie was born in Watson, SK and at an early age, her family moved to Armstrong, BC.  She travelled to Souris, Manitoba for work, where she met the love of her life, James Janz.  They were married and moved to Kelowna.  In 1951 they bought an orchard in Oyama where they raised their family and farmed an orchard for 45 years.  Upon retirement, they moved to Glen Meadows in Kelowna and have resided there since.  Jim and Marie travelled the world together and enjoyed great pleasure in wintering in Yuma, Arizona.  This year they ventured to Yuma once more where they shared much friendship and laughs along the way.  A wonderful memory for all.  A Funeral Mass and celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 10:30 am at St. Pius X, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.  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.”

Saturday, April 11th at 10:30 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

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Service Details

The service for JANZ, Marie is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Pius X Catholic Church

1077 Fuller Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Heather Malcolm says:

    Dear Uncle Jim, Grant, and Glenda,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. May your precious memories comfort you.

  • Joel , Grace Brousseau says:

    Uncle Jim and Family:

    It was so nice to see you at Moms party and give you both a big hug. our thoughts and prayers are with you. Grant and Glenda it was wonderful to see you. we will miss your wonderful Mom and I will miss my wonderful Aunt. God bless you all ..lots of hugs to you all.. Grace and Joel and family.

  • Belsham Family says:

    Grant, Bonnie & Dayton we are sorry for the loss of your mother & grandmother. Our thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time.

  • Judith Wagner says:

    Sorry to read about your mum Grant, may happy memories console you.

    From Greg Wagner’s mum (Judith).

  • Rosemary Lalonde says:

    So sorry to hear of Marie’s sudden death.
    We just arrived back last night from spending Easter with our daughter and her family in Markham, Ont.
    We will be happy to sing for Marie’s funeral. We have chosen all hymns appropriate for both Easter and funerals. My parents and several brothers and sisters all died at Easter and it was consoling to know they were celebrating with the Risen Lord .
    I noticed that Marie was born in Watson. That is very close to my hometown of Lake Lenore.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Rosemary and Bert Lalonde

  • Fred Hawwryluk says:

    Uncle Jim, Grant and Glenda. It was so nice seeing you all at Aunties Birthday. I have many fond memories of Auntie Marie and Uncle Jim from my childhood.
    Thank-you, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bryan and Glenda Jackson says:

    Mom, I can not believe that you left us so suddenly. Your girls will be there for Papa. Dad will miss you forever. We love you and thank you for the memories we shared forever. Bless you. Glenda “Marie”. Love you always and forever. Until we meet again

  • Norm & Laura says:

    Jim & Family
    Norm and I are so sad to hear of Marie`s sudden passing, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We will not be able to attend the Service for Marie on the 11th as we will be away. We are thinking about you.
    Sincerely, Norm Felty & Laura Metcalf

  • Dorothy (Dot) Burkart says:

    Dear Jim & Family
    I feel your pain & sadness at Marie’s death. May your family & friends give you comfort during this difficult time & may your many great memories help in the future. My deepest sympathy.

  • Lorne & Myrna McKeating says:

    So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Glad you were able to be in Yuma. Marie will be missed by all, but we will always remember the good times we had at shuffleboard with her. We just got home from Yuma today and hope to make the service on Saturday.

  • Lorne & Myrna McKeating says:

    Jim &Family
    So sorry to hear about Marie’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. So glad to have seen you both in Yuma. Great memories of Marie at shuffleboard. Hope to make it for her service on Saturday.
    Love from Lorne & Myrna McKeating

  • Garry and Sharon says:

    Jim and Family

    We were sorry to hear about Marie. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. If you ever need anything, we are just a few houses away.

    Garry Chapin and Sharon Campbell

  • Glen Lucas says:

    Jim, Grant and Glenda, and your families,

    We were very sad to hear of Marie’s sudden passing. Fran and Ray said the reception at St. Pius was very nice and they liked meeting all of the family.

    Glen Lucas

  • Brenda Laresser says:

    So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Marie worked with us here at Specialty Bakery in the late 90’s. Everyone loved her, she was very kind and always had a smile.

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