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MURPHY, Janice

January 1, 1970 — February 24, 2024

Passed away very peacefully with Brendan by her side on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the age of 63.

Survived by her loving husband Brendan of 40 years, daughter Shannon, son-in-law Michael Klassen; sons: Liam and Neil; grandchildren: Andrew, Shikira, Damien.  She is also survived by sister Maureen, brothers: Bill and Steve; all living in New Brunswick.  Predeceased by parents Maurice and Margaret Tibbits, sister Sandra (Tibbits) Boone all from Oromocto, NB.  Jan passed away after a long battle with liver cancer.

Jan and Brendan met in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1975, wed in 1976. Brendan’s work took them both on a journey to Thunder Bay and Dryden, Ontario where they lived until 1991.  In 1992 they moved to Kelowna, British Columbia.

Janice will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A Celebration of Life for Jan will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm with a chat and storytelling to be held after, over coffee and sandwiches.  Everybody welcome.

“The angels took another angel home.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.

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Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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The service for MURPHY, Janice is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna BC


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  • Dianne Dallaire says:

    Steve, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister and to her family my thoughts and prayers. Dianne

    • Esther says:

      So sorry for your loss I met Janice when I looked after her father with my sister Merva Janice always came home to see her Dad every summer I couldn’t believe this when I heard it may God comfort her family at this terrible thinking about you guys love you

  • Pien Schaffer says:

    My sincerest condolences Brendan & family on the loss of your wife,mother Jane !

  • Chantal LeBlanc-Parlee says:

    My thoughts are with you Steve. Chantal L-P

  • Paulette Robertson says:

    Maureen, Steve, and Billy, my deepest sympathies to you and your whole family during this painful time. My prayers are with you.. So so sorry.

  • Beth Edison says:

    So sorry for your loss, Steve. Your Queen E family has you in their thoughts.

  • Sally Coulson says:

    May she rest in peace. Gone too soon

  • Mike Bourque says:

    Steve, Maureen, Bill, and all of the family, my thoughts are with you.
    Janice, may you rest in peace.

  • Kelly Sweet says:

    Steve, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Your QE family sends you positive vibes.

  • Harold and Marj Tibbits says:

    Janice, your pain and suffering is over. May you rest in peace! Bren, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Janice left our family far too soon.

  • Kathleen Doudiet says:

    My condolences Brendan and family I will never forget all the good times we had together,she will be in my heart and memories always,your friend kathy.

  • Odette LeBlanc says:

    Steve, you and your family are in my thoughts. Take care.

  • Joe, Tina & Portia Connor says:

    Heartbreaking news. Jan will be missed by so many. Our condolences to all of those who knew and loved Jan.

  • Savannah says:

    Shikira I’m so sad for you and your family. Your grandma was always so nice like when she took us shopping for matching outfits at the mall and when you would invite me to come along to her house to go swimming or for dinner we even had a sleepover at your grandmas. She was not like a regular old person she was more fun. I’m here for you bestie if you need a shoulder to cry on.

  • Roni and Wayne says:

    Brendan and family, thinking of you , and knowing your hearts will hold many fond memories!
    Wayne and I send our deepest condolences.

  • Tracy Kavanagh says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love from Norma, Tracy, Lynne, Robyn & Ross in Cork Ireland xxxx

  • Debbie Maillet says:

    Dear Murphy and Tibbits family,
    My heart breaks for the loss of your beloved Janice. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. She lives in your hearts and memories forever. My deepest sympathies.

  • Rebecca Toman says:

    Mrs. Murphy was a terrific lady. I know this message is coming late but your family has never left my thoughts. When I was a girl she treated me so well. She was so kind and had the most beautiful smile. Rebecca Toman (Prairie)

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