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Janice Mary Gardiner (VanSlembrouck)

It is with deepest sadness that Jennifer, Jessica and Doug announce the passing of their mother and wife Janice. Jan was gently and quietly handed back to the loving arms of her mother and father (Georgette and Bob VanSlembrouck) in heaven on October 8, 2014 surrounded by her family.  Janice will always be remembered for her steadfast dedication to her dearest loves in life, her daughters and loving husband.  She spent her entire life caring for and nurturing her family, especially her two girls.  She was always there unselfishly for her husband no matter the job from cleaning a days catch of perch to bringing in the docks at the end of the season.  Jan was an avid outdoors person who loved to swim, boat, fish and camp with the family.  Frogging, catching snakes and other creatures with the kids were also known to be among her outdoor adventures.  Janice will be sadly missed by her sisters and best friends Linda (John Arnold), Karen (Francis Sterling) and Elaine (John Vleeming) who she loved with her whole heart.  These wonderful sisters worked tirelessly throughout Janice’s illness to ensure the best quality of life was present at all times.  Janice is also survived by a very proud and dedicated mother-in-law (Sandra Gardiner) who was always there among the sisters lending a loving hand and support.  Janice will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Leanne Reid (Dennis), Brett Stothart (Jennifer) and many special nieces and nephews who always made her smile.  Janice wished to give her heartfelt thanks to all those who worked so hard to make things better during a very difficult time.  A very special thanks to:  Rev. David Fuller, Archdeacon Paul Millward, Brett Stothart, Cancer Drivers, Dawn, Pam, Sarah, Bridget, the nurses from Bayshore and Nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at CKHA, especially Danielle Cogghe.  In remembrance of Janice, donations to the Cancer Society or St. Paul’s Anglican Church elevator fund would be appreciated.  Friends will be received for visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday October 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A private family graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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