FORD – Janice Ann, 63, of Middlefield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Lunenburg, NS, Janice was a daughter of Dorothy (Inness) Jewers of Hunt’s Point and the late Carl Jewers.
Janice’s main career was that of working as a waitress, here in Nova Scotia and Alberta. She was friendly, charismatic and had the handy knack remembering people as individuals. Her bubbly personality made her many friends, but most special was her dearest and bestest friend, Debbie Spartinelli. They shared many adventures together, some of which they would possibly rather forget, but, through the years, their friendship has endured and they have remained close right to the end.
Janice and her husband, Brent, shared a love of time spent at their lovely cabin in the woods. That was where Janice found her freedom, her place to go and renew her soul. A quiet paddle on the river was her equivalent to winning the lottery and she spent many hours in enjoyment and celebration of her daily life with paddle in hand.
Janice believed strongly in Guardian Angels and two that she always said “walked among us” were Brent’s parents, Howard and Anna Ford. They took her in and cared for her as if she was a fragile piece of china whenever Brent was away at work. No one could have asked for finer caregivers and she loved them dearly as they did her.
Janice fought the good fight, and she lost the battle with grace and dignity. Her spirit has not left us, just moved from being here in person to being in our hearts. Janice will be fondly and lovingly remembered as feisty, adventuresome, adorably cute and a warm loving friend to all who knew her, but especially to her family. Her biggest regret during her illness was that she would not be here to do all the things that she would do as Autumn’s Grandmother.
Besides her caring and devoted mother Dorothy, Janice leaves behind her husband Brent, who has been at her side day and night throughout this ordeal; steadfast and lovingly kind for the duration. She also leaves behind her son, Luke, who was the hub of her wheel from the day he was born. The light of Janice’s life was her beautiful granddaughter Autumn. Her sisters Sharon (John) Hunter of Hunt’s Point; Ellen Mouratis of Dartmouth as well as loving cousins Norman (April) of BC and Raymond (Evangeline) of NL.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Janice’s request, there will be no formal funeral, just a fond farewell at the graveside in Pine Grove Cemetery, Kempt on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. attended by the people that she loved the most and who loved her in return. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.
Many thanks to Dr. Ernest and Dr. Gowan for their kind, compassionate care and support and to Chandlers’ for their kind and gentle assistance to our family. As a personal tribute, Janice asked that part of her ashes be kept aside to be laid to rest with her sweet mother. Otherwise, her final request was for everyone to have a stiff drink of rum, a few laughs in celebration of her life and maybe a few tears. See you later, kid. Love ya, always.
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Terry &Sheila DeLong
She was a carefree & bubbly person, always had time to speak. She fought a good fight & now she rests in peace & the rest of us will carry on.
To the Ford/Jewer family my sincere condolences. Dot and Sharon my sympathy in the loss of your daughter and sister. I hope the days to come are easier for you all.
Thinking of her every day. Wishing Brent, Dorthy, Sharon, Anna and Howard peace with her passing. She’s off on another adventure!
Anne Elizabeth Cameron
Dear Janice was a strong, and kind woman. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Pam and Wayne Mansfield
Dear Luke and Autumn Please except our deepest condolences for the passing of your dear Mother/Grandmother. Keep your memories close and her spirit will always be with you. Thinking of you both during this difficult time.
To Janice’s family & her Mom Dorothy, Janice was always a free spirit & now she is flying high with the Angels pain free & smiling down on all of us. Rest easy my friend.
Bella and Jordan Oickle
To Luke , Autumn, Brent and the rest of Janice’s family
So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Janice
Leon & Norma Robertson
Dear Dot, Sharon, and families. Our sympathy to all Janis’s family and friends. She is in Peace now.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Ron & Barb Campbell
Dorothy and Family,
We are saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. She was a great gal with a zest for life.
May she rest in peace.
George and Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere condolences to the family.
Phyllis Yorke Tutty
Dorothy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Yorke and I send our condolences.
Raymond & Elaine Kempton
Brent, Anna, Howard, Luke & Autumn,thinking of you at this sad time. She’s at peace, no more pain. RIP Janice.
To Dorothy, Liz and family. So sorry for your loss. Cindy also sends her sympathy.
Charlie & Bon Greer
We offer our sincere condolences for your loss Brent
We had a lot of laughs and dances thirty years ago. Sad to see another friend from my younger days has passed away. My condolences to Janice’s family.
Norm and Sue Green
Our condolences. Thinking of you.
Norm & Sue Green
Janice, was always the kind of person who never failed to have time for a chat, I remember her fondly.life cut too short. She will be missed
Jeannette Rafuse Rogers
Although I haven’t seen Janice in many years, I remember her love of life and her bubbly personality fondly.
My sincerest condolences to the family.
Sending love, light and healing energies to all concerned.
Very sorry to hear of your loss Brent, our thoughts are with you.
Paul and Elsebeth Olshefsky
Brent , I am truly sorry to hear about Janice….she was always so welcoming , real , raw, honest and all around loving soul….I am thinking of you….
Barbara and Gary Goulden
Dorothy,Sharon and family
We are so sorry to hear about Janice,she was a young lady
Jean (MacLeod) Meisner, Loran MacLeod
Dorothy and family,
So sorry to hear about Janice . Sincere condolences.
Jean (MacLeod) Meisner
Nancy and Manson White
Dot and family,
We were saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. Our hearts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.
So sorry to hear about Janis’ passing.
Sincere condolences to all who were near and dear to her.
She will be sadly missed.
Rest in peace, Free Spirit.
Robert & Marjorie MacGowan
To Dorothy and family,
Autumn, Luke and Brent I am so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. She always had a smile. Autumn, you are so lucky to have had a nanny that loved you as deeply as she did. When the person we treasure the most becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Nancy Langille (the liquor store lady who misses you)
Luke & family – I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you and Autumn at this very difficult time.
Luke and family please except my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. You always spoke so highly of her. There is so little that can be said at such a difficult time Take care John Townsend
I am so sorry to hear this news. I only met your mom once, Luke, but she was lovely and warm. This is a great loss for you and Autumn, and the rest of your family and friends. My sincere condolences. Debbie xo
I am so very sorry for your loss, I have not had the pleasure to meet Janice’s Family, except for her Sister Ellen, we have known each other for about 30 or 32 years now, if Janice, was any thing like her Sister Ellen, she sure was a beautiful Woman. So my Profound Condolences, goes out to my great and very good Friend, Ellen, and her Family…. God was Blessed with another Angel…. xoxox
Lynn (Westhaver) Lavender
Dear Dorothy, Sharon, Ellen and families,
So sorry to hear about Janice. Talked to her a few times when I worked the gift shop at QGH. take care❤️
Brent, I was so very sad to read this! My sympathies are with you at this very difficult time!
My deepest condolences Brent and family. She was a wonderful person , always loved her smile.
So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers with you
To all who loved her we send our thoughts and condolences ….she sounded like a lovely person and I am sorry we did not know her well …hugs to you Brent Nita and Barry
Sorry to hear about your mom Luke. Janice was truly one of a kind and I mean that in a good way. Like all the good hearts, she will be missed by a lot of people.
I will always remember Janice for the love she had within her. She was kind, compassionate and caring to so many people. The memories of her laughter and fun times together will always remain. Autumn, Luke, Dorothy and Sharon: The family bond she felt for you was so very strong. Brent: You are the one she chose to be with which means she deeply, truly loved you. And to Anna and Howard: You are two very special people. May her spirit live on in those that knew her.
John & Nancy Leefe
Brent and Family, how deeply sorry we are to learn of Janice’s passing. Her enthusiasm for life was infectious. Whenever we met, we always parted with a greater sense of well being. We will always remember her smile and all it conveyed.
Wilfred and Lucy Ringer
Brent,Anna and Howard, deepest sympathy to you.
My deepest sympathy to the family, She was a sweet and kind lady.I remember having many chats and laughs with her at the PSV when I worked in Caledonia, R.I.P. JANIS
Bruce and Linda DeLong
So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Brent and family.
Colleen & Renate
So sorry to you Brent and family on the loss of Janice. We will always cherish the beautiful memories from back at the river. We will have that good stiff drink of rum in her memory
So Sorry to hear about your loss Liz, Dorothy, and John.
My thoughts are with you
lockie @irene hupman
to Dorothy and family think of the good times that were had and peace be with you all at this time.
Dennis & Sharon Wills
Our deepest sympathy to Brent, Anna and Howard on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dennis and Sharon
To Brent and Luke and Abby,
I am so sorry for your loss of Janice..
Raymond & Evangeline
Dorothy, Sharon, Ellen we will miss Janice. She was our blessing too.
Ruth Anne Zwicker and Kevin Cole
So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Sending sincere condolences.