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 was 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
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