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Janice Hiscock Davidson August 14, 1973 - January 8, 2022

Janice Hiscock Davidson (1973-2022) filled the lives of those around her for 48 precious years.  Leaving to mourn her life and legacy is her beloved husband of 24 years, Ian; her most cherished gift in life, her children, Morgan, Mya and Evan; her loving and devoted mother, Lorraine Hiscock (Porter); brother Paul Hiscock (Margaret); sisters Lynn Hiscock (Perry) and Heather Dunford (Joe);seven nieces and nephews, her parents-in-law Angela and Fergus Davidson and sister-in-law Cathy Forster (Jeff). Janice was predeceased by her father, Owen Hiscock.  Janice’s love was far reaching and her death will touch many extended family members and special friends in a profound and lasting way.

Janice was born and raised in Clarenville, NL. After seven years of post-secondary schooling, Janice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University, and Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Calgary.  Janice was an exceptional social worker and throughout her career she touched the lives of many people,including those struggling with homelessness, mental health, and income security.  Her profession provided her with meaning and purpose, and she continued to work right up until her final days.

Janice and Ian enjoyed five wonderful years in Red Deer, Alberta before making the difficult decision to leave careers and great friends behind to return home to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise their family.  They built a happy home on Municipal Square with their three beautiful children and an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean, which she loved.

Above all else, Janice loved her children fiercely – her courage over the course of her illness was a testament to the power of love.  She fought leukemia bravely for 13 years to see them raised, while making sure they lived a full life with positive memories of their mother.  Janice pushed through two stem cell transplants (she had a special place in her heart for her stem cell donor, Yves)and many other treatments with incredible courage, strength and grace.  During this journey, Janice was accompanied by a dedicated healthcare team who understood well her need to raise her children.  Through it all, Janice remained grateful for their support and the extra quality time the treatments provided, as they allowed her to enjoy and share her love and guidance to Morgan, Mya and Evan.  The essence of her life was her children.  The world will be a better place because of them, postcards to a future she will not see but will impact.

Janice had many loves and interests that included music, cross-country skiing, ice cream, blueberry picking, beach fires, hiking and travel. Most of all, Janice was a relationship person.  Being in the presence of family and friends were her most treasured times in life. She lived with gratitude for every special memory she created and inspired those around her to also cherish life.  People gravitated to her and were rewarded with a friend for life.

Janice was always grateful for the love and support provided to her family from her community, and she was very passionate about giving back. Janice inspired the establishment of Power to Hope and organized events to support Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Terry Fox Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Young Adult Cancer Canada, Canada Blood Services and One Match.

Janice had a way of not just touching the lives of those around her but changing how they lived.  She inspired and encouraged everyone she met to embrace love, life and hope.  Once Janice came into your life, you knew you had a responsibility to be better, love harder and live every moment to the fullest. The lessons she taught, to those privileged to know her, will live on far beyond the 48 years of her life.

A funeral service and a celebration of Janice’s life will take place at a later date when Covid restrictions are lifted.  To honor Janice and her desire to be of service to others, donations can be made to Young Adult Cancer Canada (Donate to YACC – Young Adult Cancer Canada (akaraisin.com)) and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (http://Www.bloodcancers.ca)


A funeral service and a celebration of Janice’s life will take place at a later date when Covid restrictions are lifted.  To honor Janice and her desire to be of service to others, donations can be made to Young Adult Cancer Canada (Donate to YACC - Young Adult Cancer Canada (akaraisin.com)) and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (http://Www.bloodcancers.ca)


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    Michael O’Mahony says

    Janice was a classmate of mine while growing up in Clarenville and I am very sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to Ian her whole family.

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      Gordon and Florence Letto says

      Thoughts and prayers to all of the family,at this most difficult time.

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    Blanche and Austin March says

    Our love and condolence to all of Janice’s family members. We knew Janice as a young girl growing up in the Girl Guides. Special thoughts and love to Janice’s mother Lorraine.

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    Tracy Coish says

    Ian and family. My heart breaks for you all during this most difficult time. Janice was such an inspiring individual to all who new her. May your wonderful memories help you find peace. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy.

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    Pat and Larry Critch says

    To Ian and family, Larry and I send our deepest sympathy. We are truly saddened to hear Janice has lost her battle after such a long and courageous battle. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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      Darrell Hynes says

      My deepest condolences. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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    Alison Borden-Nielsen says

    Such a beautiful tribute to Janice. Oh how my heart aches for you all. Even from New Brunswick, Janice’s love for Ian, Morgan, Mya and Evan eminate strongly. I cherish our fun times in Squires House and our friendship through the years afterward. Love and hugs to you. Alison and Trevorr Nielsen, Grand Bay, New Brunswick

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    Greg Demmons says

    Condolences to the family. Janice was still so young when I left Clarenville. It sounds like she lived a powerful life.

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    Sandra & Roy Fisher says

    Sincere condolences, to Ian, the children, and all her family and friends. An amazing, courageous, beautiful, young lady, who will never be forgotten. Thinking of all the family now and in the coming days. Rest In Peace, Janice.

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      Lisa Browne and Tim Hollett says

      Janice was a remarkable person who will live on in her children. Her ability to bring people together was unparalleled. She has taught so many so much and we hope those are the memories that provide comfort to Ian and their children. Our deepest condolences.

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    Brett Murphy says

    My sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

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      Rick and Claudia Martin says

      Ian, so sorry for your tremendous loss. Sending our love and condolences to you and your family..

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    Boyd & Marilyn Jones says

    To Ian and all the family So sorry to hear this sad news. Janice was a lovely person always had a smile no matter what she was going through.. Also to her Mom and family we send our deepest Sympathy God Bless you all.

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    Bill Meadus says

    Ian and family. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife and mother. May she Rest in Peace
    Bill and Virginia Meadus

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    Tom Eagan says

    Janice was one of the shining stars of my life in Clarenville. One doesn’t get to meet many like her in their life. Although her time here on earth was shortened by disease, her presence, attitude and courage are to be admired. She will be missed greatly.

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    Judy Cole says

    Ian and family, I am so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Albert and Kathy Benoit says

    We are so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest In Peace.

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    Trisha Boyer (nee Keough) says

    Sending my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved wife. I am thinking of you, your children and Janice’s family as you grieve the loss of Janice , if you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out.

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    Betty and Warren Cole says

    Sincere condolences to Ian, Morgan, Mya, Evan, Lorraine and the whole family. Janice was loved and admired by so many. May her love and memories bring comfort to her family and friends in the days and years ahead.

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    Carol Bishop says

    Lorraine, Lynn, Paul and Heather. I was so very saddened to hear the news of Janice passing. My prayers go out to you. And to Ian and her children and extended family please accept my deepest condolences. She fought a very long, hard battle and now she can rest in peace

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    Lisa Chaffey says

    Ian and family, I am sending our deepest heartfelt sympathies on the passing of a wonderful wife and mother. Janice lived her life to the fullest, focused on her family and her involvement in the community. May her light and her influence continue to shine in her children.

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    Lorna Brown says

    Such a beautiful tribute for Janice. She was definitely a woman of influence. Sincere condolences to Ian and his family. May God bless you all. RIP Janice.
    Lorna and Boyd

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    Wilbur&Louise Janes says

    Condolences to the Davidson and Hiscock family.!
    Hold on to the good memories of Janice. One of my girls went to school with her..

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    Daniel Martin says

    Coach, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Phyllis & Levern says

    Our sincere condolences to all of Janice`s family.
    May your memories of her help you in the future. Rest in Peace Janice

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    Geraldine Pomroy says

    Sending sincere condolences to Ian, Morgan, Mya, Evan and all the Hiscock and Davidson family. May all your wonderful memories of this beautiful lady help you in the sad days ahead. RIP Janice.

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    Michelle Northover says

    Janice was truly a special person. My heart felt condolences go out to you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. Take care.

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    Gail and Frank Penney says

    Ian, and family we are sending condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. Her beautiful soul will live on in her cherished children and she has left the world a better place. May you find comfort in your memories in the days ahead.

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    Jean and Baxter Smith says

    Lorraine & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing at such a young age. Our thoughts are with you.
    Jean and Bax Smith

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    Anne-Marie Lynch says

    Ian so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a wonderful person, wife and mother. My thoughts are with you and all your family.

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    Judy and Lloyd Holmes says

    Ian and family, we were so sorry to hear the very sad news of Janice’s passing! She was a very special lady who touched everyone she met! May all your wonderful memories help you through the very difficult days ahead! Hugs to you all!

    Judy and Lloyd

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    Debbie & Dean Taylor says

    Condolences to Janice’s family and friends during this sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

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    .Edna & Nathan Cutler says

    To all of Janice’s family our most heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

    Nathan & Edna

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    Jim & Michelle Hughes says

    Ian and family, please accept our deepest condolences.

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    Annie Collins says

    So sorry to hear if Janice’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to her family. She was such a sweet person who always tried to help others. Treasure your memories and hold her in your heart.

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    Rowena and Dale Avery says

    With sincere condolences to the family and friends of Janice

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    Bryan Durant says

    My condolences to the family, so sad to hear this..Owen is looking after her..RIP.

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    Melanie Connolly says

    To my cousins Ian, Morgan, Mya, and Evan, and the rest of our family – Your mom was special and loved you so very much. Everyone who knew her was touched by her and we all have armloads of special memories to carry with us. We will continue to look forward to our Clarenville visits every summer to spend more happy times with you all. Sending HUGE hugs and kisses from Winthrop.

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    Maisie & Willis Caines says

    Sincerest condolences to Ian and family. While we did not know Janice well, we were always inspired by her courageous battle. May you all find comfort in the beautiful memories you share. May God give you strength in the difficult days and weeks ahead.

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    Jackie &. Billy Hayward says

    My heart is aching right now to just find out about janice,my husband and Janice had the same cancer in 2008 ,we became close friends and talked when we meet in clarenville,Janice said she wasn’t ready to gave up yet,after 13 years fighting this disease she must of went through a lot ,I told my husband about Janice and it took the strength from his body it took it to the heart,we are so sad right now,,condolence to the family ,Janice was the sweetest person you could ever meet,she will be miss by a lot,rip Janice ,your an angel now fly high,no more suffering or pain.

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    Bill and Nadine Vardy says

    Ian and family….there are no words that we can say that can comfort you, but please be assured that we our sending our love and prayers to you all. I hope peace can find a place in your home very soon.

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    Joan& Pat Cheeseman says

    Sending our deepest condolences to Lorraine & family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    Faith says

    Lorraine thinking of you and all your family in this very difficult time….hold to your many precious memories

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    Vic & Yvette Romaine says

    Ian and family ……..Lorraine and family
    Vic and I are so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing.Our sincere condolences go out to all of you.Thinking of you……Love from both of us.

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    Ted Isenor says

    Ian, I am writing to extend my heartfelt condolences to you, to your family, and to Janice’s family. Please know that I, and many of your other former co-workers at Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer, are thinking of you and your entire family at this difficult time.

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    Tina Fillier says

    We are very sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. She was a very strong, brave and kind lady. You and all the family are in our thoughts. Sincere condolences to everyone.

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    Anne & Alton Whiffen says

    Sincere condolences to Ian & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. The tribute to Janice is very beautiful, she will be remembered as she was a very strong and courageous woman. May the happy memories you shared last forever.

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    Everett and Maggie Saunders says

    Very saddened to hear of Janice,s passing to all the family our sincere condolences

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    Rev Berdina Ford says

    With such sadness I read of Janice’s recent passing. To her family I extend my sincere condolences and pray you will know God’s comforting presence in your times of need. To my friend in Guiding over the years, her mom, Lorraine, please know my prayers and love are with you in this difficult time. Every blessing as you continue to trust in our Lord and His unfailing grace, “May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, to the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.”

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    Everett and Maggie Saunders says

    Very saddened to hear of Janice’s passing , our sincere condolences to all the families.

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    Frank Winsor says

    Ian and Davidson and Hiscock Families
    I remember an intelligent, beautiful and caring student who obviously became so much more in life. Keep your good memories and all Janice cared for alive.
    Sincerest condolences to you all.
    Frank & Louise Winsor

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    Faye Andrews says

    Janice lived her life well. So sorry she endured so much but she had an amazing outlook and an amazing love of family. I remember her playing piano at the Holiday Inn dining room when I worked there back in the 70’s (80’s). Such a talented and happy person. Condolences to her family. Rip, Janice.

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    Melanie Jackman Legge says

    Deepest condolences to the Davidson and Hiscock families during this difficult time. Sending you peace, comfort, and strength as you face the coming days and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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    Anne Carrier says

    Ian and family. I remember the great visits we shared when you came to visit Carla and Wade in Medicine Hat. I know how much Carla and Wade cherished the adventures the Four of you shared while attending University in Calgary. This relationship has lived on and I know always will. They always kept Ric and I informed about you and Janice and family. We felt you were our friends too. I know Janice’s will live on in your three children. Hugs and best wishes.

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    Barbara Barbour says

    Condolences to the Hiscock and Davison families on the passing of your loved one Janice..we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Barbara Barbour and Family

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    Ellen Foley says

    Ian, Morgan, Mya and Evan, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss of Janice. I worked with Janice for a number of years. She inspired me to be a better person and Social Worker. She was a beautiful person and friend. Cherish your memories of your time with her. She was a shining star her on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

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    Bruce Stagg says

    Sincere condolences to Ian and family, and Lorraine and family. The words can not be arranged to express the grief Dale and I feel over Janice’s passing. I have fond memories of Janice as a student; her friendly attitude, her dedication and her talents were exemplary. Our trip to the National Drama Festival in British Colombia is one such memory that Janice helped make special for me. Be it known that at this sad time our thoughts are with you and we mourn with you. May God bless and may your sadness be eased by loving memories.
    Dale and Bruce Stagg

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    Annette Breen says

    Ian, Morgan, Mya and Evan, I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could say something to help ease your pain and fill that void. Janice was my coworker for 13 years. We attended retreats and conferences together and spoke many times on the phone. She was a fierce advocate, a compassionate Social Worker and truly worked for the better good. Satisfactory was not enough for Janice. She wanted the best for her clients and her family. She was so proud to be a wife and mother. She spoke lovingly of you all in every conversation we had. Janice was such a good friend. She will be missed terribly at work and in the community. I will treasure my memories of her. She inspired us all to do better and to be better. My heart is with you all. Take care.

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    Kelly and Dave Strong says

    Ian and family, we are so sad to hear of Janice’s passing. She was such an incredible person – a devoted wife, mother, friend and social worker. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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    Cliff Peck says

    I knew Janice through my wife Cathy who passed away from Cancer November 2019. Janice was an amazing woman, a fighter and loved her family. I’m so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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    Monice & Bob Griffin says

    Ian & family,
    we offer our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your wife and mother. May your wealth of treasured memories of her help you through your time of grief and sadness.

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    Christine Pike says

    Janice is to be admired for her bravery, determination, devotion to family and to her very close friends. She had inner strength to continue to make life as normal as possible for her family, under very difficult circumstances. Above all, she has instilled in all of us the power of hope.
    Thinking of you. Hugs

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    Grace & Harold Noel says

    Davidson & Hiscock Families ~ Please accept our sincerest condolences. Cherish the beautiful memories. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. Hugs ~ Grace & Harold♥️

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    Geoff Bailey says

    Ian and family , my sincere condolences. Janice’s passing is a loss for all her family and friends. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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    Frank and EunJae Williams says

    Ian and family, we are sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. May we offer our heartfelt condolences.

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    Lloyd & Maxine Currie says

    Our sincere sympathy to you all. Ian & family, Lorraine , Paul, Lynn & Heather. Janice will be greatly missed for sure. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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    Doreen, Raelene & Marcus Fulford says

    To Ian and families, May all your beautiful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Sending sincere condolences to you all.

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    Darlene Rideout says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Janice was a fabulous colleague and a precious friend. She was a true soldier for justice and equality and our province and your community are better places because of her!! She had a significant influence on the development of programs and services for those struggling with mental illness and homelessness and she will be greatly missed by us all ! I am so grateful to have known and loved her ….. she made me a better person. Take Care and God Bless!

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    Gerald says

    Ian, my deepest sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

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      Ian says

      Thanks Gerald.

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    Mandy K says

    Ian & children, Cathy and Jeff, Angela and Fergie; My deepest condolences. I was so sad to hear of your loss.
    Whenever I would see Janice at the Davidsons’ , she was always so friendly and made a point of taking the time to have a chat with me. She was the kind of person that you felt like you had known for a lifetime. I know how much she meant to all of you and wanted to let you know that my prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Morgan, Mya and Evan; my heart breaks for you all, having to endure the loss of your mom. I hope that you rely on the memories you have made together and the support of each other to help ease your pain. A beautiful soul that will be missed.

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    Charlene and Derek Sawler says

    To, Ian, Morgan, Mya, Evan, Hiscock and Davidson families. Sending you our deepest condolences. Janice has inspired so many to live each day with love, kindness and hope. A beautiful gift to all who knew her. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Dee Russell says

    Heaven has gained another angel. Janice was more then a coworker she was a kind, comforting and supportive friend whom I have great respect for. An angel here on earth that God has used for in so many ways to touch so many people. God has now called her home. Will be missed so very much. An angel in heaven now watching over loved ones waiting for when they will all be together again. Fly dear angel and spread your wings.

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    Doreen Shelley says

    Our deepest condolences to Ian, Morgan, Mya and Evan and all of the Porter and Davidson families. The obituary gives such a wonderful insight into Janice’s life and how she loved and inspired her family and everyone she encountered. Our world would be a happier place if we had more people with Janice ‘s love, kindness and gratitude. Her legacy will live on in her strong and loving family.

    Doreen and Ned Shelley
    Aunt Gloria and Ray Porter’s family

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    Silvia anď Vincent Rice says

    Very saddened to hear of the passing of Janice, We remembber her always having a smile on her face despite the problems that she faced. A great loss to us all. Our condolences go to all the family.

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