September 13, 1954 – July 26, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Janice Lynn McLean (nee Portman) announces her passing, in the home she loved, July 26th 2020.
Janice was born in Trail BC, to Geoffrey and Alice Portman, on September 13th, 1954.
Janice was predeceased by her parents Geoffrey and Alice Portman, parents-in-law Ken and Audrey McLean, Sharon and Larry Brandt, Kenny McLean and her beautiful, lovely grandson and inspiration Stanley McLean.
Janice is survived by her husband of 45 years, Tom McLean, son Brad (Debbie) McLean, daughter Erin McLean, sister Patricia (Larry) Chernenkoff, brothers-in-law Kim (Tanis) McLean and Colin (Susi) McLean, her much loved grandchildren Penny, Gus, and Otis as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Janice enjoyed making cards, golfing, travelling, and visits with family and friends, but nothing gave her more happiness than being a mother and Gran. She could not get enough of them, they could do no wrong, and she supported and loved them unconditionally. Nothing put as bigger smile on her face than her family.
Janice worked at CS Williams Clinic and Selkirk Family Medicine. She enjoyed her work and the people she worked with.
Due to the nature of her work she was known in the community. You may not have known her name or where you knew her from, until she smiled, and then you knew. Her smile was always there, you got used to it, it was her. Her easy going, caring personality never changed, that was Janice.
Janice loved diamonds because they were beautiful and sparkly, just like her. Janice’s smile will be missed, but never forgotten.
Thank you to Dr. Scotland and the wonderful Oncology staff for your professionalism, caring, understanding, and friendship you gave Janice. It was greatly appreciated by her, you made the tough times a little easier.
Thank you to Dr. Miles Smith for everything. Your care and friendship was deeply appreciated by Janice.
Sister Pat, if there is such a thing as a perfect sibling, it is you.
Sandy and Katy, thank you for being such good friends. Janice always said she was lucky to have friends like you.
Vivian, Janice loved the calls and visits, but the love and caring you showed on that morning, cannot be put in words, thank you so very much.
To all those who knew Janice, if there is a memory to keep, let it be her smile.
Donations can be made in Janice’s name to a charity of your choice.
There will be a private gathering of family and friends to celebrate the memories Janice has given us.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s registrar by visiting www.myalternatives.ca
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