Janice (nee Holloway) Kariotakis
June 19, 1956 - May 5, 2021
We belatedly announce with profound sadness the sudden and unexpected passing of a born and raised Ladnerite, Janice Shelly Holloway. Taken much too soon, she will be forever cherished in the hearts of all who knew her. Janice's personality was magnetic, she truly was a gentle and beautiful soul.
So many good times growing up in Ladner town for Janice, She remained close to a circle of childhood friends that were very dear throughout her life, now left grieving her loss. Strong and lasting friendships were characteristic of her loyalty and a testament of her character. Although she lived in Burnaby, Janice was a Ladner girl at heart, and always returned to her beloved hometown roots.
On every occasion, Janice was such a thoughtful person, and would lovingly put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a peacemaker, a defender, and a protector. Janice had a heart of gold, and loved deeply and wholeheartedly. She was real, authentic, genuine, and lived in the moment. With her trademark whimsical sense of personal style, Janice was truly one of a kind, and we loved her all the more for that.
She had been the proud proprietor of a successful seafood business, The Salmon Shop, for more than 30 years at the Granville Island Public Market. She loved the vibrant energy at the market and enjoyed conversing with all the locals as well as international travellers. In more recent years, Janice devoted her time to caring for her father, Percy and mother, Barbara. A favourite pastime was her girls' get-togethers, reconnecting and reminiscing Ladner memories over a coffee and Bailey's.
Janice is survived by her husband Drake, cherished daughter Alanna, sister Lynn. A beloved aunt to Leanna and extended nieces Ana, Melina, and Katarina. Predeceased by her brother Billy (1978), father Percy (2017) and very recently her mother Barbara (Aug 2021).
To all the wonderful people that have reached out to our family with their beautiful messages, photos, flowers, cards, and words of sympathy, condolence, love and support, we graciously and sincerely thank you.
Janice will always be remembered for her unforgettable laugh, her endearing free spirit, and spontaneous merrymaking. She was an absolute sweetheart of a gal, and will be forever missed.
Love you always and forever…..XOXO.
Published by North Shore News from Sep. 30 to Oct. 30, 2021.