Janice CRIST
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CRIST, Janice Edna (nee Babcock)
November 20, 1954 - February 15, 2012
Following a courageous six year battle, our beloved wife and mother Jan, passed away in the presence of her family at the Rockyview General Hospital, on February 15, 2012 at the age of 57 years. Jan, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, always held family dear. She devoted her life to building a strong supportive network which drew in all who loved her. Jan was the most selfless person ever, family was everything to her, if anyone was in need Jan was the very first to step up and drop anything she was doing - Jan was never idle - she made hearth and home enjoyable for the many moves she and Tom had during their 33 years of loving marriage. She will be lovingly missed by her beloved husband Tom; children Nicky (Corey) Ruud of Regina, Saskatchewan; Dallas (Ashley), Mandy (Marc) Buckner, Robbie all from Calgary, Alberta; her grandchildren - the loves of her life - Kobe, Nicholas, Jagger, Hunter and Riley; and soon to be Thomas, sisters Rae and Gail; brother Dave (Paulette). Jan will also be remembered by many other family members and friends. Jan was predeceased by her parents. A Memorial Service will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. A special thanks to the Doctors and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre; the Doctors and staff at the Rockyview and Foothills Hospitals, and the Palliative Care team for their compassion and kindness during Jan's stay. Photos, memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.evanjstrong.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2. Telephone 1-866-412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial ). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Phone: 403-265-1199.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2012.
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March 5, 2012
Dear Tom and family,
We are very sorry to learn of Jan's death. I have many great memories of times our families spent together: camping at Riding Mountain National Park or at JackFish Lake, visiting at Christmas. Aunt Edna and my mother, Mary Penner, were sisters.
Please accept our condolences.
Gaye and Ivan Pokotylo
Gaye Pokotylo
March 5, 2012
Dear Tom, Nichole, Dallas, Amanda, Robbie and families,
We are so very sorry to hear of Jan's passing. Jan's mother and our father (Elmer Upton) were brother and sister.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
God Bless
Dave, Gail and Chris Upton & families
Dave Upton
March 5, 2012
May 1985, Vancouver
Dear Tom and Family

We are very sad to hear about Janice's death. She was such a lovely person. My parents, Wilf and Doris Upton, were very fond of her and your family. It is hard when you live so far apart, I am glad we got to know each other a little better when you lived in Coquitlam. Our deepest sympathies.
Val Upton Dave Steuart
February 27, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go out to Tom, family and friends. Jan had such a warm heart and a smile for everyone. She was always a pleasure to spend time with and she will be missed and always remembered.
Bruce & Kim Mackay
February 22, 2012
Dear Tom, Nichole, Dallas, Amanda, Robbie and families,

It is with deep sadness that we are sending our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Jan.

She had so much courage, stamina and determination. She was truly an angel on earth and now one in heaven! Although she will be missed terribly, her pain is gone and she is looking down at all of you with that sweet smile of hers.

If there were more people on earth like Jan, the world would be a better place. George and Paulline Fleck
February 22, 2012
Dear Tom and family,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Jamie Bartlett
February 22, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Rick and Brune Sinneave
February 19, 2012
Dear Tom and Family,

Extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know that there are no words to describe how you are feeling during this difficult time and my heart goes out to you. The memory of Jan will live in your hearts forever. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nadia Libycz
February 18, 2012
Dear Tom,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathies to you and your family during this sad time. My thoughts are with you.

Kate Currey
February 18, 2012
My condolences to the entire family. May you draw close to God during this difficult time and he will draw close to you. James4:8
February 17, 2012
Dear Tom and family,
We were shocked to hear that Jan had passed away and our hearts are heavy as we think of all the good times we have had with your family and the sadness that must penetrate your souls to their core. Jan was beautiful and had a wonderful smile. She always looked younger than her years. Jan shared her hugs liberally and with her tight squeeze, you knew she was sincere. Somehow we thought that her positive attitiude and inner strength could overcome the cancer, but it wasn't meant to be. You have lost your wife,mom and grandma, but you won't have to look very far to be reminded of her love for you all.
Pat and Danny McNaughton
February 17, 2012
My prayers are with you and your family Tom with your loss during this difficult time.
Bob Elliston
February 17, 2012
Tom and family,

We felt so sad when we heard that Jan had passed away. She was such a fighter with a wonderful positive attitude towards life and I suppose we thought that would carry her above and beyond the threats of cancer. Jan was completely devoted to you, her family and her lust for life was admirable. It is hard to believe she is gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout these sad days.
Danny and Pat McNaughton
February 17, 2012
Dave & I will always miss Jan's Smile; rember that even though we don't communicate very often, we are still family, & miss you all
Paulette Babcock
February 17, 2012
Tom and Family,

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May you draw comfort from the time you enjoyed together, the laughter, love and the joy. May your memories bring you comfort during this extremely difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Suzanne Fournie
February 17, 2012
Tom and family,
We were saddened by the news of Jans passing.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Pat and Val Horiachka
February 17, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Tommy(J.R.), Nancy, Cassidy, and Spencer.
Tommy Ball
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