Janice MANTHA
1959 - 2015
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MANTHA, Janice Ann
1959 – 2015
A beautiful spirit left us on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Janice Ann Mantha passed away at the Civic Hospital at age 55. Janice has left to mourn her soul mate and husband Gilles as well as her 2 sons Niko and Jori. Beloved daughter of late Jack Lyle and of Jane Gaudet and stepdaughter of Gaspard "Joe" Gaudet. Dearly missed by her siblings Theresa (Brian), Susan (Adam), Michael, Ron (Mary Anne). Fondly remembered by her brother- in-law Michel (Kim), nieces Logan, Brooke and Kristen as well as nephews Ryan, Tyler, Colby and Justin. She touched the lives of many aunts, uncles plus many wonderful friends. Janice was a proud employee of Canada Post. She inspired great courage during her battle, showing such inner strength that was so much a part of her. She brought happiness to others and her spirit will live on in all of us. Condolences in Janice's memory will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Rd., Ottawa. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.




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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 10, 2015.
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December 26, 2015
Hello I grew up with Janice on Hamilton Mountain. We even dated. I came across this by accident. My sincère condoléances.
Paul McGillivray
October 25, 2015
My sincere condolences to you Gilles. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Dave Bruce
October 23, 2015
My heart goes out to Gilles and the boys. Jay was one of the most wonderful people I had the honor to know. She will be missed.
Elorious Cain
October 22, 2015
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Diane and Randy Eggleston
October 19, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss Gille.I met her briefly while building your deck but she left a lasting impression.And boy could she cook. Best of Luck.
Reed Bouer
October 17, 2015
Our sincere condolences to the Mantha family, Jay was a kindred soul and will surely be missed.
Mark & Tracy Baker
October 17, 2015
We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and may the joy Jay brought to our world continue to serve as comfort to you and your loved ones.

Another bright light has been added our sky.

Brian & Bonnie
Brian Volmer
October 17, 2015
Gilles, Nico and Jori our condolences in the loss of your beloved Jay. Words are never enough. Sandra and Patrick Kent
Sandra MacLelland
October 17, 2015
I was heartbroken to hear the news of Jay's passing. She struggled through several brain operations that have plagued her for a long time; longer than I have been married. Each time I visited her in her hospital room or in the ICU, I would speak to Gilles afterwards and tell him that I thought that she was doing better. I could see in his face that I was wrong, but always kept up hope that she would pull through. Like Gilles, she was one-of-a-kind. She had an amazing sense of humour and outlook on life. Jay always made you feel welcome in her home, and when she was away from home she brought her smile and hugs for everyone to enjoy. It is very difficult to express how much I will miss you, and how much I wish that I could relieve her family's pain. We will never forget you.
Norm Schrie
October 17, 2015
We have only the warmest memories of Jay, cheering on our boys together in their many volleyball adventures. Her spirit, positive nature and compassion will be fondly remembered by the Fenton clan.

Marianna, Michael, Rex and Jazmine
October 17, 2015
Jay could walk into a room and light it up. She was always positive, fun, and ready for anything. Jay was always helping everyone with their projects, fundraising or events; a true giver. Our deepest condolences to Gilles, Jori and Niko and Jay's family. - Wendy, John & Ava
Wendy Daniels
October 17, 2015
Jay was a wonderful, warm and welcoming person and she will be dearly missed. I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my condolences to you, Gilles, and your boys, Niko and Jori.
Greg LeBlanc
October 16, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Will always remember her kindness and gentle spirit. Know that we are thinking of you Gilles and boys.
Colleen and Sina
October 15, 2015
Jay never had a bad word for anyone and shared her smile with everyone. We love you Gilles.
Dino and Janis
October 14, 2015
Sincere condolences to you Gilles and to your two boys and family. I have known you for most of my life and Jay was a great match for you and a great lady. She will be missed.!
Christine Normand
October 14, 2015
From all of us at the Maverick Volleyball Club we want to send our love and sympathy to everyone who feels this loss so deeply. Our time with Jay was always a positive and enlightening experience, she wrote the book on being a supportive Mom.
God Bless
Kerry and friends.
Maverick Volleyball Club
October 14, 2015
Our prayers are sent out to Gilles, Nico, Jori, Mom/Jane and the rest of family hoping you all find peace in your hearts in this very difficult time. Jay will be deeply missed by my family as well her heart and soul was one of a kind. We will carry her in our hearts forever will miss her laugh and smile and kindess heart, we all lost a wonderful person so fortunate she came in our lifes, God Bless
Lyse, Steve, Kathryne and Sara Bedard / Barrons
October 14, 2015
Our sympathy to you and your family.
Chichi LLanthier
October 14, 2015
My sincerest condolences to you Gilles and your entire family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Trish Taylor
October 12, 2015
Sincere condolences from the Dixon family.
Rick Dixon
October 12, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Gilles and their dear sons. Jay was always full of life and had a heart of gold. She will be missed but her spirit will live with all of us.
Jamie Craig
October 12, 2015
sorry to hear of Jay's passing. lots of love to all. shane
shane dempsey
October 12, 2015
Dear Gilles and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Dewan
Debbie Dewan
October 11, 2015
Jay was a wonderful person with the biggest smile. Thinking of you Gill and boys.
Kim Rombough
October 11, 2015
My sincere condolences to Gilles and his children. Jay was a kind and giving person who will be missed.

Joanne & Bruce Farrell
October 11, 2015
My deepest condolences to Gilles and family and friends...may she rest in peace xo
Helene Lauzon
October 11, 2015
My deepest condolences to Gilles and family and friends...may she rest in peace xo
Helene Lauzon
October 11, 2015
What a lovely soul. Jay was a kind, loving, fun spirit. My deepest condolences at this very sad time.
October 11, 2015
So very saddened to hear of this news. Janice was a strong women, with so much love for her family. Our thoughts are with you Gilles, Niko, Jori and Aunt Jane.
Uncle Jim , Marney ,Ian , Ross
October 11, 2015
Sadness to hear of Jay's passing. Her smile and laugh lit up a room. My son Dylan was friends with Niko during high school and many times Jay warmly welcomed him into their home. I even got to have a tea with her now and then and her love for her husband and family always shine through. My thoughts are with them at this time.
Virginya Cade
October 11, 2015
Our sincerest condolences Gilles, Jori, Nikko and family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time - Jay will be truly missed.
Jeff Monette & Terri Romain
Jeff Monette
October 11, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the Mantha family on the passing of your wife and mother.Jay fought a hard battle and will be remembered as a fun,kind and loving person.Cheers!
James Guthrie
October 11, 2015
Sincere condolences
Roger St Germain
October 11, 2015
My heart felt sympathies Giles, Niko, Jori, family and friends. Reflecting on all the times we shared and the memories that I will hold dear.
Diane Mosakoski
October 11, 2015
Kevin Larocque
October 11, 2015
So so sorry for your loss...Jay was such a beautiful and caring soul , she will be deeply missed for sure ...Deepest Condolences to the whole family and friends ...
Kevin Larocque
October 11, 2015
My condolences to Gilles, Jori and Niko. Jaye was a one of a kind spirit and will always be remembered.
Rob Hogan
October 11, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to the you Gilles and to your family.
Gisele
October 11, 2015
My condolences Gilles a wonderful lady, be well
brian geoffroy
October 10, 2015
Giles, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Though much time has past since we have seen each other my memories of you and Jay are strong and filled with warmth and laughter. Know I am thinking of you and Jay in this incredibly difficult time.
Cheryl Garden
October 10, 2015
Our sincerest condolences Gilles, Nikko and Jori. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love Charlie, Cathy, Cody and Nigel xoxox
October 10, 2015
My condolences Gilles .
Denis Lavergne
October 10, 2015
So sorry to Gilles , Nico and Jori .
Jay was the coolest nicest gal
Rob Porter
October 10, 2015
My sincere condolences.
Mary Traversy
October 10, 2015
Gilles,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Love and Hugs to you and the Boys.
Alexis Milne
October 10, 2015
bert cusson
October 10, 2015
My condolences to you Gilles, boys and family, so sorry for your loss, RIP Jay
Linda Guy
October 10, 2015
sad to hear this, always remember her with a smile on her face Leslie
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko and Jori

Sorry for your terrible loss. Think of you.

Love Amber-lee
Amber-lee Mosakoski-Hutchinson
October 10, 2015
Janice, you were the most beautiful, honest, wisest and sincere friend I've ever had. I miss you sooooo much. So sorry Gilles, Nico and Jori
Julie Normand
October 10, 2015
So very sorry for your loss Gilles and family.
Tina LaRose
October 10, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss; our thoughts are with you and our deepest sympathy. Jay was the best friend anyone could have, and we will miss her so much.
Anne and Victoria
October 10, 2015
you helped me through my cancer struggle and you listened through my daughters cancer struggle. I will never forget what you meant to me. Your smile will be missed!!!
October 10, 2015
Gilles and sons, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
Mike Knippel
October 10, 2015
Please accept my sincere condolences. Jay was a lovely, kind hearted person who will be so missed by her loving family and friends.
Allison LeBlanc
October 10, 2015
My deepest sympathies to Gilles and the Boys. Jay will be truly missed.
Colleen Godfrey
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko and Jori
So sad to hear of Jays passing. Her caring spirit rubbed off on all of the people and animals that had the good fortune to meet her and call her friend. She will be dearly missed.
Mark and Andrea Akeson
October 10, 2015
I am very sad to hear about the passing of Jay . I will remember as a very smart and funny woman who made the workplace a lot more fun to work in. RIP, Jay !!
Jean Robillard
October 10, 2015
Dear Gilles,Niko and Jori, watching the sun twinkling on the water and thinking of the love of your lives. I only knew her for a short time but could tell her heart was as big as the ocean. That love won't disappear. It's with you still keeping you going through the painful path you are walking. Wishing you peace and the love of friends and family as you get used to a different way of life. My deepest sympathies. Sincerely Michelle Parks
October 10, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to your family Gilles. Jay was one of the good ones, she was a beautiful person and will surely be missed. You're in our thoughts...
Wanda and Dave Benson
October 10, 2015
Gilles, I am so sorry for your loss! May your children and your memories keep you strong and comfort you all in this terrible time of sadness. May God keep Jay peacefully in his warm embrace and give you all the strength and courage you require to live your lives to the fullest for Jay. She will watch over you always with love.
Danielle Goyette-Markell
October 10, 2015
So sorry for your loss Gille and to all your family my condolences .jay will be missed by all, she was always very kind to me .i will pray for her and you to be strong.RIP
Danuta Khadr
October 10, 2015
Gilles and boys...so sorry to read of Jay's passing. May her smile and the memories you have made together sustain you in the coming years.
Wendy Lonsdale
October 10, 2015
My sincere condolences on losing such a wonderful person!Wish I got to know her better! Much love to Gilles and the boys!
Patricia Billings
October 10, 2015
Dear Gilles and family our heartfelt sympathies
John and I were saddened to hear the news of Jay's passing she was a very loving woman with so many great characteristics which she shared selflessly with everyone she met. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Kyle McBride and John Roberts
Kyle McBride John Roberts
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko & Jori, my thoughts go out to you all. Jay was a special soul & truly one of a kind. She will be greatly missed.
Cub Carson
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko and Jori,
Jay was such a great person, she will live on in our memories forever...
Andre Gauthier
October 10, 2015
Louise Desmarais
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko and Jori, I am so sad to hear about Jay and so sorry for your loss. She brought joy and light to whoever she met.
Carol Stevenato
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Niko and Jori,
Our most heartfelt condolenses on the loss of such a beautiful soul. Our thoughts are with your beautiful family and all the friends who's life Jay touched.
Nat and Bruce Myles
October 10, 2015
Gilles, Nico and Jori.
Our hearts are with you. We understand your tremendous loss. We are at a loss for words. To all Jay's family and friends we send our deepest condolences. Myrna and Russ Bennett
Myrna and Russ Bennett
October 10, 2015
My heart is so broken with this news. She was by far the kindest, funniest most loving person I've ever met. Gilles, Nico and Jori I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I just can't find the right words....
Nicole Lalonde
October 10, 2015
You will forever bring friends together. My deepest condolences to all of your family, and friends. I was so very honoured to call you a friend.
Louise Boulet
October 10, 2015
To Gilles and family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Jay. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Clark and Linda McConnery
October 10, 2015
Condoléances a Gilles, Niko et Jori; Nous partageons votre chagrin en ces moments difficiles; Jay was such a great person, she will live on in our memories forever.

André Gauthier et famille
Andre Gauthier
October 10, 2015
deeply saddened to hear the news of Jay's passing. she was without a doubt one of the most positive, happy and kind persons i have ever known. my heartfelt condolences and best wishes to Gilles, Nico and Jori and all Jay's family and friends.
Shad Harris
October 10, 2015
My deepest sympathies to Gilles and the family.
Louise Goyette Desmarais
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