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OLIPHANT, Janet Kim (nee Jenkins)

February 19, 1955 – Calgary, AB
April 28, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Janet Oliphant, beloved wife and soul mate of Dave of Calgary, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 59 years.

Janet passed peacefully at home surrounded by loving friends and family after a courageous and heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis and its complications.

Janet was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from Central Memorial High School. After completing her respiratory technology program at SAIT, she practiced her profession at local hospitals. She then spent several years as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Janet’s greatest career success was her role as a dedicated mother to her three daughters. She had a passion for travel and was most happy when out in the sun. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and loyalty to her friends. Her ability to persevere through difficult circumstances has made her an inspiration to all that knew her. The family wishes to extend appreciation and thank-you to all of Janet’s caregivers, especially Debra Piltingsrud, who was Janet’s personal care attendant for the past 6+ years.

Janet is lovingly remembered by her husband of thirty years David Oliphant of Calgary; daughters Bonnie Oliphant, Carmen (Scott) Barker-Oliphant, and Andrea Oliphant. She is also survived by her brother Gary Jenkins, Sister-in-law Nancy Jenkins and by many other valued family members and lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her parents Jay and Ardyth Jenkins; and her brother Danny Jenkins.

A celebration of life will take place at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) today at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Calgary Chapter, Suite 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary Ab T2C 3G3 1-403-250-8937.

In living memory of Janet Oliphant, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Debbie Hansen :

    Dave and family;

    It is with great sadness that you have lost your wife and mom. Jan was always a most positive and ambitious lady. I will never forget our days together working as respiratory technologist at the Foothills Hospital. And of course she introduced me to Mark and the whole Jenkins clan.

    I will remember the twinkle in her eye and the smile on her face whenever I saw her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Debbie Hansen (Houston) (Robertson)

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  2. Helen Carbajal :

    My sincerest condolences to the Oliphant family. I met Jan about 25 years ago as a neighbour on Brae Road. We were both busy moms raising our girls and didn’t spend a lot of time together, but she always had a smile or a cheerful word when I did see her and I remember how important her family was to her. I was saddened to hear that she has passed on, but trust that she is at peace.

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  3. Sandy Bilinski :

    Dave and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

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