July 5, 1954 – April 6, 2013
Jan’s life was gifted to the Horncastle family July 5, 1954 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She was gifted to heaven on April 6, 2013 in Calgary. She spent most of her 58 years in Calgary but her Sask roots held strong from an upbringing in Prince Albert, Maple Creek, Regina and Cochin. She married Rich Stillinger in 1991 and they brought Danell and Dawson into their family February 22, 1996. Jan had her first battle with cancer in 2000, conquering both lymphoma and pancreatic. The next thirteen years became the most meaningful moments of her life.
We might have lost our “Janny” but we have many things she gave to us along the way that can never be taken away. She created a spirit that will forever be felt during Roughrider games, campfire times, opening a bottle of red wine, walking through Chapters, enjoying a great cup of tea, walking our dogs, vacuuming up cat hair, looking for a ride to the airport, going to Christmas craft sales, shopping at garage sales, wearing our Silpada jewellery, picnicking in Fish Creek park, decorating our Christmas trees, running our next road race, caring for our ailing parents, and showering our nieces and nephews with unstoppable love and life adventures. And because of her, when we say “Don’t sweat the small stuff” we will mean it.
To celebrate Jan’s life, her family would like her friends to join them to share “Jan stories” together at a campfire picnic on May 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Fish Creek Park, Calgary (Glennfield Group Use area A East). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
One of the best feelings in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone.
In living memory of Jan Stillinger, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences