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WALKER, Janice Lynn

September 12, 1962 – July 8, 2012

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our sister Janice Walker at the age of 49.

Janice was born September 12, 1962 in Edmonton and died July 8, 2012 at home in Calgary. Janice was predeceased by her Dad, Douglas, in 1999, her Mom, Lynn in 2010, and her brother Keith just last summer. She is survived by her brother Doug Walker (Jayne) and sister Lisa Nemeth (James).

Janice took particular delight in her niece Alison Walker and nephews Andrew Walker, Matthew, Jordan and Justin Nemeth and was a big sister to them all. She was a loving and kind-hearted soul and passionately dedicated to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Janice’s focus was always on the needs of others. Janice was especially dedicated to looking after our Mom during the last years of her life and she was a gifted care-giver who worked with the elderly, providing before and after school care for children through the YMCA and finally as an Educational Assistant with special needs children at several Calgary Elementary Schools.

The family extends their gratitude to pastor Stan Block of Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel and to Janice’s many friends. They have been a close second family to Janice and she cherished each of them very much.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Janice Walker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Kirk & Michelle Morrison

    Dear Lisa & James and boys,

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We remember Janice as a kind-hearted, doting auntie to your boys, and #1 hockey, baseball and football fan of your family. You’ll miss her dearly and we share your tears.

    Love from,
    the Morrison’s

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  2. Michael and Valerie McKinney

    Even though Janice’s time on earth was too brief, the great love and joy she shared with us will live forever in our hearts and memories. For Janice’s family and friends, I pray you will find comfort in your memories of her, and peace in knowing that she is in the presence of the One who loved her best.

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  3. Elwyn & Neila Dahlke

    We are very saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. Our condolences to all of Janice’s family and friends.

    Janice was a woman of deep faith and prayer and we are privileged to have known her. She was very excited about meeting her Lord and Saviour someday, her hope has become her reality. We Mourn her passing. We celebrate her life and her faith.

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  4. Sincere Condfolences to the Walker and Nameth families on the passing of Janice. Our thoughts are with you.

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  5. My children attended Ramsay School and were very fond of Janice. She was unfailingly patient and kind and looked out for the children always. Although we did not see her again after she left our school, we will remember her with gratitude. We offer our family’s condolences for your loss.
    Norma, Louis and Natalie

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  6. Clifford & Birgit Broadbent

    Dear Lisa, James, and boys, We are very sad to hear about your precious Janice. Obviously she was taken way too soon. We are thinking of you all.

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  7. Sheena van DYk

    Farewell Janice
    How do you say goodbye to a friend. With sadness, love but often with a smile as you remember the happy and fun times you had spent with them. When I remember Janice I will smile. I think in the last few years she told my daughter and I, we were beautiful and complimented us more times than any other friend ( thank goodness for Facebook). She always commented on the Smith family’s Facebook photos.

    I have been lucky enough to have known Janice since she was 8 years old. Our families were next door neighbours in Lakeview. Janice was that annoying younger sister of my friend Lisa – that tagging nuisance. She was good friends with my younger brother Stan and was often at our house.

    School was a difficult time for Janice but she remained cheerful despite the challenges.

    We all grew up and moved away but with the Walker family we kept in touch. Is there anything stronger than childhood friends? We saw Janice at celebrations and sadder times. We caught up, chatted and laughed. I was always amazed at her faith and her love of life.

    Janice’s faith was strong and unwavering. We should all take consolation in knowing that Janice is with her God and is safe and joyful to be with him. We are the ones who will miss her, as a sister, friend, co worker and member of her congregation.
    We say goodbye Janice. Take our love to you Mom, Dad and Keith.

    Sheena van Dyk
    Bart and MJ van Dyk
    and all the Smith Family

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  8. Hilary Argento

    Janice was a teachers assistant and also worked at the before and after school care at Ramsay Elementary when my daughter attended the school. She cared for all of the children but she and Elizabeth had a special connection. She stayed at our house with E when my husband and I both had to be out of town and also cat sat for us a few times. She was kind, loving, selfless and had a great sense of humour. She was also famous at Ramsay for making the best chocolate chip cookies in the world! She was commenting on some recent photos of E just last week and I will miss her so much.

    With much love, Hilary, Tony and Elizabeth Argento

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  9. Jessie Woodside

    Dear Walker Family,
    My condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  10. the Slinger Family

    Dear Doug,Jayne ,Allison and Andrew

    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your sister and Auntie. Our thoughts are with you.

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  11. Maureen Belden

    I was so sorry to hear of Janice’s
    passing, so soon after Keith ..
    I offer my sincerest condolances to the whole family and to my friends Doug
    Walker and his wife ..
    May God grant you peace that she is in a much better place with Keith and her
    Mother and Father.

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  12. Nichola Hamilton

    Dear Lisa and Doug and family,
    Janice was a very specail part of my friendship circle and was also very close to my children and my foster children. We deeply miss her already! My children would like for you to know there was a thunder storm last night and we always say lightning is when Angels get there wings and thunder is the drums the Lord plays in celebration. They cried and laughed and clapped we all said congrats Miss Janice we will always love you! Matthew is 10 Alora is 6 she was so very good to us all!

    Thank you for the lovely service and for your kind words about how she cared for your mother and brother. Her compassion was beyond this earth and I was blessed by her friendship and enjoyed our time in Hawaii last year.

    May more joys bless your family than sorrows in the years to come.
    Nichola Hamilton

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  13. Me siento muy consternada por la noticia, crecí pensando en ti toda mi vida y recordaba las Estampidas de Calgary que justo terminaron este fin de semana. Cuando Mrs Lynn me contaba de las cosas que hacia, cuando cantaba el coro de la iglesia y hoy que es mi cumpleaños estaban mas presente en mi vida, nunca imagine que también se puede amar y sentir a la distancia, necesitaba darles un abrazo y decirle a ustedes hermanos Walker que estoy muy triste por lo sucedido. Mucho amor a la distancia

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