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July 27, 1932 – January 21, 2021
In God’s timing, our Mom passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 21, 2021. At Mom’s request and for the safety of all there will be no funeral. Our family will celebrate her life-well-lived at a later date. She will be laid to rest at Glen Eden Cemetery, with her husband Mickey, who left her side twenty-five years ago this coming October.
Jan is survived by her three children Randy (Kim), Pamela (Mike) and Andrew (Merrilee); her grandchildren Jesse (Allison), Will (Meaghan), Madeleine (Ben), Quinn (Harris), Jack and Sam and --special to mom-- her honorary grandchild Jayda (Laz), and their son Jensen; nephew Ron Chatfield; cousins Barbara and Gary Pajak; and her dear Michigan niece and nephews Mary-Ann, Robert and Richard Killewald (distance had no chance against the connection Mom had with them and their families). Mom was predeceased by her brother Walter Trochluk, her husband Mickey Kray, her sister Ollie Finch and her beloved niece Diane Chatfield.
Mom was a strong, stylish, forward thinking feminist who advocated for equality and inclusion. She was matter of fact and opinionated, respectful and empathetic, and always had a warm spot in her heart for the less fortunate. We all benefited from her wisdom and advice, her passion for human rights, her love of learning, and certainly her wonderful home cooking.
Mom had a very close relationship with her God and enjoyed many years of worship at Holy Redeemer Parish, bringing a compassionate and liberal voice to their fold.
A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Fred Douglas Heritage House, who lovingly helped care for Mom these past two years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Jan's favorite charities: Rossbrook House or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
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