Janice Claire Jacobs (Ecker)

August 10th 1952 – January 22nd, 2015

Born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, she is predeceased by Jeanette Hawke (Mother) & Clarence Ecker (Father). She is survived by a family she was devoted to and loved including Husband Martin; Sister Doreen (Claude); Brothers Ken (Trudy) and Ron (Margaret); as well as Nieces, Nephews, great nieces & nephews.
Jan loved her work in the insurance industry. She worked in Prince George, Calgary and Vancouver in various roles but was most accomplished as an underwriter and in her supervisory role. Jan was passionate about her faith and found great joy serving in the children’s ministries at her church, where she had a tremendous impact on young lives simply by listening and encouraging them.
Jan cared for animals of all kinds, but was without question a dog person. She at one time was a breeder of Irish Setters, but will always be remembered as being the owner of her beloved pet Cleo with whom she spent hours walking the local dikes especially in the last four years after her cancer had returned.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Hoskins and the staff at the Vancouver Cancer Clinic. Thanks also to Jan’s family doctor Dr. Tehmina Wasti for her care and compassion, and finally to Dr. Shiraz Mawani; the nursing staff and volunteers at McKenney Creek Hospice for their compassionate and tender care.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929

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  1. http://Beverley

    Our condolences go out to you Martin and family. Having gotten to know Jan in these past 4 years has been awesome. She always had a smile on her face even when she was hurting. She touched many lives of those kids in the Awana group and in youth. She will be deeply missed by all include the Stuive family. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  2. http://Betty-Jo%20Holcombe

    Martin, I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jan at a couple of different companies.

  3. http://Kris%20and%20Amanda%20Corbin

    So sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful woman! We remember Jan with so much joy and laughter! Her life was precious and everyone around her always felt her love! We are blessed to have known her and experienced her joy!
    Our prayers are with you Martin and family at this time; for Gods comfort and peace and blessings as you remember Jan life.

    Amanda & Kris Corbin

  4. http://Beth%20Campbell

    I enjoyed working with Jan and we became good friends. She was fun to be around and always had a smile. Will miss you “buddy” as she used to call me.

  5. http://Samantha%20Mah

    Our love and prayers are with you Martin and family. Jan will always be remembered for the love and joy she so freely shared with all around her. What a special lady… we will miss her and her beautiful smile greatly. The example you, Martin, and Jan set as a couple unified by Christ and the strength and love that you had together will always have an impact on me.

    with love, from the Mah family

  6. http://Linda%20and%20Bryan%20May

    Jan was a once in a life time friend. She was an example of what can be accomplished with Gods love, courage and strength in the face of anything. I will miss her so much but know I will see her again.
    Martin – you were a loving, caring, supportive husband and it was a previledge to watch you with Jan. Your example of Gods words in Ephesians 5:25 will be never forgotten.

    Until we are all together again. Love the May Sr.

  7. http://Usha%20avelji

    Our prayers our with you and your family Martin. Jan was a wonderful person, she will be missed. May her soul rest in internal peace.

  8. http://Theresa%20Williams

    Martin – so sorry for your loss. Jan will be missed by many. My prayers are with you.

  9. http://Bob%20Kozak

    Very sad to hear of Jan’s passing. I enjoyed working with her for several years. My thoughts are with you and your family Martin.

  10. Martin, I am just so sorry for your lost, Jan really touched my life as good friend in so many ways and also as very beautiful person on her own. She was so brave to battle this horrible disease and I will always admire her. I do miss her and she stays in my heart forever.

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