Janet Christine Strom

It is with heavy and grief stricken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Janet Christine Strom on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada at the age of 49. She was a loving mother, grandmother, partner and friend to many. Words cannot possibly describe what Janet meant to us all; she will never be forgotten.

Janet is survived by her mother Valerie Morris of Qualicum Beach and father Barry Morris of Calgary Alberta, her fiancée Dale Florell; children Rebecca Strom (Joshua Larsson), Christine Strom (Shawn Stamp), Dustin Strom; step-children Bobbi-Dayle Florell (TJ Dillman) and Chase Florell (Joy Florell) and her beloved grandchildren DJ Haupt, Carter Stamp, Madison Stamp, Jocelyn Homan, Jeremiah Homan, Dalen Florell, and Faith Florell. Janet also leaves behind her sister Laura Stuart, brother Peter Jackson, and her nieces Philipa Strachan (Jonty Strachan), Stephanie Robinson and nephew Harry Robinson.

Janet was born on February 5, in 1967 in Garstang Lancashire, UK. She moved to Albert, Canada with her parents at the age of fifteen. After the birth of her daughters in 1986 and 1988, she moved to Sparwood, BC where they resided until 1992 upon the birth of her son. The family relocated to Prince George where Janet lived until 2011; she moved to Qualicum Beach to be nearer her mother, her children and grandchildren, and the ocean, a place where she always felt at peace.

Janet was the terminal manager for Canadian Freightways in Nanaimo until the branch’s closure in spring of 2016, where she began working as a manager for Diamond Delivery. Her true passion in life was always her family; when not camping or at the beach, she could usually be found snuggling her grandbabies, drinking tea with her mother, working in her garden, or taking her four-legged friend Maggi for long walks. Janet will be remembered as the kindest, warmest, gentlest, silliest, funniest and loving woman by her family and those who were lucky to know her.

All are welcome to attend a celebration of life, scheduled for Saturday, August 27 at Milner Gardens on Vancouver Island at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family are accepting donations via interac e-transfer to janetmemorial2016@gmail.com for a memorial bench in Janet’s name on the shores of Qualicum Beach.

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