Janet Elaine Westphal
August 22, 1943 – August 11, 2018
Janet Elaine Westphal (neé Davis) peacefully passed from this world in the arms of Jesus and took her first breaths of new life in heaven on August 11, 2018 encircled by her family and dear friends. Janet will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 52 years, Gary, her children Todd (Julie) and Crista (Richard Faw) and her grandchildren Jared and Zoë. She is also survived by her youngest brother Richard P. Davis (Kathy), and many other extended family including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Janet was predeceased by her parents Donald and Grace Davis, sister Linda Flint and brother Donald Davis. Janet was born on August 22, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Marion High School in 1961 and attended business school at the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Janet was working as a Medical Secretary when she met Gary at the Silver Spur Ranch, near Gresham, Wisconsin. They were married in 1966. Janet supported Gary through his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine training before he joined the US Army in 1970. With two small children, Janet moved with Gary to Kamloops, BC in 1972. Janet poured her energy into being a full-time supportive mother as well as keeping the home running smoothly. She spent a lot of time road-tripping to visit family in the Midwestern United States each year, camping in their motorhome, attending Kamloops Blazer hockey games, crafting and sewing, reading, traveling, taking cruises and spending time with grandchildren. Janet was also actively involved with St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church for over 40 years in the Alter Guild and Women’s Bible Study. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops, BC on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 200 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic, Dr. Lawrie, Dr. Gabriel and the amazing staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice for their gentle and supportive care for Janet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or Kamloops Hospice Society.
Janet Elaine Westphal
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Pat & Dave McDonald
August 21, 2018
Gary & Family;
We are saddened to learn of Janet's passing. Our hearts go out to you as you deal with your loss. We hope that when the pain of Janet's passing does subside, that your wonderful memories of Janet will be a source of inspiration in the future.
August 20, 2018
I am saddened to learn of Janet's passing. I was stunned at first, but then thought on long she had been fighting this battle with cancer. I have known Janet pretty much my whole life, and it is hard to accept that she is gone. But what a genuine, caring, and nurturing woman she was, and she gave so much of herself to others. I pray your memories of her comfort you. It is a loss for those she has left behind, but she is with her Saviour now. Love and sympathy.
August 19, 2018
So many wonderful memories of Janet from our childhood days and our days together in high school.
She was a wonderful person. She had great support from Gary and her family as she fought her battle with
cancer. It was a highlight of our 50th reunion that she came and we were able to celebrate that occasion with her.