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OBITUARY

Janice Elizabeth MORISSETTE

8 October, 19528 January, 2021

With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Janice Elizabeth Morissette (Turner) on January 8th, 2021 at St. Boniface General Hospital. Janice fought a brief but courageous battle with cancer and died with her family at her side.

Janice was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Turner. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 43 years, Ron; daughter Danielle (Frank), granddaughter Robyn; son Marc (Aura), grandson Oscar; her father Harold (Ray) Turner; life-long friend Darlene Barnes, and numerous family and friends.

Janice was born October 8, 1952 in London, Ontario. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1953. Janice and her parents spent 4 years in Kenya during the 60s, with Janice returning to Winnipeg to complete her high school education. Her time in Kenya helped fuel her passion for travel, and upon graduation, Janice visited several European destinations, both solo and in tandem with Darlene. It was also during this time that Janice worked at a kibbutz in Israel followed by a return trek to Kenya.

Eventually, it was time to focus on establishing a career, which led Janice to the field of Nursing, and ultimately a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1976 from the U of M. Her first position was at Percy Moore Hospital (Hodgson, MB), after which Janice accepted a position with the Victorian Order of Nurses. In 1982, she was hired by St. Boniface Hospital, where she dedicated the rest of her nursing career up to fall 2020. Besides her two adoring grandchildren, Janice’s passion was travelling. True to form, Janice would spend endless hours planning trips for herself and Ron, as well as friends and family. Janice and Ron enjoyed many trips over the years, with destinations ranging from Kenya to Asia, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Hawaii. We must not forget the annual family road trips to various Canadian and US destinations. In addition to travel, Janice also loved entertaining, cross-stitching, reading, and her most recent passion, volunteering every Saturday morning with her fellow Goldwings at the Winnipeg Int’l Airport. Janice was an active member at All Saints Anglican Church for over 45 years. Janice touched so many lives in so many ways. She always put others’ needs before hers. She will be deeply missed.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://dreamstakeflight.ca (Winnipeg Chapter) or www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.

Mom/Grandma you will forever be in our hearts.

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Heather and Frank Nowak

January 23, 2021

Janice was a true friend and nursing colleague. Her love of life, adventure, and family will be deeply missed. We are all better people for having had Janice in our lives. She was a truly authentic spirit and I will miss her terribly. My condolences to Ron, Danielle, Frank and Robyn, Marc, Aura and Oscar, Mr. Turner and Darlene.

Judy Steiert

January 19, 2021

Dear Ron and family,
I had the privilege of being one of Janice's teachers at St. Ben's and we became life long friends with only 5 years between our ages. I am still in disbelief that such a wonderful vibrant woman is no longer with us.
Love and blessings,
Judy Steiert

Debbie Graham

January 19, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. We worked together for many years, sharing the challenges of nursing. Condolences to her family.

Karen Sadler

January 19, 2021

I had the honor of knowing Janice as we both worked at SBH. Not only was Janice an awesome nurse she was union aware and active and that is how I got to know her best. Janice was kind, wise and professional as well as a lot of fun!
We also had a unique connection as her husband Ron, taught my daughters on occasion as a French immersion substitute, small world.
Ron I am so sorry for your families loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Sadler

Cynthia Manswell

January 18, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Morisette and Turner families. Janice was a very caring and helpful person who I will miss very much. She was always positive, supportive and funny. She was a gem and I will miss our conversations.Ray, I know how this feels but may her family continue to walk with God who will give them the strength to carry on. May her soul rest in peace.So long, friend.

Cynthia & Ken Manswell

Cheryl Bennett

January 18, 2021

I had the pleasure of enjoying Janice’s company during numerous meal breaks spanning several years at St. B.
Janice was always willing to share her nursing expertise with me along with a good laugh.
I always admired Janice for her ability to keep strong family connections. She would speak fondly of her family road trips, sunday dinners and the annual St. Vital Park picnic. Janice was a unique woman whom will be missed by many. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. My sincere condolences,
Cheryl Bennett

Margaret and John Robinson

January 18, 2021

Dear Ron and family, "Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail." Thinking of you and praying that you will find comfort and rest in your sorrow. We were blessed to know Janice and will always remember her for her kind heart and love of life. John and Marg Robinson

Chris, Mona, Lauren and Olivia Maxfield

January 18, 2021

Dear Ron, Danielle, Frank, Marc, Aura and families

We are saddened and heartbroken to see that Janice has passed. She was such a wonderful person and always had a smile on her face when we saw her. You all were the best neighbours we have ever had. We hope the wonderful memories you have of her will help to carry you through this very difficult time. Our hearts are with you 💕

Cathie and Glen Eliasson

January 17, 2021

Dear Ron,
We were surprised and saddened to see Janice's obituary. We always enjoyed our RMTC visits with her. We are thinking of you and send our sincere condolences.
Cathie and Glen

Darlene Barnes

January 17, 2021

I shall always treasure and miss my life long friend and sister Janice. I think about the journey we have shared throughout our life, and the journey you travel without me. Janice, you will forever remain in my heart. I love you my dear friend.

FROM THE FAMILY