OBITUARY

Janice B. McGlashon

March 24, 1938March 28, 2021
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On Sunday, March 28, 2021, Janice Bradley McGlashon, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 83.

Janice was born on March 24, 1938 in Highland Park, Michigan to RD and Marie Bradley. On August 31,1957, she married Richard “Dick” McGlashon. Their children, Michael Stuart and Jill Christine, were born in 1958 and 1962.

Janice’s zeal and enthusiasm to live to the fullest shown through in every aspect of her life. From skiing her favorite resorts in the Rockies and becoming a ski school director to water skiing, golf and traveling.

Janice was especially passionate about and loved Samoyed dogs. Her time spent breeding, raising and showing Samoyeds spanned over four decades, eight dogs, numerous podiums and long-stints as president and vice president of the Samoyed Fanciers of Central Florida.

She was known for her zest, high-energy and propensity for living every moment to capacity with Dick, her children, grandchildren, extended family and her large network of friends.

Janice was preceded in death by her son, Michael, and granddaughter Danielle. She is survived by her husband Dick, daughter Jill, grandchildren Emily, Jacob, Morgan and Sydney and her great grandchildren Marie, Lilly, Will and Isabel.

A Celebration Of Life Service will be held Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Baldwin-Fairchild East Altamonte Funeral Home at 2 p.m., 994 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice, the American Heart Association, or naturally, your local Samoyed Club.

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  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Jeff Bush

April 15, 2021

"Ready. Set. Go!" No matter how small, or large, the event or adventure for the day, Janice was never looking for the finish line, but the journey she was going to share with you in that very moment.

"Ready. Set. Go!" many will recall as three words she often said when heading out the door to embrace that day with you.

Her love and zeal for life was more than infectious, and I'm thankful every day I had the greatest mother-in-law a son-in-law could ever have!

Karen Brooks-Hodges

April 10, 2021

Janice and I first met at the Samoyed Club of America’s National Specialty when we both had girls in the specials ring in 1997. Win or loose it was always an experience when Janice was next to you in the ring which was often.

She was not only fun, but always on top of the world never hearing her say a bad thing about anyone. Funny and a friend or mother hen to all that crossed her path. She was a rock and her leadership will be missed by so many. She gave so much of herself in everything she did. The dog show world has lost a very special lady and heaven has gained a beautiful angel. If only the world could be full of Janice’s. Prayers to her family and close friends. With much love, RIP Janice.

Sheree Bye

April 9, 2021

Dear Janice…... where do I begin…... We met on a ski school in the mid-80’s while you & Dick were living in Omaha. You, Janis Reichstadt (the other Jan on the ski school) and I fast became life long buddies. Your ski school name badge said “MOM”, it was fitting. I have a particularly fond memory of the 3 of us on a ski trip to Summit County and one hilarious night in a Mexican restaurant. It is as vivid as yesterday. Then there were the summer trips we took together to Colorado where we came home with the back end my 85 Suburban so loaded with rocks that its front was so up in the air we had to stop and move some rocks to the front to level it out. Ah...those were the good old days! Next came your Evergreen Colorado stint. I had started showing dogs, Samoyeds, and would come out to visit you and my other Denver area dog friends. We collected more rocks on those trips, and visited Jill in whatever ski town she was in! There was the trip where I arrived with 3 dogs and left with 2. The morning I left, Dick’s parting words, as he was leaving for work were, “there better not be a dog here when I get home”. Thus began a 3rd passion we shared. You went on to successfully breed and show many dogs and became a much better groomer than I! Then came Orlando where we made more great memories out on the January Florida dog show circuit. You groomed for both of us, while I ran my vendor booth. We had a blast in your new Florida playground where once again you had enlarged your circle of friends. Very few people in this world have lived life as fully as you my dear friend. A big thanks to all your friends and especially your family that supported you over the years on a wonderous journey through this thing we call life. We are all fortunate to have known you and to have such great memories of times spent together.

Josephine Abbey

April 9, 2021

Jan was the best step-grandma there could ever be. I was inspired by her spunk and how much she made me feel part of the family. Having her at our wedding in August 2019 was one of the biggest treats ever. My husband and I moved our wedding to 2019 rather than 2020 because we wanted our grandparents to be there. Jan danced with us, held us tight, helped us out, and continued to spread her light wherever she went. I am so grateful for having known a lady with spunk, grit, and integrity. Thank you Jan for all that you did :)

Kent & Julie Geschwender

April 8, 2021

We wish your family comfort in remembering the past joys and happiness Janice brought to everyone. Our thoughts are with you.

Gale Crozier

April 4, 2021

Grandma Jan would always show up to the house with a 12 pack of Budweiser. Not to get drunk, but because life was always a party to her. She had that upbeat attitude that we would all get through whatever situation we were dealing with, so we might as well enjoy the moment!

Cheryl Larsen

April 4, 2021

I first met Janice when I joined the Samoyed Fanciers of Central Florida. She was full of get up and go and always happy. We had many good times at the dog shows, fun matches, lunches and dinners and our meetings. Through the years she became a close friend. I will miss our many telephone conversations and our happy times together. Most of all I will miss Janice.

Nancy Kraus

April 4, 2021

Janice has been a true friend and inspiration to me for many years. We have roomed together at Samoyed Nationals as well as many dog shows. We have laughed until the tears roll down our cheeks at happenings at the shows and at ourselves. Janice embodied the spirit of joy and it was contagious!
Janice’s adventurous spirit also inspired me in being willing to drive all over the Country for shows. Janice, Aka Mario Andretti, would fly past me in her big suburban talking on the phone heading home for various events.

I can hear her voice in my head from our many conversations over the years. The shows will never be the same and I will always miss my dear friend.

Lori Chapek-Carleton

April 3, 2021

Though we occasionally interacted by phone or e-mail throughout the years, spending time in person with Janice at our annual SCA National Specialties in the Fall was always something I looked forward to. Janice remains an inspiration, and is part of so many cherished memories.

Brenda Abbott

April 2, 2021

My husband Geoff and I are extremely saddened to hear of Janice's passing and send our condolences to her family and friends. We have many treasured memories of Janice's sunny nature and her generous gift of friendship. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

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