Janice Harty

June 2, 1944July 29, 2022
Obituary of Janice Harty
In loving memory of a life well lived, the family of Janice Claire Harty announces her passing on July 29, 2022, with her daughter by her side. Janice was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Robert and Veronica Lingenfelter on June 2, 1944. She was the fourth child in a family of nine children. Growing up on the farm, Janice was an "outdoor girl", driving tractor to summer fallow, trucks to haul grain, caring for animals and working in the garden. After high school graduation, she went on to Marvel School of Beauty. She owned and operated her own salons throughout Saskatchewan while raising her two children. She eventually established "Jan's Hair Care on Wheels" in Saskatoon, where she brightened the days of countless seniors by bringing her beautician skills to their homes. Janice spent 22 years in Radville, operating her salon business with many loyal clients. Both children graduated high school in Radville and Janice participated in many activities in the community, including volunteer work. She took pride in her beautiful flower and vegetable garden. It was in Radville that she became involved in the AA and Al-Anon groups, and they became a second family for her. The true love and joy of Janice’s life was her family, especially her grandchildren and daughter. She loved to spend time with them at every opportunity and looked forward to their visits. She had such pride in their achievements and closely followed them on their many travels and adventures around the world. Her electronic picture frame, with newly uploaded pictures, brought her much joy and kept her close to them. Her sister Mary and brother-in-law Jim and their families also included her in many family activities while she transitioned her life to Saskatoon. Janice was a traveler, too, and she would tell you that her trip to South Africa was the highlight of her adventures. Basking in the sun on the sandy beaches of the Dominican with her sister Mary is where she often enjoyed her brief escapes from winter. In the summer months, she travelled and camped with her dog in a much-loved Boler trailer that was her pride and joy. A woman of many talents and creativity, Janice was always open to learning and trying something new. Whether it was kayaking, canoeing, pottery, stained glass designing or digging up the yard to establish a pond, she was always game to give it a try. In her backyard, she created a sanctuary filled with flowers, trees, bushes and a pond with a waterfall where she could relax and listen to the birds or entertain friends and family. Janice's compassionate belief that everyone should play a role in making the world a better place for all led to a keen interest in politics. Many provincial and federal candidates benefited from her tireless volunteering during campaigns. She also worked tirelessly in her local AA and Al-Anon groups, sponsoring many members, chairing meetings and working her program. Janice will always be remembered for her loving, caring nature, her wonderful laugh and sense of humor and her courage to endure and overcome life's challenges. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Kimber (Kevin Lauritsen), her grandchildren Evan (Ali Field), Christie Kimber (Ezekial Steve) and Alyssa Kimber (Max Watson), brothers Terry and Dwain (Rubiela), sisters Mary (Jim), Delana (Barry) and Cheryl, and many nephews and nieces, their children and grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her son Sheldon, her father and mother Robert and Veronica, her brother Gordon, her sisters Bonita and Lynda, her brother-in-law Gerry, her nephew Patrick and niece Karen. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre at 915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local humane society in her honor. For those that are unable to attend, livestream will be available at

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

Celebration of Janice's Life