May 10, 1947- January 14, 2016
Janet Kathleen Neumann, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly.
Jan was born in Lac La Biche, Alberta to Margret and Ernest Brooks. She married her husband Herb Neumann on May 20, 1967 in Rossland, BC. Before long they began their family and devoted their life to their 3 beautiful children. The family later moved from Rossland to Castlegar where they made their family home. Jan was a stay at home mom until her children were older and in school, she then went back to school and completed the Long-term Care Aide Course. Jan then worked for Castlegar Home Support for 17 ½ years, where she was an active union member and an advocate for the elderly. Jan devoted her life to her family and friends. Coaching and assisting in her children’s softball and baseball, as well as being a dedicated hockey mom were important moments in Jan’s life. Jan was involved in the local 581 Air Cadets Squadron, a member of Pythian Sisters and the Castlegar Legion Ladies Auxillary.
Janet is predeceased by her parents Margret and Ernest, husband Herb, mother-in-law Lil, father-in-law Otto, brothers Ernie, Bob, Archie and sister Evelyn.
She is survived by her daughters Deanna(Will), Darla, and son Brent(Kim), grandchildren Jordyn, London and Rowen, as well as her brothers, Jim (Bessie), Reginald (Joyce), Alvin (Sonia), and her sister, Linda (Ernie) and their families.
Jan will be remembered for her big blue eyes, sharp wit and her passion for life. Jan will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.
A service will be held on January 22 at 2pm at the New Life Assembly 602 7th Street Castlegar BC.
On behalf of the family we want to thank all who cared for her and for their support during this difficult time.