Janet Caroline McMichael passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014 at Shuswap Lake Regional Hospital in the company of family at the age of 80 years.
Mom was born in New Westminster, to parents John and Mary Majdanski. The family subsequently lived in the New Westminster area over the next 20 years. Mom graduated from high school in 1951, and started her long career as a school secretary. In 1954 Mom married John McMichael (predeceased 2007), and they lived in Coquitlam for approximately 39 years, retiring in Tappen, BC by Shuswap Lake. Mom was also predeceased by daughter Laurel McMichael, and parents John and Mary Majdanski. She is survived by brother Dennis Majdanski, daughter Wendy Redel, son David McMichael (Audrey McMichael), granddaughters Jordan and Emily Redel, niece Kathryn Majdanski, aunts Nettie Turner, Anne MacKinnon, and Betty Janyk, many cousins and special close friends.
Mom loved to socialize on the phone and in person, sharing stories and laughs. Her greatest passion was cooking huge amounts of delicious food for family and friends. One of her hobbies was bargain shopping, often telling friends and family of the great deals she found. In later years she became an avid Canuck and LA Kings hockey fan.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday June 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm at First United Church, 20 – 4th Street SE Salmon Arm, BC. A reception will follow at Sunnybrae Seniors’ Center.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. 250-833-1129. Email condolences and shared memories through Janet’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.