Janice Elizabeth (Jan) Lindsay of Calgary, Radium Hot Springs, BC and Palm Desert, California, much loved and cherished wife of Dexter Lindsay and Special Gramma to Ethan and Lindsay Campbell, passed from this world on to her next adventure on March 25, 2020 at Agape Hospice in Calgary.
Born in Yellowknife, NWT she was the only daughter of Daisy and Curt Halladay, a pioneer schoolteacher and a gold miner. The family moved to Calgary in 1965 where Jan graduated from William Aberhart High School. After a short time with a large company, her entrepreneurial beliefs led her to purchase Execucare Plus, a Calgary office service business. After managing this successful business through the up and down years of the 80’s and opening several business centres in the downtown area, she decided that her real love was in commercial design. She spent several years designing and building corporate offices for large companies in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Together with Dexter, she built a new home in Radium Hot Springs in 1999 and decided to spend more of her life there, enjoying the mountains and all they offered: golfing, quading, kayaking and building a wonderful landscape around their new home.
In 2002, Jan and Dexter purchased a winter home in Palm Desert, California where they spent 18 years building friendships with Canadians and Americans alike.
Over those 18 years she organized many golf events including a very successful CanAm Tournament, which she ran for 10 years with special USA friends Kay & Dick Bathurst. It became an annual event cherished by all.
Jan was also an insatiable world travel adventurer, having visited every continent, and every country in Europe but Portugal. Portugal was scheduled for 2020.
In the Fall of 2019, while preparing to head south for the winter, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a valiant 5-month struggle to free herself from the disease, she departed from this world to begin her new adventures and meet up with old friends.
Jan is loved dearly by two daughters, Julie (Craig) Campbell in Calgary, and Elizabeth “Beth” in New Westminster, BC; honourary daughter, Kim Walsh of Cornwall, Ontario; and her two favourite people in the whole world, Ethan (Bonnie) Campbell and Lindsay (Matt) Campbell both of Calgary.
Jan’s Family would like to say a very loud “THANK YOU” to the extremely talented, world class people of the Foothills Thoracic Surgery Team, the Oncology Team, the Palliative Care Team and all the staff on Unit 61, as well as the caring folks at Agape Hospice. You people are all so caring and wonderful. A special THANKS to Dr. Kathleen Young of CVFP whose support and caring have provided comfort during these trying days.
Out of respect for the scourge that is infecting the world at this time, we will delay having a celebration of Jan’s life until late Spring or Summer. Please forward condolences through www.albertaburialandcremation.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity or Jan’s favourite, the Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN), PO Box 2448, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0. All charities are going through a time of great need during this virus crisis, so your gifts will be greatly appreciated.
Alberta Burial & Cremation Services, telephone: (403) 299-0123
Alberta Burial and Cremation Services