SHIMANO, Jan (nee Mutter)
December 22, 1943 – June 06, 2013
Jan passed away peacefully due to cancer. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 40 years, Gerry, and children Scott (Lee), Janette (Mark and Dale (Nora) and her grandchildren, Jared, Shawn, Shannon, Ryan, Nicole and Natalie. Jan also leaves her sister, Shirley in England and her brother, Eric in France.
Jan was born in Barry, South Wales and immigrated to Canada at age 18 where she originally settled in Montreal. Over the years she lived in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatoon, St. Catherines, Welland, Mississauga, Milton, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie.
Before she married Jan loved to travel and lived in South America for awhile and back-packed for six months throughout Europe.
Six years ago Gerry and Jan decided to leave the harsh winters of Fort Erie, Ontario and decided to spend the rest of their retirement years on Vancouver Island where they eventually built their dream home on the waterfront in Chemainus.
Jan worked most of her working life in the health field. Early in her career she was self-employed as a Nutritional Consultant. For a time she was District Manager for Health & Welfare Canada in Saskatoon.
Jan will be remembered as a caring person and a loyal friend and above all a devoted wife and mother.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Manhas for going above and beyond for Jan. Also warmest thank you to Staff of VIHA Home Support, Particularly Stephanie, Jan, Emily, Janice and Gidget as well as the Cowichan Valley Hospice especially Vanessa, Heather and Shelley for standing vigils with Jan
In lieu of flowers, one may choose to make a donation to a charity of their own choice.
Cremation has already taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com
H.W. Wallace 250-701-0001