Eric Angus Janze

Janze Ð Eric Angus

Mar. 5, 1918 Ð Mar. 7, 2003

Eric died peacefully in Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Hazelton from the effects of a heart and lung condition that developed during the Second World War. He led his life with dignity and honour in all areas: family, community, service to God. Predeceased by father Gottfrid, mother Flora (McIntosh), stepfather George Martin, brothers Louis and Philip Janze, Richard and Roderick Martin, sister Marie Wilson (Janze) and first wife Barbara (Harding). He leaves to mourn wife Lorna (Matthams); children Flora (Dohn Dutton), Marjorie (Riebe), Paule (Tere), Philip (Grace), Gottfrid (Shellee), Louis (Shelley), and Seth; sisters Geri Dolman (Martin), Bonita (Jim) Hamilton (nee Martin) brother William Martin (Mae); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Eric had a lifelong commitment to service to others. He was a Second World War Veteran, Church Warden and Lay Reader in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Alderman in Hazelton for over 25 years, founding member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285.He sat on various boards in the North, including Skeena Union Board of Health and Kitimat-Stikine Regional District board. He helped create the Hazelton and Area Historical Association, Pioneer’s Day, the Hand of History Tour, the Pioneer Museum. He established and cooked for Lunch with Eric, a hot meal for all who needed or wanted it. He achieved many things for his community because of his diplomacy, powers of persuasion and the fact that he sought no personal gain. In 2002, he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his lifetime of exemplary community service. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love given to all of us, an example to guide in our endeavors. Service and Feast were held Friday, March 14, 2003. Cremation followed.

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