June 5, 1952 - July 5, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Born on June 5, 1952, in the small farming community of Radville, Saskatchewan, Janice (Jan) was the youngest of Sandy and Ruby Anderson's four children. Jan recalled her early years on the farm as a pretty sweet time of her life. In 1959, the family relocated to Winnipeg. After leaving high school, Jan left the prairies, headed west, and spent time in California before moving to White Rock. She talked fondly about her time there. She met and married her first husband, Kevin Janes at this time.
The North called and Jan answered, moving up to Cassiar. She found work with the Cassiar Asbestos Mine office, made many new friends, and settled in. Unfortunately, her marriage didn't work out, but as the wheels of fate would have it, she met Norman Day from Telegraph Creek.
Daughter Stacey came along to make it three in 1976 and daughter Robyn followed along in 1977, and now they were four. Both Jan and Norm went to work for Erickson Gold. She as Administrative Assistant to the Mine Manager and he as Head Electrician. In the early '80s, the family relocated to White Rock. They were all so delighted to welcome their son Chad into the family in 1987.
In the late '80s, Jan and Norman separated, and they both relocated to Telegraph Creek. After a short period in Telegraph Creek, Jan moved again, this time to Smithers, and it has remained her home ever since. She went to work at Huckleberry Mine, again as the Mine Managers' Administrative Assistant. Because Jan was so active socially, she soon had a tight circle of friends in Smithers. Jan was well-known as an amazing cook and has fed the multitudes over the years.
Jan began her relationship with the love of her life, Dempsey Callison in the early 2000s, and they were married in 2010. Their blended family grew to include Dempsey's daughters, Cynthia, Camille, and Candis, along with their children.
Dempsey and Jan travelled all over the world, danced under the moon, cheered on the cowboys at the rodeos, ridden and camped in the backcountry, and walked the beaches of the Cook Islands together. They have supported each other, had a lot of great laughs, and made a million memories over the years.
Mrs. Janice Anderson of Smithers, B.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.
She is pre-deceased by her parents Alexander (Sandy) and Ruby Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Dempsey Callison, her children: Stacey Hanik, Robyn Day, and Chad Day, and her siblings: Jeanie Anderson, Robert (Andy) Anderson, and Ken Anderson.