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Janice Ayre Jackson

Janice Ayre Jackson

Janice Ayre Jackson (née Morin) of Whitehorse, Yukon passed away on June 23, 2024 at Whitehorse General Hospital.

She was born on May 23, 1948, to Jack and Bette Morin in North Bay, Ontario. Janice was raised in Deep River, Ontario and graduated in 1969 from Hamilton Civic Hospitals School of Nursing.

Janice moved to the Yukon to work as a nurse in Faro. She met her future husband Rick at a dance in the early seventies. They moved to Whitehorse and were married on one of the coldest days in December 1977. Janice and Rick had three daughters who she stayed home with and raised, rejoining the workforce as a salesclerk at a few local businesses once they started school.

Over the years Janice enjoyed square dancing, camping, fishing, travelling to visit family and friends around the country, attending events at the local museum, and playing cards.

Janice leaves behind her loving husband of 47 years Rick Jackson, daughters Lisa (Jayson), Carrie (Dan), and Aline (Todd), brothers John (Barb), and Chris, and much loved grandchildren Alexis, Abby, Emma, and Logan.

Janice is predeceased by her parents, Jack and Bette, and her brother Gerry.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lambert, Dr. Avery, and the many nurses that helped care for her in her final days. Rick and the girls would also like to thank all the friends and family for their support during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for next year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Comments (4)
  • 3 July 2024
    Elizabeth A Lott

    Janice, a kind and always, thoughtful woman.
    Janice’s Love for her Family is so strong that it will reign down from heaven.
    Her voice and little laugh will be greatly missed.
    Sending Love & heartfelt condolences to Rick, all Family and friends.
    Never to be forgotten, I send Love and gratitude to Janice on her journey.
    May the Blessings Be..
    Elizabeth Lott

  • 4 July 2024
    Mary Anne Harach

    To Rick and family I was so sorry to hear of your sad loss on Canada Day, it did not register when you said something about it, but, after you and Lisa walked away . I realized what you said? I looked for you could not find you . Janice was a very nice lady always. Love and my Condolences to you all. R.I.P. Janice wrapped in the arms of Jesus.
    Mary Anne Harach

  • 5 July 2024
    Linda & Carter Kelly

    Rick and family: so very sorry to hear of Janice’s passing at such a young age. We knew you both from playing baseball, and I came to know Janice better when she worked at A Stitch In Time many years ago. She was a very kind person and her family was her #1 priority. We all gathered at the baseball field when the guys were playing and such fun we had being cheerleaders for the team. May her kind spirit be with you through this sad time. You will all have your own special angel looking over you. Sending our deepest sympathies.

  • 8 July 2024
    Aline & Marc Piche

    Rick, Lisa, Carrie & Aline & families,
    Janice will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We will cherish all of the fond memories of the many visits to Manitoba over the years, including our visits to Whitehorse. May her light always shine in your hearts and may you find comfort in knowing that family was her joy. Our deepest condolences and warmest hugs being sent to you all.

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