Jan died peacefully at her home on September 7th, 2023, surrounded by family after battling cancer.
Survived by her much-loved daughter, Anna (Tim Schuetz) and grandchildren Classic and Damon of Colorado, as well as her sisters Judy Phelan (Ted Sandford) of Collingwood and Pam (Hank Salin) of Kitchener. Preceded in death by her precious daughter Sarah Burke (Rory Bushfield) and parents Ruth and Gerry Phelan.
Jan grew up in Thornhill and after college moved on to Banff, Kenora, Hillsdale, Midland, Squamish and most recently Meaford. She enjoyed skiing at Craigleith, riding horses, gardening, making music, and spending time at the family cottage on Georgian Bay. Jan was a graduate of Ontario College of Art and the Banff School of Fine Arts. She became a renowned ceramic artist.
In her words, “We are all just passing through on this earth and I am thankful for the gifts that sustain my spirit and creativity and allow me to live this life that I have. I give thanks for the uproar of an incoming storm, for the gentle morning mist and the delicate fleeting wildflowers. But mostly I am thankful for the life-dance of my two magnificent and beautiful daughters.”
A celebration will be held at her home in Meaford on Thursday, September 14th from 2-4 p.m.
Sincere thanks to Dr. T. Ellingsen, Dr. J. Hudson and CarePartners staff, specifically David and Carrie for their care and support.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Sarah Burke Foundation www.sarahburkefoundation.com or the Georgian Bay Land Trust gblt.org would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
Make a donation in memory of Janice Patricia PhelanDonations: Sarah Burke Foundation www.sarahburkefoundation.com or the Georgian Bay Land Trust gblt.org
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