Janet Alvina Halvorson Roy

July 31, 1951 - December 02, 2020


Obituary For Janet Alvina Halvorson Roy

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Janet Alvina Roy, resident of Sexsmith, AB, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the QEII Hospital, after a short battle with lung cancer, at the age of 69 years.

Janet was born on July 31, 1951, in Fairview, AB. She married Phil Roy in 1971. They resided in Edmonton, AB, until moving north to Sexsmith in 1975. She was raised in the United Church but has enjoyed attending the People’s Church in Grande Prairie. She has always retained a strong belief in God.

She became an insurance agent and worked at Sexsmith Insurance for 8 years. She then went on to work for Wild Rose Seeds, and Peace River Seed Co-op for 26 years as a seed trader.

She will be remembered for her good nature, helping hand, sense of humour, and love she had for her family. She was a very caring wife, mother, grandmother, friend, artist, and pet owner. One of her greatest passions was painting with acrylics, and Janet belonged to Artists North for many years.

She loved camping, fishing, gardening, dancing, music, swimming, and collecting art supplies.

Janet will be sadly missed by her eldest son Jim of Richmond Hill, ON; youngest son Ben; cherished grandchildren: Cale Roy, Bryston Roy, and Mikenna Pastion of Richmond, BC; her precious sister Orma-Jean (Bob) Shmyruk with their 3 children: Tony, Corrine and Bonnie and their families; in-laws: Ray (Pam) Roy, Carmen (Harry) Mack, June Turner, and George Roy; her dear friends and neighbours; and many cherished cousins from the Halvorson and Coristine families.

She was predeceased by her husband Phil in November 2015; mother Vera Halvorson; father Herman Halvorson; and her in-laws Rose Roy and Louis Roy.

At Janet’s request, a private family celebration of her life will be held, with interment at the Grande Prairie City Cemetery.

Thank you to Dr. Cor van Tonder in Sexsmith, Dr. Petra Grendarova at the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre, Dr. Iris Green-Starr, along with the dedicated staff at the QEII Hospital, and Dr. Daniel Stollery at the University of Alberta Hospital for her wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (#144, 5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5G8).

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  • 06/24/2021

    So very sorry to hear of Janet's passing. She was such a bright light in everyone's life and loved her family dearly. She always talked about her boys and OJ. It was so nice to reconnect with her after our lives took us in different directions years ago. My heart is heavy and I send you sincere condolences from both of us. Lorraine & Alan DeBolt

  • 06/24/2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet's family on your loss. She was a wonderful lady with an infectious smile.

  • 06/24/2021

    Our sympathies on the loss of your dear sister. May your precious memories comfort you in your time of grief.

  • 06/24/2021

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. The passing of your mother I know is devastating for the both of you. My prayers for you both.

  • 06/24/2021

    Janet came into my life about 20 years ago as a business associate and we quickly became friends. What used to be weekly talks became monthly and then yearly. Her Christmas peanut brittle-truly the best in the world! And I will miss you my friend.

  • 06/24/2021

    Jim and Ben. So very sorry for your loss. We had many good times with your dad and mom and lots so good memories. May all the good memories that you have of your mom carry you through these sad times. Sincerely Bryan and Carrie Gaunt and families

  • 06/24/2021

    Corrine, Iâ??m so sorry to hear of your Auntâ??s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lesley

  • 06/24/2021

    My Deepest Sympathy On The Loss Of Your Mother (mother-in-law) A Wonderful Woman Will Be Missed Dearly. Hope things Are Good with You Guys Take Care & Stay Safe!!!

  • 06/24/2021

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Eileen and Ron

  • 06/24/2021

    Jim and Ben sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great person and neighbor. Sending my condolences Rick Feeney

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