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RICK JANZEN (published on October 30, 2010)



RICK JANZEN On Wednesday, October 27, 2010; with his family by his side Rick Janzen passed away at the age of 50 after a courageous battle with cancer. Left to cherish Rick's memory are his loving wife Helen (nee Fehr) of 30 years; son Ryan (Chantel) grandson Malakai; son Corey; special family friend Jessica; mother Margaret; brothers Don (Denise) children David and Reese; Brad and children Ashley and Amanda; and Randy; sister Joanne (Albert) children Tracy and Michel (Zuzia); and in-laws Jake, children Kristopher, Tony and Angela; Dick (Patricia) children Bob and Julie (Mike) with their children Savannah, Nicholas, Cameron and Austin; Sonny (Judy) children Amanda and Jeremy; Sally (Glenn); Linda (Gary) children Jesse, Russell, Robyn and Evan as well as Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and many friends and co-workers. Rick was predeceased by his brother Kevin, February 2, 1968; father Norman Janzen, July 11, 2006; niece Jody Goertzen, April 22, 2009. Rick was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather to Malakai who meant the world him; and as well a special son, brother, uncle, great uncle, and a special friend to many. Rick left a lasting impression to everyone he met through his life journey. He was a man you could always count on. He was a very dedicated family man. Rick worked at ABM Concrete for the last 24 years, It was a very important part of his life. He was very dedicated to his work and the people he worked with or met there. Linton and Dennis and all the rest, too numerous to mention, but not any less important, they were like family to him. Rick was a selfless, hard working man who always led by example and put others first. If there was anything he could do for you, big or small, he was there happy to help day or night, no matter who you were. Rick was a very unique and genuine man who dedicated himself to others. During this past year Rick battled cancer with courage and grace. He never gave up, kept doing what he always did; he completed various projects while going through aggressive chemo and radiation treatments. He did his very best to do what he could to make things as easy as possible for his family and friends. Rick knew how hard his situation was on his family and did everything he could to make things easier for all of them. Rick took the time to say goodbye to all of us and to ensure we would not be left with any regrets after his passing. It was only through his illness where he realized how much of an impression he made on others and how he affected them. He appreciated all the phone calls, text messages, emails, letters and visits he received. He appreciated everything everyone did for him and his family during this very difficult time. The family wishes to extend a very special Thank You to Pastor Lynne Hutchison for her prayers and the support she gave to Rick and continues to give to Helen, Ryan and Corey and the entire family during this difficult time; and as well to the staff at Cancer Care, the Homecare Nurses, and the staff at Riverview Care Center; and all the prayers and support expressed by Rick's many friends, and the friends and co-workers of the entire family. Prayers and viewing will be held on Monday November 1, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Zion Lutheran Church, 2903 McPhillips St. with a reception to follow. Following the service, cremation will take place with a private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON 1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9, or the charity of your choice. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Condolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com


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