Janice Ruth Lowe was born on June 5, 1944 at Tuberose Saskatchewan, to Bill and Ella Lowe. Janice was one of 5 children, Archie, Margery, George, and Donald. The lived at Matador and then relocated to Kyle. While in Kyle, Janice was employed as a Telephone Operator, mastering the Switch Board.
She met Leonard Smid of White Bear, Saskatchewan. The two would marry November 1, 1963.They lived on the Smid farm along the Saskatchewan River. Leonard and Janice, had a family and spent many happy years on the farm. In 2009, Leonard and Janice moved to Kyle, where Leonard resides.
Janice was predeceased by her Father, William (Bill) Lowe, Mother, Ella Lowe, brother in law, Earl Brocklebank, sister Margery Brocklebank, and brother, George Lowe.
Janice is survived by her husband, Leonard Smid, Daughter, Sharice (Shari) Billett, Sons, Darren Smid (Barbara), and Leslie (Les) Smid (Scarlet). Janice is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Archie (Lois) Donald (Nancy) Lowe, sister in laws, Shirley Lucier, and Marilyn Lowe, along with many nieces and nephews.
Janice was a kind, quiet woman, who was loved by many. She was easy to get to know and like immediately. She rarely said a bad word about anyone, and saw the good in everyone. Janice was very dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Janice loved her chickens and birds, her collection included many exotic breeds of chickens, peafowl, ducks and geese. She loved animals, gardening, baking, crafts and canning. Her pickles were second to none and became the center of attention at meals, as well as sending them home with her children and grandchildren. Janice kept her smile, and laughter until a couple days before passing. That is just who she was.
Janice and Leonard were rarely seen apart in later years and did everything together, from playing bingo, to seeing the sites around Saskatchewan. They did many bus trips together and made many new friends.
Janice will be missed by all who knew her.
Donations can be made to the Kyle Legion, Branch 124, in Memory of Janice Smid.