Jun 21, 1937 – Nov 9, 2017
Helen “Carolyn” Janzen-Nixon
Our precious loved one, born June 21, 1937 in Prince Rupert, BC, passed away Nov 9, 2017, in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 80.
Carolyn was raised in Terrace, BC. She married Henry Janzen in 1955, together they raised four children in the community of Hudson’s Hope, BC until Henry’s death in 1981. Carolyn remarried Richard (Dick) Nixon in 1986, and moved to Thetis Island, BC and then to Chemainus, BC,with Dick passing in 1999. In 2004 she moved to Cranbrook, BC residing there until her death.
Carolyn was an amazing, talented individual who had a “heart of gold”. Her love for her family was demonstrated in her selfless actions as family was always at the forefront of her love and generosity. Her love fo rfriends and strangers was genuine and was displayed in her kindness towards them. She was gifted with hospitality and the love of cooking. She cooked in many establishments over the years, creating “daily specials” for the patrons. She also opened her own “Fine Dining Room” in her home on Thetis Island cooking up fabulous culinary creations.
Carolyn was never idle; when she wasn’t cooking she could be found crocheting, knitting, painting or tending to her beautiful flower garden.
She will be fondly remembered for her love of life, her resiliency to hardship and her caring ways.
Carolyn is survived by sons, Ron (Joni) Janzen of Cranbrook, BC, Kenneth (Rachel) Janzen of Moberly Lake, BC, daughter, Cindy Janzen of Duncan, BC, and daughter-in-law, Brenda Janzen of Prince George, BC. She is survived by grandchildren, Corrine, Robert, Brody, Brycen & Kyle, great grandchildren, Vyla, Blake and Weston.
Carolyn is predeceased by, 1st husband, Henry Janzen, 2nd husband Richard Nixon, son, Dwayne Janzen.
Celebration of Life Gathering – Spring of 2018 Hudson’s Hope, BC – Date TBA
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross.