Obituary of Janice Lee Grettum
Janice Lee Grettum
(April 28, 1973 - November 20, 2022)
Janice Lee Grettum was born April 28th, 1973 in Edmonton, AB, the middle daughter to Dennis and Norma Hawkins. Janice spent much of her younger childhood traveling across the world with her sisters Joanne and Joy as her dad travelled for work, with South Africa, Germany, Malta, and England being major places they lived. Their final travels brought them back to Alberta in 1980 where Janice continued to live her life in Camrose, AB.
Janice was adored with a life immersed in family and love. Janice was blessed with her first born Jessica in 1992. Her family continued to grow in 1998 when her son Tristan arrived. Ultimately, Janice’s dream of having a large family became a reality when she married Kelly in 2000 who brought two more sons, David and Stephen, to her growing family. The family was completed later on that year when the baby of the family Katie arrived.
Janice lived her life with love being her biggest gift to give. Her children were her greatest pride and joy, always being a voice of reason and willing to listen anytime. She was a loving wife to her husband Kelly making so many memories together over the years. Most recently, Kelly’s work allowed them to camp all over Alberta, giving Janice time in their holiday trailer that she was so proud of. She also enjoyed time with her extended family and friends, sharing laughs with her sisters, drinking coffee with many friends, and spoiling all of her nieces and nephews. Janice enjoyed her job at St. Mary’s Hospital where she continued to gain more friendships. She had an abundance of house plants, always fussing with them and growing her collection, many taking over all areas of the house. Janice also had a special place in her heart for animals, rescuing several over the years, with her dog Mika and cat Marvin being her latest fur babies.
Janice truly was in her paradise during the later years as the family grew and grandchildren started arriving. Janice treasured her grandchildren; they were the joy and excitement of her life! The family remembers Janice as being the most loving grandma, always willing to take them to babysit in a heartbeat, dedicating a room in her house solely to children’s toys for all the kiddos, and always being the source of advice for her kids and their partners whenever they needed help. Janice was the best mom and grandma anyone could ask for.
Although sudden and too soon, Janice was given her angel wings on November 20th, 2022. Janice is survived by her loving husband Kelly Grettum; sisters Joanne (Gary) Latter and Joy Gendreau; children David (Sarah) Grettum, Stephen Grettum, Jessica (Jonathan) Naslund, Tristan Hawkins, and Katie Grettum; grandchildren Alix, Aralynn, Violet, Tobias, Zayden, and Kaysen; and numerous other family and friends including her lifelong friend Van Kavgadoulis.
Janice was predeceased by her father and mother Dennis and Norma Hawkins.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Janice's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to the University of Alberta - Alberta Transplant Institute, or to the Alberta SPCA.