After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday June 5th 2019 in her 73rd year, at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Jan loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ throughout her entire adult life. Jan is missed beyond measure by her husband Ross as they have been married and totally devoted to one another for over 46 years. Jan is predeceased by her stepfather Alfred (Sandy) Spence and mother Frances Spence. Jan will be missed by her brother Dan Lawrie (Diana), her half-sisters Rosalyn Insley (Carl), Valerie Hounsell (Ron) and half-brother Gregory Spence.
Jan authored “The Treasure of His Company” a compilation of her poetry, artwork, inspirational stories and Scripture. Jan was also a noted water-colour artist containing scripture; as well as a Bible speaker to women in churches and beyond. Jan founded Garments for the Gospel distributing thousands of clothing items and stuffed bears to needy children around the world. Jan was also co-founder, along with her husband Ross, of Feeding His Lambs Ministries Canada.
A Memorial service will be held at Hillside Bible Chapel-195 Atlantis Drive Orillia on Monday June 10th at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. It would be appreciated that any memorial donations be made to Gideon Bible Memorial Plan or MSC Canada.