Janet Kormish was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan on September 17, 1935, the youngest daughter of Robert and
Evelyn Forsyth. She grew up on a farm six miles south of Kinistino. Janet loved life on the farm, surrounded by the sights, smells, and sounds of nature, within a circle of cousins, aunts and uncles. Janet married Anthony Kormish in 1954 and together they raised five children. Prior to her
marriage she attended Prince Albert Business College and worked as a secretary. Later, while living in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Janet attended university part time and eventually graduated with a BSN degree. She worked for the Saskatchewan government for the next fifteen years as an adoption and child care worker. In 1992 she and her
husband moved to Kelowna, BC to join their son Rick and his wife Joanne at Tripke’s Bakery and Bistro, where they helped with the business. In 2002 Janet became the site leader for Rachel’s Vineyard (a post abortion healing
program) for the Diocese of Nelson, BC. She was actively involved in the ministry up until she was diagnosed with
colon and liver cancer. Janet is predeceased by; her
parents, sisters Kathleen, Peggy, Helen and Dolly. She is survived by her husband Anthony, her sons, Rob (Terese); Rick (Joanne); and Jack (Kevette) and her daughters, Toni (Garth), and Carrie (Ron); thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, her brother Jack (Irma), and her sisters, Lorna and Betty, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Doctor Barry Sullivan, Doctor Leanne La Croix; the West Kelowna Palliative Care nurses and hospital staff for their kindness and support; also for many friends who were on her support team during her illness. A
memorial service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077
Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rachel’s Vineyard are humbly appreciated.
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Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial
Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299.