December 30, 2020
Janis Rae Purvin-Good, age 75, passed away peacefully in the Kelowna General Hospital on December 30, 2020. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1945, she grew up in Claresholm, Alberta.
She moved to Calgary to attend nursing school and met her first husband, Wayne Pettit. Together they had two children, Dean and Denise. She was fiercely devoted to her children, ever a loving mother and lifelong friend to them both. The family moved to Kelowna in 1981, where she raised her children and worked as a dedicated, hard-working and compassionate nurse, touching the lives of many.
After the children were grown, she started the next chapter of her life with her current husband, Keith Purvin-Good. He was the love of her life, and they built a new life together. They started a family law practice which they carried on out of their home until they retired. Bringing the same energy and compassion she put into nursing, Jan touched many more lives through their practice.
She was blessed with seven grandchildren – Heath, Alex, Piper, Mitchell, Isabella, Max and Livy. She was the quintessential grandma, and she loved and doted on those kids. Jan was a bright light in the lives of so many. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She lit up around other people. Her smile and her laughter were contagious. She was loving, supportive and empathetic. She was fun, animated, and at times fiery and passionate.
She had a great sense of humor and loved to share stories. To those she loved, she always offered her shoulder to cry on, and opened her arms in embrace. She enriched the lives of those around her through her warmth, generosity and love.
No words can adequately capture her joyful loving spirit, or the spark of her personality that made her so special. They can only serve to gesture at the warmth and love experienced by those who were blessed to know her. Those who experienced that love will always feel it, and the light she brought into this world will endure through the many lives she touched.
She will be forever missed by her husband Keith Purvin-Good, her son Dean Pettit (Kim), her daughter Denise Knauer (Dave), stepson Cameron Good (Lisa), and stepdaughter Elizabeth Anderson (Brad), her grandchildren Heath Anderson, Piper Anderson, Alexander Pettit- Roth, Mitchell Pettit-Roth, Isabella Knauer, Max Good, Liv Good, and stepbrother Robert “Bobbie” Cline. She was predeceased by her mother Lilian Beatrice Smith and stepfather Francis Kenneth Smith.
There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
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