- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 4, 1949
- Place of birth:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Date of passing: Mar 15, 2015
- Place of passing:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Let the memory of Janice be with us forever|
Musselman, Janice Rose (Bellefontaine) – 66 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden, tragic passing of a wonderful wife, devoted mother and proud Nana on the 15th of March, 2015. Born in Dartmouth on the 4th of March, 1949, Jan enjoyed a wonderful childhood on the shores of Lake Banook. She spent her early school years at St. Peters, but it wasn’t until she went to Prince Andrew High School that she blossomed. At that time she began a lifelong habit of volunteering for clubs, committees and sports teams, where she made many lifelong friendships, especially the ladies in the vintage investment club and her stitch group. During her professional career as an X-Ray technologist, Jan continued her volunteer work serving on many professional boards including a term as provincial chair for the National CAMRT conference in the early 90’s in Halifax. In typical fashion, she organized the best conference attended in years. Such was the case with high school reunions, church committee’s or family celebrations at the camp on Porters Lake. She had a joy for baking, entertaining and spoiling her grandchildren and was never one to miss a function. An avid traveller, Jan enjoyed many vacations and adventures over her life and was able to visit many corners of the Earth. Jan was respected & loved as the supervisor of the X-Ray technologists at the IWK Hospital. She will be missed by all of the people she worked with. Jan leaves behind her husband of 26 years Keith, daughter Nikki Hilton (Mark Vautour), sons Tim Hilton (Katie Hilton) & Bill Musselman (Gilann Lafreniere), sisters Shirley Woodley (Jim) & Maureen Henley (Jim), brother Paul Bellefontaine (Sherry), granddaughters Charlotte, Reese, Caroline & Grace, grandson Emmett and many special nieces, nephews and friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents Earle & Evelyn Bellefontaine (LaPierre), brother Larry Bellefontaine (Leslie) & Nephew Robert Bellefontaine. Visitation will be held at Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth on Friday March 20th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Woodlawn United Church at 11am on Saturday March 21st. Donations can be made in her honour to Woodlawn United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences, words of comfort, and remembrances of Jan may be shared with the family at www.forevermissed.com/janice-rose-musselman.
"I have been thinking about Jan so much lately. The days are longer now and I am reminded of our evening walks. I miss her and want to send my wish that all of you are learning to move forward without her. All the best
Susan MacDonald( Dillman)"
"Beautiful soul gone too soon."
"I am sorry to hear of Jan's passing. As an x-ray student I always enjoyed working with Jan. She was greatly respected by all. Sincere condolences to Jan's family and friends.
Linda Jobe (X-ray technologist, Truro)."
"Min and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jan. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. The memories and love you've shared will always be with you."
"We are shocked and saddened by this news. How cruel that someone with Janice's zest for life should have hers cut short. She was a wonderful friend - upbeat, energetic, kind and always entertaining. We send our sincere sympathy and wish the family comfort and strength at this dark time. Janet and John"
"I was saddened to hear the news. My condolences to all. I have fond memories of Jan from my childhood. I wish you comfort in your own many wonderful memories. Warmest regards in this difficult time, Sarah (daughter of Don and Nancy)."
"I had the pleasure of working with Jan in the cathlab at the IWK for many years . I always enjoyed talking with her, she was always so happy , upbeat and was so wise . Keith , and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Jan truly lived and loved life in such a big way ! We can all aspire to be like her ."
"Keith & Family Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We knew Jan many years ago through our mutual friends Ronnie & Maria. We were shocked to hear of Jan's sudden passing. We remember Jan as a very uplifting and thoughtful person and the bright light in any room. May you cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Jan and let them comfort you."
"I would like to send my deepest condolences to Paul, Maureen Shirley & all Janice's family. I went to St. Peter's School with her & Paul and she was a great friend. I also saw her at the St. Peter's Reunion and we had a great time it was like being back in High School. Once again my deepest condolences to you all."
"Nikki I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news. Jan was such an awesome person. The last few days I have been thinking of all the fun and funny times spent with Jan and the whole family. There was rarely a dull moment. I think she will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her."
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time."
"Dear Maureen & Family
We are sending along our sincere condolences to your family Maureen on the sad loss of your sister Janice. She is in our Lord's hands now and enjoying eternal peace. We are thinking of you at this difficult time."
"It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this message today,It was just a few weeks ago that we spent so many happy days together in Florida..I am so glad I took a lot of pics, of her .She was so happy and we will never forget her..Tom and Brenda MCAloney and all your Florida Friends"
"Keith: It was with great sadness that we learned of Jan's sudden passing. She will always be remembered for her positive and joyful attitude. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss.
John & Debbie"
"Keith & Family,My deepest condolences to all of you. I had the pleasure of working with Jan in the 80's. I remember her infectious smile & exuberance. May your memories of her sustain you.& may the Lord give you comfort."
My heart aches for you in the loss of your Mom all too soon. I knew Jan as a trusted colleague for many years at the IWK and as someone you could always count on in DI. Her legacy of fun and love of life obviously lives on in you. Your love with her will be forever real. Take care my friend and know that others care about you very much at this difficult time."
"Nikki and your family;
We're so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family."
"We are out of the province and received the news of Jan's passing in emails from our Church family and are still in shock from the news. Jan was always so full of life and was such a proud grandmother that it is hard to think of sitting in church and not seeing her there with her "Family" nearby. Please accept our most sincere condolences and prayers. Carol & Mark"
"It is with great shock and sadness that we send this condolence to the Musselman and Bellefontaine families. I first met Jan when she became a member of PAHS 50th reunion committee. I remember being very grateful to Jan for her organizational skills and resourcefulness - and her wonderful sunny smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Judy & Gordon Morrison"
"It has been said that "we are all stories in the end". I will say that Jan has a great story filled with family, friends and adventures. I will miss her. With deepest sympathy to her family - sara"
"To Maureen, Shirley & Paul
As everyone else I am in total shock to hear of Janice's passing. I remember many good times we all spent together so many years ago both at the house and at the cottage. In those days you were all my extended family and I felt that Janice was the sister I never had. She was such a happy person. To you and the Hilton/Musselman families I express my deepest sympathy.
"Keith and family, I just heard about Jan's' passing. My heartfelt sympathies to you and the family for your loss. Jan was such a kind and beautiful soul and she will always be dearly remembered in my heart."
"So very sorry to hear of Janice's passing. I lived across from Janice growing up and Maureen and my sister Heather were great friends. My condolences to you all. Nancy (Otto) Corkum"
"I was in complete shock when Ethel emailed me early Sunday morning telling me of Janice's leaving us all. I have always counted Janice and her brother Paul as my oldest friends. (I have added a photo of us from 1957) In fact I was asked often in the 1950's and 1960's at St Peters if Janice was my sister. Sunday morning I woke up at 3 am and sent an email to Janice never dreaming that it would never be answered. Janice and her family are in my prayers. I never dreamed she would be taken from her loved ones at so early an age. God Bless Keith and her children and siblings always. Love Jim"
"Dear Keith and Family,
Elizabeth and I would like to express out most sincere condolences in your loss. Jan was a wonderful person who touched everyone whom she met. We are so saddened by her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"Dear Keith, Tim, Nikki, Bill, Shirley, Maureen, Paul and Families
I was so deeply saddened to learn of Jan's passing. She was a remarkable human being! She filled her 66 years always to the brim. I had only recently reconnected with Jan and was so looking forward to continuing our early evening walks when the weather improved. I will miss her but her memory will live strong as I picture her laughing, and telling stories as I continue to walk without her. God bless!"
"Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your many fond memories help during this difficult time.
Doug & Brenda Byrne-Richard (aunt to Gilann Lafreniere)"
"I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you, Keith and to all your family on the passing of your wife, Jan. I will keep you all in my prayers."
"Tim, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your extended family."
"It is with sincere sadness that I send my deepest condolences to Keith, Nikki, Tim and Bill. Janice will be greatly missed by so many. Her bubbly and sincere personality touched up so many lives and I am happy to have been one of them. One thing that death cannot touch is all the happy memories we have with her. Prayers and hugs are being sent to her family. Take care of each other."
"Keith and Family.
I remember Janice getting on the old Dart.Transit to go over to the Infirmary for X-Ray school. Then as she became involved in the NS CAMRT I worked with her at various times. She was always so capable and able to take on projects. Always cheerful. Being at the VGH our paths crossed at meetings very often. Our paths crossed again at Woodlawn United and Janice again became very involved in the life and work of the church. She had time for everyone and the love for her family was evident in her gracious manner.
Our sincere condolences
Alan and Mona Ellis"
"Keith, Nikki, Tim, Billy and Family: It is with heavy heart I write this note.All I can think of is the fun Henn and I have shared with you and Jan. She was the most remarkable person I have known and I loved to be with her. We shared so many laughs and stories from Saint Peter's to the Investment clubs and the personal times we were together. Glad that she and Shirley got to stay with us last year. So sorry we can't be there, we will get in touch when we get home in May."
"Dear Keith and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
June and Mike Doyle"
"I was lucky enough to be a classmate of Janice's at Saint Peter's School. I haven't seen her for years but am saddened to hear that she is no longer with us. As a teen or pre-teen I attended a summer party at her parents' house. Still remember the corn boil, Janice's mother admonishing us for wasting the butter and the joie de vivre! Her sisters were there and everyone contributed to a raucous, lively evening. So sorry for her family who now have a missing part. Life should not be this way, having to pay so dearly for losing a loved one."
"Keith and family. We are so sorry for you loss. We were truly shocked when we heard that Jan left us so soon. Jan was a wonderful person who was a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Time has a way of making the pain go away, but your wonderful memories of Jan will be with you forever.
Gary and Lois"
"Hello, I haven't stopped thinking about Jan. I received the sad news at work Monday morning. This awful news reminds me we are not in this form forever, I will remember the smile on her face whenever I had to go to x-ray. As busy as her department was at times she still smiled. Her energy will be spread even farther than it already has, that I am sure of. My thoughts are with her family and all who knew her.
"I am so shocked and saddened by Janice's passing.to Paul,Maureen and Shirley,God bless you all at this difficult time. Thinking of you your friend Jerry Edwards"
"My sympathy to all of Janice's family. We were great friends when Janice was at St. Peter's Schoool. I'd like to say, how sorry I am that you have lost Janice, to Shirley, Maureen and Paul, whom I knew. I saw Janice at a St. Peter's Reunion in Woodside (circa 1999) and she told me about her wonderful husband and her wonderful children. You have my condolences. It's so hard to lose a wife, a mother, a grandmother, who loved you so much. An anecdote: I ran into Marc Connors, of the Nylons, in Toronto, 20 years after Janice, he and I had been in Grade 7 together and he asked about Janice first, of the 50 or so boys and girls, in our class back then. A very memorable woman. May God bless you all in your grief.."
"So very shocked and saddened to learn of Janice's passing. I knew Janice in high school and she was always an energetic whirlwind. My condolences to her family."
"What a shock for Cheryl and I to learn of Janice's sudden passing....and what a tremendous loss for her family and friends, and in fact everyone whose lives she touched with her positive energy, love and laughter, and enthusiastic, welcoming"joie de vivre"!She definitely was a perfect example of the spirit of P.A.H.S. during our years there, and a catalyst to the renewal of that spirit for every reunion we were lucky enough to attend.
Keith and family; this tragedy will rip such a hole in your hearts and lives, and we pray those beautiful grandchildren will continue to feel the love that surrounded them in their Grandma's arms forever..
Keep her engaging laughter ringing in your ears as you make your way through the tough and lonely days ahead!"
"We could not believe the news about Jan and were deeply saddened by it. We have known Jan since our days at Prince Andrew High School nearly 50 years ago and she was such a wonderful friend. She had so much energy and always kept so busy whether helping family and friends, organizing the next event or just cooking another great meal. We always enjoyed our times together in Dartmouth, at the camp in Porters Lake or at our home in Lyons Brook. We were looking forward to many more get togethers. It is so sad to realize that those times are now behind us. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Keith, Nikki, Tim, Bill and the whole Bellefontaine clan. Our thoughts are with you.
Roy & Sharon Parker"
"Keith and Family my sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your Wife Janice.My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time and for the days ahead. Look for strength in God , the one who created us.
"Precious memories how they flood my soul "."
"Dear Keith and Family,
I am shocked and saddened beyond words to hear of Jan's passing.
I hope it gives you happiness to know that Jan lived every day to the fullest. There really was no one else like her. I was so proud to call her a dear Friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry I am away at this time and unable to be there to give you a hug Keith."
"Keith and Family,
Jan was such a beautiful lovely lady. Her kindness and friendship to our daughter Gilann was appreciated more than words can say. We are so very sorry for your loss and our hearts are saddened. Hold her close in your hearts and memories."
"Dear Keith And all members of yur beautifull familly
Please pass on our most sincère condolence to all members of your familly
Francoise et Daniel Normandin"
"we are very sorry at the sudden and unexpected departure of Jan. Hina and I enjoyed numerous moments of her wonderful company in the last 10 years since we came to know her. Our deepest condolences to the family."
"My heartfelt condolences to the Musselmans and Bellefontaines on this tragic loss. I have always admired how close you all are as an extended family and so it breaks my heart that you are enduring this sadness now. I will remember Janice's exuberance and smile."
"Jan lived life large, and leaves a hole just as big in our hearts. We will cherish our memories of times shared, laughs together, trips taken, joys of grandchildren and a zest for life unparalleled. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Keith, Nikki, Tim and Bill. Gone too soon, but, she'll always be with you, just a thought away. Love to you all, and Maureen , Shirley and Paul. Ethel & Ed"
"Keith ad Family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. A wonderful and thoughtful lady has just left us. She will be missed and never forgotten. Another "Angel" to watch upon us all. So many memories. All our Love Dale and Val Silvester"
"Keith and family to say I am shocked and so very sad at the loss of Jan, one of the most beautiful and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing would indeed be an understatement. All to often we never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Nothing was too much to ask of this wonderful lady and her energy and enthusiasm was infectious and made Jan a joy to be around. My love and sympathies are with the Musselman family ...all the best and always remember Jan was "the best"...Clyde M. Horner"
"A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, Jan will not be forgotten.
"Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Jan was a wonderful person that will be missed by all of us that knew her. Her memory will live with us forever."
"Keith and Family
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Jan will be missed by many. she was always a positive and upbeat person who was fun to work with and be around. When she entered a room her personality filled it!
Marlene & Wayne Warren"
""To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die"
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Remember,
Those we love do not go away, they will walk beside us everyday."
"Keith and family,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies on your loss! How heart-breaking for your family. May your many memories and support from friends and families provide some comfort for you.
Dell and Barb Corbett"
"I will always remember Jan as the life of the party. When. We first moved in 2 doors down from her family she went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Which lead to some awesome friendships and good times. She will be missed. My thoughts and love are with you all
"Five years ago, the alumni of Prince Andrew High School hosted a 50th reunion of the opening of the school. One of the highlights of preparing for the festivities was working with Janice. Our paths hadn’t passed at school but we worked together like old friends. She was the consummate organizer and gave so generously of her time and talents. We so enjoyed the time that Keith and Jan stayed at our cottage and we explored the waters of Mahone Bay together. She had such joy for life and it is impossible to comprehend that she is no longer with us. Words can never express our sorrow and our deepest sympathies go out to all those who loved her.
Nateleen and Maurice Zinck"
"Jan has touched the hearts of so many and the loss for her family will be so hard. I pray for those precious grandchildren she adored so much that her guiding light will shine down on them. God bless you all."
Therese and I are absolutely shock to hear the lost of Janice. Our sincere condolence to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and you family"
"Keith, Niki, Tim and Bill (and your families)
It was such a shock to hear of Jan's passing. So many wonderful memories of years gone by. Terry and I wish to offer to you our deepest condolances. May the God who created us, sustain you all through this very difficult time. The peace of Christ be with each of you."
"Richard and I were very sad to learn of the sudden passing of Jan. she was a very thoughtful and caring person. Our sincere condolences go out to Keith and all the family. Take care. Richard and Donna Stevens"
"Nikki, Timmy and family,
I wanted to send along my thoughts and prayers to you and your families. I spent many hours at your house with your mom always treating me like one of her own you will always have a special place in my heart. Sending you lots of love and laughter as your mom always did❤️
I will always remember how much joy your mom got out of hosting Boxing Day parties and how welcoming she was to all of your friends. Her light will shine on! I hope you find some comfort in these words. My thoughts are with you, Keith, Tim, and Bill. I'm so sorry for your loss."
"thinking of you and your family Nikki at this difficult time."
"Mary and Iare at a loss for words on hearing the sad news of Janice's passing. She was always the life of any party. Janice will be forever remembered for her smile, warmth and energy and she will be forever missed. Sending our love and deepest sympathy."
"TJ, Katie, Nikki and families:
Edward and I are so sorry to hear of your mom's sudden passing. We have fond memories of times spent with her during our cadet years. Please know that many of us share your grief and sorrow. She will never leave you and will watch over you and your families. Thinking of you. Edward, Jeannette and families."
"I will always remember Jan for her tremendous energy. She was always pitching in and helping people. Jan had an infectious smile. Jan participated, she was not a by-stander. She had a zest for life and she always enjoyed it to the fullest. Hope your memories of happy times with her give you comfort. Hugs."
"jan was proof that your greatest friends are those from high school.
don t be sad she s gone, just be glad you knew her.i know i am"
"I grew up with Jan in our neighborhood...shocked at her loss so early. Please accept our condolences and Prayers...Just at a loss for words right now. We are so sorry for your loss. Know we share some of that pain with you!"
"It's with a heavy heart full of grief in receiving this sad news about Jan.
Janice was a wonderful , kind, thoughtful,and loving person to everyone she met. She was especially kind to Jill and Robbie ( deceased) .
She went above and beyond as an aunt to them.
Simply put the world lost a loving person.
I too, agree with the comments of Alaya K., she awaits the wonderful promise of the Bibles hope for a resurrection to healthily life, without pain, suffering and death. Rev. 21:3,4
May these words comfort all those sharing in our loss."
"It is with great sadness and sincere and heartfelt condolences that Maureen and I send this memorial to our dear friends Jan and Keith. Keith, the sadness we feel for you right now cannot be expressed by words alone. Please know that you are very much in our prayers and on our minds as you grieve this tragic loss. We are sad that we are not there in person to wrap our arms around you but please be assured that our hugs are there from across the miles. As friends as well as members of your loving church family we mourn the loss of such a dear person and wonderful human being that Jan was and ever will be. We are sad and grieving now but will remember all the happy times we spent together and are comforted by the knowledge that Jan is now in the loving arms of Jesus. Someday we will all be united once again in glory. Peace, hugs, and blessings Keith to you, Nikki, Tim, and Bill."
"I would like to send my deepest condolences the family of Mrs. Musselman. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have shared with Mrs. Musselman. I can tell she will be missed by many. There is something comforting that I would like to share. It is in the bible at Acts 24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection." And also 1 Corinthians 15:26 "And the last enemy death will be brought to nothing." In the future Jehovah God will resurrect all those in the grave and reunite them with there families on the earth. He will also destory death forever. God yearns to do this because he views death as a enemy and He can't wait to resurrect all those sleeping in death. If you would like to find more comforting thoughts please go to www.jw.org"
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