Daughton, Janice Merdean

DAUGHTON, JANICE wAugust 27, 1940 – November 20, 2014
at the age of 74 years

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 – 20th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC, at 11:00 am.

With courage and faith Janice Merdean Daughton succumbed to cancer at the age of 74 with loved ones by her side.
Janice was born at St. Rose De Lac, Manitoba, to Hazel and Robert Harrison. She was the oldest of 3 children. Janice grew up on a farm and enjoyed the companionship of lots of extended family during those years.
At 11 years of age her family moved to Terrace Bay, ON. They moved to Hinton, AB, when Janice was 16. There she finished school and became a nurse’s aide. It was here that she met and married her husband Douglas Daughton. Together they raised a family of 3 children. After 35 years in Hinton, Janice and Doug retired to Sunny Brae, BC, where she lived out her life taking great pleasure in having family and friends gather in her home and yard to play and visit.
Family was always very important to Janice. At this time of her passing, her family cherishes the memories of her devotion to her family and the efforts she took to keep her family close. Her faith, kindness, and personal example were a loving force in their lives and will continue to be so.
Janice was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Douglas Daughton. She will be sadly missed by her children: Carrie Callihoo (Calvin), Rhonda Kicia (Ken), Shane Daughton (Tanya); 12 grandchildren and 81/2 great-grandchildren; as well as her brother Phil Harrison (Elaine) and her sister Brenda Harrison.
Many thanks to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and to Joan and Chris Clark for their tremendous love and support.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  1. Carrie, Calvin, Rhonda, Ken, Shane and Tanya, Phil and Brenda,
    Your Mom and Sister was such a special person. After many long years of not seeing her, Joy and I had the opportunity to reconnect with her and her family a couple of years ago. It was as if we had never been apart. You guys made it such a fun visit.
    She will always be in our hearts. Hugs to all.

  2. Thinking of you all to today as you gather and celebrate a wonderful person. I remember so well her smile and her laugh. And I will never forget the kindness and acceptance that Janice and all the rest of her family gave me as I was welcomed into her home and supported through such a rough spot in my life.
    Sincere condolences to you, Brenda and Phil and also to Carrie, Rhonda and Shane and their families.
    Love from Dennis and Cherlyn

  3. Murray and I will be thinking of you tomorrow (Thursday) as you gather and remember Janice. We offer our deep condolences as you face the loss of such a central person in your lives. I know you will all miss her terribly.

    I feel very fortunate to have memories of Janice as part of my early childhood play with cousins. Great memories.

    As well, I offer condolences to Janice’s family from our friend, Joan Lyons Skoropata who also remembers special times spent with Janice in her younger years.

    Sending love to all.

  4. Carrie, Calvin, Rhonda, Ken, Shane and Tanya, Phil and Brenda,

    Your Mom and sister was such a lovely person and I will always think of her with fondness and a smile. She is the very reason that I love to work with seniors. She was kind, considerate and had empathy for others as well as good old-fashioned morals and ethics. Her family was her life and although I have only met the rest of your family briefly, I know that she and Doug did a great job of raising fine people.

    My sincere apologies for not being able to attend her service as I am out of town at a conference for the better part of the week. Please know that my thoughts will be with you on Thursday as you say goodbye.

    I am so sorry for your loss,

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