Harry Janus

Aug. 17, 1922 ~ Aug. 17, 2013

Harry was born in Lashburn, SK on August 17th, 1922, the second child of Hendrik and Cornelia Janus who had emigrated from the Netherlands a few years earlier. He grew up on a farm in the Battlevale District south of Waseca, SK. He received his education at Battlevale school.

In 1941, when World War II was at its height, Harry joined the army, serving in the Signal Corps in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Following his discharge from the army, Harry worked at many jobs at many locations in B.C. In 1950 he moved to Quesnel which became his home till 1981. It was there that he married Lil Szkwarek. By 1981 they were both retired and they moved to Vernon, B.C. It was there they spent many happy years in retirement.

Harry was, throughout his life, a very active person with many interests. Besides working hard through the tough times of the 1930’s, he took part in many sports such as hockey and softball. He was also an avid “bridge” and “checker” player.

Harry leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 61 years, Lil; his sister, Helena Pike of Waseca, SK; two sisters-in-law: Evelyn Janus of Mission, B.C. and Evelyn Janus of Maidstone, SK, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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