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Our dearest forum friend, JanJan, has arrived at the end of her beautiful life here on earth. 

She is at this time, slipping away, and I wouild like to ask you to pray for peace as she passes. She has already suffered so much through this journey, she deserves a peacefuil, painless end. 

I will keep you updated. 

Tru

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I was thinking of her and Karen yesterday and was looking for recent posts.  I am sitting here crying...

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to hear that. I was already looking for her posts,she just disappeared some time ago.

And yes,Trubrit is right-she suffered so much,she deserves painless and peaceful end of her life.

Such terrible news!

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OMG......

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She fought so hard, and was so open about everything she was going through, in her daily life, with her treatments. Her honesty and vulnerability, let you feel as close as any can on a blog like this. I wish you peace Jan.........................................................Dave

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She fought so bravely and for so long.   Praying for a peaceful transition.

I hope that there are plenty of horses in heaven for her to ride 

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I was just thinking about her. And starting to worry, but she would take breaks, so I had hope. 

This is devastating news. She is such a great person.

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Can you share what happened? I thought she was at a good point. On a break from chemo, and enjoying that. We private chatted a bit because I asked her about the drug she was on because was similar to mine. I am just so very sad. Does she get to be at home to say goodby to her beloved horse? Thank goodness I am working from home as this brings tears to my eyes.

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Our forum firend Lily Flower alerted me to a post from Jan's daughter on Facebook this morning.  I do not have a detailed report, only that her decline was sudden, as she was doing quite well for a while.  

As you may remember, she took a trip to the Grand Canyon in April, and was feeling relatively good.  I am so glad she took that trip. 

She is unconcious at this time, and thus no longer responding to her family. Her daughter siad that she believe Jan can still hear what is said to her, and I bet that is true. I asked her daughter to whisper in her ear that we all love her, though in her own twilight world, I am sure she knows. 

Tru

 

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Thank you. We chatted towards the end of July, and she was full of optimism. So weird to survive this long, then to go suddenly.

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I have been in touch with Jan's daughter. she asked me to pass on this message.

Tell the others on the forum not to let this break anyone's hope, this is simply a matter of bad luck with all other things that ended up going on in conjunction with the cancer that prevented her from finishing treatment.

And Jan is at home, which makes me happy to know.

Tru

myAZmountain
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Have missed Jan Jan on the forum and am heartbroken to hear she is nearing the end of her life--glad she is at hoe with her beloved family and horses. 

zx10guy
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No words.  Just simply gutted.

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i have been thinking of her all day. I hope she passes peacefully. She will be missed.

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I am an atheist, so I do not offer prayers, but JanJan has my best wishes for a peaceful passing.  I am so glad she took the trip to Grand Canyon and had a good time there with her daughter.  Cancer makes us each face, both rationally and emotionally, that life is finite.  But that does not make the passing of a friend any easier.  Thanks for letting us know, Tru.  

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My heart aches to hear this news. JanJan always had a loving, gentle, caring voice for everyone on this board. Thanks Tru for letting us know. She had an encouraging word for me always and I so appreciate her.

sending my love to her and her family.

k

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I don't post much, but follow you all. Jan was so inspiring and I am sorry to hear this. She will fly on Angel wings.

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I've been thinking of her and wondered how she was doing.  Her and her family are in my prayers.  May see be peaceful as this journey for her has been so difficult.

Kim

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Peace for Jan in her passing. I am so sorry this had to happen so soon. She offered so much to people on this site and will be missed. Jan  is in Gods hands now. 

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I'm so sorry to hear this.. I didn't know her well, but she was one of the first to welcome me to the forum. The sadness I am feeling is astonishing to me.

 

I wish you peace JanJan, and a quick and easy passing.. You are a inspiration... God speed

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Jan was one of the very first people to welcome me to this forum and the first to send me a private message, my memories of her are sweet and clear. She often said/wrote that she was happy in knowing she would never grow old and end up "parked in a wheelchair at some facility" nor would she be an ongoing burden to her family.

 
I admired her insight and the love and support she was always happy to share - I wish her and her family peace, peace and love - always love.
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Our beloved Jan has gone to sleep at 11am today. I'm going to miss her dearly. She has touched so many lives including mine. Rest in peace Jan. You will never be forgotten. Our earth has lost an amazing and a beautiful soul, heaven gains an angel.

I copied and pasted from her daughter's post: 

At 11 am today God took back possession of a beautiful spirit. A part of my soul has been taken with her. I will never be able to fill the void this leaves me with. But the world has lost an incredibly courageous, strong and unbelievably compassionate woman. She would put herself second for anyone she cared about. She brought hope to strangers and made friends with everyone she could. She also took no crap and said it how it is with no filter, people either loved or hated the honesty. I could talk to her about anything and everything, I trusted her more than anyone. Her smile warmed everyone's day and she was the most genuine of souls. She had an incredible passion for animals and had to pet every dog she ever saw. I enjoyed every minute I ever spent with her and that was every night and every day. I look forward to the day I see her again and I hope I can continue to make her proud until I do.

feckcancer
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RIP and Thank you Jan. Love & Respect to her, her family & everyone here. Kia Kaha ~ Stay Strong.

 

 

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Jan's daughter gave me permision to post this pictrue, taken at the Grand Canyon in April.  

I am so glad that she had this opportunity to go. 

Jan got the peaceful passing that she deserved.  

 

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She looks so d*mn young...........................Dave

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Yes, too young to be leaving it all behind. 

Tru

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It always hurts to have a member of this forum pass due to this terrible disease, but some leave us with a bigger hole in our hearts.

While sadness is our companion at this time, we have to be greatful to have known her, even though the time was so brief.

May she soar with the stars and may her loved ones find comfort in the wonderful memories of the better days of her life.

Marie who loves kitties

 

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These are wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing 

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It is a story that touched me deeply. It is a clear example of how many people with stage 4 fighting the fight in many cases for years. There are very, very few people with stage 4 who are able to stay clean for years. For the vast majority it is a pathetic treatment process when they pass in relatively young age leaving young loved behind. Yes it is different if someone will go at the age 82. We lost too many great people on this side who were actively posting years ago. I feel for her daughter and her husband. It is like you are fighting knowing that toward the end it would be even more ugly. There are quite a few stories and I knew someone personally that despite all those pain meds they can t take the pain under control. Very sad.......

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This is a sad day in CSN.  She was a wonderful, giving and thoughtful person who went through so much but kept up the spirits of many.  May her spirit now be soaring with the angels in Heaven. 

Kim

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I'm so sorry to hear this devastating news. I will picture her riding through the clouds alongside my Johnnybegood.

Peace to her family.

Karen

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I am so shocked and sadden.  She was always so kind to everyone despite all that she had been through and was going through.  The picture of her at the Grand Canyon is just beautiful...she has a peaceful, confident, knowing look about her and I feel these things were always reflected in her posts too.  I hope her family can find some peace and comfort in the fact that she is no longer suffering or in pain.  My heart goes out to them.

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I am so sad to hear this news, but I'm hopeful she passed easy.  I was diagnosed Stage 3, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from 4. I've been hopeful that my first scan would be clear, but now I'm concerned that it won't matter.

My heart goes out to Jan's family, may God wrap them in His love and grace.  Dance Jan.. Ride free... Be at peace...

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Love you Jan

danker
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It is indeed hard to have this dread disease claim another lovely person.  May she rest in God's arms!!

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My condolences to JanJan's family and her friends here on the forum.  Such a sad passing. Maybe its thinking of Jan, but an old Harry Chapin song, Circle, has been running through my mind lately.

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Such a beautiful, spirited person. I am truly devastated. She was so active on this board. While I may not have commented every time, I always read her posts and comments with enthusiasm. she was always a kind voice for those of us who needed it. I will miss her immensely.

nuc
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I am so sorry to hear this news.........

myAZmountain
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Jan your beautiful light and kind spirit will be missed greatly--truly heartbroken for your family and beloved pets. 

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I posted a message on Jan's FB page, to let folks know how devestated we all are, as she moves on from this world.  

I can't quite wrap my head around it yet.  

She will always be a part of our forum, as we see her posts pop up and are touched by her once again.

Tru 

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Thought about her all yesterday, also Cindy's birthday, and 12 years since diagnosis for me. I thought about how Cindy quietly slipped away and hoped it would be as peaceful for Jan. Seems strange how Sep. 25th  was a reason for raucous celebration even 13 years back, then became a melancholy noting of the passage of time, and one more year's survival, in my case. Now it will be also a time to remember the life and loss of a lady who touched me from 2000 miles away. Peace and good memories to her family and friends, here and elsewhere........................................................Dave

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This is such sad news. My deepest sympathy to her family.  She was such a beautiful person, inside and out.  Despite all she was going through she was always there to give encouragement to others and to cheer their positive milestones.  She will be deeply missed by all of us here.

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I too wondered why she had not been posting and dreaded hearing the reason as many others.  She fought a brave battle like so many others who have gone before her. 

It's very sad to hear about her death.  I am glad her daughter shared that she had peace at the end of her life.  We all reach the end of our lives at some point, some sooner than others, and the best we can hope for is to die with peace and dignity, with our loved ones by our side.     

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But I had absolutely nothing on her. She was the toughest bravest survivor I have known. She went thru so much but was always here for anyone who needed her help. I love her as if she was family and my heart goes out to her family. She will be with me forever. Hugs to all Ron.

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Ron, Jan was right, you are the toughest guy I know. And she was the kindest. I'll miss her. 

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She was gracious to the last breath. The way to live and pass away. I feel blessed and inspired just to share a short time with her on this planet. 

Laz

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I admit I was not active on the board when I was going through treatment, but I lurked and I was always amazed at how Jan managed to advise and offer suggestions, even when she was not feeling her best.  I was hoping she was just taking a break, but sadly, that was not the case.   Rest in Peace, Jan.

Eileen

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My heart breaks. What a beautiful spirit and what a beautiful woman. 

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I don't sign in often anymore. I know you guys understand . I try to LIVE and not let cancer sneak in between the cracks of my life when all is clear. I signed in to find that one of the most spirited souls on this forum had passed. I wish for peace for all who knew and loved her as they say goodbye. There is a verse in a song by Reba Mcentire that immediatley came to my mind for Jan...I could hear saying these words to all of us...I hope you are riding on the horses you loved with sun warming your soul...Rest in peace finally Jan-Jan

"If you love me, don't you be afraid
To look in my eyes and open up the gate
Then watch me ride beneath a newborn sun
Just like them horses
When it's time to run"

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She was an inspiration to me. 

May she Rest In Peace.

ellend
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I am very sorry to hear about Jan's passing, she was such an inspiration. I am glad that she was feeling up to taking that trip to the Grand Canyon.

May she rest in peace.

 

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