It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Janice Lynn McSorley (nee Penney) on November 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Janice was born in Quebec City to Catherine and the late Allan Penney Jr in 1958. Janice always had a very special bond with her twin sister Jean Penney, and when Jean moved to Fredericton in 1976, it wasn’t long before Janice followed suit. Fredericton is where she met her husband Robert and they would be married in 1979. Janice worked in Health Care for 42 years, retiring in 2018 from Fredericton Addiction and Mental Health Services. Upon retiring in 2018, Janice was able to spend quality time with family and friends. She enjoyed travelling and camping with her husband and beloved canine companion, Leo, in their RV. Janice loved to laugh and always had a warm smile on her face. She was a great confidante, always had an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Janice loved to create, whether it was a cake for someone’s birthday or a hand knit baby gift for a new arrival.
Thank you to all of the physicians, nurses and allied health professionals involved in her care. Their compassion and professionalism brought comfort to Janice in her battle with cancer as well as support to her family throughout her battle. Thank you to family, friends and neighbours for the outpouring of love during the past 8 weeks.
Janice will be lovingly remembered by her husband Robert, daughter Vanessa (Paul), son Bryan (Steele) and grandsons Anderson and Owen. Janice is also survived by her mother, Catherine, as well as her sisters Jean (Donnie), Susan (Steve) and Judy (Tony). Janice also leaves behind brother-in-law Roly (Mary Beth), sisters-in-law Judi (Harry), Beth (Phil) and Theresa (Peter), as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
At Janice’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick. Janice loved to hear good news stories, the ones that bring a tear to a person’s eye, in that light, simple acts of kindness in Janice’s memory would be also be appreciated.