December 18, 1941 - December 25, 2021
As a family, we are sad to announce that Janet Louise Nicklom lost her long, hard fought battle with COPD on December 25, 2021, at the age of 80.
Janet was born in 1941 in Galahad, AB and spent her childhood in Big Valley. It was here where she met her husband before they moved on to Drumheller in 1962. Drumheller would become her home until her condition required a relocation to Calgary in 2021.
Due to her mother’s ailing health, Janet assumed many responsibilities early in life that contributed to her remarkable resilience and work ethic. Janet put family above all else, always made sure her loved ones were well taken care of and was thought of as a mother figure to many of the young people who came into her life. She will be lovingly remembered for her “all-you-can-eat” waffles, her fried bread dough, annual buckets of poppycock, and the many garments she lovingly created as a self-taught seamstress. Janet had a deep passion for the Calgary Flames (except for Backlund). She and her husband Norm enjoyed spending time in the outdoors camping and fishing, especially in the first two weeks of spring when the cotton was flying. Janet and Norm often travelled to Las Vegas to enjoy the casinos, but she was not picky, she enjoyed the casino regardless of where it was.
Janet leaves to mourn her loving husband Norm Nicklom; her children Mark (Michele) Nicklom, and Debbie (Bruce) Schinnour; her grandchildren Randy (Laura), Kacey (Shaun), Ashley (Grady), Mitchell (Liz), and Tyler (Ashley); her great-grandchildren Madison, Jaide, Wyatt, Emerson, Emily, Callen, Reneh, Blake, Rowan, Bella, Lilah, Tessa, and Beau; her sister Donna; her sister in-law Barbara; and her former daughter-in-law Sandra. Janet is pre-deceased by her mother Elizabeth, her father Lester and her siblings Doreen, Donald, Phillis, and Elmer.
At Janet’s request there will be no funeral. Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, an organization that was close to Janet’s heart. Link: https://my.childrenshospital.ab.ca/give/308064/#!/donation/checkout