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Janice Rullan

September 8, 1944 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


On August 21st, 2023, Janice Rullan, née Nash, passed away peacefully at Vista Village in Pincher Creek, AB, after another journey with cancer.

Janice was born the middle of 6 children in Manchester, England to John and Molly Nash on Sept. 8th, 1944. She trained as a nursery nurse, a nurse at Salford Royal Hospital, and a midwife before embarking on an adventure to Canada with two friends to Smithers, BC for 12 months. The 12 months turned into 54 years when she met Fernando, the handsome lab tech from the Philippines. They planned to live in every province, first stopping in Pincher Creek to work at the hospital. They loved it, married and created a life there for the rest of their lives. A life-long caregiver, she started a home-based nursery school, helped to start the Charlie Brown Preschool and then the first daycare in Pincher Creek. She then refreshed her nursing and enjoyed a long career as an RN at the hospital, ending her career as a home care RN.

Janice was welcoming, kind and compassionate to all she met; loved the community, quilting, swimming, traveling, being active in the Anglican church and all things British. We were only a little Canadian family of four, but through her dedication to ensuring we knew our far-away family in England and the Philippines, as well as embracing the friends around us, our family always felt so supported and large.

Janice will be lovingly remembered by her children; Janifer (Chris) Calvez of Okotoks, Jonathan (Cindy) Rullan of Calgary, Maricel Cabutotan of Pincher Creek, and Frederick (Vangie) Rullan of Caoigue, Philippines. Her grandchildren; Janna (Mackenzie), Nash, Nik, Khristella Mae (Joseph), Kevin, Kenn (Roxanne), Froilan (Jenny), Venessse, Francine & Fernando, and great-grandchildren; Josh, Jella, Kean, Fionna, Francesse. As well as her siblings, Jeanne (Gunter) Campe [of Germany], and Jack Nash, Jeff (Bernadette) Nash, Jennifer Nash, Joyce (Terry) Lomax [all of England], many cherished nieces and nephews and all the friends we consider family.

She is predeceased by; her parents, her loving husband Fernando, baby brother Edward, niece Heather Nash, sister-in-law Betty Nash, son-in-law Fred Cabutotan, and grandchild Von Rullan.

Special thanks to friends and family, Whispering Winds, Vista Village and the medical staff that aided in her end-of-life care. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to the Windy Slopes Foundation in Pincher Creek, or to a Charity of One's Choice.



A Memorial Service took place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at St. John's Anglican Church in Pincher Creek, AB. Reception followed in the Church Hall. A Graveside Service was held in Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek. 

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Funeral Service


Memorial Service
September 2, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John's Anglican Church
815 Main St.
Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0

Graveside Service
September 2, 2023

3:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0


Windy Slopes Health Foundation
P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek AB T0K 1W0

Charity of One's Choice


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