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Janet ("Jan") Dale Banks (Clark)

November 4, 1941 - May 23, 2020


Jan passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving husband and children on Saturday, May 23rd.

Jan was born in Victoria BC to Mary and Clyde Clark.  She grew up in Tuberose Saskatchewan and after graduating she went to Teacher’s College in Saskatoon.  After her teaching career, she then pursued a long time career as a Real Estate Agent in Calgary with Remax and Royal Lepage.

Upon retiring she and her husband Doug decided to move to BC and settled in Cranbrook.  It didn’t take Jan long to make friends because of her love of CARDS.  She had an abundance of friends that she and Doug met at the Elks in Kimberley and the Legion in Cranbrook playing Texas Hold Em. A few years ago, she decided she wanted to try BRIDGE, so . . . another group of friends came into play (pun intended).  She even went a few times to Bridge Tournaments in the States. If you phoned her, and she didn’t seem to want to talk, she was on the computer playing BRIDGE.

Jan leaves behind her loving husband Doug, daughter Marella and son Rick and their father Elmer Swanson.  She also leaves her  step children Doug, Donna, Carol (Mike) as well as several grandchildren, her sister Val and several nieces and nephews.

Jan was predeceased by her parents, step daughter Pam, and just recently her brother- in- law Johnnie (Migs).

We believe Jan will be sitting around a card table in the HEAVENS with a winning hand as she’s at peace.  A deck of cards are going with her on her journey.  There will be no service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion in Cranbrook.  Condolences may be left for the family at

Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864






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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Val Migneault
Relation: My sister

You are now out of your pain.
Yes, I’m jealous that u get to give Johnnie a kiss first, make it a good one for all of us down here.
You are in good company
Love u more than all the pickles in the world.
Your baby sister. v.💕😘

From: Sharon Patry
Relation: Met Doug and Jan when they came to BC and out to Eagles Nest Resort..

Our sincere condolences to Doug and family as well as all her family. She was such a happy go lucky lady and it was a great pleasure to have known her. RIP Jan.

From: Vicky/Avery Shayler
Relation: customer and friend

nice lady…heck of a real estate agent..sold me her house…condolences Doug..

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24

803 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 7H6

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