Janice Kay Schlarb (Preiger)
Passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus, her Saviour, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved wife of Walter for 29 years and devoted mother to sons: Dylan, Taylor and Jaden. Cherished sister to: David (Linda) Prieger, Dan Prieger and Mark (Ann) Prieger. Loving sister-in-law to: Terry Wohlgenant, Roland and Irene Schlarb, Betty Pamer, Manfred Schlarb, Dorothy and Steve Boronka, Trudy Schlarb, Caroline Schlarb. Janice will also be lovingly remembered by her many dear nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Predeceased by her parents, Louis and Eleanor Prieger; best friend and sister, Carol Wohlgenant; step-father Bob Hill; parents-in-law Rupert and Elisabeth Schlarb; and brother-in-law Bill Pamer.
Janice was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on December 21, 1967, to Louis and Eleanor Prieger (Beres). She was the middle child of 5 siblings and when she was two years old, her family moved to Phoenix, AZ. After her father passed away in 1989 at the age of 55, Janice began seeking the Lord and was baptized in 1990.
In 1991, she married Walter Schlarb and moved to Waterloo, ON. She had her first son, Dylan, in 1992, her second, Taylor, in 1994 and her third, Jaden, in 1997. In 2015, they moved to Drumbo, ON where they have enjoyed small-town living.
Janice was a faithful member of the Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) for 31 years. She shared her faith with the many nurses and doctors she interacted with during her illness. Often during her illness, her unwavering faith was a great example to all of us.
Special thanks to her oncologist Dr. Tam, as well as the Palliative Care doctor and nursing staff at Woodstock Hospital for their special care.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (519) 749-8467. Extended family and friends may view Janice's service on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 AM via the following livestream link:
Interment to follow at Williamsburg Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Avon Road Apostolic Christian Church - Building Fund or Lymphoma Canada would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Janice's memorial.
A video of Janice riding in the 1968 Impala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWtsMwlFUGI