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It is with a broken heart, Sam Duce announces the sudden passing of his beloved wife, Janice Mills, from a brief illness on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the young age of 68.

Janice retired four years ago from the Ministry of Heath. Sam and Janice retired together and purchased their dream home.

They enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, quadding in the back 40, cooking and baking, and were stock car fanatics.

Most important was spending time together with Sam.

Janice also loved all animals.

Janice will be forever loved and remembered by Sam, her husband of 12 years; their niece, who was like a daughter, Wendy (Chris) and great niece, Tori, who was the apple of Janice's eye, great nephew, Brayden and great niece, Aubrey.

She's also survived by sister-in-law Jacquie Csik; niece, Nicole and nephew, Greg; brother, Steve; step-daughter, Kristin (Tommy, Dylan, Joshua, Teagan); mother-in-law, Anne Duce; brothers-in-law, Elden (Brenda) and Glen (Lorna); as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Al and Elizabeth Csik; brothers, John and Elmer; father-in-law, Lionel Duce, and Granny Genz.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. in the Westfort Prosvita, 721 West Gore Street.

Should friends so desire, donations can be made in Janice's memory to the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 332 North May Street, Thunder Bay.

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“We love you and you will be forever in our hearts”