Janet Krebs (nee Robinson)

Obituary of Janet Marie Krebs (nee Robinson)

January 20, 1947 - Verdin, Manitoba

April 26, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


With heavy hearts the family of Janet Marie Krebs of Airdrie, AB announce her passing on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, following a lengthy illness at the age of 75.


Jan was born on January 20, 1947, to Wes and Evelyn Robinson in Verdin, MB. Her family settled in Brandon, MB in 1957. Jan was very active and a determined young lady, playing a variety of sports. She was active in CGIT and a member of Knox United Church. Fun times were singing and dancing around the piano with her mom and spending summers at Sandy Lake cabin.


Prior to starting a family, Jan worked at MTS before relocating to Calgary in 1969 where she worked for AGT. Years later, finding herself a single mom, she was determined more than ever to provide her two boys a loving home and a promising future. Jan began her second career in the oil industry with Pan Canadian/Encana in accounting. Her work ethic and integrity led her to have a very rewarding career.


Jan met and married Ron in 1985, together with her two sons and Ron's two children, they built a foundation for a loving family. The family could often be found outdoors on the ski hill, camping in their motor home, or gathering with friends and family around the dinner table or campfire.


Prior to retirement, Jan and Ron, relocated to Airdrie, AB. After retirement, they travelled and cruised, spending many enjoyable winters in Apache Junction, AZ., while vacationing at the farm in Salmon Arm.


Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 37 years, Ron Krebs, her children, Greg Joyce (Kyla), Tim Joyce (Theresa), Kelly Krebs-Jones (Mark), and Michael Krebs (Susan); her treasured grandchildren, Wesley, Mitchell, Autumn, Colby, Jaecia, Nathan, and Elizabeth; her sister Diane Ferguson (Wayne); brothers-in-law, Don Krebs (Marlene), and Neil Krebs; and several relatives and their families. Jan is also survived by many special friends she regarded as her family.


Jan was a resilient, vivacious, independent, and a spirited woman. She will be laid to rest with her special dog, Casey and will be missed and never to be forgotten by the numerous lives she touched.


A Celebration Jan’s of Life will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Royal Canadian Legion (9202 Horton Rd S.W., Calgary, AB) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


A Special Thank you to the staff at Millrise Seniors Village for their outstanding care for Jan over the past year and the staff at Rocky view palliative care.


Donations in Jan's memory can be made to Calgary Women's Shelter (WOOD'S HOMES) 403-270-1718 or email foundation@woodshomes.ca


In living memory of Janet Krebs, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Centennial Calgary Branch 285 Royal Canadian Legion
9202 Horton Road SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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