Rejoice with Jan! Let there be “Joy” in our time together on September 21, 2019 at 2pm at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Avenue. We will be celebrating and paying tribute to Jan Mau, this gorgeous and precious woman of God.

Jan was born on May 24, 1945 in what we now know as Victoria Hospice on the third floor, in the Richmond Pavilion. Back in the day, it was the maternity ward for the Royal Jubilee Hospital. She was the daughter of Charles Winston Chapman and Eily Margaret Miles Chapman [predeceased]. She is survived by two sisters, Clara Mary Chapman of Mt. Shasta, California and Fern Johnson in Victoria.

Jan graduated from Vic High in 1963 and furthered her studies in voice and music performance at Simpson Bible College in San Francisco, Ca. Upon her return to Victoria, Jan was involved in several singing choirs, such as Amity Singers. She also sang in church choirs over the years.

In 1987, Jan enrolled at University of the Nations Kona [UN Kona] for a short term Crossroads Discipleship course. It was there she met her future husband, Ray Mau, an alumni of UN Kona, and they married on May 14, 1988 in Victoria, on the very date he proposed for her hand in marriage, 11 months previously on July 2, 1987. They were married for 31 years.

Jan spent most of her working life in the University of Victoria, Student Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships department and retired in 2009. While there, she helped many out-of-province students and international students as they pursued their post secondary education. She received many letters of gratitude, flowers and chocolates from grateful moms.

As a reminder, Jan’s Celebration of Life will be held on September 21, 2019 at 2pm at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to: Victoria Hospice, 4th floor, Richmond Pavilion, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8. Attention. Tom Arnold, Director of Fund Development.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Rosemarie Dufresne

    My heartfelt condolences to Ray and all of Jan’s family.
    I have fond memories of Jan and of our time together working with Nels, Robin, and Diane at UVic. I can almost hear her sharp, croaky laughter and see her lovely smiling face. I remember Jan’s and Ray’s beautiful wedding and the vision of them singing their love to one another.
    Jan has left many beautiful memories in the wake of her passing. I hold those memories in my heart.

  • Cecilia Freeman-Ward

    Fern and family,
    Shocked to hear of Jan’s death, she was always so vibrant and exuberant. I fondly remember my many good times with her, as I know you will in the future. Sent on a sad day with a heavy heart.
    Cecilia Freeman-Ward

  • Tom Gough

    So sad and sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences go out to Ray and her sisters Claire and Fern.

  • Virginia Farndon

    Ray, So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
    Sincere condolences,
    Virginia Farndon (nee Clark)

  • Linnette G Walker

    So sorry to hear of her passing, as we believed in healing right up to the end. I believe Jan is dancing with Jesus. It was a great privilege to come and pray with Jan and Ray. Jan lent me a book about heaven by Kat Kerr. It so encouraged me to understand her joy now. Ray and Jan were such a great couple together. Sending hugs and prayers for Ray and all extended family.

  • Tom Romanuk and Colleen Hussey

    Heavy hearts up here in Courtenay today, as we have just learned of Jan’s passing. Condolences to you Ray in your time of grieving. Our memory of both of you, is that you were each others’ rock. If I can recall rightly, I have heard the expression, “soul-mates” many times.
    Your love and deep respect for each other was always very present. Jan will be missed, but never forgotten.
    Much Aloha
    Tom and Colleen

  • Faye Schmidt

    Dear Ray, we learned of Jan’s passing with joy for Jan but with heavy hearts for those who knew her and will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are very sorry that we will be in Europe when you hold the service to celebrate Jan’s life. Please know that we will be there with you in spirit as you remember her wonderful life.
    Faye and Barry

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