"Jan" Helen Janice Hawley-Adrian
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth:  February 21st, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Date of passing:  January 17th, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Merredin, Australia
Never ever give up even when all odds are stacked against you. Just paste a smile on your face and trust that youâ??re working Godâ??s plan."
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, "Jan" Helen Hawley-Adrian, 81, born on February 21st, 1934 and passed away on January 17th, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Candle lit by  Katherine Adrian  on January 28th, 2016

Janice was always the most gracious of step mothers.  She took me into her arms and asked me to call her mom immediately. A sparkling conversationalist, her phone conversations were filled with laughter and kindness.  I'm eternally grateful to her for raising such a great group of men and women that I'm lucky enough to now call family.  Love you Mom!

Candle lit by  Jeff Hawley  on January 28th, 2016

Aunt Jan was a lovely lady and a good friend. I will miss her dearly. She was a very devoted mother and shining light whenever she entered a room. Love you, Jan

Candle lit by  Phillip Adrian  on January 28th, 2016

Hi Mom, it's so very hard to say good bye, so I'll say so long knowing that you're looking over us all and that one day I'll be again in your presence. Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories of camping, fun and frolic. I love you and miss you. Danny (Nee Nee Bugers)

Candle lit by  Dawn Adrian  on January 28th, 2016

Hi Grandma, it is so hard to say goodbye, but I know your in a better place and that you have been reunited with Dad.  I will miss your 5:00 am phone calls telling me to wake up...I will miss hearing your voice saying Dawners it's Grandma.. I know you will be watching over us till we meet again. Love, Dawners

Candle lit by  Cherie Adrian  on January 28th, 2016

It can't be true Grandma,You can't possibly be gone.It is so hard to say goodbye.You were the strongest person I ever met.Reflecting back I just can't believe all that you endured. You had so much perseverance.You are one of the most beautiful and amazing people ever. I am so lucky to have you as my Grandma. Now you will be with your husband and my dad. Please give them a hug. I Love You.

Candle lit by  Alex Adrian  on January 29th, 2016

Dear Grandma Jan,
Thank you for being so strong. I was looking forward to seeing you again someday, and I'm sorry that I'll have to wait. However, you were a wonderful lady, and I'm proud to be your granddaughter. Please say hi to Matt, Grandpa and Uncle Grant. I hope that I dream about you soon.
Love Alexandra

Candle lit by  David Adrian  on January 29th, 2016

Mom, thank you for all of the joyful memories you have brought to my life. The camping trip memories and the thought of your wonderful smile and laugh will always make me happy. I love you and look forward to when our souls will meet again.  David

Candle lit by  Joanne Tinoco  on January 30th, 2016

Hi Mom,
You always made me feel like a daughter and I loved you as a Mom. I will always treasure our time together. I remember walking to your house after school. You would make tea and we would talk for hours. You were loving, supportive and had a great sense of humor. I miss you and your beautiful smile. All my love Joanne ("Jo")

Candle lit by  Julie Whitelaw  on February 13th, 2016

Hi Mum,  I truly can't believe you are gone.  You were such a strong person, you showed me and my children so much love. I am surrounded by you everywhere I look I see your love.. I miss you mum and always will. Rest peacefully for ever in my heart.


Candle lit by  Vickie Western  on February 13th, 2016

Hi jan  I hope you and mum have found each other again and are trading stories about Julie and I like old days. Our friendships started 35 years ago and we still remain best of friends now, l loved our matter of fact chats and that "o Vickie" in your beautiful American accent. Rest in paradise Jan back in the arms of those you loved and missed xx Vickie

Candle lit by  Tanya Vanderleer  on February 14th, 2016

Darling 'Mrs A'.  Hope your settling in and no doubt you are already making everybody laugh.  I know you'll be shining down on that awesome family of yours and watching over them with love and adoration.  You always made me feel welcome Mrs A and I loved the laughs we shared over a few wines :)  I'll be sure to look after that beautiful daughter of yours.  Rest peacefully Mrs A xx Tanya

Candle lit by  Phillip Adrian  on February 22nd, 2017

Hi Mom, It's been a little over a year since we lost you. I know that you are found in a beautiful place - paradise eternal. I love you and miss you and will do my best to live the life lessons you taught me. Your son Danny

Candle lit by  Phillip Adrian  on June 21st, 2017

Just thought I'd stop by and say hello. I know that you're in a wonderful place. FYI - Uncle Bob passed and I'll plan on attending the memorial. I love you Mom

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