In Memory of



Obituary for Janice Peloso

Janice Peloso (nee Black) was born in New Denver BC to James & Edith Black.

Janice’s school years were spent in Salmo and at the Emerald Mill site where her dad worked as a mining engineer.

In her late teens Jan moved to Nelson and worked at Mt St Francis and Liberty Foods.

She met Roy Peloso at a Nelson Leafs game, and they married in 1957.

The newly married couple relocated to Trail, where they took on year’s worth of renovations to their Sunningdale home for their young family to live in.

Jan loved being involved as a Brownie & Guide leader in Sunningdale, highlighted by the annual trip to Camp Rory where lifelong memories were created.

Jan loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing.  She also loved her new home where she enjoyed gardening, crafting, sewing, and crocheting, and having her girls and their friends congregate after school for the fresh out of the oven baking.

There wasn’t a Siamese cat she didn’t love, and many found their way into the Peloso household.

In 1978 Jan & Roy moved to Kamloops where she rejoined the workforce in the food industry. She loved “big city living” with the festivities and festivals that Kamloops was known for.

Upon retirement in 2000 Jan & Roy returned to Nelson to be closer to family.  Jan was very involved with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary where she served on the executive for many years.  She also nurtured many friendships through recreational programs at the Nelson & District Aquatic Center and helped initiate a women’s hiking group where she met other newcomers to the area.  Always a fan of stage performances, Janice enjoyed an annual pass to the Capital Theatre. Jan enjoyed travels to Hawaii, Las Vegas, Montreal, Nova Scotia, New York, a Caribbean cruise, and a road trip across Canada to Ottawa.  She looked forward to family reunions in Saskatchewan with her siblings.

 Predeceased by her parents, her husband Roy, in-laws Mario & Tranquilla Peloso, brother Gerald Black, brother & sister in-law Andy and Ivy Peloso, brother-in-law Reo Peloso.

Left to mourn are her daughters Michelle (Rick) Pasqualotto, Brandon, Kaitlin (Giovanni); & Lorri-Ann (Barry) Mawhinney, Matheson (Rebecca), Rylie, Jaidyn, Camryn; sisters Jean Peloso and Arlene (Richard) Cristofoli, sister-in-law Debbie Black, many nieces, and a nephew.


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”


A celebration of life will be held in the Hume Room on May 18, 2024 at 2pm.  

If anyone is wishing to make a memorial donation in Janice's name, the Recreation Adapted Society would be an honoring choice. Thank you.