Our favorite Quetico Park Cache Bay Ranger Janice received some bad news recently. First it was you can’t go to your summer home island where you’ve lived and worked the past 30 plus years, but it’s much worse than that. Janice has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and she could use your healing prayers and support.
Our beautiful friend, Janice Matichuk has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer. This came as a huge shock to Janice, her family and friends. Janice has always been the strong one, the determined one, creative one, making a difference with many not-for-profit organizations, schools and anyone who needed help.
Janice has always given more than she received. All her life she has volunteered for different organizations, Canoe Ontario, the North Bay cross country ski club, Friends of Quetico, the Pictograph Gallery, Beaten Path Nordic trails as well as many more that I can’t remember.
Janice is also responsible for saving lives during her time at Cache Bay, a ranger station in Quetico Provincial Park, since 1985. This is the first time since she started work as a ranger, that Janice cannot help campers coming into Quetico to be safer and more environmentally responsible as they canoe through Quetico’s vast wilderness.
The following months will be a difficult time for Janice. There will be many health related travel trips to Thunder Bay and possibly elsewhere for treatment. All of this will require considerable financial cost to Janice and her family. I am asking for anyone who has the ability to please contribute to this gofundme page.
Thank you for assisting Janice and her family during this difficult time.