Stan Janko

Stan Janko - December 6th 1930 - December 3rd 2009

Stan Janko passed away December 3rd 2009 - 3 days short of his 79th birthday.

Stan was born in Manitoba in 1930 and grew up on a farm in Brooks Alberta. His career in the automobile business took him from Central Alberta to Vancouver. In 1979 Stan and his wife Doreen settled in Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia where they owned several successful business's including "Solana Motors" (auto, truck and RV sales).

Stan was an avid Golfer all his life and he and Doreen were long-time members at the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club. Stan was a serious fisherman and hunter throughout his life until later when he declared he "didn't need to hunt anymore because he had found everything".
Stan and Doreen spent every winter down south (Nevada, California and Arizona) traveling with their motor-home. Stan lived a full life and did many things and had many friends.

After retirement in 1991, Stan discovered a talent for painting and painted scenes from memories of growing up on a Southern Alberta prairie farm. He also painted many old cars, trucks and tractors with surprising detail.

Stan's art work has been very well accepted, and it hangs in many homes and offices from Vancouver Island, downtown Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, throughout the Prairies, Los Angeles California, and even downtown Manhattan Island New York City.

Stan painted the Canadian West the way he remembered it, with serious attention to detail.


Stan passed away leaving over 100 paintings, many of them framed and ready for sale. I inherited these paintings and will be building up this website offering them for sale.

If you are interested in Stan's art work and would be interested in viewing what will be for sale, check back and I will be posting them on this website as soon as I get some free time. Or you can contact me directly anytime using the info below.

Thanks for your interest in my Dad's art work.

I can be contacted at:

Ray Janko
Penticton, British Columbia
phone:  250-488-4949
website: www.rayjanko.com
email:  raygjanko@gmail.com

Stan Janko

Stan Janko
"Golfing" one of his favorite pastimes