Edna JOHANNSON (nee Winter)

JOHANNSON, Edna (nee Winter)

August 5, 1914 – August 16, 2008

Edna was born August 5, 1914 in Ontario. She left this world on August 16, 2008. She was the fourth child of Mildred and Jack Winter. Her siblings were two older sisters, Helen and Clare and her four brothers, John (Billy), James (Bob), Harry and Stan. Her brother, Billy, her son, Brock, her grandson, Michael, and all her siblings with the exception of Stan, predeceased Edna.

Edna was a good student and an athlete. In high school she played field hockey and basketball. Outside of school she played lacrosse and that was her game. Edna played for the Burnaby Cougars. What a team! Their picture is on the wall of the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame.

Family was all-important to Edna and every birthday was remembered with a special card. She was loving and generous. Her family will miss her very much.

Important aspects of Edna’s life included her association with the Crescent Beach branch of the Canadian Legion of which she was a founding member and the first president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also very creative and from an early age a talented seamstress. A classy lady, Edna was always well dressed and she made sure her children were too.

Edna leaves to miss her, three daughters, Carole, Lee, and Laurel, two son-in-laws, Ken and Gordon, six grand daughters, Lee, Christa, Kara, Lindsay, Sarah and Shelli, three grand sons in law, Scott, Karlo and Gabriel, five great grand children, Gabrielle, Micaela, Alexis, Ryan and Cressen. Edna’s nieces and nephews will also miss her.

Edna resided in Nanoose from the early 80’s until 1991. During this time she was active with the Nanoose Seniors group which met at the Nanoose Library and for a short time she was a member of the Ladies Auxillary to the Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department. She also worked with Welcome Wagon.

For the last years of her life Edna lived at Lion’s Manor in Steveston, B. C. She participated in many activities at the Manor and was always a hit when it came to costumes for special events. Another favorite activity was trivial pursuit. She had a great memory. The family wishes to thank the staff of Lion’s Manor for their care of Edna and especially the leisure service group. They also extend a thank you to the nursing staff of 3 South, Richmond General Hospital and to Doctor Watts whom Edna greatly respected.

A Celebration of Edna’s life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond, B.C.