Obituary of June Pearl Johnson
June was born in Camrose to Oscar and Margaret Olson, the fourth of seven children. June grew up in the Camrose area, attending school in Kelsey, Edberg and then in Edmonton for two years while staying with family. After that she moved back home to the Edberg area.
June met Mickey at a dance in Edberg and they were married in the Camrose United Church on October 26, 1956. They raised their four children on the Johnson Family Farm in the Seven Nations School District northwest of Donalda.
June worked on the farm alongside of Mickey while the kids were young, then took a job as the cook at the Bashaw Steak House. This sparked her career as a cook which she continued throughout her life.
June’s grandchildren and great grandchildren meant the world to her, and they spent countless hours with Granny growing up. She always had time for them and was interested in sports or activities they were involved in. It was always easy to persuade Granny June into joining the fun.
June had many hobbies and interests: she was an avid curler, she loved playing cards, sewing, dancing, golfing, cooking, chuckwagon races, rodeos, and later in life, floor curling. She loved to laugh and had a quick wit. Her home was always open, the coffee was on and there was something good to eat. She treasured every moment she got to spend with family and friends.
After Mickey passed away, June sold the farm, moved to Stettler, and continued to run the kitchen at the Stettler Golf Course and the Stettler Curling Rink. She also worked at the High School Cafeteria from 2007 until she retired on June 22, 2012.
In 2015, June moved to Camrose to be closer to her siblings and here she also made many new friends. After some health issues, she moved into the Bethany Meadows Lodge on November 30th, 2022.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jay (Susan) of Fort Vermillion, Nels “Karrie” of Calgary, Michelle (Keith) Anderson of Camrose, Veronica (Eldon) Salmon of Stettler; seven grandchildren, Quenton, Charlene, Katlin (Lionel), Mark, Sarah, Terra (Wylee) Heier and Tristan; six great grandchildren, Kaya, Sadie, Khia, Kase, Charliegh and Clyde; sister Victoria Stenlund of Camrose; brother Roger Olson of Faust; brothers-in-law Tom Wedgwood and Marvin Johnson; sister-in-law Melvie Savage, numerous nieces, nephews, family members and a host of friends.
June was predeceased by her loving husband Mickey Johnson, her infant sister Shirley, her parents Oscar and Margaret Olson, her in-laws Bert and Judith Johnson, her grandson Benjamin Anderson, her sisters Velma Wedgwood and Grace Sawers, her brother Vernon Olson, sisters-in-law Donna Olson, Louise Olson, Norma Oberg, Sylvia Hunter, Alma Johnson and Dorothy Johnson, brothers-in-law Howard Sawers, Dennis Stenlund, Lloyd Hunter, Teddy Oberg, Alf Savage, and Lage Johnson, many relatives and friends.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.
Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta
The funeral service will be recorded and placed on the Stettler Funeral Home website.
Donations in June’s memory are gratefully accepted to the Donalda Cemetery, Alberta Cancer Foundation or S.T.A.R.S.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
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