July 21, 1944 – May 6, 2023
at the age of 78 years:
A celebration of life will be held in honor of Leona at the Field of Dreams at 2:30 on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
It is with heavy hearts, the family of Mary (Leona) Johnson announce her sudden passing at 78 years old in Salmon Arm, BC on May 6th, 2023.
Leona was born and raised in Terrace, BC where she met her husband Jack Johnson and worked for Reim Motors. Leona and Jack welcomed 2 children into the world and spent their early years in Nass Camp and then returned to Terrace for 3 more years. The family moved to Salmon Arm in 1976, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Leona worked at the Greyhound Depot for over 20 years.
Leona will be remembered for the beautiful life that she and Jack created together for 60 years. She was known for her kindness, her contagious laugh, and her ability to bring people together. Leona spent her free time baking and canning, camping, playing cards and curling in her younger years.
Leona was predeceased by her father and mother Charles and Mary Abney.
Leona will be greatly missed by her husband Jack, stepmother Florence, sister Judy (Colin), stepsister Glenda, her daughter Dana (Kelly), her son Kevin (Trina), step son John (Alanna) and step daughter Lori-Ann (Rocky), along with her grandchildren Chad (Jorri), Drew (Elizabeth), Megan, Levi (Courtney), Bryana (Rob), Jackilee, Sydni, Shane, Brittany (Nick), Jared (Robin), Jenna (Liam), Travis (Jessica), Janelle (Jeff) and her 14 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in honor of Leona at the Field of Dreams at 2:30 on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.
This will be an opportunity for us to gather and honour Leona’s life in a meaningful and peaceful way. We will come together and share stories and memories of the special times we spent with Leona, remembering the love and joy she brought to everyone’s life.