Norah Elizabeth (nee Peterson) Johnson

Born in Parkside, Saskatchewan on March 11, 1921.  Mom passed away in the Shellbrook Hospital in Saskatchewan in the early morning of January 3rd, 2007. She will be truly missed. 

Predeceased by her parents Jonas and Anne Peterson, husband Alrick of 49 years, a young son Raymond, sisters Hannah Lindoff (Ed), Jenny Thompsett (Fred), Elva Peterson, brothers Kenneth Peterson, Gordon Peterson, and Ronald Peterson. She is also pre-deceased by Alrick’s sisters and brothers Eden Johnson, Paul Johnson, George Johnson, Mable Johnson, Judith Hagberg and Helen Thompson.

  Left to mourn her passing are her sons Wayne (Linda), Wallace (Julie), her daughters Marlene Bloom (Daryl) Valerie Rakoczy (Brad) and fourteen grandchildren, Corby (Jodi), Sean, Nathan, Allison, Seth (Amy), Amy, Sven Eric, Trevor (Karen), Curtis (Cher), Tyson (Carolyn), Matthew (Keyawna), Reace, Olivia, Hayden and 8 great grandchildren, Jackson, Mackenna,  Kaylee-ann, Caleb, Kerian, Kaleigh, Josh & Cody, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters Ostrid Van de Veen and Lily Waterhouse, sisters-in-law Ruth Johnson, Ragna Johnson and brother-in-law Eddie Thompson.

  After graduating from normal school as a teacher, she married Dad (Alrick Johnson) and they moved to Lake Cowichan, B.C where they raised their four children and lived content and happy for 49 years together.  Mom taught school with passion in School District 66 for many years and was loved by her students and co-workers. Grade one was her specialty! Widowed in 1996 she stayed in Lake Cowichan until she decided to move to a care home in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, where she has resided until her passing.  Mom, Norah, or, Mrs Johnson (to her students) was a diligent worker, with a big heart for her family and all those who came into her life. She had the gift of hospitality and there was never a task too large in that regard. Mom led several functions which included cooking for many banquet dinners, taught children how to read and new immigrants English as a second language.  She also taught Sunday School and made sure the neighborhood kids were there by driving them there herself. She leaves a very big vacant spot in our family as she was larger than life itself. Her unshakable, unstopable trust in her Lord Jesus Christ will be etched in our hearts and souls forever. One of her favourite biblical quotes was “go the ant thou sluggard”. Also “life at best is very brief, like the falling of a leaf”.

The family wishes to thank the management and staff at TLC Care Home for their love and tender care for mom over the past few years.  A service will be held at the Pentecostal Church in Lake Cowichan, B.C on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM. Tea and refreshments to follow and a graveside service at 3:00 pm in Duncan, B.C. 


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