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CHORNY, Margaret Sommerville Smart Johnstone

“Johnnie” to all her family and friends, died peacefully at the Didsbury Long Term Care Unit, October 15. Born in Scotland, she first came to Canada with her family in the 1920’s as a child, returning to Scotland in the mid-thirties, where she completed her schooling.

Early in the Second World War, she operated threading machines, turning out parts for Rolls-Royce aero engines, until her acceptance into Nursing School. While working as a nurse, she met a Canadian Airman, Merron Chorny, whom she married in 1945, coming back to Canada in 1946.

Johnnie became an active participant in every community in which she lived, assertive in many associations supporting education, public health and public governance. Her focus in each endeavour she undertook was to improve the lives of women and children. She was proud to have been recognized for her participation with a Provincial Achievement Award for Excellence, and with the Queen Elizabeth Silver Anniversary Medal.

Johnnie was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Merron; and is survived by her treasured granddaughter Nicole; her three children, John (Marlene), Jo-Anne (Gene), and Joyce (Christopher).

Our family would like to thank the staff of the Didsbury Long Term Care Unit for their excellent and compassionate care for our Mother. Fulfilling her request, private placement of her cremains will take place according to her wishes. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Margaret Chorny, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

 

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  1. Luigi & Franca Torriero :

    John, Marlene & Nicole,
    Our most sincere condolences for the passing of your mother and grandmother.
    Lou & Franca Torriero

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  2. Rosemarie Sherban :

    John, Joanne and Joyce and families, No matter how long we have our parents and grandparents with us, it is always difficult when they pass away. You are now left with the memories. I, too, will always remember the many good times I shared with your Mom and Dad. But most of all, I will remember the last time I saw Johnny in the mid-1990’s when she proudly introduced me as the mother of her honorary granddaughter, Rosalind.
    Please accept my condolences at this time.
    Go well….
    Rosemarie

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  3. Stewart & Mary McCrae :

    To Johnnie’s Family
    We are so sorry to learn that your Mother has passed away. Unfortunately, we lost track of both Johnnie and Merron after they moved from our street. We remember them fondly as warm and caring friends and neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Stewart & Mary McCrae

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  4. I will always appreciate the many years of support and guidance that she gave me. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
    Arlene Goplen Hobbs

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  5. Peter and Ruth MacFarlane :

    Dear John and Family, we are sorry to hear of John’s mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and hope that memories of good times past will ease your sorrow.

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  6. Jean Brumwell :

    Dear John, Joanne, Joyce and families.
    I was in Billings when I heard of Jonny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a good neighbour for many years. Now she and Merron are together again.

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  7. John, Marlene, Nicole and family,
    I just heard of Johnnie’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
    Johnnie was an amazing woman and her accomplishments were many. Additionally, she was blessed with three also amazing children whom she cherished and who lovingly supported her especially in her final years. John, Marlene and Nicole you did so very much to care for and maintain Johnnie’s well being and dignity for many years and I hope you know how much she appreciated your dedication, loyalty and kindness.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lynda

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