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JOHNSON – Ruth Elizabeth (Willes)

October 24, 1923 – March 10, 2010

Ruth Johnson beloved wife of Ross Johnson of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the age of 86 years.

Ruth was born on October 24, 1923, in Edmonton, Alberta. After a short career at the Edmonton Journal, Ruth married Ross and then stayed home to raise their three children. She was active in their church, Delton Baptist and then Delwood Road Baptist Church in Edmonton. They moved to Red Deer and then Calgary to be close to their family. Two of Ruth’s favorite phrases were “If I’d known grandchildren were so much fun, I would have had them first.” and “Old age isn’t for sissies.”

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ross; her children Myrna (Jim Glenn), Kevin (Wendy Gardiner), Garth (Dana Johnson), and her grandchildren Cliff, Erik, Tanis, Greg and Kara.

A Memorial Service will be held for Ruth at Varsity Bible Church (4807 Valiant Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, 403-288-1121) Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.A.D.D. (Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers), 14, 303 – 6707 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 0E5 Telephone: (403) 278-8081, 1-800-665-6233.

In living memory of Ruth Johnson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Dulcie Jarvin :

    I just wanted to say that we will miss our dear ‘Aunt Ruth” alot as she taught us the value of family and how important that families and extended family are. I know that she is at peace now with her Lord and her family in Heaven.

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  2. Jim & Susan Martin :

    Susan and I are so sad to hear of Ruth’s (Mrs. Johnson to us young folks.)passing. Although we lost touch many years ago, the memories are still strong. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  3. Wayne & Myrna Johnson :

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Ruth was one of those truly gracious individuals who made life so much more pleasant to everyone around her. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and good wishes.
    Sincerely, Wayne & Myrna Johnson

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  4. Kelly Norris Sarno :

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Uncle Ross and family. We’ve lost touch over the years but Kim and I will always have fond memories of the time we had with the both of you growing up, especially up at the lake. Love to you all from my family in LA… thinking of you at this time. Kelly, Devin and Jadyn Rain

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  5. Gord & Lori Rutherford :

    Garth & Dana and family
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Please pass along our condolences to Kevin and Myrna and their families. Our thoughts are with you. Take care.
    Gord and Lori

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