Mary Elizabeth (Maisie) Johnson

After a lengthy illness, Maisie Johnson, 92 years, on November 21, 2004 at the Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Gail Kinley.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Harold, her sister Emma (Birdie) Young and her brothers Roy Firth and George Firth.

Surviving are brother-in-law Arnold Sova and sister-in-law Joan McFee.

She will also be fondly remembered by her extended family of nieces and nephew, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Maisie was born March 31, 1912 and lived in Winnipeg for most of her life. She graduated from Daniel McIntyre High School and went on to begin her career with the T. Eaton company.

She was later employed with the city of Winnipeg, Assessment division, where she worked until retirement.

She was an avid curler and past president of the Thistle Ladies Curling Club.

A true sports fan, she loved her Blue Jays and watching a good game of golf or tennis.

Summers were spent at Grand Beach where the family maintained a cottage for 69 years. Here, she and Harold enjoyed cottage life with life long beach friends.

Maisie was inspirational to all who met her. She was thoughtful caring and generous in her ways. She was quick to smile and encourage others to ‘put on a happy face’. It was this positive attitude that allowed her to start a new life in White Rock in her 83rd year. Here she made many new friends and was an active volunteer until her 91st year at the Semiahmoo Seniors Centre.

She loved her home, her little garden and sitting on the bench overlooking the Bay with Lueegee sitting beside her.

When we remember her, we will smile, and what better legacy can anyone leave.

in accordance with her wishes, arrangements have been made for cremation.

A memorial service was arranged at Brookside Cemetery for a later date. If firends desire, donations may be made in Maisie’s memory to your favourite charity.

My personal and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Waverley One, Peace Arch Hospital for their care and attention and a special thank you to Veronica and Pat.