Florence, Ellen Johnston

Florence Ellen Johnston passed peacefully from this life at the Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie on May 17, 2013 following a gradual decline in health. She was 77 years old.

Flo was born in Calgary, AB on September 18, 1935. In 1972, the mother of 2 married Jim Johnston in Edmonton, AB and moved to Sparwood the following year. By 1977 the Johnston’s had settled in the Crowsnest Pass where Flo worked at the government office in Blairmore. In 1984 Jim and Flo made the decision to return to Sparwood where they would be closer to their children and grandchildren. Together Jim and Flo enjoyed 32 years of marriage. They loved to go camping and bird-watching and travelled out East and down to Arizona. Flo enjoyed bowling, gardening and poodles, and was an active member of the Eagles in Sparwood. In 2004, Flo lost the love of her life and shortly thereafter moved in to the Senior Citizen’s Villa. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who left a legacy of love and wonderful memories that will be forever treasured.

Florence is survived by her children: Janice Fleck (Dale Kammermayer) and Richard (Holly) Johnston, 6 precious grandchildren: Chris, Brody, Codey, Meghan, James and Mariah, her beautiful great grandson Oliver and her brother Dean Nordahl as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Maud Nordahl, her cousin Donna Swaney and her beloved husband James Johnston.

Should friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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