Lois Dianne Johnson, a native of Mundare, Alberta, was born on September 30, 1942. She peacefully passed away at her home on September 16, 2022. Lois leaves behind her two sons, Perry and Todd, as well as her beloved grandchildren, Julian and Sophia. Tragically, she was preceded in death by her husband Gordon, whom she was married to for nearly 50 years, and her grandson Dante.
Lois grew up in Edmonton, raised in a Ukrainian family. Throughout her school years, she dedicated herself to the study of piano, culminating in obtaining her ARCT in 1962. She furthered her education by earning a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in 1963. It was during her pharmacy studies that she met the love of her life, Gordon, whom she married in 1964. The couple settled in Calgary, where they raised their two sons. Lois passionately pursued her love for music, becoming a full-time piano teacher. After their children had grown, she returned to her career in pharmacy, eventually assuming the position of pharmacist/manager in the Petro Canada tower in Calgary.
In 1993, Lois and Gordon retired to Victoria, where they reveled in their newfound freedom and filled their years with travel, gardening, and renovating their charming “turret” house. Their time in Victoria was further enriched by the strong bonds they formed at Oak Bay United Church, especially through their regular volunteering at the Thrift Shop. Lois will always be remembered as a captivating and warm-hearted friend to those who knew her and as a deeply devoted presence within her family. Her absence will be sorely felt, and she will remain dearly missed. To honor her memory, donations may be made to the BC Parkinson Society at https://www.parkinson.bc.ca.
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