On the morning of Sept. 9, 2019, surrounded by family, Peggy Lee Johnson (nee Haney), 70 years old, passed away at her home.
At 15 years old, Mom met the love of her life and spent 53 years married to Dad. It always makes us smile to think of our parents walking together holding hands and having an unspoken language between them.
Together, they raised three children that graced them with seven “grand-kids” and one great grandson.
Mom took pride in caring for her home and family, and in later years transitioned to the role of growing her fudge business, creating her Eye on Education group, serving as a board member on the RRDSB, and being a Mary Kay consultant and Young Living representative.
Mom enjoyed every second with her grandchildren and was a supportive and encouraging force in their lives. She was proud of their accomplishments and always made them feel loved and treasured.
There was nothing Mom enjoyed more than sitting in a boat with Dad, or relishing in the glow of a bonfire surrounded by family and friends.
She fondly remembered the “Mine Centre Shindigs"—her mini getaways to the casino with her sister, Twyla, which always proved to be a fun adventure; her "little projects” that she embarked on with her sister by choice and best friend, Debbie (always a bit more challenging for Dad as opposed to Mom and Deb as they embarked on their plans of action).
Mom believed in taking care of oneself, regularly swimming with the girls at Aquafit, eating healthy, and remedying with natural forces such as garlic and young living oils.
Mom was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and volunteered her efforts at many community events.
Mom cherished her friendships and was grateful for the blessings in her life. She always welcomed people into her home and life, and had an ability to make others feel like they belonged there.
Mom was her children's biggest cheerleader and our voice of reason. Her strength and loving nature will help guide us as we move forward. We are all so very grateful and thankful that we had our time with her.
Mom passed away from brain cancer, but it didn't stop her from fighting valiantly until the end of her life and she never stopped believing that, “Today is a good day to have a good day.”
To hold her memories close are her husband, Bill Johnson; children, Rhonda (Don) Howells, Rochelle (Steve) Luoma, and Willie (Jenn) Johnson; grandchildren, DJ (Heather), Garrett (Cheyenne), Raina, Kaylee, Shya, Aubrey, Ainsley and Declan; her brothers and sisters, Terry (Judy), Sandy (Gayle), Randy (Sandy), Twyla (Ed), Rusty (Candis) and Tammy; sister by choice and best friend, Debbie (Anthony); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom is rejoicing in heaven with her parents, Roy and Helen Haney, and her sister, Rodelle.
A celebration of Mom's life will be held upstairs at the Fort Frances Legion from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
The family gratefully requests that in Mom's memory you support the Tamarack House in Thunder Bay.
Mom loved to look after others and in that spirit please carry on her memory with a good deed or a kind gesture.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.