1921 – 2012
Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Johannson of Spruce View (recently of Sunset Manor, Innisfail) passed away peacefully on January 17, 2012 at the age of 90 years. She was born November 14, 1921 at her home on the banks of the Medicine River – Evarts, Alberta. Evelyn attended public school in Evarts, high school in Dickson, and teacher education at Calgary Normal School. She became an all-around first class teacher and taught grades one to nine in the small schools of Raven, Centerville, and Hola then grade one in Dickson and continued in Spruce View from 1959 – 1987. Evelyn married John Johannson, a carpenter and farmer in 1944. They were blessed with eight children, a family which has grown to eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, all of which were a very important and integral part of Evelyn’s life. Evelyn loved life and people and thus the communities in which she has lived and worked, have been enriched with her generous sharing of time, talents and treasures. Her tireless dedication has resulted in a cheerful role model for family, friends and community at large. Evelyn was pre-deceased by her Icelandic parents John & Dora Hillman, sisters Johanna Day, Shana Eymundson, brothers Clifford and Elmer Hillman, her husband John Johannson and grandson Cain Barabonoff. She is survived by Donna (Oliver) Nelson, Dell (Hans) Tiedemann, Allan (Elaine) Johannson, Brian (Gayle) Johannson, Ike (Michele) Johannson, Curt (Dusty) Johannson, Findlay (Val) Johannson, and Trudy (Brian) Veldkamp and their families; sisters Doris Campbell, Bernese Lewis, June Parker and Marilyn Bell. A celebration of Evelyn’s life was held at Bethany Lutheran Church, Dickson, Alberta at January 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made the Bethany Lutheran Church, the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society of Markerville or charity of one’s choice.
4415- 49th St. Innisfail