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JEAN JOHNSON (nee SUMKA) 1957 - 2015 Jean passed away peacefully in Brandon on February 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Wayne; her sons, Steven, Andrew, Michael (Kelly); her ex-daughter-in-law, Nina, and her grandchildren: Tatyana, Reanna, Serenity, Patience, Braelyn and Michaela. She is also survived by her brothers, Ron (Helen) and Jim, and her sisters: Marion (Wally), Barbara (Chris) and Carol (Daniel). She also leaves her in-laws: John (Jackie), Ron (Carol), Mary (friend Doug), Betty, Carol (Wayne), Lloyd (Elaine), and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Elsie Sumka; her parents-in-law, Ernest and Lillian Johnson; sister-in-law, Lil Johnson; brothers-in-law; Denis Nagam, Dennis Sabovitch, George Gray, and her special cat, "Sam". Jean grew up on a farm near Poplarfield, Manitoba and attended school in Poplarfield and Fisher Branch. After marrying Wayne Johnson in 1974, she and Wayne moved to Winnipeg. In 1992, they moved to Brandon. Jean enjoyed growing flowers in her garden, doing various crafts, bowling, baseball and going to Country Fest. She especially loved Christmas and decorating the house and yard. The family wishes to express their thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassion and care, also to all the family and friends that visited Jean in the last month. A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Lydia Glawson. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jean may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 1-888-694-8153

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 07, 2015

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My condolences go out to Jean's family. Although I had not seen Jean in many years I always remembered her smile and her kindness when I would see her at family events when I was young. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. - Posted by: Andrea Kostyra (Cousin) on: Feb 09, 2015

  • Though I have lived away for many years, I will always remember Jean's smile and good nature. I have many fond memories of spending time with my cousins at the farm when we were young. It was also a pleasure seeing her when I happened to be in Winnipeg for family events. My condolences go out to her family. She left us too soon. Susan - Posted by: Susan Faye ( Troschuk ) (cousin) on: Feb 08, 2015

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