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Born: Jul 04, 1934

Date of Passing: May 05, 2020

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July 4, 1934 - May 5, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lil, peacefully in her sleep, after a major stroke in hospital.
Lil leaves to mourn her four children, Jeff Johnson (Shawna), David Johnson (Linda), Rodney Johnson (Tricia), Judy Johnson (Neil); and her two stepsons, Gerard Kooiman, and Martin Kooiman (Tammy); eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lil was predeceased by two husbands, Gerald Johnson (1982), and Gerry Kooiman (2009); her parents, and her sister.
Lil was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later moved to Winnipeg in 1969 with the family. After retiring from the TD Bank, she devoted her life to being kind, generous, and donating her crafts and baking for many occasions. She was also a devout member of St. Emile Roman Catholic Church for 30 years, and the Catholic Women's League. Lil enjoyed volunteering in the church office. She then joined St. Michael's Church in her later years for distance convenience. She was a life member of the Royal Canadian Ladies Auxiliary for 55 years, and a Branch #7 member for 33 years. She served many positions; past president, treasurer and sports foundation. She enjoyed knitting, baking, word search, and especially bingo. She made numerous friends in her new home at Transcona Place. She enjoyed all gatherings with the family, birthdays, and Christmas.
Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, a private memorial service will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home. A burial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for the public.

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Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I've known Lil for many years from the Legion, Branch #7. I didn't know her well, but she always had a kind word, very friendly and always a wonderful smile. Later, she moved into Transcona Place, where I have been the assistant property manager, so we had many occasions to chat. She will be missed by everyone. - Posted by: Linda Armstrong (Aquaintenace an) on: May 14, 2020

  • Thinking of you Rod, Tricia and all of your family, at this time and in the time ahead. You’ll have many precious memories of your mother to keep with you. With love, Joan & Dean - Posted by: Joan & Dean Holliston (Friend to Rod and relative to Tricia) on: May 10, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss of Lil, she was such a friendly person. - Posted by: Dawn Jackson (Family friend) on: May 09, 2020

  • When I first met Lil in 1986, we became instant friends. Since then, I joined the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and once again I was able to work with Lil on many projects. She always was a great help to me as president of the Auxiliary and advised me in many occasions. We all will certainly miss her cheerful smile and little jokes she always told. My prayers are for the family at this sad time. - Posted by: Celeste West (Friend ) on: May 09, 2020

  • We always enjoyed Lil while she was in Transcona Place, we were at opposite ends of the hall. She was determined and gutsy and fun. We will miss her. - Posted by: Ken and Carol Cox (Friend) on: May 09, 2020

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