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EILEEN MARY JOHNSTON (MARTIN)
Born: Sep 25, 1935
Date of Passing: Jul 19, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
EILEEN MARY JOHNSTON
September 25, 1935 July 19, 2020
Eileen was surrounded by eight family members including her three sons, Terry, Kim, and Ian as she passed peacefully to be with the Lord and her much missed husband Aleck after expressing her love individually with everyone present. In her signature manner, she asked that we forward her love to all the family and friends she loved so deeply to her final breath.
Eileen was born to Wilson and Edith Martin in Kenaston, SK. From country school to town to graduating Grade 12 at the Qu'Appelle Diocesan Anglican Girls School in Regina in 1953, Eileen began her working career in Moose Jaw, SK with the Bank of Montreal before marrying the love of her life Aleck C. Johnston of Goodwater, SK in 1956. They settled in Weyburn where their three sons were born before following Aleck's very successful career with Canadian National Rail. Many promotions and location moves only fueled Eileen's love of family and friends.
After 19 years of enjoyable retirement in Abbotsford, BC and Aleck's untimely death in 2008, Eileen moved back to Winnipeg to be near her two younger sons, all her grandchildren and the dear friends with whom they had enjoyed so much life with.
Eileen was also predeceased by her parents, Wilson and Edith Martin (nee Wood), brothers, Bill, Ed, Norman, and John.
She is survived by her three sons, Terry (Agatha) of Comox, BC, Kim (Sherri) and Ian (Denine) all of Winnipeg, MB; five grandchildren, Melissa, Robert (Kristin), Jarrett, Kurtis, and Piper Eileen; four great-grandchildren, Avalene, Kinley, Mia, and Chase; sister Grace (Larry) McIntosh and brother Robert (Linda) Martin; sisters-in-law, Irene Martin and Joan Johnston as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved beyond words.
Special mention to Great-Aunt Jo McRobbie-Smith and Judith and Paul Robson and family of England, and Graham and Frances McRobbie-Smith and family of Stonehaven, Scotland.
A beautiful memorial service that did Eileen proud and recognized her strong faith in God took place at Green Acres Funeral Home in Winnipeg on July 30, 2020.
Eileen will join Aleck in St. Paul's Cathedral Columbarium in Regina, SK at a planned event in the near future. Family and friends will be welcome to visit their final resting place any time as it is indoors and comfortable year round.
If desired, donations in memory of Eileen can be made to the Diabetes Canada, 1300-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2R5 or CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, or a charity of choice.
Funeral Home & Cemetery
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. We knew your mom through Joy Lutheran Church. She was always so happy and cheerful and we enjoyed our visits during coffee. We have many fond memories. She will be missed. - Posted by: Charlene and Harold Mitchler (church family at Joy Lutheran) on: Sep 09, 2020
Eileen was married to my Dad's youngest brother, Alex Johnston. I remember her as a sociable, talkative and fun loving person. And also her unconditional love for family and friends. She was involved with her church community and always seemed to be focused on making things better for others. Our condolences to her sons and their families. Love Larry and Kathleen Johnston - Posted by: Larry Johnston (Nephew) on: Aug 29, 2020
My sincerest condolences on your mom’s passing. I have known your mom through church and our fellowship time. She was a wonderful lady to visit with and always had the biggest smile. I can see she loved everyone around her. We will miss her greatly when we are able to worship again. Take comfort in knowing she was well loved by all of us. - Posted by: Kathryn Bartmanovich (Part of her church family at Joy Lutheran) on: Aug 08, 2020
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