JOHNSON – Maisie Ruth
April 20, 1932 – December 22, 2015
It is with great sadness we announce Maisie Johnson, our mom, nana and friend passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. Maisie was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, where she grew up with her younger sister and best friend Kay, and parents David and Daisy Hunter. Maisie went to The University of Saskatchewan and received a degree in home economics, she also played volleyball, basketball and fenced. During her school years she worked at Lake Louise Lodge where she made some friends for life. Maisie taught in Moose Jaw for a couple of years before moving out to Vancouver. There she worked at BC Hydro and met the love of her life Guy. She returned to teaching at J N Burnett Junior Secondary in Richmond BC, later she was also the district coordinator for Home Ec. Maisie was an accomplished pianist and taught piano when her kids were younger. She loved the outdoors, first with skiing and camping trips, and later to her home away from home on Gambier Island where she made many everlasting friendships and was the Island Treasurer for over 20 years.
She was known for her good natured spirit, constant smile, amazing handmade Teddy Bears, needle point and more recently her rekindled love of painting. After Guy passed, she moved to Tapestry where she continued to make friends and take advantage of all life had to offer.
Maisie is survived by her daughter Gery (Dean), son Bill (Sharnie), grandchildren: Chelsey (Tristan), Brandon and Connor; Danyelle, Asher, Jaya and Alexander; several nieces, nephew, cousins and so very many friends.
A Celebration of Maisie's life will be conducted by the Reverend John Stephens on Saturday, January 9, at 1:00 pm at ST. PHILIPS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 3737 West 27 Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the SPCA in Maisie’s name as she was a life long lover of animals. Maisie will be dearly missed by all.