Ada Irene Johanson

Mrs. Ada Irene Johanson, aged 94 years, passed away peacefully, in the care of her family, at her Armstrong home on Friday, July 5, 2002.

Irene will be lovingly remembered by daughter Karen Johanson (Barrie Seed) of Armstrong and son Andrew (Patricia) of Enderby; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Gladys Archibald of Valemount; many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Gus in 1976.

Irene and Gus were married in 1929 and settled in Summerland where they owned an orchard and cattle ranch. In 1959 they moved to Armstrong and Irene has resided there since.

She was active in the community with the Garden Club, IPE volunteer and exhibitor and as such won the Silver Tea Service for the most points one year. A well-known painter, Irene has sold painting all over the world, she gave painting lessons and was a member of the Armstrong Paint and Pallet Club. She also enjoyed fishing, people and her family.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Zion United Church, Armstrong, Reverend Lorraine Powell officiating. Cremation.

Inurnment in family plot of Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. A reception was held at the Church Hall following the service. Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Armstrong Art Gallery. Messages of sympathy may be e-mailed to Arrangements in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home, 546-8294.

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