Loretta Irene Johnson

Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Westlock Alliance Church

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JOHNSON, Loretta Irene
Mrs. Loretta Irene Johnson entered the gates of heaven peacefully at home in Morinville, Alberta on Sunday early morning, October 1st, 2017.  Her final days and months were spent surrounded by family and friends that Loretta loved dearly while she braved her second battle with breast cancer. Loretta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister & friend to many.  She was born January 21, 1942 in Consort, Alberta, the daughter of the late Albin Liknes & Alice (Cook) Liknes. She attended Public School, one year of Bible School and later got her Nursing Aides training in Edmonton in 1960.  She was united in holy matrimony to John Johnson on May 22nd, 1965 in Manning, Alberta. Together they had 3 children; Derwin, Carolyn & Gregory.
Loretta worked in Manning as a Nurses Aid (at) the hospital and was also the Matron of the Del Air Lodge for several years. She taught Sunday School, led Pioneer Girls & directed 2 musical plays at the Gospel Tabernacle.    
They moved to Westlock in 1985 where John & her managed the Fas Gas station at Clyde corner for 6 years.  After that, they moved to White Rock, BC where they managed 3 apartment buildings while they enjoyed the ocean air.  They moved to Pickardville, Alberta in 1998 and back into Westlock in 2003.  They built a basement suite and took care of Loretta’s parents until they both deceased.  They moved to St. Albert in 2009 and lived there until this past April when they moved to Morinville to be near their son Greg.
Loretta loved music, sang & played piano in church, as well as at other community events.  She was a great cook, and many a delicious meal was had with friends and family around her beautifully set tables. She loved entertaining and any other opportunity to bring people together. She had a great laugh and a wonderful smile that warmed up any room.  She loved gardening and spent hours outside making her yards beautiful.
Her beautiful life will forever be remembered and cherished by her husband John Johnson, her daughter Carolyn (Matt Fisher) & their children Abigail & Bennett, her son Greg Johnson (Jodi) and their children Mariah & Kelsea. Her brother Wade Liknes (Marian) sisters Judy Hanson (Bill), Barb Quist (Bert), Joan Powers (Stan), Nola Peterson (Dave) & Sheryle Picklyk (Don). In laws Judy Lovas, Dorothy Nicklason (David), George Johnson (Bev) and Elsie Lein (Alvin).
She was predeceased by her sister Irene (1941), brother Tim Liknes
(1995), her son Derwin (1998) her father Albin Liknes (2007) & her mother Alice Liknes (2009) The Funeral & Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at the Westlock Alliance Church. For more information contact the Westlock Funeral Home. Interment and Viewing will be reserved for the family.

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Dave and Colleen George
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all this time. Lean on our precious Savior for His comfort during this very hard time.

Barb Fisher
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Dear John, Carolyn and Greg,

You have my sincerest sympathies and I am praying for all of you during this sad time.

Barb Fisher

jill snell
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
Dear Carolyn, Matt, Abigail, Bennett, John, Greg and the entire Johnson family. I wish you all peace and my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother, grandmother and wife - your Loretta. I knew her a long time through Carolyn and I know how much Carolyn adored her and how painful this time is for your family. You are all in my thoughts! Jill xo

Donna & Greg Boutin
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
John, Carolyn, Greg & families, we were saddened to hear of Loretta’s passing. She was an amazing woman, an angel here on earth. Our heartfelt condolences. Treasure your memories and know you have a very special angel watching over you.

Clarence Richards
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
Dear John, Carolyn and family, Greg and family. So sorry to hear of Loretta's passing.
Our family was often recipients of Loretta's welcoming hospitality. You all are in our thoughts .
Clarence Richards

Colleen Gould
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
Our deepest sympathy at this time of Loretta's passing. We spent many good times working together.

Cecil Cowie
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
John & family - Wishing you God's grace - Cecil & Ruby Cowie

Colleen Rae
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
Dear Carolyn, My heart goes out to you & your Family for the huge loss of your Mom Loretta. She meant so much to all of you! I hope the beautiful memories you have of Loretta will bring you all some comfort during this sad time.
Deepest Sympathy, Colleen

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