Jennie Johnston passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the age of 82 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Revelstoke Senior’s Centre at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, March 24th with Mr. Gary Sulz officiating. Pallbearers are Mike Defeo, Peter Van Tol, Richard Van Tol, Frank Degroot, Bob Van Tol, and Cyrille Marcil. Interment will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Senior Citizen’s Association, Box 2415, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Jennie.
Jennie was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta on October 6, 1934 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1957. She was an avid Bingo and card player. Jennie enjoyed huckleberry picking and growing vegetables and flowers. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the great joys in her life and she loved them all dearly.
Jennie was predeceased by her husband Mel in 1989, nine siblings and her parents. She is survived by two children: Teresa (Stewart) Defeo of Revelstoke and John (Elizabeth Munro) Johnston of Greater Napanee, Ontario; two grandchildren: Nicole Defoe and Michael (Allysa Yarochi) Defeo; two great grandchildren: Isaac and Gage; one brother, Tenus Van Tol of Pincher Creek, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Jennie’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.