Sunday, October 17, 2021

Phyllis Johnson

A well lived life has ended as Phyllis Johnson has gone to be with the Lord October 7, 2021 in her 91st year. Phyllis was the beloved wife of Fred Johnson for more than 70 years and the mother of nine children: Jane (Bill) Shifflett, Linda (John) Corrente, Grace (Gary) Forget, MaryAnn (Brian) Pianosi, Rob (Joanne) Johnson, Christine Johnson (James Murray), Ron Johnson, Phil Johnson (Laura), Colleen Johnson (Doug Reid). Phyllis also leaves behind 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Pearl (Gonyou) and Garnet Elliott and by her brother, Ray Elliott, and her brothers-in-law, Cyril Lauwereys and Lewis Johnson, and by her sisters-in-law, Joy Watts and Gwen Hamilton. She is survived by her siblings Shirley (Jerry) Pickering, Lois (John) Oxley, Barbara Lauwereys, Pauline Owen and Paul (Cathy) Elliott and by her sister-in-law, Diane Elliott and her brother-in-law, Dan (Cherie) Johnson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis and Fred grew up in the Charlemont neighbourhood and, after their marriage, farmed together in that area for many years before moving to Dresden. Phyllis was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a great believer in higher education and promoted it unceasingly to all of her children and grandchildren. She was a woman of faith and, even in her times of confusion in her last weeks of life, prayed constantly. She used her creative talents in many ways; making clothing, cooking, knitting and especially in quilting. Every person in this family has a treasured quilt made by Phyllis. She was someone who freely shared meals and even her home to many people beyond her own family. The impact that she had on our family cannot be described. Phyllis was honoured and loved by this family and will be greatly missed by all.

There will be no funeral visitation. A Private Family service will be held at the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 679 North St., Dresden Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If you so choose, donations can be made to the Charlemont Free Methodist Church, (30127 Brigden Rd, Wallaceburg, ON N8A 4L2 ), the Dresden Food Bank (c/o the Dresden Community Church 29043 Community Rd.,Dresden, ON.,N0P 1M0 ). or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com

We would like to thank all of those who assisted in her excellent care in the last months of her life: Angela Poole and the LIHN Home Care Program and Cheryl Somers, Mary Beth Cadotte and the Palliative Care Consultation Team, VON Nursing and Volunteer programs, Dr. Atoe and his staff, our various wonderful PSWs, Pastor Ron Bartolo and the Charlemont.


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