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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Victoria “Vickie” Johnson passed away peacefully at the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at the age of 90 years. She is reunited in heaven with Stan, her husband and the love of her life, granddaughter Jacqueline Lawson and infant grandson Avery Moran. Cherished Mother to Barry (Jo-Anne), Kathy (Greg), Brenda (Kim) and Robert (Marg). Treasured grandmother to Jeffery Lawson, Jennifer, Natasha and Eric Moran and Ian and Taylor Johnson and great-grandchildren Alivia, Brooke and Callie Errington. Vickie will be greatly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and all who had the pleasure to work with her.
Vickie was born in Port Arthur, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg and later to Portage la Prairie. She had a beautiful life in Portage where she raised her family and made many lasting friendships along the way.
Vickie was a very compassionate, loving and caring person who always put her children, grandchildren and others first. She cherished her family and friendships and enjoyed making people happy. Mom was very active in the Portage la Prairie community giving freely of her time to many charities and organizations including The Royal Purple, The Eastern Star, Trinity United Church, and School Reading Programs. She had many interests including singing, dancing, sewing, reading, swimming, bowling, curling, square dancing, knitting, playing cards and camping with friends and family. It was so great that mom was able to go on many trips once she retired from the Portage Mutual after 27 years. So many memories!
The last few years have been challenging for mom but she has responded with dignity and grace and has always kept her sense of humour. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Lions Prairie Manor for all their help. Their ongoing support and kindness will be remembered always.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel at 11:00 am led by Julie Baker. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in the Columbarium.
Donations in memory of Vickie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 218 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K9 or to Trinity United Church, 15 Tupper St. S. Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1W7 or to the Lions Prairie Manor Foundation, 24 9th St SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3V4.
A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com 204-857-4021
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Unit 2 – 218 Saskatchewan Ave. E. Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K9., AL
Trinity United Church
15 Tupper St. S Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1W7,
Lions Prairie Manor Foundation Inc.
24 9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3V4,