OBITUARY

Martha Ann "Meta" Johns

January 4, 1921April 19, 2014

Meta passed away peacefully in Brooks, AB on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by sons, Terry (Marg) and Roger (Lin); grandsons, Trevor (Olivia), Ryan (Dianne), Cody (Lori), Tyler (Denise), and Devin (Julie) as well as by five great granddaughters and three great grandsons. She was predeceased by husband, Bruce; parents, Sarah and John Finlay and sister, Betty Clifton. She was born in County Antrim, Ireland and immigrated to Canada at the age of eight to farm in the Claresholm area. After finishing school, she trained in Calgary as a typist bookkeeper and enjoyed her career until she met and married Bruce Johns in 1948 and raised two sons, Terry and Roger, in Capitol Hill and Brentwood. She and Bruce were married for forty-nine years until his passing in 1997. Meta worked for Sears Canada for twenty-five years and in retirement enjoyed travelling, time at their cabin in Invermere, china painting, bridge, her ladies Birthday Club and activities at Confederation Park Seniors Club. In 2010, she moved to Brooks Sunshine Gardens Seniors Retirement Home. She will be remembered not only as a loving but also as a fun loving mother, grandma and great grandma who enjoyed family, preparing wonderful meals and baking. She also enjoyed singing the “good old songs”, playing cards and reading. The family thanks the staff at Edgemont Seniors Retirement Home, Calgary; Sunrise Gardens Retirement Centre, Brooks and Brooks and District Seniors Outreach Program for the wonderful care and support over the past fourteen years.

A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or Alzheimer Society Alberta, 303 – 6707 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 0E5. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.

FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, April 25, 2014
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Mary Lou Benci

April 26, 2014

Terry and Marg and Family; I was grieved to hear about Martha's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. I will always remember Martha as a bright and witty person, She was infinitely kind and good humored. I would have loved to have known her longer. She will be missed.

Jenny Soo

April 25, 2014

In memory of a kind, fun, and joyous lady. My condolences.

Ian,Gloria and families

April 25, 2014

Terry,Roger and families,
Sorry to hear of your loss of a great Lady.It was always great to visit with her when she came to Oshawa.She had a wonderful smile.Remember all the special times and the little things that made her Mom and Grandma.

Stewart & Mary McCrae

April 24, 2014

Terry, Roger and families:

We are so sorry to hear that Meta has passed away. She was a wonderful neighbor, and always happy and cheerful. It was a pleasure to visit with her - we think of her every time we look out of our window at their house on Brooklyn Crescent. Our condolences go out to all of you and hope that your happy memories of Meta will help you through this sad time. Rest in peace Meta.

Stewart & Mary McCrae

Katie Stevenson

April 24, 2014

Great Aunt Meta was a special lady! I used to love when grandma and grandpa Johns would call her from the cottage and we would have good conversations together! I still have a piece of art she made hanging on the wall in my guest room.
Thinking of the whole family during this time. Knowing she is at peace will hopefully bring you great comfort.
Love
Katie, Rob and Tyler Stevenson

Katie Stevenson

April 24, 2014

I heard great Aunt Meta is at peace now. I always remember our conversations to her on the phone from the cottage! I have one of the pictures she made 3D in my guest bedroom!
Thinking of the whole family during this time.
Love
Katie, Rob and Tyler Stevenson

Leah Nate

April 23, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

April 23, 2014

Please accept my condolences on Meta's passing. So enjoyed her as a neighbour while in Brentwood. Meta always had a smile for everyone. It is so hard to lose a loved one; am still missing Shannon who passed away last summer. Thoughts and prayers are with you both, Terry and Roger. I will be out of town from Friday till Monday evening. Sorry to miss memorial.
Jean Brumwell Calgary, AB.

April 23, 2014

Roger,Terry and families,
Our memories of your mother are of a woman who was kind,cheerful and full of life. We did not see her deteriorate, suffering from a cruel disease. Hopefully, as time goes by, you will have the same, wonderful feelings as us and remember all the wonderful times you had growing up. She was a one in a million type of person.
Brian,Adrienne and family

Miriam Terry

April 23, 2014

Thinking of all of you now as you cope with Aunt Meta's passing. She was a wonderful lady who has left a lasting legacy through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her fun-loving spirit will be missed but the memories will last forever.
Miriam and Herb