ROSALIND LENORE JOHNSON (nee KARDAL)
May 20, 1956 – July 7, 2021
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Rosalind “Lenore” Johnson announces her passing on July 7, 2021 at the age of 65 years.
Lenore was born in Gimli, Manitoba on May 20, 1956 to Frances Seymour and Allan Kardal. She spent most of her younger years in Hecla, Manitoba with her grandparents. Later moving to Riverton where she spent her teenage years. Then she met the love of her life Harvey Johnson and married him in Riverton, her husband of 46 years. Lenore and Harvey were blessed with two biological children – Caroline and Shane Johnson. Then later in life they cared for six children born from their hearts Rondell Owens, Gildon Owens, Bella Young, Davian Shupena, Olivia Shupena, and Octavia Kardal Murdoch. She always looked forward to spending summers with many nieces and nephews.
Lenore was hardworking and dedicated as a full time employee, mother and wife. Her resume included many lines of work such as Christie’s cookie factory, Riverton Motor Inn, Promo Wear, Arborg Bakery, retiring from the Arborg Personal Care Home.
Lenore loved spending time with friends, family, and the children she cared for throughout her life. She always took time to bake her family/friends favorites. Knitting many a special pair of Icelandic woolen mitts. She looked forward to camping at Black Island visiting with extended family and friends from Hollow Water.
Lenore is survived by immediate family, sister Vivian Johnson, brother Frank (Buddy) Kardal, sister Cathy Grimolfson (Bobby). She was predeceased by her son Shane Johnson, grandparents Alex and Sarah Seymour, uncle Alex Jr (Chich) Seymour, mother Frances Seymour, father Allan Kardal, sister Geraldine Kardal, nephew Dustin Johnson.
Lenore will be always be remembered for her very warm smile, kind words, sense of humour, and extraordinary love for children.
On July 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. a memorial service will be held at the Riverton Community Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rondell Owens, Gildon Owens, Davain Shupena, Kelvin Monkman, Grimsi Grimolfson, and Harley Johnson.
A come and go lunch will follow at the Hnausa Unitarian Centre.
An enormous THANK YOU to her sister-in-laws Sharon Chartrand, Sandra Monkman, Marcel Momotiuk and best friend Vicki Olson.
Donations can be made to the Riverton Memorial Arena.
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