JOHNSON – Elin Kristin, aged 81 years of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, passed away quietly on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Centennial Special Care Home, Langenburg, Saskatchewan.
Elin was born on July 7, 1939, at Wadena, Saskatchewan to Magnus and Lara (nee Frederickson) Olafson. She grew up on a farm in the Wadena area. She finished grade 11 at Wadena and took Registered Nurse Training at Yorkton Union Hospital, graduating in 1960. In 1960 she worked at Langenburg Union Hospital. She married William (Ronnie) Johnson October 29, 1960, and they lived in Churchbridge. She had twins Alan and Audrey in September 1961, and 15 months later added daughter Janet to complete the family. While the kids were small, she continued working as a nurse on a part time/casual basis. The family moved to Yorkton in 1969 and in 1970 she resumed full time work at the Yorkton Nursing Home, and late 1970 began work at Yorkton Union Hospital. They moved to the farm north of Churchbridge in 1976 and in 1980 Elin became employed by Potash Country Home Care, while continuing to work at Yorkton Union Hospital until 1984. She did homecare in the Churchbridge-Bredenbury area until retiring about 2000 when her and Ronnie moved to the acreage south of Churchbridge. Elin remained there until she moved to the care home in March 2021.
Elin and Ronnie were avid travellers, touring a large portion of North America by both car and Ronnie’s airplane. Elin’s greatest joy was her family and friends, she loved hearing the stories of their lives. She was happiest spending time together whether to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a nice summer day. She could often be found surrounded by the laughter and joy of her grandkids and great-grandkids as they shared their newest joke or story. Elin loved her houseplants, flowers and bird watching. She had a sweet tooth, especially for ice cream. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Elin was predeceased by her parents Magnus and Lara Olafson, her in-laws Valdi and Dyrfinna Johnson, her sister Ingibjorg (Bugs) Veal and brother-in-law Lynne Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of over 60 years, Ronnie Johnson; son Alan (Gina) Johnson of Owasso, Oklahoma; daughters Audrey (Randy) Schappert of Churchbridge, SK and Janet (Ian) Prier of Churchbridge, SK; Grandchildren Kristy (Justin) Clay, Clint (Nicole) Prier, Erin (Donaven) Adamczyk, Kyla (Dean) Evans, Jocelyn (Morgan) Griffin, Nolan Johnson (Stephanie Damon-Moore), Aidan, Owen & Elin Johnson; Great grandchildren Jordyn, Hunter and Caylin Adamczyk, Kaleb, Kolby and Kolton Clay, Nicole & Adam Griffin and Charlie Evans; Brother-in-law Allan Veal, brother-in-law Thor (Barbara) Johnson, sisters-in-law Christine Johnson and Joanne (Gerry) Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
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