JOHNSON, Stanford Dale

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With much love and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Stanford (Stan) Dale Johnson into the arms of his loving Saviour on February 4, 2021. Stan will be remembered with love, admiration, and respect by his children Sheila, Luanne (Curtis), Marla, Dale, and by his grandchildren Heather (Jon), Cameron (Nora), Kari (Shaun), Mia, Hala, Alanna (Derrick), Grace (Ryan), Browen (Michael), Gareth (Alex), Kai, Noah, and Alexandra, and by his great-grandson, Theodor. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Maureen. Stan was predeceased by his loving wife, Louise, in 2019.

Stan was born and raised in the village of Strome, Alberta. He studied the electrical trade at SAIT in Calgary, and eventually became a Master Electrician. He married Louise in 1956 and they moved to Edmonton, where they raised their family. Stan established and ran his own commercial electrical contracting business, and completed hundreds of large contracts in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Stan strongly believed in volunteerism and in making contributions to the community and to his church. He also valued the preservation of heritage. Stan and his late wife, Louise were lifetime members of the Sons of Norway. As accomplished Scandinavian Folk Dancers, Stan and Louise established and led the Valhalla Junior Scandinavian Folk Dancers, a group that included several of their grandchildren. Stan shared his commitment for service and contribution with his children and grandchildren, who worked by his side at lutefisk dinners, in the Scandinavian Pavilion at Heritage Days, and at church events.

Stan’s most important priority was his family and he was thrilled with the announcement of each new grandchild. He taught his children to work hard, to take care of themselves, to get “the facts” and to make good choices. He was a wise and thoughtful counsellor, a mentor, and a willing manager and helper when a project was underway. Daily, Stan thanked God for his family, and he prayed for them all.

Stan’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Ryan O’Malley, Dr. Ingrid de Kock, and to the many caregivers who helped him through his last months. Stan’s family is grateful that Stan was the first resident accepted on opening day at the Roozen Family Hospice Centre, Pilgrim’s Hospice Society, and for the compassionate care provided during his short stay.

Due to the current pandemic, a family celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief at www.clw.org/donate, Hope Mission at www.hopemission.com/donate, or to the Pilgrim’s Hospice Society at www.pilgrimshospice.com/get-involved/make-a-donation.

 

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Al Johnson

We were saddened to here about the passing of Uncle Stan. I certainly have fond memories of gatherings at his house where we enjoyed great food together and the chaos of hanging out with the cousins.
Take comfort in knowing he had a long life surrounded by his loving family.
We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Al, Judy and Kaela

Peggy

FRIENDS FOREVER!
Sincere Sympathy and love to all the family.
Love Auntie Peggy & family

Colleen and Mark Vogel

Stan has been such an important part of my life. Stan and Louise together welcomed me into their lives through so many paths. We made thousands of pancakes together at Hosanna, they taught my daughter to dance, rosemaling with Louise on wooden masterpieces made by Stan remains one of my best relaxing and rewarding memories. There are too many ways to thank Stan for helping me keep the Norwegian flames of my childhood burning bright! We send our love overflowing and blessings,
Colleen and Mark

Gloria Mowat

My sincerest sympathy in the loss of your dear Dad! A memorial in honor of Stan will be sent toHope Mission.

Velna Lorenz

Stan was a good friend for 70 plus years – going back to school years with my husband. He and Louise were at the top of the list of longest and dearest friends. Rest in peace, Stan. You and Louise are together again. My condolences to the family.

ElaineWiberg

So sorry for the loss of your father. He will always be missed but remembered. I have sent a donation to Heart and Stroke in his memory.

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