Johnson, Gertrude Louise

January 05, 1930 ~ September 19, 202

Born January 5, 1930 Gertrude died peacefully at Bear Creek Terrace (formerly Fiddicks) on September 19, 2023 in her 93rd year. Gertrude was the loving mother of Shelley (Allan) Vansteenkiste of Sarnia, mother-in-law of Lola Dudley, Petrolia and step-mother of Jim (Ellen) Johnson, Inwood and Robert Vera Brasjen) Johnson, Alvinston. Gertrude was predeceased by her son Barry Dudley (2012), her step daughter Kathryn Whiting (2023), her husband Burton Johnson (2007) and husband Jack Dudley (1962). Gertrude was a loving Grandmother to Stephanie Dudley, Jackie (Ryan) Sanderson, Alexandra (Jamie) Mitchell, David ((Rachel) Whiting, Heather (Bill) McMahon, Jason (Melisa) Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Andrew (Emily) Johnson, Katie Johnson, Bradley Vansteenkiste and Selena Vansteenkiste. Gertrude was a special GG to seventeen and she loved her many nieces and nephews. Gertrude was predeceased by her parents Frank & Loren Arnold, brother Ross (Donna) Arnold, sisters Geraldine (Jack) Phair and Melba Dudley, her in-laws Lyle & Jenny Johnson, George and Mildred Dudley, sisters-in-law Mary (Bruce) Chapman, Georgina (John) Dobie, Melba (Dick) Singleton and brother-in-law Vaughn Dudley.

Funeral Details
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapel, Brigden. At Gertrude’s request there will be no visitation. A private internment at Alvinston Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to a Charity of your choice.

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  1. Sincerest sympathy to all of Gert’s family. She was such a lovely lady and it was a blessing to have had the privilege of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Shelley and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Gert was a part of my life growing up and I’ll remember her always. She had a long and meaningful life, surrounded by family. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  3. Our sincere condolences on Gertrude’s passing. She was always such a beautiful and loving lady. We’ll particularly miss the stories of her, her siblings, and the Arnold cousins growing up in Kimball in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. Farewell Gertrude.

  4. Deepest condolences to all of Gertrude’s families. Cherish all the wonderful memories.
    Sympathy to all. Alice May (Robbins) Sutherland

  5. Deepest Condolences to Gert’s Family and Thinking Of You All! She was One Beautiful Lady’ that Brought a Lot of Joy to Life and Always Loved Fun and Enjoying a Good Laugh! An AMAZING Lady that will always be Remembered!

  6. Oh, what a grand lady Gertrude was. Always so kind and thoughtful and I can’t forget very stylish.
    Rest in Paradise Dear Lady.

    Take care,
    Paula Hoskin, Stylist at Bear Creek Terrace

  7. Memories of Gertrude fill my heart. She was always so sweet to us. Sending condolences for your loss. Louise, Jim & Amber Fujioka (related on Johnson side, daughter of Betty Maithonis, cousin to Burton).

  8. My deepest condolences on the passing of Gertrude, she was a lovely lady, may you find peace at this time and celebrate her life well lived….. Steve Arnold

  9. My sincere sympathy to all of Gertie’s families .
    She was a wonderful person and am thankful to have known her.May she be at peace now with all her loved ones

  10. We are remembering Gertrude with fond memories: lunches out with Johnson relatives (past and present), tea parties at her apartment, gracious visits at LTC. A quietly elegant, dignified, wonderful lady.

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Jackie & Jim Williams, Guelph ON. (related thru the Johnson (Fife) branch of family).

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Gertrude’s passing. She was always such a lovely lady to meet up with.
    Sympathies to Shelley, Lola, Jim, Bob and families.

  12. Sincere Condolences to you Shelley
    Your mom was an amazing person who leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories

  13. Condolences to Shelly and your family. Your Mom was a very special and classy lady. She was somebody who truly cared. She will be rejoicing now, in a huge celebration!

  14. Shelly, I am so sorry for your loss.Your Mom was a very special lady, and we were lucky to have known her. Please hold on to all the great memories that you have❤️

  15. Shelley & Family
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Hold the memories you shared together close to your heart.
    Shelley & Jim Kelly

  16. To all of Gert’s family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    She will be remembered with love and memories by all that knew her.
    Wendy and Marcel Tremblay

  17. Dear Shelly and Al,
    Sending our love and strength to all of you at this sad time. You are in our hearts.❤️
    Deepest condolences,
    Dan, Carol Dumais and Family

  18. Sympathy to you Lola and your Entire Family. So sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law she was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many . Hugs to you all Maureen Bailey and Family