Johnson, Gwendolyn

June 25, 1932 ~ September 1, 2023

Gwendolyn Johnson
June 25, 1932 to September 1, 2023
Gwen was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to homesteader parents, Jean (Houston) and Clayton Johnson. Graduated from Carrot River High School, Victoria Hospital School of Nursing Prince Albert Sask and Ryerson University. Gwen worked in hospitals in Saskatchewan, Alberta & Ontario, and retired from Marshall Gowland Manor. She was a member of St Giles Church, volunteer for VON & Lambton Wildlife.
Survived and predeceased by, “Amazing friends & neighbours who were always there with a helping hand, a good laugh, and put up with me in spite of myself!”
Survived by children Lorna Boschman (Jill), Leanne Boschman, Mark Boschman; grandchildren Erin Palesch (Adam), Clayton Leduc (Rhea), and River Boschman (Jenny); great-grandchildren Mattea and Malachi Palesch, Nina Leduc; brother Harvey Johnson; nieces and nephews Shelley, Sid Johnson  (Karen), Tanya Kalashnikov (Dave), Paula Johnson, April Smallwood.
Predeceased by parents Jean and Clayton Johnson; brothers Ray and Ted, nephews Doug and Russell Johnson.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 11:00am from St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Road, Sarnia.
The family requests that donations be made to VON -Sarnia (, St. Joseph’s Hospice ( or the Sarnia Humane Society (

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  1. My sincere condolences to Gwen’s family. She welcomed me on her Curling team when I moved to Sarnia and we had many happy (and successful) years playing together. She was a friend to my whole family and I will never forget her.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Gwen’s passing. Gwen was like a family member to me. I used to stay at her house as a child and a teenager and she was so good to me. I have fond memories of hanging out on her couch watching TV with Mark and Mooly (Mark convinced me Mooly was scotch-garded on one occasion). Although I have not lived in Sarnia for over 30 years, I had even brought my own children to Sarnia to meet her on several occasions. She will always be remembered and missed.

  3. I have many happy memories of the times I stayed with Gwen when I was a teenager in Sarnia. My parents, Gail and Mike Meehan, were always heading off somewhere with my younger sister Kathryn and I would pack my bag happily to stay with Gwen. I found those times very soothing in an otherwise chaotic home life. I remember my quiet bedroom and her lovely dog and her teaching me to cook corn in the microwave. We kept touch every year through Christmas cards til last year. My sincere condolences on your loss. I am happy she was able to stay in her home til the last. My regards Diane Meehan

  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I’ve know Gwen my whole life! She was such a great lady – so funny and irreverent. She was a great friend and neighbour to my parents for well over 50 years. I will miss her. Sending my condolences Mark, Lorna, Leanne and the rest of the family.

  5. My sincere condolences to Gwen’s family and friends. Gwen hired me at MGM in 1991 I will forever be grateful to her, a wonderful boss indeed. Rest easy Gwen.

  6. My deepest condolences.
    I’m sure Gwen will be reunited with her brother, she shared a story or two about their strong sibling bond.
    I’m forever grateful that she saw something in me, and hired me many years ago.
    Love and Respect
    Shelley Boyce

  7. I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)