December 22, 1917 – December 23, 2012
On December 23 Alice was called home after a wonderful life of 95 years! A pioneer family in the Williams Lake area, she will be lovingly missed by family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Olaf Freeman Johnson.
Alice leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Alvin Johnson (Connie Pinchbeck deceased) and Ray Johnson (Joyce Pinchbeck deceased) of Williams Lake; and one daughter Violet Johanson-Witt (Mienhart Witt deceased) of Edmonton; grandchildren: Rhea Clements (Bruce) of Williams Lake, Tammy Reiter (Clint) of Kamloops, Derek (Kalita) of Fort St. John, Sherri Banyard (John) of Williams Lake, Patsy Kohnke (Marty) of Williams Lake, Gary Johnson (Candice) of Prince George, Julie Witt (Jamie) of Edmonton and Vanessa Johanson-Witt Szarka (Mike) of Edmonton, plus 12 great grandchildren and one 1 great great grandson.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Williams Lake Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Evangelical Free Church at 12 noon, with a reception afterwards, downstairs at the church.
Alice was born in Belbutte, SK. She married Freeman and their first child Alvin was born in SK. The family then moved to Langley where Ray and Violet arrived. Alice and Freeman ran a dairy farm (Alice) and Freeman a logging operation in the lower mainland. In 1950 the family moved to Williams Lake where the business Chimney Creek Lumber Co. Ltd. was started, and remains active today with Alvin Johnson continuing the business all these years. Alice owned and operated the Springhouse Ranch, a property she loved and kept all these years. She moved downtown after the passing of her husband.
Alice celebrated her 95th birthday Saturday at the Williams Lake Seniors Home, with many family members there to celebrate.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services
entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100