Albena Johnstone

Obituary of Albena Johnstone

It is with deep sadness that the family of Albena Johnstone announce her peaceful passing on Wednesday, July 21, 2023 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, at the age of 90 years. Albena was born in Carvel, Alberta, to Eugene and Augusta Facette, on Sunday, May 21, 1933. She had three older brothers - Albert, Roy, and Wilfred. Albena was well known her whole life for her avid knitting. Im sure she knitted thousands of beautiful items for all her family and many friends. In her later years it was socks, gloves, toques, and blankets. Another passion after our dad passed was her love of rocks. Anytime anyone went on a trip shed ask for a rock to add to her many collections. She made many new friends in Dawson Creek since she moved there a year and a half ago. Her biggest love was her love of God, and she shared her beliefs with anyone who would listen. She read her Bible daily right up until her last morning alive. She was very fortunate to have family support and was able to keep busy and happy doing the things she loved. She had lots on her agenda and was worried that she may miss our first convention since Covid in Prince George at the end of July. In her early years she worked at the trolley diner in Parksville on Vancouver Island and cooked in the logging camps where her brothers and dad worked. One unfortunate fellow complained about something, and mamas brother Roy made him a tasty cup of hot chocolate (with exlax) and nailed the outhouse door shut! Another story she used to tell, was how she used to wash her old French grandmother next door. Shed start at her feet and work up to her face. She was young, maybe 6, at the time. Our dear mom is survived by her four daughters Robin Johnstone Cornell (Larry Cornell), Frances Crowder (Terry), Barbara Hansler (Delbert), Lorelei Johnstone; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband Howard; children Wayne, Lynn, Douglas, Wanda, Heather; grandsons Jonnie, Danny; brothers Albert, Roy, Wilfred; and her parents Eugene and Augusta Facette. A Memorial Service and tea will be announced at a later date. Please contact her daughters for more information. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Albena to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, at Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium Paradise Poem....A World Without Tears Think of a world, a world without tears ... Rev. 7:14 Where a man can live for a thousand years .... Isa. 33:34 With never a grief, an ache or a pain ..Rev. 24:3-5 And never a thought of dying again ... Isa. 25:8 Think of a world where a man plants a vine ... Ps. 107:37 He can sit in it's shade and say 'This is mine'.... Isa. 22:25 He will dwell in the house his own hands have made ... Isa. 65:21 And none shall molest him, or make him afraid .. Mic. 4:4 Think of world without bloodshed and strife ... Ps. 46:9 Where no man can take another man's wife ... Prov. 12:28 Where man everywhere will unite in peace ... Ps. 37:11 And malice and hatred forever will cease ... John 13:35 Think of a world as a green paradise ... Isa. 36:12 Where mountains and deserts dazzle your eyes ....Isa. 53:12 With bountiful flowers, trees and skies ... Isa. 3: 1, 2 With animals, birds and butterflies ... Ps. 10: 24 Think, just as sure, as God's word is truth .... John 17:17 A man will go back to the days of his youth ... Job 33:25 His flesh will become as the flesh of a child... And the words that he speaks will be gentle and mild . Matt. 5:5 Think of a world where a lame man will leap ... Isa. 35:6 Bounding for joy, like a deer or a sheep ...... Where none will be deaf and the blind ones will see .. And mute ones will speak and sing joyfully ... Isa. 35:6 Think of a world where men are all Brothers ... Matt. 23:8 Esteeming themselves not above any others ... Phil. 2:3 Where a man greets a man as a friend to a friend ... John 15:13-19 In a world without tears that will never end .... John 10:28 Think of a world where the dead will arise ... Jer. 31:17 From their silent tombs to a dream paradise ... John 11:23-26 To live forever in true peace and Love ... 1Cor. 16:14 And all will be cared for by the Great One above ... 1Pet. 5:6,7 Now a world without tears is not just a dream .... Heb. 6:10 To some, too good to be true it may seem ... Tit. 1:2 But just as sure, as God's word is true ... John 17:17 A world without tears now lies before you ... 2Pet.. 3:13 So if these words have opened your eyes ... Luke 21:28 Would you like to live in Earth's Paradise ..... Luke 23:43 To share all the blessings that God has in store ... 1Cor. 2:9 For all who would do His Will evermore ... Ps. 37:4 'Good News' of this Kingdom is still being sung .... Rev.. 14:6 Through out every nation and people and tongue ... Matt. 24:14 And all who are thirsting for Truth are invited .... Rev. 7:16,17 To accept this Good news, be warmly united ... Rev.7:9 In Praising our God, our Savior and King ... Jer. 10:10 Who gives to us all, our life, everything ... Ps. 36:9 So that we might live through endless years .... John 6:51 In a world without sorrow.. A world without tears ... Rev. 21:3, 4 AUTHOR UNKNOWN
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