Margaret (Ozment) Johnson
At Huronview Home for the Aged in Clinton, Margaret (Ozment) Johnson, formerly of Goderich, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at the age of 98.
The beloved wife of the late Frank Johnson, who predeceased her in 2009, Margaret was the loving mother of Rev. Linda and Brian Moffatt of Goderich and Neal and Dorothy Johnson of Coquitlam, British Columbia. She was the cherished grandmother of Katherine and Marco of Mexico City; Jonathan and Sarah of Glenwood, Nova Scotia and Christopher and Karla of Vancouver. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Ben Ozment (1926) and Kate Ozment (Scott), stepfather John Scott, and siblings Donald (Royal Canadian Air Force, killed in 1941); Kenneth, Iona, and Eloise and their spouses.
Our beloved mother was born in the small town of Big Valley, Alberta in 1925 and moved with her family to Edmonton in 1939. After high school, Mom returned to Big Valley for a year to work at Royal Bank. Following the loss of her brother Don in World War II, Mom enlisted in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS), serving in administrative duties at HMCS training base Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. It was here that she met our dear father, who was serving as a RCN Physical Training Instructor. Married in 1944, they settled after the war in his birthplace of Hamilton.
In the post-war period, Mom worked as a store clerk and manager for many years while raising her family.
Our mother had an adventurous spirit, learning both to drive and swim in mid-life. In their 70s, she and Dad were thrilled to take a balloon ride, inspiring us to do the same. In retirement, she enjoyed living in various locations in Ontario, especially the beloved family cottage, while spending winters in Mexico and Florida, always making new friends.
Our mom will be fondly remembered for her lovely smile, hearty laugh, wonderful family meals, enduring gratitude for the many blessings in her life, and deep love for us all.
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Chun and all the staff of Unit A at Huronview for their skilled and compassionate care for our mother throughout her stay.
A private, family graveside service will be held at Wroxeter Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to our mother’s favourite charity, The War Amps, would be most welcome, with our sincere thanks.
Online condolences available at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com