Irene Alice Brown Goglin Johnson
It is with enormous sadness we announce that Irene passed on April 9, 2016 in Ladysmith. She was born in New Westminster on June 19, 1931 to Stephen and Mary Brown (both deceased). She married her first husband, Harold Henry Goglin in 1948. They moved to Prince George where they had six children. Harold died in an airplane crash in 1961. Irene married her second husband William (Bill) Johnson in 1966. They had one daughter.
Irene joined the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in 1970 remained an active member until she no longer had the strength to attend the meetings.
Bill and Irene moved to Surrey in 1971. They lived for several years before moving to Salt Spring Island 1980 where Irene worked in a teashop and later opened a sandwich cafe. In 1998, they retired to Ladysmith and to their RV. They travelled across Canada twice and spent many fun filled winters in Arizona. Everywhere she lived, Irene was a popular, well-loved person.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Doreen and June, her brother, Jim, and her daughter, Brenda Lee Irene Campbell (2007).
Irene was the center pin, the heart and the home of her family. She will be deeply missed by her husband Bill, her children; Joy Berkana (James Fajber), Stephen Goglin (Shirley), Elaine Blanco (Evan), Micheal Goglin (Teri), Shannon Winters (Denny), Shelly Johnson (Jim), her 15 grandchildren, her 12 great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandson.
She will also be missed by her brother Doug, her many nieces and nephews and her dozens of friends.
Services will be held at Telford Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Thursday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences may be offered at www.telfordsladysmith.com
Telford’s of Ladysmith, 250-245-5553