It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Staples Johnson announce her passing which occurred on June 30, 2019 at Carleton Kirk Lodge Nursing Home. Born on August 5, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Ruby R. (Smith) Osborne.
Margaret was passionate about singing and sang in the Trinity Church Choir, Church of the Good Shepherd Choir, Sea Belles and the Saint John Chorale. Margaret’s faith was very important to her. This led to her volunteering with the DVA and Ridgewood Veterans Wing, where she would read lessons, sing and assist with services. Margaret really enjoyed her hobbies which included sports, badminton, bowling, shooting pool and square dancing. Family was also an important part of her life. She loved her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Margaret had lots of love to share and gave of herself in caring for many infants from Children’s Aid over the years. Margaret had tried many things in her long life, but to top it all off, on her 85th birthday, she took a ride on her grandson’s Harley Davidson.
Margaret will be missed by her five sons, Kenneth (Barbara), Paul, Richard (Lucy), Peter (Beth) and John, all of Saint John; her grandchildren, Christine (David), Darrell (Margie), Michael, Scott (Crystal), Kimberly (Martin) and Jolene (Scott); her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Christopher, Cameron, Madeleine, Kai, Emilia, Sydni and Emma; her sister, Lilian Atkins (the late Jack) of Saint John; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her three brothers, Jack, Ralph and Kenneth and one sister, Stella “Teddy”.
Margaret’s family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Carleton Kirk Lodge. The exceptional care and support shown towards Margaret and her family will never be forgotten.
Resting at Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, West Saint John (634-7425) with visitation on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road, West Saint John on July 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Carleton Kirk Lodge or to a charity of the donor’s choice.