Esther Margaret Johnson
Esther Margaret Johnson, born March 16th, 1933, passed away peacefully surrounded by love on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021. Esther was a loving wife, partner, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack in 1978; parents, Ella and Ernest Carlson; brother, Wesley Carlson; sister, Grace Krusky; and great-grandson, Chase. Esther will be lovingly remembered and always cherished by her partner, Sid Huntley; son, Gord (Janice) and their children Coralie (Matt), great-grandchildren Logan and Connor, Krista (Curtis), great-grandchildren Brooklyn and Jaxon; son, Dale (Bonnie) and their children Shawn (Marla), great-grandchildren Kennedy and Vann, Ryan (Becky), great-grandchildren Rowen and Layla, Aaron (Megan), and Morgan (Brittan); son, Doug (Lorie) and their children Jenn (Carson), great-grandchildren Maci, Atley, Rhett, and Nicole, and Jaclyn (Nolan), great-grandchildren Kinley and Boden. She will also be remembered by her sisters, Elsie Pana and Doris (Keith) Hicks; brother, Richard (Marcia) Carlson; sister-in-law, Shirley Carlson; along with many other cherished relatives and friends. Esther was born on a farm near Bengough, SK. As a young woman she took a job at Con’s Corner, a gas station south of Moose Jaw. There she met Jack Johnson and they were married in 1955. They farmed in the Crestwynd area for many years and together they raised three sons: Gord in 1956, Dale in 1960, and Doug in 1961. Esther was a GREAT mother, hard worker and an amazing cook. Esther remained on the farm until her and Sid moved to Moose Jaw in 1987. There they welcomed all the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends with open arms……and of course with great food and a lot of wonderful baking that no one could make quite as good as Grandma Esther! Esther was a great lover of animals and over the years she had a wide variety of pets, loving them all. She leaves behind her furry friend, Gypsy.
We love you, we will miss you and cherish your memory. You were a small woman that made a big impact on all of our lives!!
“Until we meet again”
A Private Family Service will be held to honour Esther and interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Dear Sid, Gord, Dale, Doug and families,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Esther. She was a wonderful, gracious lady who always greeted everyone with a most amazing smile. We know you will miss her very much.
Clayton and Joan Leugner
Our most heartfelt condolences to Gord, Dale, Doug and their families & Sid. Esther was an awesome person. She will definitely be missed. Cherish those memories.
Remember the good times and Esther will always be with you. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
So sorry for the passing of a gentle sweet lady. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and for the many people who lives she touched even those of us who only knew her for a short time. May the memories of her live on in hearts. Corinne Seman and family
my condolences to the family of Ester
Our deepest sympathy to Sid & all Esther family. Our hearts & thoughts are with you all.
Deepest sympathy to all of Ester
Deepest sympathy to all of Esters family . She was truly a lovely lady.
Gord and family, Dale and family, Doug and family and Sid,
Aunty Esther was so near and dear to our hearts over here in Calgary. She was the sweetest, warmest lady with always the best smile and best hugs. It feels so wrong to not be there to raise a glass to her wonderful life and hug her awesome family at this very sad time. You can bet money we will be there to do that as soon as we can. Aunty was truly a gem, we have so many great memories of her. Sending you all love and condolences.
Michelle and Gary Winters
So sorry for you loss. My condolences to you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To All of the Johnson families & Sid,
To Gord & Janice, Dale & Bonnie, Doug & Lori & All of your families,
We would surely like to be able to all get into our vehicles and deliver our condolences to you in person but since we are not allowed to do that because of the virus, I must say how sorry we all are to learn about your loss of Esther, who was such a special lady to so many of us here in Calgary. She was always so welcoming to any of us when we made that special trip to Saskatchewan. Like son, Bill said, “Whenever I think of Aunty Esther, I just see her smiling face.”. On the farm she would take my 2 oldest boys into her home for as long as we were there to visit. She always made sure, since she moved into the city, to come to my sister’s house to have coffee and a nice visit. She was more like a sister to me than a sister-in-law. We kept in touch since we moved to Calgary, right up to a phone call about 1 month ago.
She was a very popular family member to my Bill & Char, Reg & Pamela, Michelle & Gary, Bud & Anthony & Laura & Jamie and we are going to miss her so much.
Mona Clark & all of the family here.
So sad to read this. “Auntie Esther” was the kindest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever known. Sending condolences, love and hugs hugs to all of you. I will always hold fond memories of her.
Our sympathy to Sid and the whole family. May all of your memories of happy times become your treasures. We have many good memories of curling games and travels with Sid and Esther, et al.
Ray & Dot Belt
Our condolences to the family
Dear Sid, Gord, Dale and Doug.
Our sympathies to you in the passing of Esther.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Allan & Shirley Lemieux.
Doug, Dale, Gord and families
Sending my condolences on the loss of your mom. I have lots of fond memories of time spent curling in many bonspiels and sharing lots of laughs along the way with Esther. Hoping the fun lasting memories of your mom will see you through this difficult time.
Our Deepest Sympathy to your families & Sid. Your mom was the greatest “little” lady with the biggest smile ever! I have many fond childhood memories of watching your parents dance at the Crestwynd Hall, I’m sure there were times her feet never hit the floor. Makes me smile to know they’re dancing now.
So sorry Sid to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Our sincere sympathy to the Johnson families and to you Sid.
We know you will cherish fond memories of Ester
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss . So many wonderful memories. A very special lady. She will be missed by all.
I am so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you all
Sid, Gord,Janice, Dale, Bonnie, Doug, Lorie & families. We are so sorry for your loss. Esther was a kind hearted person with a great smile and friendly word whenever you met. Your memories will help you with your loss.
Our deepest sympathy to Sid and the Johnson families at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our condolences to Sid, Gord, Dale and Doug, and their families. I have fond memories of growing up near my Aunt, Uncle and cousins. I recall always feeling welcome in their home. Esther was a strong and resilient person. I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
My condolences. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.
Sid, Gord/Janice, Dale/Bonnie, Doug/Lorie and kids, sending love to you all during this sad and difficult time. Esther’s smile, thoughtfulness and kindness made her stand taller than so many around her. We will always cherish the many wonderful moments we were fortunate enough to have with her over the years. Although we are unable to be with you today in person, we are with you in our thoughts and hearts.
That was a beautiful service. Sending love and thoughts to all of you. Aunty Esther will always have a very special place in my heart. She always gave the best hugs (even with the height differential…haha).
I would like to send our deepest condolences to Gord, Dale, Doug and families on the loss of your Mom. I also wish to pass on our sympathy to Sid on the loss of your partner. Ester was such a classy person who will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to have met her.
Sincere condolences to Esther’s family as well as her partner, Sid.
To all the members in the realm of the Johnson and Carlson family.
The song days “you can’t make old friends”…we have worked together in the community.. and we know our friends. They will never be old.. for memories live FOREVER.
The stories we could share.. hope they never fade.
From all of us..The Ward Family.Gene , Rolene, Geoffrey, Mckayla, Gareth, Sherry.Garrick and Sadie.