KATHI EILEEN JOHNSON
December 21, 1950 – October 27, 2021
Kathi bravely left us at the age of 70 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She will be deeply missed, fondly remembered and always in our hearts. Kathi was born, raised and schooled in Portage la Prairie. She was married to Frank Johnson for 29 years and resided in Headingley. Together they had one daughter and many family pets. Kathi’s one true passion was horses. It started at a young age, riding horses on Sissons' farm, and only grew. She was fortunate to spend 25 years training Thoroughbreds at Assiniboia Downs where she had many personal successes. With time came change. Kathi finished her career working 15 years for the Twomey family at T & T Seeds.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughter Stephanie; son-in-law Jeff; granddaughter Lauren; siblings, Melba Morrey, Patricia Taylor, Colleen Armstrong, and Kelly Armstrong; in-laws; nieces and nephews; cousins; and close friends. KJ, we love you to the moon and back. According to Kathi’s wishes, her ashes will rest with her big bay friend Steal the Stretch.
Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare teams at CancerCare Manitoba. You gave us more time with Kathi. Your professionalism and guidance was appreciated. A very special thank you to Palliative Care, Home Care and MAiD for being an invaluable resource. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to on-going Covid restrictions, a private celebration of life will take place. In the meantime, Kathi’s family kindly requests that her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
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