April 26, 1926 – March 11, 2013
Jona passed away at home surrounded by her loving and supportive family.
Jona was born and raised in Glenboro, Manitoba, where she and her husband Ben, farmed and raised four daughters. She was trained as a teacher and taught for some years around Manitoba and Alberta before marrying in 1953, and starting her family. She was active in 4-H and curling, and enjoyed knitting and baking.
They moved to the Comox Valley in August of 1974. Jona was a long-time member of the Evergreen Centre, where she enjoyed tube painting and playing bridge, and she was known for her Icelandic brown bread. She sang with the Clef Hangers and the Sweet Adelines. She always enjoyed watching curling and baseball, cheering on the Blue Jays.
The family would like to thank the following people for their caring support and assistance over the years: Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter and their clinic staff; VIHA Home Support and Home Care nurses; the pharmacists at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Jona is predeceased by her husband, Ben. She is survived by her daughters Louise Johnson (David Netterville), Cindy Sutherland (Dave), Peggy Johnson (Danny Clair), and Judy Johnson (Sean Mooney), her grandchildren Dylan, Nicholas, and Moriah Sutherland, and Gala and Lena Stewart, and several nieces and nephews.
If you want to pay your respects, the family will be having a come-and-go tea at 1952 Tull Avenue in Courtenay on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.