Margery Johnson

Margery Layton Johnson

Sunday, July 8th, 1928 - Monday, August 24th, 2020
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JOHNSON; MARGERY LAYTON On Monday, August 24th, Margery Johnson (Hogg), went home to be with Jesus after a short illness in her 93rd year surrounded by her family singing her into heaven.

In the early hours of the morning of July 8th, 1928, Margery Layton Hogg was born to the shrill sound of screech owls welcoming her into the world. In 1949, Marge married Alfred (Fred) Johnson and traded in her hairdressing scissors to become a farmer’s wife. She excelled at her new position with her many talents as a wonderful cook, seamstress and homemaker.

Her true passion and joy came to life when she became a mother, first to Larry Johnson (1951-1961) then to Susan (Carl) Harris, Brian (Sandy) Johnson, Nancy (Barry) Ewen and Laurie (Bryce) LeBlanc. That joy only increased as she welcomed eleven precious grandchildren: Jessica, Jennifer, Andrea, Timothy, Blair, Larry, Chris, Spencer, Leanne, Suzy and Jony. And her 24 greatly cherished great-grandchildren.

Marge was a founding member of Grand River Community Church and was very well-loved by her church family. Her wonderful smile, positive attitude and fabulous style will be greatly missed by so many.Always prone to diagnosing herself with terminal illnesses over the years, the computer (iPad) became her constant companion and the Mayo Clinic her primary healthcare adviser. We are so thankful for her actual health care provider, Dr. John Stickney, who has always treated her like family, despite her self-diagnosing!Suppressing all fear, she embraced new advances in technology as they came over the years. Despite her advanced age, she would spend hours a day on the iPad. The music on her YouTube app had her dancing with her walker or quietly mediating with her hymns playing. If she couldn’t make it to church, she would always listen to the weekly sermon in her recliner. When someone had a problem she was googling a solution for them. We know that her love and fervent prayers for her family have molded and protected our lives for many years. It is with great sadness we let her go, knowing that our loss is her gain. Psalm 23:6 “Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the forever.”

The family will receive their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 280 St. David St. S. Fergus on Thursday August 27, 2020 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. A private family service will be held at the GRAND RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH at a later time that same day, with Pastor Ron Barnes officiating.

Final interment of Margery’s urn will take place at Belsyde Cemetery in Fergus. Due to the covid19 restrictions all those coming to the funeral must register on the web site and select a time from the RSVP icon. Which is on Mrs. Johnson web site, or call the funeral home at 519 843 3100 to be registered. Also everyone who attends at the funeral home or the funeral must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Remembrances to the GRAND RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH, would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    280 St. David Street South
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  • Service

    Grand River Community Church
    7438 County Rd 18
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    Private family service at the church
    Pastor Ron Barnes
  • Interment

    Evergreen Crematorium
    230 Ontario St.S.
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    Final interment of the cremated remains will take place at Belsyde cemetery, Fergus at a later date.


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Ashley Woods

Posted at 10:36am
Brian, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I only met her twice. She was a kind and caring person.

Rick Clayford

Posted at 09:47am
Brian and family, we convey our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother.
May she rest and peace and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Rick and Stephanie Clayford

Sharon Scott

Posted at 10:15am
My sincere condolences to all of you. There is no time that we are ready to say goodbye to our Moms. I have such great memories of the Johnson family and times at the farm and the cottage on Lake of Bays. Your moms bellowing voice keeping everyone in line!!! Games of Kanasta, the boat, riding horses, the sauna in the basement, the farmhouse that I remember as being so big and all those bedrooms. And who can forget all the "caftans" worn. I'm smiling just thinking about all the great times we spent together. My thoughts are with you all as you grieve the loss here on earth of your Mom and Grandma

Grand River Community Church family

Posted at 04:52pm
Thinking of you in the arms of Jesus.
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Janice Carlberg

Posted at 03:26pm
Great memories of Marge. She was a leader at Pioneer Girls when I was there and good friends with my Mom, Beulah Carlberg. Always a hardy laugh and a smile that lit up the room. Mom and Marge will be having a good visit together now.

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