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Darlene Alfreda Johnson

Darlene Alfreda Johnson

August 27, 2021

Darlene Alfreda Johnson

JOHNSON, Darlene Alfreda (née Mason) – Peacefully and surrounded by family at her residence on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Mike Johnson for 39 years.  Cherished mother of Luke Johnson and his wife Natalie Orr, and Chris Johnson and his wife Tori.  Loving Nana of Landon Watson, Cullen Johnson, Cameron Johnson, and Sawyer Johnson.  Adored sister of Donna Stoner and her husband Brian, Bob Mason and his wife Janice; sister-in-law of Rhonda Turcotte and her husband Michael; and daughter-in-law of Isla Johnson.  Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Bruce and Norma Mason and father-in-law Bill Johnson.  Darlene was fortunate to have a wide circle of treasured friends: The “Golf Girls”; the (now grown) children and their families whom she cared for when she ran her home daycare; the friends she made during her 30-year career working in the Deli Department at Foodland; and so many more.  Darlene was most proud of her boys – her husband, sons and grandsons. She was an incredible Wife, Mom and Nana who will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.  An outdoor Celebration of Darlene’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Murray and Carol Rice, 083594 Southgate Road 8, Mount Forest.  Covid protocols will be in place, wearing a mask is encouraged.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Darlene are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


Decided to get ‘caught up’ on Mt Forest obituaries s we lived there for six years; met Darlene when I worked briefly at Foodland.
She and everyone I met & worked with were always so cheerful and friendly. A while ago I learned she had fought stomach cancer.
God bless her and her wonderful family; she’s no longer suffering.

— Carol Pagnacco, September 18, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris and family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Dar was such a special lady. We will always remember her smile and laughter. May your good memories help you in the days ahead.

— Mona and Mike Jessome, September 18, 2021

so sorry to hear of Dars passing she had a way of making you feel special when every you were in her presence with her sparkling eyes and infectious laugh Deb and Frank van den Broek

— Debra van den Broek, September 17, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to you Mike and your family. So sorry for your loss.

— ANDREA OXFORD, September 13, 2021

Mike and families
So sorry for your loss. Dar was a wonderful person, she will be missed by everyone that she ever came in contact with her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

— Yvonne & Bill Stewart, September 13, 2021

I really enjoyed working with Dar. She was an amazing person. Like to send my condolences to the Johnson family.

— Derek Aitken, September 9, 2021

We could write a whole page on all the wonderful memories we have of Darla. I first met Dar when I was only 3 months old, where she taught me all the important things early on: enjoy your time with friends, always make time for a visit, and laugh loud and often. Throughout my younger years, she was always one of the voices I could always pick out over the crowd skating down the ice or running down the field, "run bones run!". The Johnson's was always a favourite place to visit, transitioning from playing with the boys to having a couple on the deck, lots of laughs were had when we were with them, the loudest laugh and the one guaranteed to make everyone else laugh was Dar. She was my mom's best friend, my best friend's mom, and like a mother to me, she was caring, loving, carefree, and her zest for life was contagious. We are going to miss her beyond measure, our visits back to Mount Forest will not be the same. But, we are lucky to have met her, and I am so, SO lucky to have known her for so much of my life, I would not be the person I am today without having Dar in my life. We will miss you Dar, rest in peace.

— Jessey Rice and Hilary White, September 9, 2021

To all of Dar's family,
I am so sorry to hear of her passing!
Dar was a gem, with a beautiful smile, and full of kindness to everyone she met! May you all treasure her memory.
Cindy Bayer

— Cindy Bayer, September 6, 2021

Dear Mike, Luke, Chris and beautiful families,
Heartbroken for each of you. Dars big smile, contagious laugh, great attitude, sense of humour will be remembered by everyone.
Thoughts and prayers for you,
Sandy and Norm

— Sandy and Norm McLellan, September 6, 2021

I met Dar about 30 years ago she left you feeling like a new person her smile - laughter OMG she was so amazing

— Connie & Dave, September 6, 2021

I did not know Dar very well, but anytime we met, Dar was always cheerful with a compliment at the ready. My sister, one of the "Golfers" had nice things to say about Dar. I know she will be remembered forever in our hearts. May she Rest in Peace.

— Scott Moore, September 5, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris, Donna, Bob and families
We are very sorry to hear the news of Dar's passing. Please accept our condolences. Dar was truly an inspiration to anyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

— Ken and Margy Smart, September 5, 2021

We were very saddened to hear of Dar's passing our condolences to you Mike and your family. Many good memories of my time working at Freiburgers with Dar. She had a smile that always lit up the room and her laugh always brought a smile to my face. May she rest in peace.

— Allen & Suzanne Morrison, September 5, 2021

Mike Donna Bob and Families
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you at this difficult time. She will be truly missed. Her smile will shine on for ever in Heaven. Our thoughts are with you.
Norm & Lois Stewart

— Norm and Lois Stewart, September 3, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris, Donna, Bob and Families.

Darlene will be truly missed!!!! She has been a great friend since I met Darlene and Donna in Grade 3. I have so, so many fond memories of the adventures that we (the Proton girls) all experienced together!!! Dar will always have a very special place in my heart. I will truly miss her smile and bubbly personality!!! RIP Dar.....

— Judy Gillies, September 3, 2021

My sympathies to Mike and sons Luke and Chris. I remember meeting Dar at Rhonda's wedding and a couple of times over the years. Dar was a bubbly personality, a lovely woman. Thinking of you and your family and good friends during this time. Rhonda's sister-in-law Anita Turcotte

— Anita Turcotte, September 3, 2021

There are no words to express how much this gal will be missed. Dar was a beautiful soul and heaven has gained an angel from among us. Fly high with your beautiful smile and I know you will be watching over all of us. My heartfelt condolences to all of Dar's family and friends. Sending big hugs and blessings to all. Marie

— Marie Plume, September 2, 2021

Donna, Brian, Ian, Natalie & the Johnson family,
We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Dar's passing, you have our deepest sympathy. May God's peace and the happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

— Jim & Marian Finlayson, September 2, 2021

Mike and Family - Dar was that special kind of person that you intentionally crossed the street just so you could bump into her and strike up a conversation. Always smiling, always talking about her grand babies, always just being her upbeat self. Take care and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Gilstorf Family.

— Allan , Brenda, Alicia, Luke and Scott Gilstorf, September 1, 2021

Mike Luke Chris Donna Bob and families,thinking of all of you.Dar was a exceptional person and touched so many of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Karen Collings

— Karen Collings, September 1, 2021

Sincere condolences to you Mike, also to your sons and their families. I had not seen or talked to Darlene recently, but one day, seems like not that long ago, Dar, daughter-in-law and grandson were out for a walk down the street where I live. I was glad to see all three and we enjoyed a few words with each other. As usual, Darlene was all smiles. She was such a strong woman and never complained. I admired her. I believe the first time I met Darlene, was many years ago, playing softball against each other at the Optimist ball diamond, here in Mount Forest. She and sister, Donna, were great ball players and fun as well.
My sympathy to you Donna and Brian, also.
Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, September 1, 2021

Mike, Chris and Luke
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Dar was always smiling, laughing and making us all feel special. An amazing woman.

— Ron and Carol Hilliard, September 1, 2021

Dear Mike, Luke, Chris, Donna and families. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Darlene. She was an exceptional person. Just so great to visit with. Always wanted to know about all the family. She will be really missed. Sincerely John and Phyllis

— John and Phyllis Flanagan, September 1, 2021

To Mike and family. Very sorry to hear of Dar's passing. My thoughts and condolences to all of you. Peace be with you.

— Bart Penwarden, September 1, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris, Donna & families - we are very sorry to hear of Dar's passing - may you always hold her smile & laughter close to your heart and often think about memories you shared with her - may the love of family & friends help give you strength in the days ahead ♥ Becky, Aaron, Brett, Avery & Aiden

— Becky & Aaron Harding, September 1, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Just one think that I will always remember about Darlene is her big laugh that we could hear all around the store when we worked at Freiburgers together. Jamie and Connie Watson

— Jamie and Connie Watson, September 1, 2021

To Dar's Family:
We sincerely care.

— Chuck and Carol Armstrong, August 31, 2021

So sorry to hear this. I remember her from Foodland. Always very nice and friendly

— Barb Leigh, August 31, 2021

Dar was an absolutely amazing and beautiful woman who brought joy to everyone who knew her. Love, thoughts, and prayers to her family and friends ❤️

— Alaina Cockburn, August 31, 2021

Mike,Donna,Bob and Families-my sincere condolences to all but may Darlene’s fond memories help you through the difficult days ahead as her Mom and Dad use to keep us updated about their family when we saw them at JF gatherings. RIP DARLENE 🙏🏼🙏🏼

— Margaret Anderson, August 31, 2021

We have known Darlene and her twin Donna since her parents brought them to visit our girls when they were so young. We send our sympathy to all Darlene’s family as we know she will be greatly missed by her husband,children and Donna’s family as well as Bob’s family. We know you all will have lots of beautiful memories of all the involvement Darlene had with her relatives and many friends. Rest In Peace Darlene. Our sympathy from Harold & Janet Speers & Family.

— Harold & Janet Speers, August 31, 2021

Mike, Chris, Luke, Donna and families
Our sincere condolences to you. I am grateful for the 9 years I got to work with Dar at Foodland. She was always happy, easy going and smiling. The last time we spoke I was in awe of her upbeat attitude about her health. I know now, she is with out pain and at peace. I will always be thankful for the memories I have of her. RIP
Dave Sparrow and Arlene Muckart

— Arlene Muckart, August 31, 2021

Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear about Dar's passing. She was such a wonderful, loving person. She lit up the room and brightened the day of everyone around her.
Thinking of you all. Joan & Lloyd

— Joan & Lloyd Aitken, August 31, 2021

Dear Mike, Luke, Chris and family,

Please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. Dar was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed. We are lucky to have great memories of her to carry with us and are glad her suffering has ended so she may rest in peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and we are deeply sorry for your loss.

Josh, Corinne, Nathan and Patrick Munroe

— Josh Munroe, August 31, 2021

Mike, Chris,Luke, Donna and families, have been thinking of you guys alot! Dar was such an amazing person and I'm glad I got to work with and know her. Lots of great memories She'll be greatly missed but glad she is no longer in pain. Love you guys ❤

— Blake Benson, August 31, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris & extended family & friends;
We are heartbroken to hear of this sad news. Darlene left behind a legacy of love and memories that will be cherished by so many people who were so lucky to have known her. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and hoping you find peace in knowing that she touched so many lives with her amazing spirit.

— Brian & Janice Duncan, August 31, 2021

There are no words. I am just so very sorry that this world has lost such a lovely woman. I feel heartbroken 💔

— Trina Collette, August 31, 2021

Mike, Luke, Chris, Donna, Bob and families. Our deepest condolences to all. I had the privilege to work with Dar for many years. We shared so many good times. I loved how she could just say the right words to make you feel better when you were having a bad day. She was a great supervisor, she taught me a great work ethic and she had that smile that made days that much brighter. And her laugh i knew where she was in the store. She was a beautiful person, she was the life of the party. I will cherish these memories. May you feel a peace and comfort knowing that she is pain free and at rest now. May you cherish your memories and have the peace to know that she touched so many lives.

— Donald and Gwen Cormack, August 31, 2021

Our deepest sympathy .
Take time to remember the good times and keep them close to your heart because we sure do 🥰
May she rest in peace .
Paul , Joyce .Nicole and Marcy Manion

— Paul , Joyce , Nicole and Marcy Manion, August 31, 2021

Hi Donna. So sorry for your loss! Cherish the memories! Sending our prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family!

— Anne & Bob Dietz, August 31, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We where childhood friends. She will always be in your heart.

Nancy Hood Nielson

— Nancy Hood Nielson, August 30, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Johnson family on the passing of Dar. I had the great pleasure of having Dar as a supervisor for approximately 9yrs. in the deli. She was the best, so patient and easy going. The many laughs we had and all what she taught me will stay with me. I still hear her voice in my head of different things to do in the deli. I will miss her but know she’s resting in peace now with no more pain. Hoping god will help you all through this troubled time. Memories are worth talking about and you have them for a life time.

— Pamela Van Santen, August 30, 2021

Mike and Family,
We were very saddened to hear of Dar's passing. We remember the fun visits at our home and her friendly and outgoing greetings wherever we happened to meet her around town. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Christine Ditner & Doug Fischer

— Christine Ditner, August 30, 2021

Mike, Donna and families, Thinking of you and hoping that the years of wonderful memories will help you through.

— Kelly and Laurie Laughlin, August 30, 2021

Mike and Family - So sorry to hear about Darlene's passing.
May her laughter and smile be with you forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ....Dan & Marj

— Dan & Marj Allen, August 30, 2021

Sorry to hear of Darlene 's passing. Got to know Darlene through
her Mother & Father (of many years). Condolances to all the Johnson & Mason families.
Edna Wright, Caledon East & Jim Dodds, Caledon Village.

— Edna Wright, August 30, 2021

To all the Johnson and Mason families, Dar Dar Dar! This woman didn't know the meaning of slow down and go take a break! I was fortunate to work for Dar in the deli at Foodland for 4 years. What a blast working for her! I learned alot and she was the best supervisor I've had the privilege of working for!
We also golfed in a Legion golf tournament, she could drive that ball like you wouldn't believe. Loved Dar and will think of her often. Shine bright from the heavens above my friend! 🙏

— Patti Young, August 30, 2021

Such a joyous and happy spirit Dar had. I wish I could have spent more time with her. My sincere condolences and thoughts to Mike and all the family. May you enjoy all the happy and funny memories of Dar. She was the best!

— Margaret Rice, August 30, 2021

Mike and family, We are so sorry to hear of Dar's passing. That big smile and personality of Dar's has made the lives of many that much better ! - Lynette and Kevin.

— Lynette Weber and Kevin Small, August 30, 2021

So sorry for the whole families loss. Sending our sympathy to you

— Betty Ann Dow & Don Galbraith, August 30, 2021
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