Helen Johnston

Helen Agnes Johnston (Harrison)

Friday, May 24th, 1940 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Helen Agnes Johnston (nee Harrison), age 80 years, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre surrounded by her three daughters. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dennis; daughters Tari (David) Faulkner, Jodi (Randy) Peyer and Traci (Stan) McCutchin; and grandchildren Craig, Brent, Megan, Kyle, Erin, Eric and Ian. Helen was born in Brandon on May 24, 1940; she attended Earl Oxford School and graduated from St. Michael’s Academy in 1958. She then continued her education and became a nurse (LPN) and worked in Hamiota, Treherne and Brandon. After raising her three daughters, Helen returned to work as a Health Care Aide at Fairview Home. Helen was loved by all and answered to many different names: Helen, Chub, Mom, Grandma, Nanny, and Auntie Tootie. Dennis and Helen moved from Brandon to Shilo in 1973, where they lived until 1996, raising their three daughters and making numerous life-long friends. One of her proudest accomplishments in life was being present at all her grandchildren’s births. Helen enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home, always saying “The more the merrier!” Helen loved to dance, especially the “jive”, and she and Dennis made sure to dance at each of their daughter’s high school graduations. She also loved outings with her girlfriends for coffee, lunches and fowl suppers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will not be a funeral service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the BRHC Foundation – Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.
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Sandy, Reg & Morgan Speers

Posted at 10:40pm
Traci, Tari, Jodi and Dennis,
So sad to hear of Helen's passing. Hoping your many fond memories of your times together bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Dallas & Sharlene Smith

Posted at 12:00pm
Denny & family. Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Dallas & Sharlene

Patricia Bowslaugh

Posted at 01:47am
Dear Dennis and all your family. What a shock to read of Helen’s passing! What a loss! We were “St. Michaels’ girls” and that is where we first met! I always considered Helen as a role model; a person of kindness, sweetness and great integrity with a warm and caring smile. My deepest sympathy to each of you. It is too tough to lose such a precious person. May she Rest In Peace.
Most sincerely,
Pat Bowslaugh


Posted at 12:59pm
Dennis and family
My sincere condolences
Hellar Nakonechny

Cathie Marhall

Posted at 02:32pm
Dennis and girls, I'm so sorry to read of Helen's death. My condolences to you and your families.
Cathie Marshall

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