Johnston; Svea. Svea was born on the family farm in Aldergrove, BC on January 24, 1920, and passed away at Valleyhaven Guest Home, in Chilliwack on November 24, 2013 in her 94th year. She was the youngest of eight children born to Alfreda and Erhard Lundeberg who immigrated to Canada from Sweden in 1903. Mom often recalled helping on the family farm, haying, milking cows and picking fruit. At Christmas time a tree would be set up in the parlour decorated with baubles and candles that were lit so mom being the youngest had to watch the candles. Mom and her sisters would walk two miles to school through rain or snow sometimes to their knees to a one room schoolhouse. In 1940, Svea worked at the Cannery in Mission where she met Tom Johnston and they were later married on March 22, 1941. They lived in Mission and later moved to Chilliwack with their three daughters. Mom spent her years at home where you could always expect fresh baking and a tin of cookies for the grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and was an avid gardener. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Johnston in 1992 and her seven siblings. She is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Vic) Warner, Joanne (Al) Hayden, Wendy (David) Aucoin, ten grandchildren, Leora, Darlene (Michael) Wade, Kathy (Rob), Karen (Volker), Denise (Jason), Brian (Laura), Tyler (Kristy), Brendan (Monica), Jordan (Rebecca). Also twelve great grandchildren, Ashley, Jeremy, Aidan, Danie, Cassidy, Colin, Toren, Ylvi, Kajsa, Gillian, Addison, Kaylyn and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff of Valleyhaven Retirement Community for moms care over the past two years. A tea of remembrance will be held in the spring.
Henderson’s Funeral Homes in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344.