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Aleda Ruth Matilda (Ratcliffe) Johnston

JOHNSTON, Aleda Ruth Matilda (Ratcliffe) - June 13, 1925 - January 17, 2015. It is with saddened hearts that Aleda's family announce her passing on Saturday, January 17th after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Aleda was in her 90th year and is survived by 5 Children: Glen (Wil) of Welland; Sharon (Terry Silcox) of Winnipeg, MB; Barry (Deb) of Port Colborne; Tom of Welland; and Sandra (Gavin Jung) of Calgary, AB; 10 Grandchildren: Melissa (Derek Kirkpatrick) of Welland; Jeff (Laura) of Mebane, NC; Jeremy (Laurie) of Hamilton; Jeremy (Megan), Steven (Melissa), and Nathan all of Winnipeg, MB; Jory (Adam Martin) of Welland; Amanda (Robert Flintoft) of Wainfleet; Leslie (fiancÚ, Jeremy Slak) of St. Catharines; and Sierra of Calgary, AB; and 12 Great Grandchildren: Avonlea, Jack, and McKenna of Mebane, NC; Joseph, Nate, Katie and Abby of Hamilton; Emily of Winnipeg, MB; William of Welland; Russell, George and Victor of Wainfleet. Aleda is also survived by her sister Kaye Thompson of Markdale, ON; brothers-in- law: Murray (Jeannie) of Niagara Falls, and Larry (Sandra) of Toronto and sisters-in-law Bernice (Ed Taras) of Whitby and Linda Johnston of St. Catharines. Aleda was predeceased by her husband Russell (April 2014), her parents William and Della Ratcliffe, her brother Mac and several brothers- and sisters-in-law. Aleda was born in Vandeleur, near Markdale, ON where there are still many nieces and nephews and their families. Aleda was involved with the Ladies group and kitchen committee at Rosedale Baptist Church for many years. The family would like to thank the staff of Rapelje Lodge for their care and for keeping her comfortable even up to her last hours. Aleda was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a kind heart, loving nature and generous spirit. She will be fondly remembered and missed by all those who knew her. Cremation has taken place as arranged by LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME , 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0. A Celebration of Life and Memorial service for Aleda will be held in the late spring followed by a private interment at Hillside Cemetery in Ridgeville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada at www.alzheimer.ca or The Welland Eastdale Alumni Association (for the students of Eastdale High School) at www.eastdalealumni.com.12888212
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Posted by Beverly Beck (Family friend) On Friday, January 23, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts are with you
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Brenda Doiron (Friend) On Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Aleda will be missed by all who knew her. She was always pleasant and you were greeted with a smile. She was a lovely lady.
Sincere Condolences
Posted by Dave Stortz (D.H. Rapelje Lodge) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015
On behalf of the Residents Council at Rapelje Lodge I wish to send the Johnston family our condolences. Aleda had a great sense of humour and she was always smiling. Aleda who wouldn't let you go by her without having a nice little chat.

May God Bless the Johnston family at this difficult time.

Posted by Henry Van Gog (Schoolmate of Barry) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Please accept my condolences. I will keep Barry and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Henry Van Gog

To the Johnston family
Posted by Louise Valerio (cousin of Deb and Barry) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family in the loss of a lovely lady. God Bless

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