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Ilene Maudie Johnson (nee Embury), 77

Ilene Maudie Johnson (nee Embury)
Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Ilene Johnson, (77) of Blue Twp, ON, on July 1, 2015 at her residence. Ilene was born on August 5, 1937 to William and Emily Embury. She was united in marriage to Charles Melvin Johnson on Nov 22, 1956 and they lived in Atikokan, ON, where Charlie was employed at the Steep Rock Mine before moving to Blue Twp to take over Charlie’s parents farm.
Ilene and Charlie would continue to farm for the next 50 years. After Charlie’s passing in 2009, Ilene remained on the farm until her passing. Ilene took great pride in being the caretaker of Blue Cemetery which adjoined her farm. She spent many hours up keeping the cemetery and always made sure the grass was cut and no graves was left unmarked.
She will be greatly missed by sons Larry (Wanda), Robert (Kaylene); and her eight grandchildren that she loved, Nadia, Aislinn, Hannah, Camille, Adam, Robyn, Kevin and Charlie.
She is also survived by her siblings Harold (Janet) Embury of Huntsville ON, Clifford (Ruth) Embury of Saskatoon SK, and Mildred (Dan) Johnson of Sleeman, ON and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ilene was predeceased by her parents William and Emily, husband Charlie (2009), and her siblings Evelyn Godin and Edith Fraser both of Rainy River, ON.
As per Ilene’s wishes a private family interment will take place in Blue Cemetery at a later date.
If desired memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at