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Patricia Patty May Johnson (Troyan)

March 24, 1953 - September 4, 2015


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, teacher, and friend, Patricia (Patty) Johnson. Patty passed peacefully with her family by her side on the fourth of September. During her time she touched many and leaves behind a lasting legacy within the community she grew up in and loved. Patty was a family woman. She loved spending time with her brothers and sisters and their ever-growing families. She took great pride in watching her many nieces and nephews grow and cherished the time she spent with her numerous grand nieces and nephews. However, few things made her more proud and happy than having her ‘boys’ around – her husband of 41 years, Roy, and her two sons, Chad and Chris. Patty’s love of entertaining and of having a full house ensured that the View Street home, or the camp at Queens Bay, were always open to all, and full of warm, inviting energy and laughter. In her spare time she loved walking, swimming in Kootenay Lake, kayaking with her friends, or sitting down to a crossword, especially on Sundays. Patty had a defining passion for her work. Whether working at the rec centre in her early years, teaching at the junior high and high school, umpiring field hockey, instructing Nelson’s youth how to safely drive a vehicle, or as a driver examiner, she took immense pride in providing a service to her community and will always be fondly remembered for being firm, fair, and caring. Her devotion to the community extended outside of work, most notably in her years of service with the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, and her commitment to shopping local. Patty is predeceased by her parents Steve and Betty Troyan, her brothers Larry and Ton, and her sisters Ginny and Liz. She will be dearly missed by her husband Roy, and sons Chad (Laura) and Chris (Paige); her siblings Joe (Skip) Troyan, Teresa (Alan) Hettinger, Joan (Jim) Lewis, Bev (Butch) Schindel, Monica (Vince) Collins, Michael (Colleen) Troyan, Cathi (Ric) Bivar; and her many adoring nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. In life she was not one to dwell on the sadness of things, rather she preferred to celebrate what made one happy. She would ask that you do not dwell too long on her passing, but enjoy your memories of all the good times you shared. Prayers and a funeral service will be held at Mary Immaculate as follows: Prayers on Friday September 11th at 7pm, funeral service on September 12th at 1pm. In place of food or flowers Patty would be most pleased with donations being made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation at www.klhf.org.





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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Doug & Shirley Tennant
Relation: Friend

To the Johnson and Troyan families.

So sorry we were not able to attend the funeral as planned. What a loss to your families and the community as a whole. Our heartfelt condolences prayers and sympathy go out to you in this time of sorrow.

Doug & Shirley Tennant

From: Brad and Kathy Letham & Family
Relation: Fellow Teachers and Friends

We have been traveling and upon arriving back in Nelson, we were so sorry to hear the news of Patty’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and touched the lives of so many people. Our fond memories of Patty will live on forever. Brad and Kathy Letham & Family

From: Troy Iwanik
Relation: Chad's friend

My heartfelt sympathies. She was always warm and kind to me. I enjoyed many dinners at her home while I played basketball on the LVR team with Chad, her son. She was a wonderful cook and an amazing mother. She always made me laugh and feel welcomed in her home. I will always remember those days. I wish Chad, Chris and Roy the very best and hope they can fill their days to come with warm memories of her.
Troy Iwanik

From: Kathy Burns Hall
Relation: sister of Sue Burns

Roy and boys: I am so sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. She was a bright light in all our lives. I talked to her in February and very happy I did. She leaves a legacy of service, caring and lots of laughs. My thoughts are with you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 12, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada

814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada


Date & Time:
September 11, 2015
Beginning at 7:00pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada

814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada

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