NADIGER, Johanna Lolita
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Johanna was received into the loving arms of her Saviour on December 15, 2012. She joins her beloved husband of 60 years Rev. Lorne Nadiger Sr. who passed into his heavenly home in 2006. She is survived by her son Lorne Jr. (Patricia); daughter Joanna (Stewart); grandson Joel (Tamara); great-grandson Jacob; and sister Enid (Erwin). Johanna was born October 9, 1922 in Inglis, Manitoba and worked as a doctor's receptionist for several years before marrying. She faithfully served alongside her husband as Pastor's wife in many congregations in Manitoba, BC, Oregon and Washington. Johanna loved worshipping with her church family at First Lutheran. She kept active with frequent strolls to her neighbourhood Starbucks on her scooter or walker. She enjoyed visiting with friends at Confederation House, playing the piano, and especially loved spending time with family. Johanna was a beloved friend to many who enjoyed her cheerfulness and friendliness, and will be deeply missed. A Christian Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, on Monday, December 24 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Johanna's memory to Canadian Lutheran World Relief, 302-393 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2012