May 25 1960 – April 7 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Sonja in her home Tuesday April 7 just shy of her 55th birthday and two days after arriving home from a visit with her daughter and family in Idaho. Sam came with her family to Vernon when she was just 7, went to school at Coldstream Elementary, Seaton and then Kal. She always enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing, skiing, the farm, and was an excellent horsewoman, teaching her horses many tricks. She always had an affinity for animals. Sam was also wickedly great at baseball, being an amazing backcatcher, known for having a laser arm and being “The Heavy Hitter” knocking balls out of the park. She also had legendary culinary skills which she used for many seasons at the Army Camp and also year round for all of us, her family. Sam will always be remembered by many, but especially loved and missed by her family. Her son Kyle (Stephanie, children Alexis, Isabel and Ethan) Daughter Beth (Brian, son Bradley) Parents Art and Kris Johnson, her brothers Larry (Sherri) and Dennis, and her sister Sue (Tim) as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Her Life will be tentatively set for Saturday June 6. Those wishing to do so because of Sam’s love of animals, may make a donation to the SPCA.