On January 7, 2009 Dianne Johnston of Ponoka passed away peacefully at the age of 63 years. Dianne was born April 12, 1945 to Joseph and Verle Friestad the youngest of nine children. She lived most of her life in the Dakota area and was an active and respected member of the community. Dianne was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. Dianne will be remembered for her beautiful smile, generous spirit and her infectious sense of humor. Dianne is lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years Dale Johnston of Ponoka; daughter Dalene (Andy) Newstead and their children Audrey, Amelia and Elise of Sherwood Park; daughter Michelle Johnston of Edmonton; sisters Violet Hoar, Phyllis Wood, Nola (Dell) Crandell, Eleanor Bakke and Verda (Steve) Egbert and their families; brothers Marvin, Dwight and Myron (Lorraine) Friestad and their families; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Dianne was predeceased by her parents. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 15th at1:00 p.m. at the Ponoka United Church. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted by the Central Alberta Ellis Bird Farm, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Mountain Blue Birds and Tree Swallows (www.ellisbirdfarm.ab.ca). Donations will also be appreciated to the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society.
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