Vivian Anne Johnson of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Monday, June 1, 2015. Vivian was born in Arcola, Saskatchewan. She was only in Saskatchewan for a short time before moving to Alberta with her parents. They moved all over the prairies and she moved from school to school until she eventually moved back to Saskatchewan. While in school there she helped on her uncles farm with chores and milking cows. After school she moved back to Alberta from Fort McMurray to Red Deer until settling in Provost with her daughter and new husband. She lived there close to 15 years and made friends that were more like family. Vivian made her final move to Red Deer in 2008 so she could be closer to her mother and daughter. Vivian worked in the customer service industry her entire life (restaurants, hotels, pubs, etc.). She loved meeting new people and putting a smile on her customers faces. She always had a vibrant smile, easy going attitude and was up for anything. Vivian is survived by her daughter Cassandra (Josh) Stegman of Edmonton; parents Beatrice (John) Merkowsky and Wayne (Janet) Lynch; a brother D’Arcy (Kristal) Lynch and their children Austin and Dante; two step brothers and their families; best friends (like sisters to her) Patty Gorety and Kathy LeBlanc as well as numerous other family members and friends. A Celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at the River Bend Golf Course, (north on 30th Avenue), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The family would like to invite guests to add color to their wardrobe with a suggested color of purple as it was her favourite. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 – Arnot Ave., Red Deer AB T4R 3S6. Condolences to Vivian’s family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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