Stella Johnston
Stella Johnston

Obituary of Stella Johnston

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Stella, late of Regina, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Johnston; mother, Julia Badowich (Yablonski); brother-in-law Boris Zenchyshyn; and sister-in-law Betty Yablonski.  Stella is survived by four children Pat Johnston (Vince) of Indian Head, SK, Donna Bowering (George) of Abbotsford, BC, Lorrie Johnston of Regina, SK and Dan Johnston (Kim) of Regina, SK; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Anne Zenchyshyn, Pat Snell (Rick), Russell Yablonski and Don Yablonski (Carol).  Stella attended Balfour Tech in Regina and then worked with CKCK-TV as a receptionist and the provincial government at Trade and Investment before retiring in 1990.  Stella and Don enjoyed raising their family in Regina and were married for 70 years with many happy memories at the lake where they welcomed an abundance of family and friends during the summers. She loved having the grandchildren with her and got them as much as she could – even taking them all on a trip to Disneyland on her own.  At their home, Mom hosted many Ukrainian Christmas gatherings, filled with traditional food and festivities. Stella cherished her family above all (sports and Elvis were not far behind). We will miss her warm smile and she is forever in our hearts.  A gathering with family and friends will be held at Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing may make donations to a charity of their choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com