Farming Rural 21

Johanna (Weerstra) Mackintosh

December 22, 1919 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 101)


Johanna Mackintosh (nee Weerstra), 101, of Granum, Alberta, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021, at the Willow Creek Extended Care Claresholm. 

Johanna loved life and was always part of its activities. Johanna was born in the Granum area to Tjitske and Renze Weerstra on December 22, 1919. She married Jack Mackintosh on July 2, 1946, and together they raised 5 children on their farm outside Granum. Johanna was active in the Jumbo Valley Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star and Home and School. She curled and cheered at the baseball and basketball games of Jack and the kids. In retirement, she had time to knit, crochet, tat, and attend activities such as cards and carpet bowling at the Granum Drop-In Center, where she was a member until her 90’s. Johanna enjoyed gardening and camping with her family, and she was known for her great baking. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and she will be missed by all.  

Johanna is survived by her children Katheline (Art) Caswell of Campbell River, B.C., Allan (Lois) Mackintosh of Granum, Patricia (Clarence) Lomheim of Calgary, and Lorna (Jack) Duffy of Strathmore, and daughter-in-law Pat Mackintosh of Lethbridge. She is survived by her grandchildren Jacquie Henderson of Calgary, Rod Sobchishin and Janet Soles of Calgary (Jack, Ella), Lisa Mackintosh (Troy Wason) of Medicine Hat, Rob Mackintosh of Lethbridge, Debra Lee and Jason Hemmaway of Claresholm (Dyce, Ali and Logan), Sherri Lynn and Mark Leger of Carseland (Kyler and Kayden), Mike and Jennifer Mackintosh of Granum (Braeden and Kinnon), David and Amber Lomheim of Calgary (Aurora and Malloy), Deanne and Aaron Barrett of Calgary (Josh and Inara), Kylie and R.J. Joly of Strathmore (Adé and Silas), Joelle and Paul Sonsteby of Strathmore (Fynn and Coen), Devon Kirby and Toby Wheeler of Strathmore (Rylee), Jordyn and Kevin Erickson of Red Deer (Ada and Soren) as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

She is predeceased by her husband Jack Mackintosh, her son Douglas Mackintosh, all of her siblings; brothers Roy Weerstra, Joe Weerstra and Andrew Weerstra, and sister Jenny Declerq (nee Weerstra) and her parents Tjitske Weerstra (nee Meijer) and Renze Weerstra as well as many beloved family and friends over the years.

A funeral service will be held at Zentner Funeral Homes, 4079 1 St.W. Claresholm on Friday, October 8 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Donna Alm officiating. Burial will follow at Granum Cemetery. AHS COVID Health Restrictions will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Porcupine Hills Lodge Claresholm (PO Box 790, Claresholm, AB, T0L0T0) or Willow Creek Extended Care Claresholm (PO Box 700, Claresholm, AB T0L0T0).

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Interment following funeral service
October 8, 2021

Zentner Funeral Homes
4079-1 Street West
Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0

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