Monica passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at the age of 59. Loving wife of Jeff for 33 years, and beloved mother of Erik and Kathryn. Remembered by her brother Per, his wife Sonya, and their children Conner and Jack. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Gun Johanson. Monica will also be lovingly remembered by her extended family, her colleagues, and her many friends.
Although Monica was taken from us prematurely we feel truly blessed for the time we had together as a family. She had a gift for making us and everyone she touched feel loved, with a care and devotion that was truly astounding.
Even though the last few years were a struggle for her, Monica never once complained about her fate and was a true role model and inspiration to anyone that knew her. The family will be forever indebted to all of Monica’s many friends and members of her extended family who offered their unconditional support to Monica over this difficult time. On behalf of Monica, we would especially like to thank Monica’s brother, Per, and Monica’s two oldest and dearest friends, Rena Sherring and Elizabeth Bisson for all their help and support. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Doctors and Nurses on the 6th Floor at St. Joseph’s Health Center for their exceptional care and compassion to Monica and the family, with a special thank you to Dr. Urszula Zurawska for her loving care.
Friends may gather at G.H. Hogle Funeral Home on Saturday September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon to celebrate her wonderful life. A private family service to follow later. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World (www.scaw.org) would be appreciated.