Melba Johnson

Obituary of Melba Johnson

(nee Cottrell)


Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew on Monday evening, March 11, 2024, Melba passed away at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Robert “Ben” Johnson (May 13, 2022) for over 66 years. Loved mother of Wendy Johnson (Kevin) and Bob Johnson (Pat). Proud and cherished grandma of Amy Johnson (Sam), Trevor Johnson (Natalie), Jessica Gill (Colin), Evan Thornton and Taylor Thornton (Steve Warford) and great grandma of Jacob and Cole Johnson, Georgina and Rory Gill and Benjamin Morin. Melba was predeceased by her brother Harvey Cottrell (Betty) and her sister Bette McMillan (late Don). Daughter of the late Donald and Milicent (nee Harvey) Cottrell.


Special thank you to Dr. Di Paolo and all the staff in the in the Pinnacle North Unit at Bonnechere Manor.


"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others."


Melba’s care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home. A celebration of Melba’s life will be held in the Summer.

If you wish to leave a donation in her memory, please consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

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