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Monday, September 15, 1986 at 5:54 AM  Johanna Amy Lillian Noseworthy made her grand entrance into this world. Weighing in at 9lbs 4 ½ ounces. A full head of black hair and dark blue eyes bigger than saucers. Born in Belleville Ontario, Johanna made it her home for the first year of her life. Her first birthday was celebrated home in Newfoundland with her family meeting her the first time.

By November 1987 we had moved to the Burin Peninsula making Marystown home until settling to Garnish in May 1988. Johanna’s second and every following birthday was celebrated where she considered to be her only home, Garnish.

In September 1991 Johanna started kindergarten at Seaman’s Memorial in Garnish and when it closed  she went to Jamieson Academy in Burin. Her junior high years were spent at Berney Memorial and then high school years were in Marystown at Marystown Central High., graduating class of 2004. Throughout the school years, Brownies, Girl Guides, Church Youth Group, were part of her life. She also skated in the Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club a number of years and while she didn’t enjoy the competing aspect she did place in first and second place in some of the competitions.

Turning 16 for Johanna meant she was ready to get a job. Her interest in spending money was second to none. Her job hunting got her hired at Northern Reflections on a part time basis where she continued to work until she moved to St.John’s in the spring of 2005.

 Unlike many of her schoolmates, Johanna knew what her ambition was and went after it with determination. In September 2004 she began the Hairstylist Program at the Burin campus of the College of the North Atlantic. In February 2005 she won the regional hairstyling competition and went on to compete in the provincial competition. Determined to get out into the world she set her goal and was one of the first to graduate from the class in the spring and by May 2005 had already secured a job in St. John’s. Hair designing as she referred to it, was her passion. She once told her Mom, “I love to help make people feel good about themselves by making them look good”. 
June 30, 2005, Johanna and her grandmother Alice Noseworthy left St. John’s to come home to Garnish for Canada Day. During that day she visited all of her friends and spent time at home with her parents and her animals ,Curly and Gizmo. On Saturday, July 2, 2005, she with her grandmother left to go back to St. John’s, never arriving. That day a precious life that began nearly 19 years earlier ended as we knew it.

Johanna made a lasting impression on each and every person she encountered in her life. Her laughter and her practical humor were well known and loved. Her love and commitment to her friends endless.

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