Spotlight on Saskatchewan: In memory of Dr. Joy Johnson

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Spotlight on Saskatchewan: In memory of Dr. Joy Johnson


It is with heavy hearts that we communicate the passing of an active and longtime member, Dr. Joy Johnson, ABC. Joy passed on August 1, 2015, at the age of 62 years, after a brave fight with cancer. She was active in the local communication community, often stepping up to evaluate award entries, mentor young professionals and volunteer her time and considerable experience at chapter events. Her insights, commitment to the profession and gentle presence will be missed.

Joy was a pioneer in professional communication in Regina and touched the lives of many people in our profession and our community. Dr. Johnson held a PhD in Administrative Studies from Southwest University and was an Accredited Business Communicator. Her life mission was to help others be the best they can be. With that in mind, she spent 14 years as a professor at Briercrest College, taught in the University of Regina Public Relations program, and served as adjunct faculty for Carey Theological College.

Many IABC members remember Joy as a past public relations instructor or professional colleague. She also served on the IABC/Regina Board. In IABC/Regina circles she was always there to lend a hand whenever the call went out for volunteers and she took great pride in her profession and her accomplishments.

We honour Joy with sincere gratitude for her many generous gifts of time and talent to IABC/Regina, communication professionals and people throughout our community. She will be greatly missed.