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Published on 03/07/2024

JOHNSON Pauline (nee Brown) Born 27th February 1942: Died 21st June 2024. Daughter of Clifford and Alice Brown, sister of Pat and David, wife of Ronald Johnson. Pauline leaves behind her son Simon and three grandchildren. Abigail, Martha and Sam. A beloved nana, mum, sister, aunt. Pauline will be missed not least for her incredible legacy of teaching but also for her generosity of spirit to all of her many friends and colleagues. An amazing listener and an even greater talker. A peripatetic Violin teacher for nearly forty years Pauline influenced the lives of so many children both in Bury Instrumental Services and latterly at Bury Grammar School. Pre Covid Pauline's legendary lunches out with friends often lasted most of a day but would always end with her driving, quite sober, to her special place of solitude in Tottington overlooking the Rossendale Valley. A place that brought her much solace after losing her husband in 1998. Pauline was well known for catchy sayings. Some notable ones were "Money should be used like manure. It should be spread as evenly as possible to encourage young things to grow" and given her slightly diminutive stature "They don't make Diamonds as big as bricks" Often in my thoughts but always in my heart. Private cremation is on the 9th of July, no flowers please, any donations to the Musicians Benevolent Fund.


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