Former Mayor of Nakusp, Rosemarie Johnson (nee Mason) passed away in Kelowna on August 29, 2015 at the age of 78.
Rosemarie was Mayor for 12 years from 1987 to 1999 and was also Nakusp’s first female Mayor. Rosemarie was given Freedom of the City at the July 1st Celebrations in 2008. Her focus was always on the beauty of the area and the talents of the people. She represented Nakusp on the RDCK Board for the 12 years that she was Mayor and was the first person chosen by the RDCK to represent the Central Kootenays on the Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors. She was Alderman from 1985 to 1987. She was also a teacher (Little Mrs. Johnson) in Nakusp for 26 years. Rosemarie lived in Nakusp most of her life and moved to Kelowna in 2003 to be close to family. Predeceased by her husband Fred on August 28, 1989. She leaves her daughter Nancy, son Kim, and Grandson Alexander. A memorial for Rosemarie will be held in Nakusp on
the 3rd of October.