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Date of Passing: Dec 26, 2019

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Peacefully on December 26, 2019, William John Johnson, formerly of Vogar, Manitoba, son of Annie Ethel (nee Bush) and John J. Johnson.
Left to mourn are his beloved wife Vera; son Robert John (Annette); daughters, Dianne Lynn and Carol Elaine and grandsons, Zachary, Andrew and Ian.
Also surviving are his brother Paul (Bev) and in-laws, Raymond (Doreen), Dorothy and Winston (Gail) and many nieces and nephews.
Service to his community was important to John. He volunteered with the local community club and became a school trustee in 1972. He was with the Lakeshore School Division for 27 years. He also worked with the Manitoba Association of School Trustees, becoming President in 1984.
John was a good caring husband and family man. He loved sports, particularly the St. Louis Cardinals and music. John loved writing and self-published four books about his life and community.
Thanks to the staff of the Eriksdale Personal Care Home for their care and kindness. It was deeply appreciated.
A memorial service will follow this summer. No flowers please; donations can be made to the Siglunes Community Club, General Delivery, Vogar, MB R0C 3C0 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I had the pleasure to get to know John when I was the rural reporter at the Free Press. He had many interests and was ever curious. I thoroughly enjoyed his self-published books about the Interlake. He really filled a void. He also gave me many topics to write about. My condolences to family members. - Posted by: Bill Redekop (friend) on: Mar 22, 2020

  • Dear Vera and Family: We are so sorry to learn of John's passing. We were born the same week at the Eriksdale hospital and I always considered him a good friend and fine gentleman. Really enjoyed his books documenting decades of life in the Interlake. Our sincere condolences. Fred & Laura - Posted by: Fred & Laura Ross (Friends) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • I just wanted to say how very sorry I was to hear of John's passing. I have only just started looking into my family connections, so it feels like I have only just met John, and now he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Shelley L Miller (Granddaughter of Eric Bush) - Posted by: Shelley Louise Miller (Cousin 1x removed) on: Jan 07, 2020

  • Condolences Vera and family. John was always a gentleman. - Posted by: Bruce Law (Friend) on: Jan 06, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the Johnson family. Sending love and hugs to you all. Kim Lutz (nee Jonsson) - Posted by: Kim Lutz (Friend) on: Jan 04, 2020

  • Our hearts, prayers, thoughts are with you all as you walk this sorrowful path. - Posted by: Keith and Stephanie Bloodeorth (Friends) on: Jan 04, 2020

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