John Murray Johnson

John Murray Johnson died May 27, a week before his 76 birthday. Born in Melfort, SK to Ole and Ebba Johnson, he joined the RCAF in 1952 as an aircraft maintenence engineer. He served with NATO in Englawnd, France and Morocco. He then joined Canadian Pacific Airlines for a 25½ year career. The family moved from Leduc, AB to Falkland, BC where they operated their small ranch and the Petro Canada station until 1990. They moved to Vernon in 1995 and Qualicum Beach in 2002. With love he is remembered by Maureen, his wife of 41 years, his sons, Murray (Carolyn) Ottawa, Kevin (Leah) Sherwood Park, Jay (Carrie) Ottawa, Trevor (Ray) Vancouver and daughter, Desiree, Edmonton. There are 9 wonderful grandchildren, brothers Lorne (Fran) Johnson, and Dennis Olsen, and sisters Dianne (Wally) Swintak and Elaine (Garry) Huffman. He was pre-deceased by his parents and step-father, Jorgen Olsen and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Reine. Our thanks to Dr. Waite and the nurses and workers of Home Care. He was a kind and gentle man who saw good in everyone he met. Now may his spirit soar!!

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