Hugh Johnson

  • Nov. 6, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hugh Angus Johnson passed away in Duncan, BC with his family at his side November 6, 2015 after a brief illness.

Hugh was born October 31, 1936 in Stettler, Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Crystal (nee Viers) Johnson, sisters Violet Ferguson, Grace Webster, Dorothy Brennan, Mary Johnson and brothers Walter, George, Joe, Carl, Pat and Charlie. He is survived by four great-grandchildren, his daughter and son in law Cindy and Maurice Last and their children Rhowena (Caldwell), Rosalie (Schlosberg), Virginia and Willow, his son and daughter in law Randy and Patty, Randy’s son Christopher, his siblings Marion (Yates), Mabel (Langmo), Ike, Olive (Tafner) and Paul and many, many nieces and nephews.

Hugh started life on a farm in the Halkirk region of Alberta and moved with his parents to Revelstoke, BC in 1945. A polio survivor, he left home for a working life on a farm in Alberta, but soon returned to BC for sawmill work in Salmon Arm where his children were born. Hugh moved to the lower mainland when his children were quite young, finally settling in and working as a carpenter in the Abbotsford, BC area for many years before retiring to Vernon, BC. He suffered a heart attack and a stroke in 2007 and moved to Duncan to be closer to his daughter in 2009.

There will be a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2015 at HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC.

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