Arno Leroy Johnson


Arno Leroy Johnson
1933 – 2015
On Monday, August 24, 2015, Arno Leroy Johnson of Whitecourt, Alberta passed away two days after his 82nd birthday. Arno was born at Brooks, Alberta and left home at an early age, working at different farms and ranches throughout Alberta. On September 9, 1954 he was married to Doris Berger in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and started their family. In the following years he moved on to managing various farms and ranches until he found his place with the Millar Western Ranch in Whitecourt, Alberta where he lived and enjoyed working for the rest of his life. Arno will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Doris of over sixty years marriage; three sons, Larry of Wildwood, Ralph (Barb) of Mayerthorpe and Dennis (Shauna) of Mayerthorpe; grandchildren, Brandy Lynn (Clint) Rose, Jarrett Laramie Johnson, Baylee Johnson, Tulsa Johnson and Jordan Johnson; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Carlen; siblings, Lynn Schultz of Camrose and Karyn (Edward) Bolduc of New Norway and Richard (Penny) Johnson of Delburne, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and life-long friends. Arno is predeceased by his parents, Arvid and Esther Johnson, brother-in-law Gordon Schultz and other extended family. On behalf of Arno, the Johnson family wishes to extend a “Special Thank-You” to Nellie Wagoner for her wonderful friendship and caring shown throughout his illness. Sincere appreciation goes to Millar Western Industries for not only employment for Arno, but a wonderful friendship with the principals since 1972 until his passing. Thanks also to the Whitecourt Hospital Doctors and staff, the Spruceview Lodge during his brief stay, friends who visited and Whitecourt Society as well as the Whitecourt Senior Centre. Funeral Services were held at Whitecourt Family Worship Centre, 4220 Elko Drive, Whitecourt, Alberta on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dallas Bidell officiating. Interment followed at Mayerthorpe Cemetery, Mayerthorpe, Alberta. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations in Arno’s honour may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – or the Cross Cancer Institute –

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Leanna Berry

I am saddened greatly by the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather, Arno. He was a wonderful man and I will never forget his visits to Eagle River Chrysler for coffee. Arno had a great sense of humor and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Leanna Jackson Berry

Barb Berger

Uncle Arno was very special man to us, we will miss your visits, phone calls, going to hockey games and rodeos, and all the joking around.
Lots of Love
Don and Barb

Nita and Vic Patrick

We are very sorry to hear of Arnos passing.He was very good longtime friend that we had some very good times with.Aspecial hug for Doris and our condolences to all of the family.Nita and Vic Patrick.

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