Frederic James Johnson passed away peacefully in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the age of 73. Pre-deceased by his brothers Douglas Alan and Arthur George, and by his parents Erwin Dean and Helen MacIntosh Smith, Fred is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Heather; his brother Tom and sister Gail; his two sons Scott Angus and Kirk Andrew; and four glorious grandchildren Alexa, Gavin, Nathan and Eleanor.
Fred’s passion for flight led him through a series of exciting career moves in aviation for over fifty years, beginning with the Royal Canadian Air Force and culminating in a fulfilling role within Transport Canada.
A joyous Celebration of Fred’s life will be held on December 21, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Woodvale facility located at the Millwoods Golf Course, 4540-50 St. Cremation has already taken place. Family, friends, co-workers and admirers are cordially invited to attend and share their fondest and/or most outlandish memories of this unique and talented man.
A special thank you to the to the wonderful staff in the palliative care unit at St Joe’s Auxiliary Hospital for their kindness, support and care of Fred during his time there.
Memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society at www.scarscare.ca