Frederic James Johnson


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

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A Celebration of Life
Woodvale Facility/Mill Woods Golf Course - Edmonton

4540 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6

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Joyce Zucht

I worked for a few years at Transport Canada and had the pleasure of dealing with Fred on a regular basis. He was a real, genuine person with such a happy smile, quick to share stories of adventures and he had such a wit.
So I was really saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to Fred’s family, many friends and any others who had the pleasure of crossing paths with Fred. Rest in Peace friend!

Alan Fox

The photo of the two blue Sprite Mk 2 cars was taken in the early 1960’s while Fred was living in Regina. If you were in the city at that time you probably encountered us at the Albert North A&W. That’s Fred on the right. Great times, lots of fun and if memory serves me correctly the beginning of a love affair between Fred and Heather. Fred will be missed by both family and friends but knowing Fred he would prefer we all remember the good times and these were good times!

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