Frederick “Fred” Roy Johnson

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It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick Roy Johnson, onJune 7, 2019 in the City of Wetaskiwin at the age of 93 years.Fred will be lovingly remembered by his children Doug (Marelene) Johnson, Brian (Wanda) Johnson, Debbie (Brian) Inions, and Pam Reynolds; Grandchildren Trudy Kozak, Joe Kozak, Tracy (Jason) Moker, Curtis (Kim) Inions, Tim (Justyna) Reynolds, Melissa (Jess) Williams; 10 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and friends Lucille Haines andMarion Cowan. Fred was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Eleanor; his sisters Margaret James and Dorothy Plummer and son-in-law Richard Reynolds. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Lee and the staff of Unit 35 in the Wetaskiwin hospital, and the staff at Points West Living Wetaskiwin for the exceptional care that Fred received. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5003 52nd Avenue, Wetaskiwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agape Manor Hospice (1302 8th Avenue NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 1B8).

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86

5003 52 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0W9

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Nancy and Raymond Postma

Pam, Debbie, Brian and Doug
We are so sorry to hear about Fred. He was such a wonderful neighbor . He was always there to have a chat or help out with anything mechanical if you were having a problem. He also was a wonderful photographer taking Tim’s first baby picture that is framed over our fireplace..He had a great smile. Dearest Fred you will be remembered by many. Sorry we
can’t make the memorial but know we are there in spirit.

Tracy Schierholtz

I was so sorry to hear of Fred passing. He and Lucille have been greatly missed at the Airdrie Over 50 Club. I will cherish the memories.

Tracy Schierholtz
Previous Treasurer of the Airdrie Over 50 Club.

Marieta Willms

I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Johnson. Growing up in Calgary, we were neighbours and I spent a lot of time at the Johnson home where Fred was always willing to have some fun including dressing up as a very attractive woman and taking us out treat or treating! He was the coolest dad on the block!

Blaine Haines

Shared Memories of Fred Johnson and Lucille Haines
Lucille and Fred met and began dating in 1994. Lucille had recently retired from a long career at the Calgary Professional Club when a mutual friend introduced them. Fred and Lucille loved going out and dancing and they complemented each other in many ways beside their shared history of war and the aftermath and hard working lives. Both being single and able to enjoy the freedom of their retirement years, they fell in love and started a life together in Airdrie. Lucille became a part of Fred’s family and celebrated the graduations, marriages and births of great-grandchildren. Fred was part of Lucille’s family including many trips to to Christina Lake with her late son Bryan and his wife Jacqueline. In later years, Lucille’s daughter, Michelle, helped drive Fred and Lucille to many appointments and social events. Over the next 25 years, Fred and Lucille enjoyed an active social life including the Legion (where Fred was Sergeant at Arms) the Calgary Stage West Theatre, the Over 50 Club, golfing and many trips to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico. Together they kept each other young. When Fred was approaching 90, him and Lucille uprooted from the home in Airdrie and moved into the Peace Hills Lodge in Wetaskiwin to be closer to Fred’s daughters. While adjusting to a huge change in lifestyle, Fred’s health began to deteriorate over the next two years. After a couple of hospital stays, he was transferred to a higher level care facility and Lucille moved to the Lodge in Ponoka to be closer to her son Blaine. Even though separated, Fred and Lucille enjoyed daily phone calls and many visits, The Haines family celebrates the good life Fred shared with Lucille and bids him a fond farewell. He will be missed by all.

Keith Bennett

So sorry to learn of Fred passing. My sincere condolences to Freds family. Fred was always a good friend and co-worker. Still remember our trip to the CHP Academy in Sacramento, not sure if they have ever recovered. Fred always loved a good story and a great practical joke.
You will be missed my friend. Rest In Peace.
Sorry, but I will be unable to attend his service.
Keith

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