JOHNSON, James “Jim” Oscar

JOHNSON, James “Jim” Age 78 of Spruce Grove, passed away on October 18, 2021. Born in Erickson, MB on February 15th, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn (Erven), son Allan (Stephen Lanteigne), daughter Deborah (Arnold) Kootenay and grandchildren Garry & Holden, sister Lynne (Ken) Watts and several nieces and nephews. Jim is predeceased by his parents John “Roy” and Christine (Oleniuk) Johnson, siblings Jennifer Aquin, Victor Rushton, Phyllis Anderson, and Mildred Crockett, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Right Worshipful Brother James Johnson, was a devoted, committed and dedicated Mason for the last 40 years. He was first initiated into the Masonic fraternity on January 22, 1982 at Jasper Lodge #14 in Edmonton. He was subsequently passed to the degree of a fellowcraft and was raised to the rank of Master Mason (1982). Jim was a “Charter Member” of Baseline Lodge #198 in Spruce Grove and was named as “Senior Warden”(1993). Brother James “Jim” Johnson was installed as the first Worshipful Master of the new lodge, which was a historic moment (1993). He was also an honorary member of Meridian #129 and Royal Arch Masons. As a proud true Freemason he also served as Past Master, Lodge Registrar, Historian, bursary director and District Deputy Grand Master (Yellowhead).

Jimmy left home at 15 years old, to make his fortune and create a better life from his humble beginnings. His vast work experience included auto body painting & repair, truck driving, shipping-receiving, parts, salesman and management. He worked 47 years in the floor covering industry which he retired from twice (2008 & 2012). He passionately volunteered and helped others in need without recognition, or anyone knowing. Some of his favourite things were supporting the S.G. Saints, gardening, golf, fishing, camping and learning new things. He was a feisty advocate for the principles he believed in. Jolly Jim was known for his humour, love of family, vast skill set, and being the best Papa and father ever. He was deeply respected and will be missed by everyone who was touched by knowing him.

A graveside service will be held for immediate family only due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please leave condolences at In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Masonic Bursary Fund or St. Andrews United Church 1A Fieldstone Drive, Spruce Grove AB, T7X 2Z3.

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Beverley MacKenzie

Oh my goodness, Marilyn, Debbie and Allan, I just read this very sad news of Jim’s passing. We lived next door on Linden Street where my children and I have such fond memories of your family. Even though our time together as neighbors was short we have never forgotten what a wonderful family your were. Please accept our sincere sympathy as your mourn such a wonderful husband, father and papa. Beverley, Erin, Corey, Shawn and Tatum. We would love to connect with you one day.

Gertie Bergstreiser

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My sympathy to you Marilyn and family. Will remember his laughter and his great sense of humour

Betty & Darwin Park

We are are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
We send our sincere condolences to you Marilyn and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Betty and Darwin Park


Marilyn and family Sympathy to Marilyn and family, we will miss seeing Jim at Horizon stage. May he rest in peace.

Brenda Thom

My sympathies for your loss Marilyn and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jannie and Ross Smith

To Marilyn and family, we send our heartfelt condolences in the loss of Jim. His smile and eyes brightened the room, and his stories and conversations made us enjoy our time together.

Dionne Rognvaldson Anan

What I will always remember most about “Mr Johnson” is his bright smile and sense of humour. Sending my thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs to Deb & Ak and boys, Allan & Steve and my sincere condolences to Mrs. Johnson.

Syndee & Myron Kopec

Sending you our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort.

Allan & Shirley Bailey

Jim was such a friendly and positive person. He will be well-remembered by those who knew him, and by our family in particular.

Loving thoughts to Marilyn, Allan & Deb, and your partners, and to Jim’s grandchildren.

Gina & Tim

Deepest heartfelt condolences, Allan (Stephen) and family. May your love shine brightest during this time of release for you all; and may memories of your Papa, Allan, warm your heart forever more xoxo

shirley hessler

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Condolences to you Marilyn, Debbie, Allan and families.

Joan Lorraine Harrington

On behalf of my family we send our deepest sympathy to Allan and his family . you are in our thoughts and prayers

Brenda Neville

On behalf of the Spruce Grove Saints we are sending our condolences to the family with heartfelt love.
JJ was always a joy to have at the Saints Games and on fan road trips. He always would come with a smile. I know that he will be greatly missed by his Saints family. We love you JJ keep watch over our Saints boys. Cheer loud from up there I am sure they will hear you.


Our condolences to you all with the loss of your Papa and Father. I was privileged to have met him, although many years ago. Only time will heal the sadness you presently carry. Wonderful memories will take their place!! Hugs to all of you!

Elizabeth Wilson

Marilyn and Family, we were very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. May the many happy memories you have help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts & orayers.

|Liz & Jim Wilson

Keith and Jessie

Jim was a true friend and we were sp blessed to be his friend. Was always cheerful. We have so many happy memories with Jim and Marilyn . Jim you will be truly missed by everyone. May you RIP

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