JOHNSON – The death of Robert Thomas Johnson, aged 70, of Kindersley, occurred at Golden, BC, on June 17, 2009. He was born October 29, 1938 in Dodsland. He married Julie Ann Paquette on July 16, 1965, in Calgary. He was a farmer as well as worked in construction and in the oil patch. For 30 years he lived in Golden on and off.
He was predeceased by his sister Willowmine Eastscott, August 2005; brothers William “Bill”, March 2004 and Keith, November 1996; mother, Lucy, October 1989; father, George, May 1973.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Julie Johnson of Golden BC; Step daughter Bev Dale (Rob), grandson Richard Dale of Golden, Stepson Rick Dale (Doreen), Grandchildren Samantha & Ryan of Ontario. Brother, Ron Johnson, North Battleford, SK; sister, Carol Norberg, Hay River, NWT, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Kindersley, on June 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tracy Fairfield officiating. Urnbearers were Nathan Norberg and A.J. Norberg. Honorary urnbearers were: Gordon Johnson, Joel Johnson, Mark Johnson, David Eastcott, Brian Eastcott, Danny Eastcott, Gordon Norberg Jr., Neil Getz, Rick Dale. Ushers were Richard Dale, Danny Eastcott and Brian Eastcott. Organist was Wilda Gardner. Eulogy was read by Gordon and Tasha Norberg. Musical selections: “How Great Thou Art”, “Nearer my God To Thee”, “Amazing Grace”.
Burial of ashes took place at the Kindersley Cemetery, Kindersley. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Kindersley Community Funeral Home, Kindersley.