OLIVER "OJ" JOHNSON
July 7, 1943 – August 28, 2019
Peacefully, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, Oliver Harold Johnson, age 76 years, passed away at the Grace Hospice.
Along with his loving wife Helen, Oliver is survived by his son Duane Johnson and his wife Kerry (grandson Evan and granddaughter Mya), son Scott and his wife Lise (grandson Olivier); step-son Brian Jennings and his wife Jackie (granddaughter Taylor and grandson Logan) and step-daughter Ainsley Jennings. He is also survived by his sister Alice Klassen and her husband Lawrence; brother Walter Johnson; sister-in-law Patricia Johnson; sister-in-law Marrie Creighton and her husband Tom; sister-in-law Sigrun Novak of Penticton, BC; brother-in-law Fred Olafson and his wife Sue; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Oliver was predeceased by his parents Jean and Walter Johnson and brothers Art, Charles, Gerald, and Morris.
Oliver worked for NCR (National Cash Register) for 31 years. He loved camping and spent the last 30 years at the Stonewall Quarry Park Campground. During the winter months, Oliver spent weekends snowmobiling with friends. After retiring, Oliver and Helen spent many winters in California and Arizona. They looked forward to the warm weather and connecting with friends from home.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm. Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church).
Our sincere thank you to the wonderful, and very caring, “earth angels” who provided a very loving experience to Oliver and his family.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, memorial contributions to Grace Hospice at 260 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R5, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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