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Elvis Johnson

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August 6, 1978 - January 10, 2024

Suddenly on January 10, 2024, Elvis passed away. 

He had just returned 2 days earlier from an amazing 3-month vacation in Roatan, Honduras with his wife of 12 years. He was only 45 on his passing but enjoyed a full and interesting life, including 3 wonderful months relaxing, taking boat trips, snorkeling, lots of food, drinks, beach days and snuggling on the couch with his 2 well-loved dogs. 

He was grateful to spend the last 2 weeks bonding with his oldest stepdaughter Kenzie and enjoying the long Island iced teas on the beach. He made it home and was able to make 1 last trip to the casino, visit and hug his youngest stepdaughter Paityn and enjoy his favourite Burger King. 

He leaves to grieve his sudden passing the Love of his Life; Lisa, Beloved Mother Marilyn, Father Larry, brothers Ryan and Troy, stepdaughters Kenzie and Paityn, as well as many other extended family members, friends and coworkers. 

You had to know Elvis to love him, and those that did felt lucky he was in their life. He grew up in Leaf Rapids, MB before moving to Winnipeg. He worked as a security guard at Portage Place and then The Forks before switching to a maintenance position. 

It was while at the Forks that he met his Wife and they began their life together with a beautiful family wedding in Antigua. After the Forks Elvis moved to Polo Park where he quickly became a valued part of their team. 

In his spare time Elvis loved to go fishing, golf, and try his luck at the casino. He had just gotten back to playing baseball in the summer but was happiest playing video games at home, just relaxing on the couch. 

Not everyone knew but just that morning of his death he had been offered a job with a new friend met while in Roatan. He was going to pack the place up and return to Roatan to start an exciting new chapter in their lives. 

Lisa is grateful to the staff at Polo Park, the paramedics that treated him as well as the doctors and extended family who helped her say goodbye one last time. 

All condolences have been appreciated and cherished. 

Elvis lived the life he wanted, no questions asked. He was clear on his last wishes that no funeral be held. He was a guy who wore shorts an Adidas polo and ball cap at his wedding and he was comfortable in his own skin. He said what he wanted, even if you might not like hearing it, and wasn't sorry to do so. He will be forever missed and we know he'd love you to toast him with a drink to his memory.


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May 9, 2024 at 6:11 PM

I heard about Elvis passing shortly after he passed & I was in complete shock, I had just talked to him 2 days before. To be honest I’m still in shock.

I met Elvis in 2008 we both worked at The Forks, we hung out time to time but it wasn’t until we started going on fishing trips that we became good friends. Which lead to the next 16 years of friendship, I considered Elvis more than a friend & he will be truly missed.

We worked together at The Forks for 6 years before I moved onto other things but got to be co-workers again 2 years later at Polo Park & continued to be friends after I took a different career path 3 years later.

Thanks for the friendship & so many good memories. The fishing trips won’t be the same without you bud but we will always have a drink or 2 for you.

Gone way too soon but you’ll never be forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend.


May 9, 2024 at 4:00 PM

I met Elvis when I was 15. He always had a big heart, so full of love and life. All the late night shenanigans, joke and laughs will always be my favorite.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you or miss you. Hope you're at peace. Fly high Elvis. All my love


May 8, 2024 at 5:46 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Elvis was an awesome member of our team and always a friendly face to see at Polo Park. I admire his dedication and he will be missed very much.

Steven Johnson

May 8, 2024 at 4:53 PM

I grew up with Elvis in Leaf Rapids. I remember fondly the gym class hockey clashes when the puck or ball went into the corners weather it was ball hockey or ice hockey and later racing together on the track team. Elvis was as fast as the wind, could turn at full speed like a jack rabbit, had bottomless reserves of energy; and was the best badminton player I have had the pleasure of losing to. Rest in peace my friendly rival.


May 8, 2024 at 4:26 PM

I worked with Elvis at the forks for a few years and we were friends during this time. Unfortunately, we never kept in touch after. What I will always remember about him is his smile and how happy he was every time I saw him. He was a helpful, kind, and genuine person. I saw him recently in passing at polo park but we didn’t cross paths to catch up. He had a smile on his face and was laughing with co-workers. He was just as I remembered him. My condolences to Lisa, his family, and friends.


May 8, 2024 at 4:24 PM

I grew up with Elvis in Leaf Rapids, and this news hurts. We fell out of communication when we moved down to Winnipeg. But the memories we had are great. We played badminton together, and every time I beat him he wanted to go again to get better. He loved basketball and was good at it too growing up. He always laughed, always in a good mood... I can still remember that laugh.

I'll never forget, in grade 9 English our teacher was giving us heck before our final exam, to me she said "Just pass the exam and you'll be fine!", to Elvis, "You aren't going to pass..." Elvis passed and I failed, we laughed about that for a LONG time... Bonus fun fact, because Elvis was one year older he was always willing to get us beer!

He'll be missed so much by everyone he touched, what a good genuine guy. My thoughts go out to all his family and friends.

Cathy G

May 8, 2024 at 2:11 PM

My heart is broken for you Lisa! 💔 I didn't really know Elvis but I know how much you loved him. The loss is devastating. Sending love and hugs!


May 8, 2024 at 2:09 PM

Sending all my love to Lisa and the family. I met Elvis when I was just a kid. He chased my friends and I out of the forks for drinking, and he kept an eye out for me during my years working there too. I worked for Lisa and was lucky to witness their love begin and got to know how sweet Elvis was. I will think of him every time I’m at the Forks.


May 8, 2024 at 2:08 PM

Sending prayers abd strength. You both had such amazing love and a life that had a smile each day.

Lisa i am so sorry for all of your loss . From my family to yours we send love.


May 8, 2024 at 2:08 PM

I feel very lucky to have met both Lisa and Elvis, we saw a zest for adventure and a passion for creating an amazing life together! I am so sad for this tragic loss, Elvis had so many talents we were so excited to see during his new Roatan career. Im so happy he enjoyed 3 blissful months with Lisa on the island, Elvis - we adore her and will take such great care of her 💗 

Rest in Paradise my friend

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