JOHNSON. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ivan Johnson. Ivan peacefully slipped away in the early hours of June 4, 2012 with his loving wife and daughter by his side. Ivan put up one heck of a fight after a courageous and long battle, suffering the effects of a massive stroke. The youngest of a large family, Ivan was born in Regina, SK and raised on the homestead in Aylesbury, SK. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Flossie and Elmo Johnson, as well as many brothers and sisters. Ivan is survived by his wife, Pat Johnson; son Dan Johnson; daughter, Christine Johnson; as well as his precious granddaughters, Taija, Terynn and Regann Wiebe, whom he cherished more than life itself, the apples of Buppa’s eyes they were. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Herman (Helen) of Tucson, Arizona, Robert (Nellie) of Moose Jaw, SK; and three sisters, Ione Ward, Vera Feighan, both of Ottawa, ON and Rowena (Willy) Dinnin of Edson, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. Ivan was a longtime member of the IBEW for 45 plus years as well as a life-time member of the Eagles and the Legion. Ivan was a proud lineman and loved what he did and did it with the utmost pride. His strong work ethic began as a young boy on the old family homestead, which was one of his favourite places. Ivan enjoyed taking his 2 youngest granddaughters to garage sales; it was an all day adventure. The girls loved their outings with their Buppa as did he with them. He also looked forward to those early morning coffee chats with the boys. Ivan will be sadly missed by many. He was touched by so many, and many were touched by him. Many, many thanks to the staff at Maplewood House and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm at The Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford, BC.
Rest in Peace big I, you will forever live in our hearts! Tributes and condolences may be left at
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534