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JOHNSON, John Ward

March 1, 1937 — September 5, 2017

John Ward Johnson passed away at the Kelowna Hospice House on September 5, 2017 at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Myrtle and their 3 children; daughter Brenda Molloy (Bill Morison); sons: Ward (Nina) Johnson and Kim (Nicole) Johnson; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  John served with the RCMP in numerous communities across Canada from the age of 19 until his retirement as a Sergeant.  Retirement was just the beginning.  John created a ‘Speaking With Confidence’ program and assisted many to find their families through ‘Adoptees Seeking Kinfolk’.  He continued to utilize his investigative skills in his private investigation business.  With his wife by his side John went on to travel the world sharing his knowledge, humor, and enthusiasm for life while encouraging others to fulfill their highest potential.

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  • To Myrtle and family: it was my sincere privilege to meet John in these past few months. Clearly he cherished his family. It was very apparent in his protection and care for you Myrtle, and his beaming pride for the family the two of you shared. I am thinking of you Myrtle and wish everyone moments of quiet reflection, growth as individuals, stronger bonds as a family and memories that warm and lift your spirits.

    Condolence sent by: Bonnie Pontalti on September 8, 2017 at 9:40 am

  • Dear Myrtle and family

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on John’s passing.
    Memories are to be cherished; keep your memories of John close and I hope with time, the sadness you feel today, will lessen as time goes by.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    In sympathy
    Pam Huska

    Condolence sent by: Pam huska on September 9, 2017 at 7:37 am

  • Dear Myrtle and family: We were very sad to hear of John’s passing and wish to send our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of a great husband, father, friend and fellow RCMP Troop member.

    Condolence sent by: Rita and Bob Fairhurst on September 9, 2017 at 8:41 am


    Condolence sent by: KENNER HENDERSON on September 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

  • Dear Myrtle:
    Our mutual friend, Brenda W., has told me about the loss of John, your wonderful husband. Although I never met John, Brenda has talked about you both and your adventures to far off places. I know I met you a few times with Brenda and we once shared the same hair stylist. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Lyla Lindsay

    Condolence sent by: Lyla and Jim lindsay on September 9, 2017 at 10:38 am

  • Myrt, I was saddened to read in today’s Herald that John has passed away. I worked with John at Penticton Detachment and he was so great to be around. We had good times together “back in the day”. I know there will be tough times but your family, friends and wonderful memories will help immensely. My thought are with you and your family.

    Warm Regards, Vicki Harris

    Condolence sent by: Vicki Harris on September 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm

  • Hi Myrt
    I am so sorry for your loss of John. John was a very good man and effected the life of many people he met through work and through friendship much easier. He will be missed by many, and thought of often.
    Jim Straker

    Condolence sent by: Jim Straker on September 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  • The John Johnson family – On behalf of RCMP “P” Troop 1956 I send our condolences on behalf of the Troop – no doubt some of the other Troop members may send person condolences as well.

    Bob Bacchus, “P” Troop 1956

    Condolence sent by: Bob Bacchus - RCMP "P" Troop 1956 on September 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm

  • Please accept my sincerest heartfelt condolences. John was such a wonderful and extraordinary man. I have many fond memories of his big laugh and quick wit. He had a positive impact on and touched many people, myself included. He succeeded at what most dream to do in their lifetime-leave the world a better place.

    Condolence sent by: Caroline Barbour (Warren) on September 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  • Please accept our condolences with the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather.
    I had the pleasure of knowing John for 30 years and such a pleasure it was for me. I worked closely with John for a few years, and over time we shared many stories and laughs over our lives, family, work, and our passions for travel. We also shared many laughs. John had a great sense of humour. To put it simply, John was a good guy. He will be missed

    Condolence sent by: Vic Nykiforuk on September 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  • Myrt. On behalf of Darlene and I please accept our condolences on the passing of John. I had the greatest of pleasure in being stationed with John in Dawson Creek. I still cherish the experience we had delivering a bouncing baby boy in the Mile Zero Hotel one cold winter night. And the playing the many broom ball games as my partner on defence. May he rest in peace.

    Condolence sent by: Lefty Nelson on September 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

  • Dear Myrtle and Family. Our deepest sympathy in the passing of John. I have fond memories of John while working at the Campbell River Detachment during the 1970s. He was a very good man and peace officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    John & Bonnie Schneider

    Condolence sent by: John Schneider on September 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

  • Dear Myrt & Family: We were sorry to hear about John’s passing and wanted to send our condolences. We do remember some great times. John’s humour left us in stiches on many occasions and he lived large. It doesn’t seem to matter how long we are blessed to have each other it is still so difficult to say that final farewell until we meet again. Our thoughts are with you all. Love Bunnie & Lawrence

    Condolence sent by: Bunnie & Lawrence Flynn on September 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

  • Dear Myrtle & Family: We were very saddened when we read of John’s passing in our RCMP news release. Many fond memories were shared with John in both work and play while stationed together in Dawson Creek, BC. I especially remember our RCMP broom ball and softball teams where John was a main anchor, where later we retired to the “shack”, for refreshments. Our very special condolences to you Myrt, and your family.

    Condolence sent by: Lynda & B ob Belter on September 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm

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