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Paul L. Johnson lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on January 13. He is survived by daughters Kirsten Brown (Scott Brown), Erica Plater (Chad Plater), Laura Furness (Cory Furness). His daughters as well as the love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Jessie, and his treasured brother Brian Johnson (Jeanne Harvey) were by his side. Paul always lived life to the fullest, he had an amazing sense of humour and quick wit. He was thrilled to welcome Lori Samuels and Jay Dowhaniuk to his Investment practice 11 years ago and he said it was the best business decision he ever made. His favourite places were The Turks and Caicos Islands, Maui and his beloved cabin at Idabel Lake. Paul loved his work as an Investment Advisor at Raymond James and served on many boards over the years. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, Owen and Seth Plater, Keegan and Griffin Brown and Bronwyn and Wyatt Furness. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 at Springfield Funeral Home at 1:00pm with a short reception afterwards. Donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Kelowna in Paul’s memory.    For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Please note service time is 1:00 pm PST

Monday, January 18, 2016 at 1:00pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for JOHNSON, Paul L. is scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2016 at 1:00pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Leona and Neal Jorgenson says:

    Laura and Families, we send our deepest sympathy and want you to know you are in our hearts and in our thoughts. May the good memories of special moments with your dad stay with you forever. Bless you.

  • Barbara and Bud Michael - Denver, CO says:

    Dear Jesse, Kirsten and Family,
    Bud and I were so saddened to hear from Lori about Paul’s passing. We know how much Paul meant to Lori and Lori to Paul. Paul’s life was one lived to its fullest. He accomplished so much … a wonderful husband, loving father, adoring grandfather, caring brother and admired business partner to Lori and Jay. Paul will be missed by many. The special memories you have will live in your hearts forever. We hope the love and support from family and friends brings you comfort. Please know we are sending caring thoughts your way. Much love, Barbara and Bud Michael from Denver, CO

  • Eric Rentiers says:

    Dear Jessie and families,
    We were saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls and their families during this sorrowful time.
    Cherish your wonderful memories of a great man with a life well lived albeit far too short.
    God bless
    Eric and Diane Rentiers

  • Trish McPhail says:

    We are so sorry to hear such sad news, your dad was such a bright light with one of the best smiles ever. Sending much love & light to you & yours Laura & Cory xxoo ❤️

  • Dev Randhawa says:

    Paul was unique in the cutthroat business he was in. He was always kind and respectful. It was alwags a pleasure to chat with him not matter how things were. He will be missed

  • Bruce Henderson says:

    Jessie,Kirsten,Erica,Laura, Brian and families, So sorry to hear about Paul . Paul was such an admired and loving husband ,father,grandfather son and businessman. Paul was so ethical in his business dealings that he had the respect of all. As someone who has known Paul for over 50years visits to Raymond James will never be the same. Cherish the memories and I know there are lots of good ones. Our thoughts are with you all. Bruce and Peg Henderson

  • Jane Lane, Gena Lane & Leo Osborne says:

    We love and loved you beyond measure Paul. The most intelligent, kind hearted, gentle, loving man who will remain in our hearts for eternity. Although we are not there in person, we surround you with love Jessie, Kirsten, Erica, Laura and all of the grandkids. xoxoxoxox

  • Lorne Smith says:

    Jesse, Kirsten and family.
    Saddened to hear of Paul’s passing, we shared many laughs in the time we worked together. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Lorne and Lauren Smith

  • Pat & Beverley Vinet says:

    Paul was much more to us than a great financial adviser, he was a friend. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by all who knew him. Our most heartfelt condolences goes out to all of his family.
    With sympathy, Pat & Beverley

  • Tracy Gray and the team at Discover Wines says:

    We want to send our sincere condolences to Paul Johnson’s family. We didn’t realize when someone ordered a gift basket from Discover Wines for you, who it was that had passed. He will be dearly missed. I personally enjoyed the challenge of finding Paul just the right wine as he was very vocal and particular about what he liked (and didn’t like!), all while wanting it to be a good deal. He put us to task, all while smiling. We will miss his visits. Our thoughts are with your family. Tracy Gray

  • Tracey & Steve Kee says:

    Paul will be sorely missed for many people for many reasons. A man remembered for his class, humour and family ties. Heartfelt sympathy to the entire family , Paul left a legacy and heavy hearts.
    Tracey & Steve

  • Zeno & Sandy Cescon says:

    Dear Jessie and Family. We, like so many, were saddened by the news of Paul’s illness and subsequent passing, but we give thanks for the privilege of knowing him. Paul was a faithful, fun and honest friend. His ready smile and sense of humour never failed to delight us. His love of you Jessie, was never hidden nor was his pride in his family. He will always be alive in your hearts, as well as many others. Words cannot express the way we feel for you. Gonna tip a little shot of single malt to a good man and a life well lived. With our deepest sympathies…..Zeno & Sandy Cescon

  • Wayne and Ava Fipke says:

    We knew Paul from our High School days and over the years since, and as our Investment Advisor for the last 25 years. Paul was kind, intelligent, and loved his job and his family dearly. He had sterling character and believed in people including us and our fledgling businesses when most people thought we were foolhardy. Paul cared about us as friends and we are very sad at his passing. Our condolences to Jessie and his daughters, their mates and children and Paul’s brother, and to all his other friends.

  • Fred&Krista Pittendreigh says:

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We will really miss his excellent advice and his huge smile! Fred & Krista.

  • Guy and Reana Joubert says:

    Dear Jessie and your family, We are sending heartfelt sympathy from our family to yours. Paul will be dearly missed both as an advisor and friend. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Kim La Fave says:

    Dear Jesse and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I wish we could be there with you to celebrate his remarkable life. Our thoughts and our love are with you all.
    Kim and Carol

  • Moira Rosser-Peterson says:

    Deepest condolences for your loss. I know Paul will be missed by many.

  • Lil and Jim Barr says:

    Dear Jessie, girls, and all Paul’s family
    We have been clients of Paul for many years, and very soon after meeting we knew we were good friends. He had a sincere and always optimistic outlook, and we were reassured with his advice. We always discussed our families, and we know how devoted and proud he was of his. Our thoughts are with you. We will miss him, and know you will also. But we will always remember his smile and upbeat personality, despite dealing with his health issues. Please accept our very sincere condolences. Sincerely, Lil and Jim Barr

  • George P. Solomonides says:

    Dear Jessie and Family. My sincere condolences to you and your Family. Paul was a very good friend, a fine gentleman, and he always told it as it was. I will miss him dearly.

  • Derek Edstrom says:

    Johnson family — heartbreaking to hear of Paul’s passing. We all grew up around such great families and role models. It is difficult to comprehend that Paul has passed. He was always a positive person with a big smile. I have great memories of him up at Idabel Lake and our summer together at Raymond James. He had a huge love for his family. Very sad.

  • rusty goepel says:

    I so clearly remember when Paul agreed to join us at Goepel McDermid and head up our Kelowna operations! It was the ultimate win – win for both of us. Paul was the best partner you could ever ask for – honest, smart, loyal and enthusiastic. He leaves a wonderful legacy to his family, friends, colleagues and clients. God Bless You

  • Cindy David says:

    Paul meant a lot to me, he not only waived my flag when I was young and inexperienced and needed a cheerleader, he was a good friend. I will miss him. To the whole family, we’re here for you, let us know if you need anything. Much Love, CINDY

  • Marlese, Ava & Sophia Plater says:

    Dear Jessie, Erica, Kirsten & Laura (& families),
    I just watched the service online. It was a beautiful tribute to Paul. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and I will always remember Paul as a fun-loving and huggable guy. Other memories of Paul were that he always seemed content and at peace, truly happy. He always made our family feel like part of yours when we visited Idabel. What a magical place! I am sincerely grateful to have met him and I look forward to seeing you all and giving you huge hugs. Love, Mar

  • Margaret Pacaud says:

    Jessie and family my condolences on Paul’s death. My best wishes to all

  • Aliya Girasole and Manas Dichow and family says:

    Dear Jessie and your girls, So sorry we couldn’t be there with you at this time. I can barely write this, thru the tears and a lump in the throat. We are so sorry about Paul and will miss him very much. So many fun times to remember.

  • Pat and Brenda Kryski says:

    Johnson Family – We would like to express our sympathy and let you know our thoughts are with you! Paul will be deeply missed!

  • Manas Dichow says:

    Dear Jessie and Family. Remembering Paul brings such good thoughts. He was a bright light where ever he was. We traveled to so many places and had such a good times together. Never to be forgotten. I was so proud to be Paul’s friend.
    Sincerely, Manas Dichow & Aliya Girasole

  • ian mcleod says:

    Dear Jessie and family,
    I was saddened to hear about Paul. He was a fine gentleman and I have fond memories of the times we visited over the years. I will remember him respectfully as a truly honorable, trustworthy man.

    with fondest regards,
    Ian Mcleod

  • Roy La Fave says:

    Dear Jess, Kirsten, Erica, Laura and families,
    I can’t adequately express how saddened Gail and I were to hear of your loss at Paul’s passing. Paul was a beloved cousin and a dear friend. Paul will live on in my memory of our summers at Morrison Ave., Gyro Beach, Kalamalka Lake and those summer afternoons poolside on Colwood Drive. I will so miss Paul’s boundless optimism and good humour as well his unique and cheerful greeting of “HEY LEROY!” I feel very privileged to have known him.

  • Diane Erickson says:

    Jessie, Kirsten, Erica and Laura,
    I just heard about the passing of Paul and wanted to send our deepest and sincere condolesences.
    May all your loving family memories give you peace and comfort in this difficult time.
    Love, Diane Erickson ( Jeff and Lindsay)

  • Ernie and Frida Paetsch says:

    We are saddened by your lose of a vibrant, caring and talented person – Paul. We did not know him for very long but appreciated the knowledge he shared and his caring and concern for each individual. Sincerely, Ernie and Frida Paetsch

  • Lynda and Robert Jay says:

    Dear Jessie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. May you all find strength in one another at this time and share wonderful memories. Remembering Paul fondly.

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