Howard Raymond Johnson
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Howard Raymond Johnson. Howard passed away peacefully in Ashcroft surrounded by his family on November 2, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born to Jack and Violet Johnson on September 13, 1936 in Kamloops and resided in Ashcroft his whole life. He is survived by his son Raymond (Jacquie) Ashcroft, daughters Jacqueline Johnson (Darcy) Kamloops, Erin Dowdell (Scott) Sydney Australia, Lee Ann Johnson Victoria, stepdaughter Julie Tischler (Ralph) Richmond, wife Kathey, brother Errol, grandchildren Mathew (Linda), Jennifer, Melanie, Lloyd, Ned, Erica, Darcy, Stewart and Chad, and great grandchildren James, Clara Rose and William. He was predeceased by his son Robbie, daughter Darcy Lee, grandson James and brothers Sonny, Eddie, and Jackie. Howard will be missed by his many friends and family, including his friend Bill W. and their mutual friends. He was a long-time member of the Operating Engineers Union and worked throughout BC where he also made many friends. He will be remembered most for his smile and sense of humour and love of his family. In Howard’s younger days he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family. He also supported his children with their rodeoing, hockey and dirt biking. He enjoyed visiting his special coffee shops and sharing stories with the regulars daily. Howard owned his own heavy equipment operating company and worked right up to the day he took ill.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Ashcroft Community Hall at 1:30 pm on Sunday November 8, 2015.