Allen Leander Johnson

Born: May 25th, 1918 Passed Away: Nov. 28th, 2016

Predeceased by his wife Violet in 1994. Also predeceased by his parents, Lars and Anna and siblings, Annie, Gillis, Ken and Ivadell and nephew Allen.

Survived by his daughters: Carey (Reg) and Gail; grandchildren: Cole, Alyra, Dennis (Kathy), Cathy (guy); great grandchildren: Krista (Brian), Kaitlyn (Cody), Karlie, Eric (Emma), Emily (Grant) and one great great grandson: Harrison; nieces and nephews: Vicki, Gerald, Kimm, Robert, Patrick, Norman and Gary.

Born in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Al moved with his parents and siblings to Enderby, B.C in 1928. he worked at Canadian Pacific Airline in Vancouver in 1942. Al joined the Navy in 1944 and was assigned to the military police duty on troop trains between Winnipeg and Montreal. He was discharged in 1946.

After discharge Al opened a woodworking business in New Westminster making oak desks, church pews, furniture, TV cabinets, and later kitchen cabinets. As well as building two beautiful family homes in Coquitlam and Salmon Arm, he was contracted by the BC Forest Service as a project manager and oversaw the construction of many greenhouses throughout the province. In later years in semi retirement he was involved with building maintenance for the Rap Attack base in Salmon Arm.

Al married Violet in 1947. They resided in Coquitlam until moving to Salmon Arm in 1969. In 2010 he moved to Maple Ridge.

Al enjoyed woodworking, leather-working, exploring and camping throughout BC and was an avid reader. He enjoyed discussing current events daily with his coffee buddies at Tim Horton’s in Salmon Arm.

A special thanks to the excellent care Dad received from Dr. Andy Edelson, Fraser Health nurses and the nurses and staff of the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mission Hospice Society, 32180 Hillcrest Ave., Mission, BC., V2V 3B8

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  1. so sorry about your Dad, Carey – a delightful man and a life well lived – hugs – Carol Dodd

  2. Carol Hewavitharana

    We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you the strength you require to get through this sad time in your life. Our most sincere condolences.

  3. With sincere sympathy to your family, in the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this sad time.
    Pam Smith and family

  4. Carey, Reg, and family

    I read of your dad’s passing in this week’s paper. You have many years of great memories to treasure of a life well-lived.

  5. Hello Gail
    Read about Al’s passing in the Salmon Arm paper. Brought back many good memories of your Dad in my life over the many years I knew him. Always a pleasure to run into him at Timmy’s.
    With sympathy.

  6. Dear Carey, Reg, Cole & Alyra,

    Carey, you have been so kind to your dad over these last few years he came to live in Maple Ridge. What precious time!
    We loved our conversations with Al during our Boxing Day celebrations. Always a twinkle in his eye and something interesting to talk about.
    It’s so hard for a family to say good-bye when the time comes, but memories of a life well lived will ease the grief.
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and our hearts at this time.

    Love from

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