It is with very heavy hearts, that the family of Gregory Leonard Johns announce that Greg has passed away peacefully at the age of 68. Greg will be deeply missed by many. A loving son to the late Percy & Colleen (Mulvihill) Johns. A devoted brother to Debera (Johns) Flynn, Mariesa Johns, Wendy (Johns) Madigan (husband Don), Keith Johns (wife Pauline), Mary Ellen (Johns) Mcilmoyle (husband Scott). Greg will sadly be missed by 17 nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Greg was the eldest of 6. At age 12, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Not given long to survive, Greg did what he did for his entire life. He defied the odds; some might say the Johns’ possess a stubborn quality. Like many growing up in the 1960’s, Greg was an avid lover of Rock and Roll. When he wasn’t listening to his favourite band, Iron Maiden, you could find him spending time collecting hockey & baseball cards. He also shared the same passion as his mother for collecting coins. Greg enjoyed going to the family camp, a place where he could enjoy the simplicities of life. In 1995, as Greg’s health deteriorated, he became a paraplegic and was unable to care for himself, his sister Wendy did not hesitate to take him in. Over 26 years, there were many difficult times, however you would never know that when you saw Greg. Always wearing a smile from ear to ear, that could light up the sky. A lot of this happiness coming from his 3 nephews who devoted countless hours in making sure their Uncle was well taken care of. Sean, Keegan, Percy, the family will forever be grateful for the measures you took to ensure Greg lived the best possible life. Greg exemplified what the meaning of a Warrior truly is, a tough, strong, loving man, who fought until the very end. Greg can now be at peace with his one true love, his Mother. We love you, we will miss you, until we meet again. A lyric he enjoyed « There’s got to be Just more to it than this or tell me, why do we exist? I’d like to think that when I die, I’d get a chance, another time and return to live again Reincarnate, play the game Again, and again and again. » Iron Maiden. Donations can be made in Greg Johns name to the Sudbury “Off The Street Facility” operated by the CHMA. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Thursday April 22nd 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gregory Leonard Johns Thursday April 22nd 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Sudbury, Province: Ontario