Kenneth Bruce Johnson of Regina, Saskatchewan reached the end of his life peacefully on May 13, 2020 at the age of 64. Ken was born in Moose Jaw on October 21st, 1955. He grew up on a dairy farm near Moose Jaw and graduated from high school at Central Collegiate. He later received a degree from the University of Regina. He went on to work for the Canada Revenue Agency for 31 years before retiring in 2015. Ken greatly enjoyed playing basketball, volleyball, tennis and curling, and coached many youth over years in several sports. Ken’s approach to life was with humor and compassion. He appreciated the time that his life afforded him to enjoy himself and to bring joy to others and always expressed a strong and positive attitude towards life despite periodically struggling with depression. His greatest joy was his two year old grandson, Kian, and he was looking forward to two more grandchildren in the next three months (Nolan Crompton was born May 21, eight days after Ken’s passing.) Ken is predeceased by his parents, Bette and Scottie Johnson. He is lovingly remembered by his three children, Holly (David) Crompton of Regina, Pamela (Michael) Matheson of Perth, Australia and David Johnson of Coronation, Alberta; his two grandchildren, Kian and Nolan Crompton; as well as the mother of his children Yvonne Thulien of Coronation, Alberta; his siblings, Betty Ann Chalmers and Barb (Jack) Ross of Moose Jaw, Bob (Gail) Johnson of Didsbury, Alberta and Dale Johnson of Calgary, Alberta; as well as many nieces and nephews. Shortly after his retirement he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and pulmonary fibrosis. He spent the last 15 months in hospital, eleven months in Regina General and four months in U of A Hospital in Edmonton. His family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation for the nurses, physiotherapists and staff on the 6F unit at the Regina General Hospital, the Edmonton Hospital Transplant team and the 3E unit at the University of Edmonton Hospital. Ken was awaiting a double lung transplant. Ken requested that everyone consider being an organ donor. At Ken’s request, no funeral service will be held, but he wanted his many friends to know that he appreciated their contributions to his life. Arrangements entrusted to Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, Edmonton and Jones-Parkview Funeral Services Moose Jaw. In living memory of Ken, a memorial planting will be made by Jones – Parkview Funeral Services.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kenneth Bruce Johnson October 21 1955 May 13 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Moose Jaw, Province: Saskatchewan