1927 – 2017
Obituary for Evan Johnson
JOHNSON, Evan – Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Evan Johnson, son of Marjorie (Jolliffe) and Arthur Johnson. He is survived by his wife Neva (nee Janes); two sons: Randy and Gary.
Born in St. John’s, NL, Evan was educated at Holloway School, Prince of Wales Collegiate, King’s Collegiate, Nova Scotia and New York University.
Although he worked many years in the Johnson Family Insurance business, Evan’s first love was music and he will be remembered for his years in the Marksman Trio and his numerous performances around town but especially at the organ in Woodstock Colonial Inn and at Rotary functions.
While working at Johnson Insurance, Evan was Charter President of the Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association. He was also Charter Member of the St. John’s Y’s Men’s Club, serving both as President and District Governor of the Atlantic Provinces Region.
Evan was a devoted Rotarian a Charter member of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest where he was President in 1971-72. Evan was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast and an honorary member of Tanglers Group at the Rotary Club of St. John’s.
Evan’s community mindedness, his kindness of spirit and generosity were unbounded as shown in his involvement with many local groups including the Newfoundland Yacht Club, the Red Cross and the College of the North Atlantic.
Although the tides of time have claimed him, Evan has left his mark and his spirit will reside in many good works and deeds he was so well known for.
Visitation will be held from Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11am-2pm. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from Barrett’s Chapel. A reception will follow the service in Barrett’s Reception Centre. Interment will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. As expressions of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.
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