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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

June 25, 2009

Jack Johnson
Johnson, Jack; Former Member of Provincial Parliament (1975-1990) having served Wellington, Dufferin and Peel Counties, former Mayor of Mount Forest and municipal councillor. Suddenly at his home in Mount Forest on Thursday June 25th, 2009.'Jack' John McLellan Johnson of Mount Forest in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late'Marnie' Marie Lynn (Johnston) Johnson. Loved father of Bishop Colin Johnson & wife Ellen of Toronto, Paul Johnson & wife Paula of Guelph and Sheri Johnson of Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Andrea MacLean & husband Brad of Windsor, Rachel and Timothy Johnson of Toronto, Michael Frey & Cheryl of Fergus, Jennifer McCorquodale & Mark Truax, Michelle, Sarah and Mark McCorquodale of Mount Forest. Loving great grandfather of Ethan. Jack is also survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Dan Johnson & wife Daisy. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. and Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. A Lion 's Club service will be conducted at the Hendrick Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6:30p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Tuesday June 30th at 11:00a.m. Memorial donations to Mount Forest United Church, the Lions Foundation of Canada, Cancer Patient Services, or Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


To the family : Our deepest sympathy. Jack was a man with a kind face, very wise, very nurturing, always remembering people. Our association with him over the past 20 years with brother Ted trying to fill his shoes has always been a pleasure. He will be missed by many. May God give you all strength as you deal with his passing. He will be rejoicing with Marnie and his Lord and for that you will be greatful I am sure. With love and prayers for an amazing man`s life.

— Debbie (Arnott ) Laura and Ryan Jackson, July 7, 2009

Many great memories over many years. Jack alway gave more than was necessary.

— Ruth and Clifford Coburn, July 2, 2009


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Dear Paul and Family; I just wanted to send a note of condolence to you and let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Losing a Dad is a significant event in the life of a son, so please take time for you and know that you will forever carry him with you in all you are and in all you do.

— Doug Gilchrist, June 30, 2009

Bishop Johnson and Family ~ sending light and love as you come together in this time of loss. May you be lifted up in the peace that passes all understanding. Riscylla Shaw

— Riscylla Shaw, June 30, 2009

I'm sad to learn about Jack Johnson's passing. I want to wish my sincerest condolences to his family, and to Colin.

— Lloyd Bradley, June 29, 2009

Colin, Ellen and family I am saddened to hear about the sudden passing of your Dad. I saw him not so very long ago during a visit to see my parents. We had quite a delightful chat and while he was missing your Mom a great deal, he talked about the good things that he could still enjoy, particularly time spent with his grandchildren. Jack truly made an impact on the town of Mount Forest and he will be findly remembered by all those who whose path he crossed. He was always ready with a smile and no matter what, he always had time to say hello. Colin, I have great memories of hanging out at your house and the hospitality that your folks offered. My heart is heavy for you but I know that your Dad and Mom will forever be watching over the Johnson family. Fondest regards Becky

— Rebecca (Becky) Lemaich, June 29, 2009

Colin, Ellen & family; My condolences, and sympathy to you all. Sincerely, Fred Prong.

— Fred Prong, June 29, 2009

Deepest sympathies at this time of your sorrow. Jack served his community well and proud. On behalf of the Wellington County Road Superintendents Association, our condolences go to the family

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To the Johnson family: Many, many years ago, when my parents had a farm near Farewell and us kids went to high school in town, I knew Jack Johnson when he ran the clothing store. Later on, after high school, I also met Mr. Johnson several times at political gatherings. He was a great M.P.P. for the area and a sincere man. My condolences. Richard Haalboom.

— Richard Haalboom, June 29, 2009


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The Johnson Family: I wish to express my condolences on your Father's passing. Jack and I served in the Legislature for many years and they were truly enjoyable. I recall/remember visiting with Jack his area of the Province when I had the opportunity to be a Minister of the Govt. and they were for me so rewarding. What a great Member who had the greatest patients/disposition.

— Claude Bennett, June 29, 2009

Paul; My condolences on the passing of your father. I knew him slightly when he was MPP years ago, and always felt he was trying to do the best he could for his constituents. I know that you will miss him, and I see a little bit of him in the twinkle in your eyes from time to time. It is always difficult to lose a parent, they're supposed to be immortal, but he will live on in our memories. Rod and Kersti

— Rod Finnie, June 29, 2009

Colin, Paul, Sherri and families. You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. Sincerely, Elizabeth Coutts

— Elizabeth Coutts, June 28, 2009

Dear Colin, Ellen,Andrea & Brad, Rachel & Timothy, Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers as we ask God to uphold and sustain you at this very difficult time. We pray that you will find peace in the weeks and months ahead. Ted & Catherine

— Ted & Catherine Bartlett, June 28, 2009

Sending our condolence on the passing of a wonderful father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Colleen MacLean & Jim Stein

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Deepest Sympathy

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My thoughts are with your family at this time. Sandra (Sam) Stein Windsor, ON

— Sandra Stein, June 27, 2009

My condolences to Collin, Paul & Sheri on the lost of your father. I remember him well as a young lad growing up in Mount Forest.

— Gary Walsh, June 27, 2009

Colin, Ellen, and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your father, Jack. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the service on Tuesday. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love continue to surround and uphold you all. Blessings, +George & Linda

— George & Linda Elliott, June 27, 2009

To Bishop Johnson and family, We are sorry to learn of the sudden death of your father, who gave so much of his life to his community and province and was such a guiding light to you. We thank God for his life of service and for all that he meant to you and will continue to mean to you. I am presiding at services at St. Peter's, Erindale on Sunday, where we will remember Jack before God and uphold you in our prayers. Our own thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time. Bill and Linda Kibblewhite

— Canon William and Linda Kibblewhite, June 27, 2009

Thinking of you at this time

— , January 1, 2010

Iam sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I met him once at the Legislature in Toronto, but remember my parents often speaking about him.. My dad was Henry Mclellan and mom Marion McLellan. Jack accomplished many things in his lifetime that he and his family should be proud of. He was a fine member of the parliament, a kind and gracious gentleman. He will be missed.

— Marian Mclellan, June 27, 2009

We were saddened to here of Jacks passing. I remeber my father having dealings with Jack when he had the store and later when he was the mayor and our MPP. He said he was a very fair and honest man who always went that extra mile to help you out. I got to know Jack in 1990 when I joined the Lions club. He will be missed by all who knew him.

— Bill & Diane Dineen, June 26, 2009

We worked with Jack many times while he was a member of parliament and appreciated his knowledge, time and passion. Our Deepest Sympathies! Ron & Mary Ellen

— Ron & Mary Ellen Wooddisse, June 26, 2009

With deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father.

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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