Emil Edward Johnson

October 31, 1951 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Emil Johnson Obituary

Emil Johnson passed on Feb 8th, at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by loved ones, after a brief courageous battle with cancer at the age of 72.

Emil leaves his memories behind with his loving wife Susan, his sons and their families, his brother Ed and his family, his sister Donna and her family, and many other family members and friends. Meeting him on the other side are his Mother, Father, sister Karen, as well as his long time friend John.

A loving husband, nurturing Father, and grandfather. Emil spent most of his life enjoying his passions and hobbies. His biggest joy came from sharing and investing time in whatever his children and grandchildren enjoyed.

In August of 1983, Emil married the love of his life, Susan. They had 3 wonderful sons and through that love they created a family and home together.

He had a long and dedicated career working for the Bow River Irrigation District as a District Water Supervisor. That carrier fueled his next passion in water conservation. This found him working for Ducks Unlimited, and that took him all over the province. He also loved to tell the story of his brief time working in the Cheese Factory in Australia, nobody knows exactly why, only Australia knows.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed a deep love of music, fly fishing, hunting, photography, and spending time outdoors. Steelhead fishing was a passion of his. He was also a talented golfer, even though he would never admit it. A highlight in his life was the writing music. A song called “Whistling Wings” was sung and composed by his brother Ed, it well loved.

The mountains called Susan and Emil. Nestled in the rolling hills near Lundbreck Falls, with the Mountains as the backdrop they, along with Susan's brother, they took their dreams, piece by piece, through many projects and trips to the hardware store they created a place they could spend the rest of their days. A place where family, friends and loved ones were always welcome, memories created around a crackling fire.

A celebration of Emil’s life will be held at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre at 1511 St Edward Blvd N, Lethbridge Alberta on February 14 , 2024 at 2:00 pm. With light refreshments to follow.

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Celebration of Life
February 14, 2024

2:00 PM
Italian Canadian Cultural Centre
1511 St Edward Blvd N
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2P9


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