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Robert "Bob" Murray Johnson

March 19, 1951 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 66)

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Funeral Service
November 14, 2017

1:30 PM
Trinity United Church
15 Tupper St. S.
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 1W7


Robert “Bob” Murray Johnson

March 19th, 1951-November 8th, 2017

Well now, if you are reading this, you know the devil has caught me napping and the lord has called me home! A reflection of my life has led me from believing it to be ordinary to understanding it was exceptional!

I was born March 19th, 1951 to parents Donald and Olivia Johnson in Springhill Nova Scotia, moved to Portage la Prairie Manitoba in 1958. The usual upbringing, schools, jobs, "living the life" so to speak

In the fall of 1973 lightning struck! I met a gorgeous gal by the name of Susan Lyon, the love of my life! Married in 1976, we created 3 boys who have turned out to be the most incredible sons a father could ask for. Quinn, Dane, and Vaughn you have made me proud and I love you!

They in turn have married great gals Andrea, Miranda, and Andrea. I would be remiss if I didn't also brag about my fantastic grandchildren, Sidney, Rylee, and Maddie.

I have been privileged to meet an eclectic group of people with a select few I can truly call "friend."

Lake of the Woods, our little "Shanty" at Tin Town, travel - treasured memories. So, my life has been extraordinary in the best way possible!

Oops, our little stray cat Jake who ran in one day and never left. You have given me laughter and joy. So if it sounds like I am bragging, I am!

Lots of plans with loved ones are put on hold - my one regret!

The pipes are calling me home and I have answered their call.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Trinity United Church led by Rev. Julie Baker.  Family interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Columbarium.

If friends so wish, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Ducks Unlimited Canada, Box 1160 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 or Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 Fifth St.SE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A8 or Sunset Palliative Care Inc, Box 92, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3B2.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  204-857-4021


Charitable donations may be made to:

Ducks Unlimited Canada
Box 1160, Stonewall MB R0C 2Z0

Portage District General Hospital Foundation
524 5th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB MB R1N 3A8

Sunset Palliative Care Inc.
Box 92, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3B2

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