Harold Martin Johnson
Peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Betel Home in Selkirk, Manitoba, Harold Johnson, age 79 years, passed away.
Harold was just shy of his 80th birthday, but now begins the next adventure with his wife Susan, of 34 years, who passed in 2020. Left to cherish his memory are two sons Karl (Andre) and Jeffery (Peter), also two stepsons, Dale (Deana) and Russel. Harold was also a grandfather to Talon, Oceane, and Riley, cherishing his time in their company. Also, Harold’s older brother Miles Johnson, two nieces Toni and Debbie, plus their extended families. There are many people through Harold’s life that also have been touched by his friendship and kindness. Harold was predeceased by his wife Susan, parents Eric and Lilian Johnson, and his brother Lawrence.
Harold was the youngest of three brothers born on August 6, 1942, in Dryden, Ontario to Eric and Lilian Johnson. Harold married Yvette Desjardins on August 26, 1961, and the union resulted in two sons Karl and Jeffery. This union did not last however, and on December 28, 1985, Harold and Susan were married in a small ceremony in Dryden, Ontario. Over the 34 years of their marriage Harold and Susan enjoyed being together in all lives many moments. Harold enjoyed a good BBQ and spending time with his family and friends. Harold loved a great game of cribbage, tinkering with electronics, reading a good western or just enjoying a favourite TV program with his wife.
The family would like to express their outmost gratitude to the staff and management at Betel Homes for their compassionate care of Harold in the last three and half years.
In keeping with Harold’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17th at 11:00 am, at the Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline Street in Selkirk Manitoba. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed via the following link https://youtu.be/BBMOrNgGSq0 There also will be a service in Dryden Ontario for both Susan and Harold Johnson soon. They will both be laid to rest at Oxdrift Cemetery at that time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or Parkinson’s Canada.