Ivor Lennart Johnson

Ivor Lennart Johnson passed away peacefully on his 80th Birthday, January 24, 2013 in Prince George at UHNBC. He will be forever missed by his children, grandchildren and all his family and friends.

Ivor was born, January 24, 1933 at home in Evelyn (Smithers), B.C. He married Yvonne Olson on July 8, 1961, they had five children, and moved to Terrace in 1968 to raise their family. He was a loving father whose love and commitment to his children can never be matched. He was gentle, kind and caring with everyone and everything. He loved Keno and playing cards with his family but his real passion was horses. Ivor returned home to Smithers in 2007. He enjoyed the remaining part of his life back with his brother and best friend, Eric. The two of them enjoyed cruising around town visiting with friends at Tim Horton’s or A&W and of course playing Keno at the 7-Eleven or Petro Canada.

Dad, we love you from the bottom of our hearts

Ivor is survived by his Children, Judy (Don) Kehler, Sonja Bazil, Karen (Lorne) Kuemper, Cathy Johnson and Ron Johnson; grandchildren, Kevin, Krista & Kyle Flaherty, Lindsay & Brett Kehler, Shayla Johnson, Lindsey, Bradley, Cody & Karlee Kuemper, Jordan & Darci Stead, Kurt & Kalsie Johnson; brothers Eric and Art Johnson and sisters Linnea Lychak and Helmy Price.

Ivor was predeceased by his parents John and Bjuty Johnson, sisters Ruby Hoops, Esther Williston and Florence Johnson, his son-in-law Roger Bazil and grandson Dayton Ivor Johnson.

Please join us in remembering our Dad, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Paul Lychak Hall (Evelyn Hall) in Smithers, B.C. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

The Family wishes to thank all the nurses and doctors at UHNBC who cared for our dad, making his last days and hours as peaceful as could be. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers donations to the BV Hospice Society or Prince George UHNBC would be greatly appreciated.

The family will hold an interment of ashes at a later date.


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