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Joseph Brian Johnson

JOHNSON, Joseph Brian - It is with grieving spirits but peaceful hearts that we announce the passing of Joe Johnson. Joe passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2018 surrounded by his family. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Wendy (Mifflin) Johnson and cherished daughters Cathie (Mike) Verfaillie, Cindy (Dan) Crow) and Jodey Johnson (Ricky Loewen). Proud and loving Papa to Michael (Kayley) Verfaillie, Kristen Verfaillie (Jason Laprise), Joseph (Vanessa) Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Ethan Crow, Benjamin Johnson and Breanne Johnson. Much loved Great Papa to Brooklynn and Aiden Johnson, Mason Johnson-Mertz and Jayce Johnson-Crosby. Joe was immensely proud of his children, the lives they built and the hope they brought to his life, of his grandchildren and their accomplishments and of his great grandchildren for their vigour. Brother of Ted (Rose) Johnson, Mark (Elsie) Johnson, Greg (Judy) Johnson, Kevin Johnson. Debbie (Mike) Bradie. Special Brother in Law to Lynn Rilett, Sandy Gray and Sharron Blackburn. Joe will fondly be remembered by serval nieces, nephews, friends and past colleagues. Joe was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Theresa (Terry) Johnson, sister Lynda Rilett, brother James Johnson, brother and sister in law Bob (Vicki) Johnson and brother in law Randy Blackburn. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to family and friends that have been on this journey with us. Words can never express our gratitude for you on-going love and support. A special thank you also goes to the nurses, PSW’s and all other health care providers for the special care, compassion and attention provided to Joe during the past several years. The Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Kent Belgian Dutch Canadian Club - Main Ball Room. 34 Byng Ave Chatham. ON. A tribute to Joe's life will take place at 5:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Community Living Chatham-Kent, LHIN – Palliative Care, Chatham Minor Hockey. Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca13319429
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