Obituary of Carl William Johsnon
It is with immense sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Carl "GuitarCarl" Johnson on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Meadows of Dorchester in Niagara Falls at the age of 62. Left to mourn this loss are his brothers John and Ken; his sisters Leah Richmond (Mark) and Marlene, his nieces Crystal Johnson, Myra Jones (Cary), Willamina Johnson, his nephews, Dylan Janze and Steve Richards, his Aunt Ellen Eldridge, his cousins Ines Lampinen (Ray) and Joy Cook (Marvin) as well as the many friends he has made wherever he went. Carl is predeceased by his parents Veikko (Vic) and Maire (Myra), niece Victoria Johnson (Eric), Aunt Toini Johnson, Uncles Bill Johnson, Paul and George Mackie and cousins Lynda Johnson and Suzanne DeCuypere.
Carl faced many struggles throughout his life, right from birth however he never let any one of them interfere with his unique spirit. He was a very special individual to a lot of people. He was witty, engaging, loving, intelligent, musical, artistic and very humorous. He could be an infuriating imp at times too, but it only made him even more loveable. He resided in long term care facilities after he suffered a stroke in 2005. Interestingly, at each, someone wound up giving him the nickname “Professor”.
Carl had many passions; especially the Beatles, remembering and discussing Sudbury, drawing maps, cars, dogs and memories! He was an amazing artist, writer of deep songs and clever poetry. He loved playing the guitar and piano. However, I do believe being with or around people, especially family, was his main passion. Carl made it a point to remember everyone and once met, Carl was never forgotten! Our world is much dimmer now without his light and humour in it.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. A celebration to honour the life that Carl lived will be held at a location, date and time yet to be determined. Email [email protected]
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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in memory of Carl.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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