Obituary of Neil Frederick JOHNSON
May 28, 1939 – Medicine Hat, Alberta September 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta It is with deep sorrow, that we announce that Neil Fredrick Johnson, passed away on September 17, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Neil was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and was raised in the Winnifred and Bow Island district where he attended school. At the age of 16, he went to Northern Alberta and British Columbia to work in the oil patch. There, he was married to Rita Poitras and their son, Dale, was born. The family, along with Dennis and Wayne, were raised in Fort St. John. Around this time, Neil took this opportunity to work overseas in Nigeria and Egypt in offshore drilling. A few years later, Neil moved to Victoria where he had a brief career in real estate and in 1997 he moved to Calgary, Alberta, where much of his family lived. He met Nat Klinck, an old school friend from Bow Island, and they renewed their friendship that lasted twenty wonderful years. In his retirement, he spent several years wintering in Yuma, Arizona, where he met his many friends to golf, hike, and socialize. Neil is survived by children Dale, Wayne and Dennis; his grandchildren Danielle, Marcus and Nolan; and his sisters Joan and Audrey. Neil was predeceased by his parents Leroy and Ruth; and his brother Gordon. A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (), on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Neil Johnson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.