Terry Johnson

Obituary of Terry Andrew Johnson


October 11, 1962 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

September 26, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta



Terry Johnson, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the age of 59 years.


Terry was born in Prince Albert, SK, on October 11, 1962. He lived in or near Prince Albert for most of his life. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2019, to be closer to his children.


Terry graduated from the First Nations University in Prince Albert, SK, with a Diploma in Dental Therapy in June 1984, from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina, SK, with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in June 1991, and from the University of Regina, with a Certificate in Vocational/Technical Education.


Terry had a passion for learning, practicing, and teaching Dental Therapy. He worked in various indigenous communities, treating adults and children over the years, including: La Ronge, Stanley Mission, Prince Albert, Port Simpson and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, in Pelican Narrows. Terry spent many years teaching Dental Therapy and Pediatric Dentistry at the National School of Dentistry, and University of Saskatchewan. Terry felt a strong attachment to the indigenous communities and schools he worked in, which compelled him to take a position managing dental treatment access for multiple indigenous communities, in Northern Saskatchewan to end his hardworking 35-year career.


Terry loved spending time with his family and being at the lake. He was always ready to take his kids out tubing, fishing, quadding, golfing, and ski-dooing. He loved to travel and planned many family vacations so everyone could spend quality time together. He was extremely handy, tech savvy, and could fix anything. Terry was a generous man, spoiled his children, and loved to surprise his family members with gifts. He also loved music, the mountains, and had a special place in his heart for dogs.


Terry is survived by his father, Melvin Johnson of Weldon, SK; his three daughters, Morroco Johnson (Denise Williams) of Leduc, AB, Kyrstin Johnson (Robert Ritchie) of Calgary, AB, and Shelby Johnson (Galen Dewar) of Medicine Hat, AB; and his one grandson, Bear Dewar of Medicine Hat, AB.


Terry is also survived by his sister, Tammy Eliason of Lacombe, AB; his two brothers, Randy Johnson (Sherry Johnson) of Prince Albert, SK, and Lyndon Johnson of Weldon, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Terry was predeceased by his mother, Darlene Johnson, of Weldon, SK.


In loving memory of Terry Johnson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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