It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce David Johnson of Fort Frances, Ontario, on February 23, 2024.

He leaves behind his loving wife Janice; daughter Lindsay (Tyson/grand-fur-baby Wallace); and his two furry girls Abby and Molly who already miss him dearly. He is also survived by his cherished sister-in-law Sue (Dan); brother John (Patti); sister Alice; and sister Jenny (Pat); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a remarkable father and friend known for his boundless kindness, infectious sense of humour and sheer ability to strike up a conversation with absolutely anyone, which made his “errands” always take twice as long. He enjoyed his time outdoors and was always down for any adventure that came his way. Bruce, without a doubt, told it like it was. He was never shy to share a good story from his younger years or make a good music suggestion if the time felt right. His warm heart touched all who knew him, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, love and fun times that will forever be cherished by anyone who had the honour of knowing him.

Rest peacefully, Dad, your distinctive laughter will echo in our hearts forever. This is not a “goodbye,” but rather an “I’ll see you later,” and you’d better crack me a cold one.

Love, your Pooh Bear.

“If your body’s feelin’ bad,
And it’s the only one you have,
You want to take away the pain,
Go out walkin’ in the rain.
You watch the flowers go to bed,
Ask the man inside your head.
Your spirit never has to grieve,
All ya got to do’s believe.”

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band