January 11, 1941- November 4, 2018
Peter Claude Johnson passed away at 1:10 pm on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 77. By his side, was his wife of 57 years, Wendy “Beth” Johnson, his daughter, Sue Johnson, of Calgary, AB and his sister in-Law Karen Webb of Kamloops, BC.Peter is survived by his two grandchildren, from Calgary, AB, Breanna C. Robinson and Brendan R. Robinson, whom he loved dearly and was very proud of.
Peter was an only child and was predeceased by both his mother and father, Dorthy S. and Ralph H. Johnson of White Rock, BC. Peter was a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, where he spent the first 25 years of his career and continued his connection through the Rocky Mountain Rangers and the Vernon Cadet Camp. Peter was a lover of rescue animals and took comfort in his final days from his cat Smokey. For the many people who loved and adored Peter, there will be a military burial at sea in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary http://yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary.com/donate/ or the Kamloops SPCA..
Just an old submariner;
He was just an old submariner;
you see them now and then telling stories with his buddies of when they were younger men. Creative recollections of when they were strong and bold. Escapes that they recall but are best left and untold. Yet more than old submariners, they are brothers of the phin. Those whove earned their Dolphins are forever welcomed in. And when they finally cross the brow on their eternal leave all their brothers everywhere take time to mutely grieve. Its true the flag at city hall will not fly at half mast but lots of old submariners will be thinking of the past. And reciting with his buddies as they sing the final hymn he was just an old submariner but we shall remember him.