David William Johnson, PhD, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Revelstoke on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 67. Devoted husband to Edna-Mae; father to Janice (Erik), Bonnie (Steve), Thomas (Julia); loving grandfather to Adam and Ryan; brother to Richard (Anne), Mary (David) and preceded by parents Gladys and Robert.
Born and raised in Calgary, David completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University. He and his family settled in Montreal to start his career in education. Twenty-nine years later in 2003, David retired from Vanier College as Academic Dean to enjoy a new seven-day a week adventure with Edna-Mae as owners/operators of the Minto Manor B&B in Revelstoke.
A “Life Time Achievement Award” winner for his devotion to the history and preservation of Canadian railways, David served as President of the CRHA, Chairman of the Revelstoke Railway Museum, and dedicated volunteer at Expo Rail in Montreal. As a devoted Christian, he worked tirelessly for the Anglican Church, most recently as treasurer and Lay Reader of St Peter’s, Revelstoke. He also contributed generously to his community as President of the Revelstoke Community Energy Corporation.
Taken from us too soon, David will be greatly missed. A celebration of David’s life will take place at St Peter’s Anglican Church in Revelstoke on Friday March 23 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to: PWRDF; Revelstoke Community Foundation (Revelstoke Railway Museum); Expo Rail Montreal; Vanier College Scholarship in the name of David Johnson.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting David’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, B.C. 250-837-2029