Norm Johnson . Of Nanaimo Born July 19, 1937 in Brantford Ontario. Died in the Palliative care unit of Nanaimo General Hospital on June 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm surrounded by family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Maude and Arnold Johnson and his brother Roy. Norm is survived by his wife Marta O'Reilly; Son Dave Johnson and partner Lana Spracklin of Oregon, Daughter Darilyn McFadden of Alberta, Granddaughters Beverly Johnson of California and Kyla McFadden of Alberta and Great Granddaughter Brooklynn Johnson. A very special thank you to the amazing staff and Hospice volunteers in Palliative Care Unit. Norm taught high school Biology and Chemistry in the Hamilton Ontario School System and was head of the Science Department for many years. Norm was also charter President of the Ancaster Chapter Rotary Club. He had a second career as a photographer and a third as a bookkeeper. Norm was forced into retirement following a fall that rendered him paralyzed on the right side. Despite all that he still enjoyed life to the fullest and had an amazing way of making others laugh. Norm also enjoyed writing short stories and had several stories published. A Celebration of Life took place at Longwood Clubhouse on Edgewater Lane on Sunday, June 22, 2014 between 2-4pm with friends and Family. Sands ~ Nanaimo
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Published in Nanaimo Daily News from June 26 to June 27, 2014