JOHNSON, Frederick Lawrence - Surrounded by his loving family, Fred, beloved son of Jacob and Emma Johnson passed away peacefully on December 22, 2012. Fred was a loving, giving, beautiful soul possessing a quick wit and easy smile. An avid lover of nature, Fred was an expert on birds and in all aspects of gardening. He took great joy in these activities, loving to observe the cycle of thriving, growing things. His greatest joy however was his time spent with family. He shall be missed greatly by his family and all those that he touched. He is survived by his wife Monica, his children; Michelle (Sean Ryan), Stephen, Patrick (Sherri), Sarah Tobin (Gavin) and Michael (Lisa Shannon) and his grandchildren: Rory, Quinn, Devin and Conor Ryan, Jacob, Joshua and Connor Johnson, Evan, Aden and Luke Tobin, and Andrew and Zachary Johnson. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, ON, 613-544-3411. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 392 Palace Rd., on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Fred's memory. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 24, 2012