It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful father, Thomas Johnson. Tom passed away May 6, 2021 at Joseph Brant Hospital after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Tom was best friend and Husband to Judy Johnson (Munce) for 58 years. He was a proud and loving father to Jeff (Jean), Mark (Jessica), Jen (Aaron) and TJ (Anna), and an amazing Poppa to 10 beautiful grandchildren, Meredith, Kate, Skylar, Reese, Megan, Ryan, Aidan, Lily, Lucy and Tommy.
Thomas George Johnson was born in Hamilton on July 20, 1942 to Edward and Ethel Johnson. Survived by his siblings Charlotte (John), Lynn (Sid) and David (Carla). Loving brother-in-law to Barb (Tom), Rob (Trish) and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Kenny (Leslie), brother-in-law Greg Munce and in-laws Lorne and Peggy Munce. Tom had many dear friends, near and far that we know will miss him tremendously.
Tom attended Delta Secondary High School in Hamilton where he met his bride, Judy (nee Munce). Tom played football for the Burlington Braves before going stateside in 1962 where he went on to play at Kent State University in Ohio on scholarship. He lettered each year and earned the nickname "The Canadian Crusher".
After returning to Canada in 1966, he went on to play football with the McMaster Marauders while obtaining his teaching degree. Tom started teaching Science and Physical Education at Eastern Commerce in Toronto before moving to Burlington where he continued his career at Nelson High School (1969-1975) and then at Oakville Trafalgar High School as the head of the Phys. Ed department. (1976-1985). In 1985 he became a Vice Principal and eventually retired in 1997.
In addition to teaching, Tom coached and mentored hundreds of student athletes as the head football coach at Nelson High School (league champs in 1975, 1977) and Oakville Trafalgar High School, where he led his team to the League Championship in 1985.
Tom had many accomplishments in his life, but nothing compared to the love he had for his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and Poppa. He was so proud of all of his children and their accomplishments.
Tom loved to travel and especially loved hanging out at the beach. He loved teaching and telling stories. He had a love/hate relationship with the game of golf and especially loved a whiskey by the fire as long as his family was there.
So, we'll be raising a glass for you tonight, Dad. We love you and miss you more than you'll ever know. You meant the world to us. Dad will be cremated and laid to rest at Burlington Memorial Gardens. When we can all get together safely, a celebration of life will be planned.
We'd like to thank Dr. Jerome, Dr. Faloudi, Dr. Nisker and Dr. Garland and all the amazing nurses at Joseph Brant for their wonderful care.
Lastly, In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton https://www.alzhn.ca/
. For our friends and family in the US please consider donating to https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2021/ME-Maine?px=18417106&pg=personal&fr_id=14532