William Elmer Johnson
Celebration of Life

Sunday October 6, from 1:00-4:00p.m. MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre Cobourg

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William Elmer Johnson

June 30, 1931 - September 12, 2019

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Thursday, September 12th, William (Bill) Johnson at 88 years of age.  Beloved husband of the late Lois Johnson (nee Clark).  Cherished father of Laura Howe (Allyn), Victoria (Vicky) Johnson, Heather Hutchison (John), Robert Johnson (Nan Majlaton), and Donald Johnson (Domenica).  Dear grandfather of Graeme and Matthew Howe, Blayne and Hayley Hutchison, and Lily, George and Rose Johnson. Originally from Toronto, Bill worked for Maclean Hunter Limited for over thirty years. After retiring, Bill opened and operated his own business (Johnson Marketing Communications) for the next 11 years. Bill and Lois moved to Cobourg permanently, with their daughter Vicky, in 1993. Bill was a dedicated Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow who was proud of the initiatives and accomplishments of the organization and its members. He and Lois devoted much time and energy to supporting various local charities and initiatives, and he was honoured several times over the years for his dedication to the Town of Cobourg. Bill was an avid fan and supporter of The Cobourg Cougars, seldom missing their home games and travelling to many away games.  He enjoyed writing and contributed to a local Cobourg paper, writing a column as ‘Mr Bill’ for several years. Bill enjoyed his coffee with ‘The Senate’ and dinners with the ‘Sunday Supper Club’, and was always grateful for the support of his wonderful friends. The family extends special appreciation to John Bark, and the incredible staff at both Northumberland Hills Hospital and the Palisade Gardens. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King St. E. on Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, Special Olympics Ontario or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be truly appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.      

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Tom and Julie Carrique - October 6, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Special Olympics Canada

Pamela Robertson and Warren Wood - October 6, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Pamela and Warren - October 6, 2019

Our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you as you adjust to this big transition in your lives. Remembering him fondly and sending our love.

Donna Cameron - October 6, 2019

I would like to express my sincere condolences in the passing of your father and pray that you all will be comforted with many happy memories to keep close to your heart. Love and blessings,DonnaCameron

Barry Wray - October 6, 2019

Geri and Barry Wray were neighbours of Bill on Carlisle St. for a number of years. We have many fond memories of Bill and Bill with his dog ‘Mel’.

The Flowers - - October 4, 2019

Heather, and all of the familyYour 'Flower' friends - are thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your Dad. Big Hugs from all of us.

Petra Hartwig - October 4, 2019

My sincere condolences to Bill's family on the passing of this dear man. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill while employed in the Mayor's office, and would see Bill regularly in the Town Hall. His friendly and smiling face will be missed.

Wendy & Harold Grose - September 26, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Susan Devlin - September 25, 2019

I delivered groceries to your dad for the last couple years..he was the kindest man. I'm am so very sorry for your loss. Sue

Barry and Beth Howe - September 20, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Special Olympics Canada

Barry and Beth - September 20, 2019

Our sympathies are with your family on the loss of your Dad and Grandpa, much love to you all.

Malcolm and Maureen Blackburn - September 19, 2019

I consider myself fortunate to have known Bill and work with him on the Rotary Executive and projects.He was one of the gentlest and kindest men that I have ever known.Always ready with a few words of advice but never pushy.His articles as 'Mr. Bill' were something to look forward.Sincere condolences to his family.Malcolm Blackburn

Debbie Forrester - September 17, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Special Olympics Canada

The Letros Family - September 16, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your father and grandfather. He lived a full life and touched many people throughout his journey. Warm thoughts to all.

Northumberland United Way Board & Staff - September 16, 2019

The Board members and staff of Northumberland United Way would like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We have appreciated Bill’s generosity and commitment to the community over the years, and the hard work he did while helping as our campaign chair a few years ago. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.