Cyril Clyde Johnson passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011 at Summerland Seniors Village at the age of 81 years.
Cyril was born December 28, 1929 in Estevan Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood with his twelve siblings in Allen Grove and Oliver, B.C. Cyril raised his family in Penticton and Ucluelet with Ruth, his loving wife of 45 years, who sadly predeceased him in 1998. Cyril worked in the logging industry in Port Alberni and Ucluelet beginning in 1974 and enjoyed the fishing and outdoor life that the West Coast provided. Cyril married Sandra Urquhart in 2001 and moved to Summerland shortly after.
Cyril is predeceased by his parents and four brothers Dwayne, Lawrence, Raymond, and Les. He is survived by his loving wife Sandy, his siblings Denise, Dennis, Ruth, Terry, Therese, Vince, Eileen, Lloyd, and Karen; his children Laurie (Mark) Schretlen, Lenora Melville, Bob Johnson, Rod (Beatrice) Johnson, Diana Johnson, and Donna (Gordon) Johnson; his 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by Sandra’s children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the World Wildlife Fund or to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.
Prayers were held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm, followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC, with celebrant Father Ferdinan Nalitan. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Interment at Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland, BC.