Donald James Johnson, 87, of Monte Lake, BC, passed away peacefully on May 6th, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.
Donald is survived by his wife Fran, daughter Deana Alexandre (Doug), son Kelly (Michele), grandchildren Andrea, Shana, and Josh, great-grandchildren Andrew and Payton, and sister Patsy (Pat).
Donald was born Dec. 29, 1935 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1946 his family moved to Monte Lake, BC and bought the Monte Lake store. As a young man, Donnie started off his trucking career driving tanker, and then chip truck for Arrow. In 1963 he married Fran Goddard and they resided in Kamloops where they raised their two children, Deana and Kelly. In 1972 he bought a gravel truck and hauled gravel and asphalt until he retired in 1987. In 1997 Don and Fran moved to Monte Lake, where he enjoyed the outdoors, visiting with family and friends, and spending time with all his beloved pets. He connected with people through his story telling and will forever be remembered for his amusing anecdotes and occasional tall tales.
A special thank you to Kelsie and Kaylee Rodgers for their kindness, care, and visits with Don during his time at Ponderosa.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Ern and Barb Goddard
Sending our love and condolences to the family. Donny will be missed. Now he has a new audience for all his stories.