It is with great sadness that the family of Graeme Duncan Johnson announces his sudden passing on April 19, 2016. Graeme was born in Seattle, Washington on July 27, 1957. He moved to Trail with his family at the age of 6.
Graeme attended Tadanac Elementary, Trail Jr. High and graduated J.L. Crowe in 1975. He completed courses at Selkirk College, Spokane Falls Community College, Eastern Washington State College and Idaho State University to pursue his goal in Nursing as he was a kind and gentle person. At 6’5”, he was often called the “Gentle Giant”.
Graeme had some rough times over the past years, all which he dealt with great dignity and honour. He was known and liked by many people as he zipped around through town in his wheelchair.
He is predeceased by his father Ralph in 2014 and his brother Gregory in 1960. He is survived by his mother Peggy, his brother Dave (JoAnn), nieces and one nephew as well as many loving cousins in Texas.
A Celebration of Graeme’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:30 am in the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (Iona Hall) with Canon Neil Elliot officiating. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Graeme’s name may be made to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Food Bank at 1347 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 4E7.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca