Merlin Johnson, beloved husband of Doris, and beloved father of Brandi and Andrea, of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 59 years.
Merlin was born and raised in Drumheller, AB. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Canadian Navy, which would take him to Halifax, and later, CBC Cold Lake. After rising to the rank of Corporal, he received his Honourable Discharge and moved his family to Calgary. In Calgary, Merlin had a successful and fulfilling career with Apple Fitness as a service technician, and was a member of Apple Fitness since its beginnings. He volunteered in Track and Field for over fifteen years, obtaining his credentials as an official, which allowed him to officiate at various meets across Canada; including international calibre meets held in Alberta.
Merlin is survived by his wife, Doris; their children, Brandi and Andrea; sisters Sharon Lowry and Gail (Earl) Liddicoat; brothers, Randy (Tina), Gene (Sylvia) and Dwain (Karen). He also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Clara Johnson and numerous extended family members and friends, including his in-laws, the Bourgeois. Merlin was predeceased by his parents, Alma and Milton.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Merlin Johnson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences