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Clyde Merideth May 18th, 1952 Johnson

JOHNSON, Clyde Merideth May 18th, 1952 - June 26th 2019 It is with incredible profound sadness, that the family is announcing Clyde's sudden stage left in his 67th symphony year. The son of the late Henry Arthur Johnson (1992) and Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Elisabeth Emma Johnson, (Nee Biederman 2011); Cherished baby brother to Anne Dupuis (Gerard) of Timmins, John Johnson (Patricia) of Belleville Ont., predeceased by Garry Johnson (1997). He leaves behind the love of his life and best friend Darlene Douglas Johnson (St-Porcupine), Grateful father to Tina Gagnon (Luc), Cory Johnson (Tamara) all of Timmins and his cherished Grandchildren Barney and baby Luc. Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy Allen (1986) Dear brother in law to Michael Douglas (Lynn, Steve and Jessica), Sandra Tanner (Clay, Mellissa and Justin), Linda Magney, (Dan/Rocky, Kyle, Karissa and Benjamin) His many musical nieces and nephews: JJ Dupuis Ont., Leslie-Anne, (Shawn & Riley McKee) Timmins, Michael Johnson (Airdrie AB), Jamie Johnson (Val) Hamilton, Shaun McConnery Timmins, Kelly Johnson (Richard, Taylor) Timmins. Predeceased by his niece Lori Johnson (1990) He was a great son, brother, husband, brother in law, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Clyde's best friends were Roy Conley and Lyn Law. Whenever he needed help they were there for him and his Family. Clyde lived life large. He was a prankster, a joker and a great lover of music. He always had a guitar in his hands and ready to entertain. He had a rich powerful voice and a vast repertoire of old country great songs that were lost and forgotten that only he could revive and brand a hit. He was truly Passionate about music and everyone who heard him would agree. His love of music was felt by all who heard it. He was always a musical inspiration. Clyde loved to party and surrounded himself with friends family and music, any and every chance he got! When the band was on stage, you could hear a raised melodic voice from the mic say "Happy Birthday" as he raised his beer and cheered to the crowd, - he listened for their response in return "Happy Birthday" would be yelled back and every one cheered, laughed and took a drink. His work over the years involved Transport driver, mine machinery, broker, general contractor, mechanical insulator. Cabinetry He made the most of his love to the world and to his family. Clyde was loved by all who met him. and he most certainly made a lasting impression. We are all the better for meeting someone as unique as Clyde as he was Larger than life and he truly lived "his Dash" In staying true to Clyde's requests and the family, he has been cremated and there will be no visitation; instead he wanted a party for family and close friends at a later date Funeral arrangements have been intrusted to: Stinson Funeral Home In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to Special Olympics Ontario would greatly be appreciated by Clyde and his family. The Dash Poem By: Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend, He referred to the dates on his tombstone From the beginning to the end, He noted that first came the date of his birth, And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years For that dash represents all the time That he spent alive on earth, And now only those who loved him Know what that little line is worth; For it matters not how much we own, The cars, the house, the cash, What matters is how we live and love, And how we spend our dash13339789
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My Deepest Condolences
Posted by Shannon Tessier (Long time friend) On Tuesday, July 2, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to Anne and John along with their family as well as Clyde's family and friends on the loss of a dear brother, husband, grandfather, uncle and friend. My heart is definitely with all of you during these difficult days ahead. Clyde has gone to a better place and has now joined a band of angels and can sing his heart out. Rest in peace Clyde!
Posted by Evelyn & Don Benoit (Friends) On Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love and Prayers
Posted by Susan Gauthier & Tony Last (Friends) On Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Sending our profound love and prayers to all of the Johnson Family. Clyde was a great entertainer and fantastic guy. Love Susan and Tony xo

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