Bill (William James)
Born in Manchester, England in 1950, died in Campbell River 2002. Bill has spent the past seven months in pain from several unrelated conditions and was happy to finally be admitted for surgery the 26th of March. Bill was recovering from the surgery when he passed away quietly in his sleep around 11 p.m., April 2.
Bill is mourned by his son, Benjamin, Benjamin’s Mother, Patricia, his Mother-in-law, Mary Jo Birrell and two sisters, Dianne and Linda and by other relatives and friends.
Bill was a worker. Predeceased by his parents he began working in the food industry as a teenager, manager of a fast food franchise. He went on to cook for camps in the far North and to eventually start a Catering Company and cook and manage the dining room at the golf and country club in Christina Lake, B.C. It was his love of baking that brought him to Campbell River where he baked and managed Angel Bakery.
His pride and his greatest accomplishment, Bill knew, was his son, Ben, and Ben reciprocated Bill’s love. The Scripture which is most fitting for remembering William James Johnson would be: “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” This is the legacy Bill left to his son and how he will be most remembered.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2002 at 12:00 noon at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbell River, with Rev. Peter Parker officiating. ISLAND FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES #103 – 909 ISLAND HIGHWAY CAMPBELL RIVER entrusted with arrangements.