It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Carl Edmund Johannson, after a brave battle with cancer. Carl passed away November 15th in the Campbell River Hospital with his two sisters by his side. Predeceased by his parents Anna Thorarinson and Bjorn (Bert) Johannson. Survived by his daughters Sarah and Emma, nephew Thor, 8 siblings and many more nieces and nephews.
Carl lived life to the fullest. When not out catching meat for the freezer, he would be canning, smoking, pickling, making sausages and all kinds of homemade recipes. Carl was always an honest, hardworking drywall contractor, running Johannson Interiors in Campbell River for years. Campbell River was absolute paradise for Carl and his outdoor hobbies which included hunting and especially fishing. This past summer was one of the most beautiful in years and even at the end of his life Carl was out on the water fishing with his good friends and family during the amazing run of salmon or out driving his ‘55 Ford. Carl was with us long enough to witness both his beloved daughters get married and to meet his first grandson. The morning Hilchey Rd. coffee club will greatly miss his humour.
The family would like to thank Dr. Daniels for the years of great care he provided Carl. Thank you to the amazing nurses in the oncology unit and the third floor of the Campbell River hospital. An extra special thank you to Carl’s sister Joanne for all the nursing help and emotional support you provided in the end of his life. The family is very grateful for everything you helped him with.
Carl is now resting in Valhalla with his Icelandic ancestors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Carl at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 30th at the Eagles Hall, 1999-14th Avenue.