Johnson, Douglas Lloyd – Age 83, of Truro and formerly of Burnside, passed away on March 3, 2017 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, after a long and difficult illness, with his family at his side. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Peter and Minnie (Sheaves) Johnson.
His growing in Dartmouth and early years working at Nieforth Furniture held many fond memories for him. Later on, he was employed with Colchester East Hants School Board, where he was a bus driver, mechanic and custodian.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Harvey; son, Stephen (Betty); daughters, Laura (Terry) LeBlanc, Lisa (Peter Delahey), Johanna Ratynsky; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Peter Johnson, Eileen Way, Bernice Warren, Diane Joy. He was predeceased by son, Allan in infancy; brother, Donald; sisters, Shirley Hatcher, Betty Eavis; son-in-law, Darius Ratynsky.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. Family will meet friends for a reception on Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m. in Middle Stewiacke Recreation Centre. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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