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Reynold (Reyn) Johnson

December 30, 1952 ~ February 13, 2017 (age 64)
Our beloved Reyn passed away in a tragic accident on February 13, 2017. He grew up in Lethbridge, attended local schools and was in the Lethbridge Swim Club where he made lifelong friends. At the University of Lethbridge, he competed in judo, and met his wife, Brenda (Leahy). They were married in 1977, farmed with Brenda's parents in the Taber area for two years and then settled in Lethbridge. Reyn worked on obtaining his commercial pilot license and began crop spraying, then instructing in the Lethbridge area. He and Brenda moved to Calgary in 1985, where Reyn continued his aviation career, working at Jordan Flight Training, Business Flights and then Time Air (which became Canadian Regional Airlines and finally Jazz Airlines). After retiring from Jazz, Reyn began instructing students at Mount Royal University Aviation in September 2016. His career in aviation spanned over 34 years and he logged over 20,000 hours. He was proud of his aviation career but most important to him was his family - his beloved wife Brenda, son Lucas (born in 1988) and daughter Maryse (born in 1991). In 2012, Reyn became a devoted grandfather to Isaac, then Abigail in 2013 and two days before his death, he welcomed Jacob into the family. Reyn lived life to the fullest throughout his 64 years. He was a man of faith and a devoted friend to many. He was warm, kind and welcoming to all. Reyn loved to ski, golf, travel, play piano and guitar, woodworking, ride his Harley and most of all, to entertain friends and extended family. Reyn is survived by his loving wife Brenda, his son Lucas, his daughter Maryse (Peter) Doner, three grandchildren Isaac, Abigail and Jacob Doner; his brother Clifford (Louise) and their sons, James and Nick. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy and his father Jim. Reyn was greatly admired and respected by his family, friends and colleagues. He will be deeply missed. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Michael's Catholic Community (800 - 85 Street SW ) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Community (800 - 85 Street SW ) on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 am. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared through www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, tribute gifts may be made in his name to STARS or a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES 403-265-1199

Prayers

FEB 23. 07:00 PM

St. Michael Catholic Community

800 - 85 Street SW

Calgary, AB, CA, T3H 4C7

parish@saintmichael.ca

http://www.saintmichael.ca

Funeral Mass

FEB 24. 11:00 AM

St. Michael Catholic Community

800 - 85 Street SW

Calgary, AB, CA, T3H 4C7

parish@saintmichael.ca

http://www.saintmichael.ca


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