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Hugh Michael Johnson

November 13, 1942 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Hugh Johnson Obituary

Hugh Michael Johnson passed away peacefully in Calgary on January 13, 2024 at the age of 81. Hugh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 13, 1942 to Cecil and Mary Johnson of Morris, MB where Hugh was raised and spent his childhood.

In his youth, Hugh was a talented athlete who won many awards and accolades in a variety of track and field events and on the basketball court; including holding a provincial record for long jump for several years. Hugh completed his university degree at the University of North Dakota before teaching high school Math, Science, and Phys. Ed.

Hugh settled in Calgary where he stayed and retired to eventually pursue a snowbird lifestyle with his wife of over 30 years Barbara (nee: Heilman). Hugh and Barb were active in square and round dancing cultivating strong friendships with fellow snowbirds. They enjoyed playing cards and different games with friends and family. Together Hugh and Barb went on many hikes, skiing and camping adventures, took cruises and travelled abroad.

Hugh is survived by his wife Barbara; his former wife Carol and their children Bryce (Lisa), Carey (Cam), and Paula; his wife's daughters Raylene (Dave), and Kelly (Brian); as well as granddaughters Ayla, Megan, Kasiya, Rachel, and Breanna. Hugh is also survived by his brother Fred and nieces Sheila and Lauren; his sister Debbie (Albert) and nephews Ivan, Chris, and Jeff.

Hugh is predeceased by his parents Cecil and Mary; his brother John; and two infant nieces.

A Celebration of Life has not been planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Association.

The family would like to thank Cambridge Manor for the wonderful care Hugh received during the last month of his life.

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