David Earl Johnson
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of life partner, dad, brother, uncle and great friend David Earl Johnson Húsafell on May 15, 2023.
David was born October 7, 1963 in Arborg Manitoba. David was predeceased by parents Haraldur Johnson, Dorothy Kroken, stepfather Norman Kroken and mother in law Christine Momotiuk; brothers Melvin, Marvin and brother-in-law Albert; sister-in-laws Lenore and Dawn; nephews Shane, Dustin, Kelvin and Trevor.
David will be lovingly remembered by wife Marcel; children Logan, Blayne (Jordyn), and Rachelle (Devon); granddaughter Everley; brother Harvey; sisters Sharron (Ray), Sandra (Stan), Doreen (Larry) and sisters-in-law Kim and Phyllis; brothers-in-law Dennis and Garry (Connie) ; lifelong friend Dean and many nieces, nephews and friends.
David was raised in Riverton, Manitoba where he spent his childhood years working on the family farm alongside his father. As an adult, David worked passionately as a heavy equipment operator across Canada for 40 plus years acquiring many friendships along the way. David raised three beautiful children, Logan, Blayne and Rachelle alongside his elskan Marcel. Although David’s work took him many miles away, sometimes weeks at a time, he did so in sacrifice to provide a beautiful life for his family.
While at home, David spent his time getting his hands dirty; anything that needed fixing he could fix. David, with the help of his two boys, was always determined to accomplish a job well done. David was passionate about everything with a motor, especially snowmobiles. David had a love for dogs, collecting lighters, setting ice fishing nets, drinking a cold bud in his garage telling stories and making up his own riddles. It was in recent years that David’s passion for farming came full circle where he began to teach his children the ropes of farming the same way his father once did.
Dad, always know how loved you are by your family and friends. Your smile, laugh, and the memories you created will always be remembered and shared. You are dearly missed and we will be strong knowing, full heartedly, that is what you would want.
It is with great appreciation to the first responders and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the great care and compassion and for making David feel comfortable prior to and during his passing. As per David’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration in honour of David will be held Saturday May 20th at the family home.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd Wpg, MB R3P 2T2
Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on David’s memorial page by using the comment field below.