JOHNSON, PHILIP WALTER
1934 – 2013
Philip Johnson passed into the
presence of his Lord on January 27 in Montreal, P.Q. at the age of 78. Phil is survived by his loving wife Mabel, Kelowna; brothers Allan (Cheryl), S. Surrey and Keith (Pat), Victoria; brother-in-law Jack McNeill, Victoria; sisters in-law Sylvia
Johnson, Langley; Rosalie
Ashdown, Penticton and Miriam
Miller, Nanton, AB, as well as
nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his parents Edor and Alma Johnson; his brother George and sister Julie McNeill.
Philip was born in Parkside, SK and moved to Lake
Cowichan, BC with his parents when he was three years old. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts at UBC and later earned Professional Engineering status. He moved to Montreal in 1957 to work for Bell Telephones and later Teleglobe,
Canada’s international communications company. During his time with Teleglobe he was involved in the laying of fibre optics under-sea cable from Port Alberni, BC to Hawaii,
representing Canada’s involvement. He also made trips to Geneva, Switzerland in connection with his work. He retired to Brampton, ON and then moved to Kelowna, BC 12
Phil lived out his Christian faith at work, in prayer for
Canada and Isreal, in support of world wide missions;
active in church work as well as the Full Gospel Business Men’s chapters and the Pro-Life Society. He was a kind, principled, gentle man who related well with people all of
his life and encouraged many in the Christian faith.
A memorial of his life took place on February 3 in Montreal. Another Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,
February 23 at 2pm at Evangel Church, Gordon Drive
in Kelowna in the Chapel (side door).