Johnson; Arnold webPeacefully surrounded by his family at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Monday, February 18, 2013. Arnold Johnson, 82 years, of Petrolia.  Arnold was the loving husband of the late Helen (nee Jardine)(2004).  He will be missed by his children Elaine and John Hyatt of Petrolia, Len Johnson of Edmonton, Kathy Johnson of Guelph, and Linda and Larry Zavitz of Oil Springs.  He was a grandfather to Shane Hyatt, Trevor Hyatt, Jenna and Bob Hoskin, Roxanne and Paul Hendricks, Stacey and Kurtis Gauthier, Thaniel Johnson, Leslee Hyatt, and Jessica and Chris Woolcox, and great grandfather to Jayde and Logan Hoskin, Hunter Johnson and Kelsey Hendricks, Easton and Emmerson Gauthier, Emily and Austin Hyatt, and Shyla Woolcox.   Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Nettie Johnson, his brother Harold Johnson, and his sister Bernice Hunter.  He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Dick Hunter, Ken (Ruth) Jardine, and Claire Jardine and his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, or St. Paul’s United Church.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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