Johnson, John James of North Sydney, Nova Scotia

W.J. Dooley’s Funeral Service Ltd. North Sydney, N.S.


John James Johnson    –      MAY 11, 1943 ~ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (AGE 75)

John J. Johnson – North Sydney

It is with the deepest sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of John James Johnson, age 75, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.

Born in Birch Grove, May 11, 1943, John was the eldest son of the late John James “Jack” and

Janet (MacDonald) Johnson. John was a historian and a self-published author having written a history book ‘“The Right Spirit” A History of Birch Grove and its People 1840-1940’.

John will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Heather (MacLean), sons Stuart (Alison) Johnson, Ottawa, and David Johnson, North Sydney. He also leaves behind his two precious grandchildren Aaron and Emma Johnson, Ottawa, his brother Robert (Vina) Johnson, Coxheath, sisters Margie (David) Fowler, Lower Sackville, NS, and Florence Heather (Carl) Jardine, Ontario, also by numerous nieces and nephews who loved him very dearly.

As per John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Did you ever know that you’re my hero,

And everything I would like to be,

I can fly higher than an eagle,

For you are the wind beneath my wings.



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