August 30, 1945 – June 20, 2012
With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dwight Johnson on June 20, 2012, at his home on Lemieux Creek Road in Little Fort, B.C.
Dwight was born at Kelowna, B.C., on August 30, 1945, and married Cheryl Joanne Zado at Armstong, B.C., on September 8, 1968. Dwight and Cheryl moved to their mountain home on Lemieux Creek Road, in Little Fort, B.C., in August 1970. He was a good neighbour, a caring friend, and always lived his religion with his many acts of kindness in the community. Dwight was an energetic person and always up to a challenge. Dwight and Cheryl spent six years in the Islands of Micronesia, and one year in The Gambia, West Africa, as missionaries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dwight taught grades 5 to 10 (general education), Adult Education, Poultry Management, and the Mittleider method of gardening. He also did maintenance on various mission schools throughout the Islands. Dwight was a ham radio operator and spent many hours communicating with people around the world.
A highlight of Dwight’s life was the publication of his book “Journey Into Time” in 2007, which was the culmination of his in-depth study of the Biblical book of Revelation. Over the past year Dwight had been researching for a second book.
Dwight and Cheryl home schooled their children, Chad and Ewanah, through grades 1 to 9. Chad went on to become a Nurse Practitioner, currently employed in the state of Texas; Ewanah a Medical Doctor specializing in Internal Medicine, currently employed as a Hospitalist in the state of Michigan.
Dwight leaves to mourn his beloved wife Cheryl, son Chad (Landy), daughter Ewanah (Rafal), and his grandchildren Lindsey, Kelsey, Julian, Adrian, and Anna, as well as his niece Marlayna (Nathan), who shared their home for seven years. The family looks forward to being reunited with Dwight on that glorious resurrection morning.
The family would like to thank the Paramedics, RCMP officer, and Drake Smith for their compassionate assistance. A Celebration of Dwight’s Life will be held in the Little Fort Hall on August 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999, www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com