Charles Woodrow Johnson

    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to advise of the death of Charles Woodrow Johnson in Medicine Hat, AB on 30 January 2005 at the age of 86.

    Charles was born in Duff, SK.  He enlisted in the Army in 1940 with the Saskatoon Light Infantry doing his initial training in Dundurn, SK before transferring to the Royal Canadian Engineers in Winnipeg.  He deployed overseas, served in England, landed in France in June 1944 and fought throughout.  After demobilisation, in 1946, Charles worked for the British American Oil Company (later Gulf Oil) for 38 years and retired to Medicine Hat in 1984 at the age of 65.  

    Charles was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Robertson Memorial Branch #17 serving in the colour party, poppy campaigns, parade committees, Remembrance Day talks to school children and seniors social organiser. He served as a Chaplin of the Elks Lodge #412 in Medicine Hat for years and was a member of the Regina, SK Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans.  Charles was also active in St. John's United Church in Regina and Fifth Avenue United Church in Medicine Hat.

    The funeral service will be held in the Pattison Chapel on 3 February at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17 will conduct a service for their departed comrade.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society #102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB.  E-mail expressions of sympathy may be sent to subject heading: Charles Johnson. {gdNov2016kh}