JOHNSON, Leonard Naismith Peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Josephine for 64 years. Proud father, grandfather and great grandfather: son Dr. L. Stephen Johnson and wife Patricia Johnson (Toronto), their children Dr. Andrea Murphy (husband Shayne Murphy, Dublin), Emily Endicott (husband Craig Endicott, Toronto), Sarah Johnson (Toronto), and Patrick Johnson (Toronto), great grandchildren Olivia and Luke; son Dr. Neil Johnson and his wife Dr. Gail Cook Johnson (Toronto), their children Alexander (London, UK), Leonard Gregory (Singapore); and, son Peter Johnson and his wife Leslie Johnson (London),their children Dr. Catherine Johnson (Boston), Dr. Rosalyn Johnson (husband Dr. David Liscombe, Boston), Andrew Johnson (London), Gillian Johnson (Toronto), Michael Johnson (London), Eric Johnson (London). Survived by his brother Dr. Archibald Johnson and his family (Vancouver). Leonard was proud to have served in WWII from 1939 to 1945 where he met and married Josephine in Groningen, Holland in June 30, 1945. He and Josephine returned to London at the end of the WWII. From 1952 until he retired, Leonard worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources in various leadership positions. He was a founding member of Soil Conservation Society. Thank you to the compassionate and caring staff at University Hospital and the incredibly kind and caring staff at Highview Residences who made a home for both Leonard and Josephine. Thank you also to Mary Wellman and her team at Medical Priorities who provided great care and company to Leonard. A private family service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home. Friends are most welcome to join in a celebration of Leonard's life at the London Hunt and Country Club on Saturday, May 16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Fanshawe Pioneer Village would be appreciated.
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