Melvin Lloyd Johnson
In loving memory of my Dad Melvin Lloyd Johnson. Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.
After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Melvin passed away in the early morning of November 29, 2017 at the Ste. Rose du Lac General Hospital by my side.
Melvin was born July 3, 1941 in Melfort, Saskatchewan to his loving parents Lloyd and Pearl Johnson. He was raised on his parents’ working farm until age 17. Melvin joined the army, serving in Europe in Cyprus for a few years on a peace-keeping mission.
After his service he moved to Victoria, B.C. before getting a job in Lynn Lake, Manitoba working for Sheritt Gordon Mine. Lynn Lake is where Melvin would meet his wife Yvonne Shirley Sayies. They married and moved to Leaf Rapids, MB, where they both got jobs working for Ruttan Mine/HBMS. Melvin was a Heavy Duty Mechanic and Yvonne worked in the warehouse. There they raised 3 children: Maria, Michael and Janice.
Melvin loved the outdoors, he loved his moose hunting and fishing. He loved to spend time at his cabin on the Rat River, teaching his family everything to know about hunting, trapping and fishing.
He had a great sense of humour, loved his family and friends, and would help anyone if they needed. Melvin retired from the mine in 2002. In 2006 Melvin had a massive stroke, so he and Yvonne moved to Thompson, Manitoba for medical reasons. They lived for over 10 years in Harmony Cooperative Place.
In 2016 sadly his wife Yvonne passed away after a long battle with cancer on October 16, 2016. After his wife passed, in August 2017 Melvin moved with his daughter and partner to his farm near Riding Mountain. There Melvin got to enjoy life on the farm again with the cows, horses and being outdoors with his little pet dog Cujo.
He will be dearly missed by his surviving daughters Janice Robson (Johnson) Gary Butlerfield, Maria Tymchuk (Johnson), his grandchildren Jennifer Mattocks (Travis Mattocks), Nicole Robson, Jack Robson, Pearl Tymchuk (Bryce Moar), Tamera Tymchuk, and great-grandson Gavin Moar, and his brother Les Johnson, along with family and friends.
Melvin’s last wishes were to be cremated with no service.
I love and miss you so much already Dad, but you, Mom and my brother Mike are all together once again.
Rest in Peace. Your loving daughter Janice.
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