Posted: December 2nd, 2020


GRANT ORTON JOHNSON passed away Friday November 20, 2020, in Calgary at the age of 95 years.

He was predeceased by his wife Elmoyne Effie Butler Johnson and two sons Boyce Kendall and Asael Milace Johnson. Grant was the oldest of 8 children born to his parents Jack and Bessie Johnson in Barnwell, Alberta. After graduating from high school and spending 18 months in the Canadian Army, he attended the University of Edmonton to start his career in teaching school. Grant taught 39 years and 4 months, beginning at Battle River Prairie School (Peace River), then Conquerville and Foremost. He was then offered a position in Cardston in 1949 at Leeside Elementary School, moving on into Cardston High School until 1956. He taught in Coutts, Coalhurst and Picture Butte, Alberta. The family lived in Lethbridge for over 50 years. For many of those years he taught night college classes for the Lethbridge Community College.

Grant was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all of his life. He will be remembered for his smile, positive attitude and his desire to serve others. He loved to teach and work on family history. He is remembered as a great genealogist and his many years researching and collecting family names and histories. Thank you Dad for ALL your efforts to locate family members.

Grant will be missed but not forgotten by his children Arlan Johnson, Ramona (Bruce) Easthope, Jeanelle (Jim) Livingston, Melanie (Rodney) Hillam; 17 grandchildren (and their spouses) and 50 plus great grandchildren.

A thank you to the staff at Seton Senior Community, Father Lacombe Care Center and South Campus Hospital for looking after Grant during these past several years.

A Private Family Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Cardston Cemetery.

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  1. Janet Mireault says:

    Mr. Johnson taught me at Picture Butte High School in the 70’s. He was a very kind and caring teacher. My condolences to all his family and friends. Janet Mireault (nee Papworth)

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