Murray Clark Johnson passed away peacefully in the afternoon of 31 January 2016 in Penticton, BC. He was 79 years old and is survived by his two kids (Aaron and Genevieve), one older brother (Jim), one younger brother (Tom), two grandkids (Kayla and Seth), nieces and nephews (Dave, Traci, Scott, Gina, Gail, Danny, and Kenny), and cherished friends (Ture, Lynn, and Shelley). He was predeceased by his parents (William and Marguerite), one older brother (Bill), and one younger brother (Ken).

Although known for his stern demeanor, Dad, Mur, Mr. J was full of love. He loved the classics in American, English, and Irish literature and loved reading and discussing these books with his many students over his long and worthy career, initially at David Thompson Secondary, in Invermere, BC and then at Summerland Secondary, in Summerland, BC. He loved his family and friends, with whom he enjoyed long walks and drives, countless rounds of golf, and many pints of good cheer. All who knew him often found themselves astounded by his dry humor, keen intellect, perceptive insights, and thoughtfulness. In his last few months, he was a man of few words. But, his last words were among the most precious: I love you.

His family wishes to extend deep thanks to Dr. Alistair Bannerman and to the staff at Trinity Care Home for their exemplary professionalism, care, and compassion. Please send condolences to

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