First Memorial Funeral Services

1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC


Thomas Wilfred Johnson

January 9, 1946October 29, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Tom (Tommy, even known as Graffiti Tom to some) lost his battle with cancer. His stubborn strength gave us almost 3 months after being told he only had weeks. He was a friendly and social man who valued spending time with his beloved family and was always ready with a story or a joke whether you were ready or not and usually it was about cars. During his time in palliative care the nurses and aides commented on his happy laughing personality that shone through to the end. Even when Tom no longer found himself able to speak he showed us his never-ending sense of humour through his excited and agreeable facial expressions when we joked about his wife. His family was the most important thing in his life. He told us he wants to be remembered with love and he wants his family to know he loves them.

Tom is survived by his wife of 19 years Linda, daughters Krista and Michelle (Kelly), granddaughters Brandi (Nathan) and Elizabeth, great granddaughter Jade, siblings Roy Marion (Don) Pat and Julie (Marcel) many nieces nephews great nieces and nephews and cousins and friends and family that weren’t blood. Tom was predeceased by both his dad Roy his mom Margaret and his 2 brothers Larry and Irvin.

Celebration of his life to be held at the Queens located at 34 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC, on November 16, at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. If you knew him and have a story to share please join us.


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Thomas Wilfred Johnson

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Heather Wagar

November 12, 2019

In the 70’s Tom was a huge part of our lives.
This was the time of muscle cars and innocent partying. We rat raced our cars from light to light. Talked engines and tires for hours.
On the weekends we went to the Timberlands. The guys played pool and us girls all danced with Tommy.
Tommy was a wonderful friend. The hugest smile. Always happy to see any of us.
To Toms family, Tom was our family when we were all young.
We were so happy when he married. I saw Tom many times in the mall and out came his wallet and there were his pictures.
Heartfelt condolences to all.