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Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Mr. Paul Edward JOHNSON

December 10, 1929July 15, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Paul Edward Johnson in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After a short stay in hospital, he succumbed to the effects of a heart attack. Beloved husband to Ollie, father, grandfather, uncle brother, and friend to all who knew him.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ollie, his children Paula (Daryl, Kennedy, Malone), Rod (Julia, Cole, Tyler), brothers Donald and Cy, nieces, nephews, friends and many friends from their lifetime of ballroom dancing. Paul was predeceased by his sister Margaret.

Paul was born in Lundar, Manitoba, and was always proud of his Icelandic heritage. He moved to Winnipeg when he was 18 years old to begin a career in cleaning with Perth’s Cleaners.

Soon after, he met the love of his life, Ollie. In 1962, with an entrepreneurial spirit, they began their own successful business, Certified Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners. 58 years later, the company is still family owned and run, and into its third generation.

Paul and Ollie were beautiful ballroom dancers, and made many lifelong friends through the East Kildonan YMCA Dance Group and the Westview Dance Club. They were also consummate hosts. An invitation to their home was always met with a warm greeting, lots of laughter and an amazing meal.

Paul enjoyed an early retirement and he and Ollie travelled extensively around the world.

Dad was first and foremost, a family man. There was nothing more important to him than spending time with Mom and his family. Mom and Dad did everything together. People often commented that they were “two peas in a pod”. Grandpa was especially proud of his grandchildren, and never missed a recital, graduation, volleyball, hockey or soccer game.

The family enjoyed many holidays together, most recently in January 2020, on a South American Cruise.

There will be no formal service. A private family dinner will be held in his honour.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society

Services

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Mr. Paul Edward JOHNSON

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Lisa Neuman nee Neusitzer

July 27, 2020

Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad Paula and Rodney and also condolences to your mom. I remember your dad teasing me and making me laugh when my mom and I walked over for a visit he was such a great man. Will miss him. Lisa Neuman and Family

Heather and Dave Boyd

July 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that Paul has passed. He was always such a gentleman. We loved watching you two dance. It was always so magical.

Heather and Dave Boyd
Westview Dance Club

Don Neusitzer

July 18, 2020

Our sincere condolences to your mom and your families Rod & Paula. Your dad was a pretty cool guy.

Don Neusitzer & family

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