Johnson, Roger James

June 2, 1948 - December 9, 2020

Roger Johnson, the eldest son of the late Isabel (nee Brown) and John Johnson of Thornbury, passed peacefully December 9, 2020 at the Newmarket Health Centre in his 73rd year.

He was the cherished partner of Gail Langley, proud father of Susan (Greg) Schope and Steven (Amy) Johnson, and a loving grandfather to Tyler, Abigail, Victoria, Sarah and Elliot.

Roger was the dear brother of Malcolm Johnson of Meaford and formerly of Thornbury. Roger was an educated man who, soon after graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto, began what became a very successful career in sales at McLeish Containers.  He was an avid sports fan and one could always find him watching ‘the game’.  He never turned away the opportunity to be on the hockey bench with his son.

Roger was a dedicated father, a loyal friend and always left a lasting impression on those he encountered. He will be remembered fondly by all those who were fortunate enough to be part of his life and, although the years were not as full as one would hope for, the memories of Roger will live on in all that loved him,

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, a small private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford followed by a service of committal and interment of his cremated remains at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

A further celebration of Roger’s life will be held when the Covid restrictions have been lifted.

If so desired, and as your expression of sympathy, messages of condolence or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Roger’s memory would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home website at: or Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home in Newmarket at: to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Service: A private family funeral service will be conducted at a late date

Donations: Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Bob & Heather Hodgson
    Friday, December 18, 2020

    Remembering Roger so many years ago – always a smile, good humour and an all round sweet guy. Memories are forever and we all have so many from our times at our favourite gathering place. Our condolences to Gail and Roger’s family. Bob and Heather

  2. Patti and Doug Goodwin
    Sunday, December 20, 2020

    Malcolm, so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen him. I’m sure you have many memories to help you through this time. Condolences also to Gail and family.
    Patti-Jayne (Mustard) Goodwin

  3. diane Cornfield nee BOWEN
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    WENT ALL through public & high school with Roger. He’s a person you never forget. Always had a smile on his face & loved to joke . So sorry he has passed so young . By this picture he had not changed a bit. And his Mom Mrs Johnson was my favourite teacher along with Mrs Burke. Great memories.

  4. Lynn Cornfield
    Monday, January 4, 2021

    I am sending my sincere condolences to Roger’s family. Although he was 2 years ahead of me in high school, I remember him well as a fun-loving guy who loved all the sports played at the school.
    May he rest in peace.
    Lynn Cornfield (nee Kentner).


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