Johnson, William Mervyn

Johnson, William Mervyn "Merv"

November 7th, 2017

With hearts filled with sorrow, we announce the passing of William Mervyn “Merv” Johnson on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife Kathleen (Kay) Harrell at his side. Merv was born April 1, 1934 in West Nissouri Township to parents John Murray Johnson (1981) and Elsie Marie Sims (1998). Predeceased by his first wife, Donna Marie Johnson (2005) and daughter, Kelly Ann Johnson (2007). Loving uncle of Carl and stepdaughter Brenda Stenabaugh and stepson Brian (Paula) Harrell. Adored grandfather of four step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by seven cousins. Merv retired in 1991 in the position of Deputy Chief after serving 36 ½ years with the London Police Service. Cremation and inurnment have taken place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.   A special goodbye from his wife, family, co-workers and friends. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Merv are asked to consider the Saint Elizabeth Foundation. Special thanks to CCAC, our coordinator Pauline and Saint Elizabeth for all their support as well as the great team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and PSWs we had.

“To have loved each other for a short time was better

 than never to have loved at all.”

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Vern Rumford and Barb Warrinersorry to hear about Merv; our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. cherish the good times you had and know that we are here for you always.
LCol (retd) Armin Grunwald, President RLMIAs a member of the Royal London Military Institute (RLMI), he will be missed. www.rlmi.ca
Stephen N Adams, QCMerv was very kind to me when I was a new member of the Board of Commisioners of Police for the City of London many years ago. His patient and friendly instruction made me a much more effective Commissioner. He served the citizens of London and the law enforcement community with ability, dignity and effectiveness throughout his long and distinguished career. He will be missed.
Mary AdamsMerv was my "second dad" growing up. Kelly and I spent countless hours with Merv in the backyard pool, on vacation, and heading up to Huntsville a couple of times too. I'm so sorry to hear about his passing and wish his family comfort and fond memories. I never got to know Kay, but I am so grateful that she brought him such happiness later in life.
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