A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ripley Community Centre on Saturday May 11, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ripley Community Centre on Saturday May 11, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Words of Remembrance shared at 1:00 PM.

Kincardine Cemetery
In Memory of
William "Bill" Douglas Johnson
May 20th, 1942 - February 20th, 2024

Place of Death

South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine.


William Douglas Johnson
May 20, 1942 - February 20, 2024

Bill Johnson of Kincardine, died peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine. He was surrounded by his family during his brief stay at the hospital. He was 81 years old. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Fair) for 58  years. 
Bill was born in Kincardine to his late parents Lyda (Bushell) and Doug Johnson.
Dear father of Sean & Phyllis, and Dan & Jackie.
Proud grandpa of Meghan, Brady, Mathew and Hayley.
Left to mourn are his siblings David Johnson, Linda (Bill) MacTavish, Ken (Cathy) Johnson, brother-in-law Don MacGregor, sister-in-law Eileen Fair, and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by sister Sheila MacGregor, and sister-in-law Lois Johnson, and his mother and father-in-law Stanley and Mae Fair, brothers and sisters-in-law Lenoys (Georgie) Cuyler, Jack (Eunice) Fair, Neola (Ralph) Stewart, and Beverly Fair.

Bill enjoyed life. He always had a big smile and a "Hey Bud!" for everyone he met. He especially enjoyed camping with his family and friends, snowmobiling and grooming the snowmobile trails, so that others could enjoy it too. He took great pride in his farm and farming career.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre on May 11, 2024. Words of Remembrance shared at 1:00 PM followed by a Come-and-Go Celebration until 4:00 PM.

A special thanks to Dr. Jason Murray, Brandy, Katherine, Dr. Sandhu, and all the doctors and nurses for providing the excellent care Bill received and the compassionate care given to us, his family. 


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Ripley and District Fire Fighters Association

 Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

You can also select the charity of your choice below:

Message from Brenda and Guy Nicholson Wheeler2024-05-10 11:18:05
Dear Carol and Family. Just know that we are thinking of you, and the boys and all the Johnson Family. It's been a hard time for you all. Many condolenses to you all. Big Hugs.
Message from Randy Collins2024-03-25 15:45:18
My deepest condolences to Carol, Sean, Dan, and family, on Bill's passing. My sympathy to you and yours at this difficult time.
Message from Diane Small2024-03-13 19:42:50
Carol and all the Johnson families, Bill will be missed dearly and forever in our hearts. Thinking of you. Diane & Jim
Message from Betty & Jake Hunter2024-03-08 12:20:12
Carol, Sean, Dan & families, Bill’s siblings Sorry for this coming only now. After losing our own Bill , then one of Bill’s best friends 2 days later I had no words. Such sadness . I think of the 2 of them out for a drive…BJ checking out the crops & WJ ready for a tea. BJ was a kind guy with the Johnson spark. Our deepest condolences. RIP Bill💕
Message from Brian & Betty Thompson2024-03-01 09:44:01
Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. He will be missed, Brian and Betty Anne
Message from Keith Gail Van der Hoek and family2024-02-27 12:06:00
Our thoughts are with all of the Johnson Family with the passing of Bill . He was a great guy, always stopping to say G'day and to have a brief chat . Bill will be missed at local sports games and other Community events where stories were told and memorie shared. Keith and Gail Van der Hoek and family
Message from Dianne Heinisch2024-02-27 12:05:20
My sincere condolences to you, Carol, and your family. There will be many family gatherings with joyful memories to share. Hold them close to your hearts. DH
Message from Dianne Heinisch2024-02-27 12:05:20
My sincere condolences to you, Carol, and your family. There will be many family gatherings with joyful memories to share. Hold them close to your hearts. DH
Message from Marg Thompson2024-02-26 19:55:22
Deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill. Cherish the memories.
Message from Ben Beishuizen2024-02-25 16:24:39
Carol and families our sincere condolence with Bill's passing !!
Message from Norval Mcconnell2024-02-25 13:25:22
My condolences to Carol and family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. He will be missed he was a great friend with a big smile.
Message from Steve and Heather Jolley2024-02-24 19:57:39
Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences at this sad time.
Message from Gayle Hanniman2024-02-24 15:58:48
My deepest sympathy to Carol, Sean and Dan and the entire Johnson family at this difficult time. I have many good childhood memories of times spent with the Johnson family. Always loved meeting up with Bill and Carol on my returns to Kincardine and recall a great visit at the Ripley Old Boys reminiscing with them and Linda. He wil be missed by all who crossed his path. May the memories of happier times help in the days ahead.
Message from Susan Hackett2024-02-24 11:08:59
Carol, Sean &Phyllis, Dan & Jackie and families. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Susan & Kevin
Message from Brian and Gail Johnson2024-02-24 09:48:31
Our heartfelt condolences to Carol, Sean, Dan and families and all Bill's family at this sad time for everyone. That twinkle in his eye, big smile and hearty laugh will be missed by so many. May your many special memories of Bill bring comfort in the days ahead. He will be missed. Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Sandra and Jim Rackley2024-02-24 08:50:53
We were so saddened to hear the news of Bill’s passing, and extend our deepest sympathy to Carol, Sean, Dan and family. He was such a character, and truly a lifelong friend to Dad. They had a unique bond. So many memories and stories have been told of time spent with Dad and Mom, Bill, and you Carol, and your family. They loved and trusted you beyond words. Because it is difficult to use the words rest and peace when referring to that mischievous soul that is Bill, I will wish him to always be surrounded by the eternal love of his family, and you his family to always feel his strength and energy that he so freely shared.
Message from Norie Dickson2024-02-24 07:51:01
Carol and all the family, sincere condolences. Bill had a great sense of humour and always fun to be around. Cherish your memories.
Message from Jamie & Kristen Brown2024-02-23 21:23:32
So sorry to hear. My condolences to all the family. I always liked Bill.
Message from Stan Johns2024-02-23 17:17:14
Extending our sincere condolences to Bill's family. Stan and Lynne
Message from Bruce Mackenzie2024-02-23 17:06:21
I will miss the good times at the cottage
Message from Norm &Betty-Ann MacArthur 2024-02-23 15:29:38
Our sincere sympathy to all the Johnson families. He left u laughing no matter where or when it was. He was a kind man and will truly be missed.
Message from Dave Mackay Crockett2024-02-23 14:12:27
Quality Man with Quality family,developed that Quality of life. My condolence to the Johnson families. R.I.P my friend Crockett.
Message from Jim Black2024-02-23 12:45:14
Although I knew Bill only briefly, my memories of him make me smile. His laughter was contagious. Bill played hard and he worked hard. He was devoted to Carol and his family.
Message from Kathy Elder2024-02-23 11:39:36
We are so very sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed by so many. It was a pleasure to know him. Kathy and Bill Elder
Message from Debbie Kesteloot2024-02-23 11:07:46
Carol, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I extend you my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Message from Marybelle Hunter2024-02-23 09:56:16
Heartfelt sympathy Carol and Family. I can still hear his laugh! Such fun memories!
Message from Russ and Dianne Gray2024-02-23 08:51:56
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. We have such great memories of him and his pranks. He always had that twinkle in his eyes. Sending hugs and prayers to Aunt Carol and family
Message from Chris & Monty2024-02-23 05:52:45
So sorry for your loss!
Message from Connie and Gino Tersigni2024-02-22 20:57:09
Carol and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers
Message from Don and Karen Fair2024-02-22 20:48:30
Carol, Sean, Dan and families: So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. So glad was able to visit this past summer and ride in the combine with Bill. So many laughs - so many wonderful memories working with Bill - he taught me so much. He will be dearly missed.
Message from Bob & Pat Plater2024-02-22 19:14:23
Condolences to the Johnson family.
Message from Mary and Bruce Scott2024-02-22 18:51:46
Our condolences to Carol,Sean and Dan on the passing of Bill.Always enjoyed talking to Bill about farming.
Message from Cathy McLelland & Garry Woods2024-02-22 16:07:12
Thinking of the Johnson families at this very difficult time with the loss of such a great man. It is never easy to lose someone who has a special place in your heart. May your heart be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of Bill and by the love and laughter that he left inside your heart. With our deepest sympathy. ❤️
Message from Dave & Mary Lepper2024-02-22 13:36:24
Always a friend and good neighbour, Bailed me out many a time. May Bill’s soul rest in the peace he deserves. Our prayers for Carol and family
Message from Roland and Laurie Glover2024-02-22 13:05:34
Carol, Sean, Danny, Phyllis and Jackie BJ will always be remembered for his beaming smile and the twinkle in his eyes. You have many wonderful memories. He was a joy to be around. Hugs to all of the family.
Message from Marg Stevenson& Family 2024-02-22 12:29:53
Sad news to hear of Bill's passing .I am having a flood of memories of his pranks ......He will be SO missed..hugs & Love to 👪
Message from Don and Dylan Matheson and Rhonda Gibbons2024-02-22 10:39:49
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Carol, Sean, Dan and the Johnson Family. I will always remember what I learned from Bill when I worked for him on the Farm. Thanks for the knowledge you gave me. You were alway a great person to work for. Thanks For the Great Memories. RIP Bill
Message from joe and jane klunder2024-02-22 10:37:41
our condolence , so sad to hear about bill. many memerioes.
Message from Wayne Hartwick2024-02-22 10:24:49
Our sincere sympathy to Bill’s family. Treasure the memories shared through the years. RIP Bill. Sincerely, Wayne and Joan Hartwick
Message from Pat Rumig2024-02-22 10:15:31
My sincere sympathy to you Carol and your family at this trying time
Message from Frank Dore2024-02-22 09:24:44
My sincerest condolences!
Message from Don and Judy ClarkOur2024-02-22 08:50:59
Our sincere sympathy to you Carol and family ,our thoughts are with you at this time.
Message from Blair & Cathy Armstrong 2024-02-22 08:11:58
Our sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family. May he RIP.
Message from Jack and Madge Twolan.2024-02-22 07:15:29
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.He was a great guy to know,very friendly and funny. Got to know him through his boys. Our condolences to the family. Madge and Jack Twoan
Message from Bernice Glenn2024-02-22 07:13:36
Sending my deepest sympathy to you Linda and family.
Message from Pat Hayes2024-02-22 06:33:28
So sorry to hear of Bills passing Carol. My condolences to all the family. May God be with you all during these hard times.
Our deepest sympathy to all.
Message from Glenn hedley2024-02-22 02:18:08
My condolences to his Family. A jovial man with a “twinkle” always in his eye.
Message from Brian and Wendy Pollock2024-02-21 22:12:38
To all of the Johnson Family. We were so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a special guy and will be missed by all who knew him. We are holding you all close in our hearts and thoughts at this time. Brian and Wendy Pollock
Message from Shirley and Jack Hackett.2024-02-21 21:48:37
Our Sincere Sympathy to you Carol and all the Families and Relatives. Rest in Peace Bill.
Message from Chris & Monty2024-02-21 21:48:32
So sorry for your loss!
Message from Helen and Dwight Howald2024-02-21 20:51:26
Carol, Sean, Dan and families sending you our sincerest condolences on the passing of Bill. May your fondest memories of all the good times past help you navigate the next days and weeks. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Message from Elizabeth Wall2024-02-21 18:28:53
Condolences to Linda on her brother's passing and to my cousin Bill on the passing of his brother-in-law. Sympathy to all in this sad loss.
Message from Val Young 2024-02-21 18:04:58
Bill was a great guy and such a fun Uncle who has left us with so many memories. He will be so missed. My deepest sympathies to Carol, Sean and Phyl, Dan and Jackie and the kids.
Message from Natasha colling 2024-02-21 17:53:06
So sorry for your loss . My condolences
Message from Elizabeth Ross2024-02-21 17:09:55
Sincerest Condolences to Carol and Bills family. There was always a lot of laughter when Bill was present. So sorry to hear of his passing. Love, Lizzie Ross
Message from Mike and Laurie Gallant2024-02-21 16:52:57
Carol, Sean, Dan and families Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Message from Cil Carruthers2024-02-21 15:45:42
Our deepest sympathy Carol and family. There are many happy memories of Bill. Blain and Priscilla