JOHNSEN, Jack Trygve (Johno)

JOHNSEN, Jack Trygve (Johno)
April 21, 1930-October 29, 2011

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness, that we announce the passing of Jack Johnsen, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife Rosemary, sons Michael, Murray (Wendy) and grandchildren Cody (Chrissy) and Amanda and great grandson Jackson. He is also survived by a sister Terry (John) Issigonis of Vernon B.C. and a brother Dan (Patti) of Calgary.

Jack had a long and rewarding career with the Calgary Fire Department, retiring in 1987 as a District Chief. He was known to all on the floor as “Johno”. He has answered his last call.

Jack & Rosemary spent their retirement years travelling between Calgary, Campbell River B.C. & Apache Junction AZ. where they made many friends along the way.

At Jack’s request, there will be no formal service. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch #285, 9202 Horton Rd SW. Calgary, AB. from 2 – 5 P.M.

The family extends their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at the Mayfair Care Centre for their devoted care of Jack for the past 4 ½ years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada #150, 9405 – 50 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4.

  1. On 02/11/2011 at 6:13 am Jenny Kinas Said:

    Rosemary, it saddened my heart to hear about Johno. I’m sure him and Cliff are up there planning some prank with Joan hovering in the background! I know the pain you are going through, I lost my husband Fred very suddenly and unexpectedly last fall. It sure leaves a void that only time will heal! Remembering the good times helps and knowing you will always carry them close in your heart. Please give my condolences to Michael as well, I often think of our time in Hawaii together! God Bless, Jenny (Baillod) Kinas.

  2. On 02/11/2011 at 7:33 am Shirley and Les Green Said:

    Rosemary, are thoughts and prayer’s are with you and your family. Johno is in a far better place.
    Our memories will be that of joy, and loads of laughs,
    We were introduced to Johno In Apache junction many years ago, he embraced us into the “The fire fighter’s” group, (and we not even from Calgary) and what a group they were, with Johno being the instigator in many pranks.
    He was a proud man with a soft heart, and could put on a deadly party, inviting the whole park.
    He was blessed with a very understanding wife,and a lovely family.
    Thank you Johno for so much, you were special.
    God Bless Les and Shirley Green.

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