JOHNSON, Kimberly “Kim” Elaine

March 6, 1971 – April 2, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the family of Kim Johnson (Shiman) announces her peaceful passing on April 2, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta.

Kim will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Bill, son Tyson (Bryan), daughter Jennifer, Brother Randy (Allison) and family, and mother-in law Gloria, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Connie Shiman as well as her father-in law Fred Johnson. 

Kim was born on March 6, 1971 in Calgary and lived in multiple communities including Canmore, Drayton Valley, Ultimately settling in Cochrane. When she was young, she discovered the sport of figure skating, which she ultimately excelled at until her teens. She was always active and participated in many extra-curricular activities throughout her school years. Always the social butterfly, she was loved by her peers and always enjoyed many friendships whom she treated just like family. She graduated from Cochrane High School and went on to receive a post-secondary diploma as a legal secretary, where she worked for multiple law firms. Unfortunately, she exhibited symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis early in her life, which eventually forced her to give up the career she loved so much. The disease; however, did not stop her from raising two beautiful children. Despite the mobility difficulties, she was full of life and always found a way to support and care for her family in every facet. The kids enjoyed many outings where they were able to ride their bikes as she followed on her mobility scooter, never deterred.       

Due to the current isolation restrictions, a celebration of Kim’s life will be held at a later date. An announcement will be published in the Cochrane Eagle and on this website when it is confirmed.

A special thank you goes out to the caregivers of Cochrane Home Care and Rockyview Private Health care, who provided her with care and true companionship over the last few years.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 06/04/2020 at 7:07 pm Gord and Doreen Kraft Said:

    Randy and Allison, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Gord and Doreen

  2. On 06/04/2020 at 7:26 pm Kyle P Said:

    Rest in peace Kim, My prayers and condolences to all you family and loved ones. Over the last bunch of years I thought about you on many occasions. As I have several friends and family members with MS I do the MS walk in Calgary yearly, I would usually think of you during that time too.

  3. On 06/04/2020 at 7:37 pm Ross Blood Said:

    To the Johnson and Shiman family, Condolences on the passing of Kim she will always be remembered as a great friend growing up. Rest in peace.

  4. On 06/04/2020 at 8:07 pm Shirley and Alan Shaw Said:

    Our condolences on the passing of Kim. So sad to hear this news our thought go out to the whole family.
    Shirley, Alan and family

  5. On 06/04/2020 at 8:30 pm Greg & Judy Rahn Said:

    Randy,Allison & Family
    Deepest Sympathies on the loss of your sister, our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Greg & Judy Rahn

  6. On 06/04/2020 at 8:56 pm Teresa Hogarth Said:

    To Bill and family
    So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing.
    Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  7. On 07/04/2020 at 12:08 am Kathy Mills Said:

    I graduated with Kim and she also rode on my mom’s school bus for many years. I have many found memories of Kim including her love for sports, her scholastic ability and great smile. I also remember the first ever safe grad for Cochrane High on her property.
    My sincere condolences.
    Kathy Mills (Wills)

  8. On 07/04/2020 at 9:25 am Lana and Garnet Stewart and family Said:

    Our sincerest condolences to Kim’s family. Thoughts and prayers from our house to yours during this hard time.
    Our memories of Kim include her positive attitude and beautiful spirit.

  9. On 07/04/2020 at 1:11 pm Keith and Bev Robertson Said:

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Kim’s passing. She was a sweetheart and will be forever remembered in our hearts with love.

  10. On 07/04/2020 at 3:29 pm Scott Hancock Said:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my Prayers. God Bless

  11. On 07/04/2020 at 3:40 pm Jayena & Wayde Collins Said:

    We are sending you all Huge Hugs and Our Condolences on the loss of such a sweet lady♥️
    Heaven has definitely gained a Beautiful Angel

  12. On 07/04/2020 at 3:54 pm Judy Woolsey Said:

    It is with great sadness we send our condolences on the loss of Kim. Bill, you and the Kids are in our thoughts and prayers. With love Ron and Judy

  13. On 07/04/2020 at 4:00 pm Uncle Peter Zbrodoff & Family Said:

    St.John 11:25-26 Jesus Said “I am the resurrection,and the life: he that believeth in me,though he dead,yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? ” With All Our Hearts and Love. Rest in Peace until Jesus comes. We will miss your sweet smile, Kimmy. With our Condolences to Bill, Tyson,Jennifer, brother Randy and Allison Family.
    Aunt Anne and Family and All her other Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.


  14. On 07/04/2020 at 6:45 pm Don and Marge Herman and Family Said:

    I’ve tried several times to write something….but never succeeded without the water eyes spilling all over my keyboard.
    “My Life is but a weaving, between my Lord and me; I cannot choose the colours, He worketh steadily. Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride, forget that He seeth the upper, and I the underside. Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles cease to fly, shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver’s skillful hand, as the threads of gold and silver, in the pattern He has planned.” – Author Unknown.
    We cling to wonderful memories of meeting Kim and her family when she was only 10 years old. The best neighbours we ever had. We shared many meals at our “community” picnic table; skiing, boating, camping, quadding, and talks into the wee hours of the morning. These precious memories will suffice until we meet again. A life well lived and rest well deserved.
    The stars shine a little brighter now.
    Don and Marge Herman and Family

  15. On 07/04/2020 at 6:59 pm Charmaine Said:

    My condolences to The Johnson and Shiman Families. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim, I will miss our talks, all the laughter and our hugs. May you Rest in Peace.

  16. On 08/04/2020 at 2:59 am Brenda Mullan (née Blood) Said:


    So sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely wife Kim.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family
    She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.


  17. On 08/04/2020 at 7:48 am Helen Stewart Said:

    my deepest condolences to the family you are in my thoughts and prayers Helen

  18. On 08/04/2020 at 9:17 pm Keith, Bonnie, Lauren and Mikaela Murphy Said:

    So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I thoroughly enjoyed our visits at the hockey arena. Your Mom was such a lovely person and she was very proud of you kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. On 09/04/2020 at 3:56 pm Lesley Hegland Said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss . I knew your father Fred and Mother in law Gloria. You can now Rest In Peace Kim

  20. On 13/04/2020 at 8:53 pm Betty & Allan Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the Johnson and Shiman families. We are thinking of you all, praying for you at this difficult time.

  21. On 16/04/2020 at 4:39 pm Lea and Jenna Norris Said:

    We were so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing – our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. On 27/04/2020 at 12:23 pm Julie Hofer Said:

    Gloria, Bill and family,

    We just heard the sad news of Kim’s passing. Mom and I have such good memories of Kim and our visits at different functions around town. She was such a sweetheart and we know she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

    Joe, Julie and Shirley

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