April 13, 1957 – March 9, 2022
Kenny was born in Prince Rupert. He was the first son of Al Johnson and Doraleen Stucky. Through the years he had many great adventures and would happily tell them to all who would listen.
He was a son, a friend, a lover, a brother, an ally and likely some labels that should not be repeated.
He was proud of his accomplishment (of which there were many) and very proud of his profession … “have no fear, the Millwrights are here!”
He loved art (bet you didn’t know that), having laughs with his friends, dinner with Michelle and walking his dog, Mia.
He was proud of his hometown, his province and his country. He never wavered in his support of the Legion, Cartwright’s or numerous local sports teams.
Ken was fiercely loyal to those he loved and approached each situation with a dash of wry humor (or should we say “rum” humour). I suppose if you are going to be a lifelong fan of the Canucks (and other underdogs) you must learn to laugh and have faith that one day … Ken laughed a lot and was amazing to be around.
There were few dark days in his life and he never would hold a grudge or even have one.
Ken’s last day was a good day. He was in Cabo, which if you knew Kenny that’s where he wanted to retire to. He played a round of golf and passed while having drinks at his favorite sports bar in Cabo, Shooter’s, with his much-loved companions, Al and Michelle. The only thing that could have made this a perfect ending for Kenny, would have been if a Canucks game was playing. The irony, for there is always irony, he was just weeks away from his retirement.
Ahh, Ken, consistent to the end. If you knew him, and I expect you do as you are reading this, it was a life that couldn’t have been scripted any better. You were a wonderful example of being of service to those around you. You asked for little and gave so much. We love you and we carry you with us. Next time you have a drink, raise a toast. I think you know what to do. Do what Kenny would have done, make it Tequila and have a shot! Adios Amigo, love you long time!
I may not be the most important person in your life. I just hope when you hear my name, you smile and say, “That’s my Friend.”
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