In memory of

Benjamin Johnson

February 6, 1936 -  September 3, 2023

JOHNSON, Benjamin (Ben) Samuel–87 Toronto, quietly transitioned from this life into the next on Sun., Sept 3, 2023 at the Castleview Wychwood Towers long-term care residence, where for a short period of time he lived as one of its residents.

He was born in North Preston, Nova Scotia on Feb. 6, 1936, son of the late Clarence E. and Matilda R. (Grant) Johnson.

Ben/Benny migrated from Nova Scotia to Toronto in the middle Fifties and worked at various employments: such as roofing, landscaping and carpentry. His last role as an employee was serving as Supt./Maintenance Man at the Apartment Building where he lived for more than thirty plus years. He was very skilled with his hands in building and repairing things. He was known by his friends and acquaintances for his kindness and generosity.

He is survived by his Children: Lynn (Kevin) Bundy, Kelly (Nancy) Ross, David (Leslie) Sparks, Wendy Ross-Shea, Terry, Kim (Rich) Wallentin and Yvette. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Ben is also survived by Sisters: Burley (Wilfred) MacLean and Cora; Brothers: Murlin, Lyle (Annie) and Michael (Mary) Johnson. Aunt: Mrs. Laura Beals. Several nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Ben was predeceased by Sisters: Ruby Provo, Loretta Sparks, Bernita Hodges, Julia Johnson. Brothers: Howard, James, Kernel, Nick, Stan and Johnny.

He will be missed dearly by Family, Relatives and Friends.

Thank You! The Family takes this opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks to all who have reached out to us in various ways. We thank you for your words of condolences via telephone calls, cards, social media, and most of all for your prayers. Journey mercies for all who have travelled from various parts of the country to be with us as you return home. May God richly bless you all.

Burial: Following the Service, Ben will be laid to rest at the Meadowvale Cemetery, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario.

Repass: Following the Burial, you are invited to join the Family back at The Simple Alternative for some refreshments.


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Maria (Friend)

Entered September 13, 2023

Ben will be missed. His kind, generous spirit will be something I will remember most about him. We had many engaging conversations about how strangers approached him, and often asked for his advice. Ben had an infectious laugh. Ben was a very independent and self sufficient man. He lived life to the fullest. May he rest in eternal peace. My condolences to his family and friends.

Mary and Michael Johnson (Brother and sister-in-law)

Entered September 13, 2023 from Scarborough

God bless you always our dear brother Benny. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your dear children and grandchildren. Also all your other family and friends. Love and prayers Mike Mary and family.

Portia Fairfax-Ryan (Part of the family)

Entered September 14, 2023 from Dartmouth Nova Scotia

To the Family may you find peace and comfort in Knowing That Benjamin is resting safe in the arms of Jesus and he will always be in your heart and you will meet again. God bless you all love Portia

Rosalind (Neighbour)

Entered September 15, 2023 from Toronto

Ben was such a familiar presence across the street. I used to have wonderful conversations with him, just passing by. I could tell that he was very confident in his abilities and very proud of his children. One time, he showed me some family photos. I wish that more people in Toronto would be as friendly and open as Ben was. He always had a smile and a wave.

Michelle Beals (Niece)

Entered September 16, 2023 from Toronto

Sorry, our families taking such a loss uncle Ben he was a great man. Sorry I couldn’t be there but my thoughts and prayers are with the family. May uncle Vinny rest in peace with the family members that are with him now


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