Passing of Frederick Alan Johnson

August 21, 2010

FREDERICK ALAN JOHNSON 'MR. FRED' King Scout - Gone Home On Eagles' Wings It is with deep sadness that our family announces the unexpected passing of our hero Fred on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in his 77th year. Cherished husband of Aileen for 52 years. Devoted dad to Laurie, Cathy, F. Gerard, Carol and sons-in-law Roger Gonsalves and Dave Brazeau. Proud Papa of Tracey and Derek Lavoie, Sean Geddes, Brendan, Vanessa and Patricia Oldman and Trevor Gonsalves.

Fred lived his Scout Promise every day of his life. He devoted his life to his family, friends and community. Scarborough Citizen of the Year 1978, Scarborough Ward 7 Councillor 1988-1997. Retired from Giffels & Associates. Drummer, HMCS York Navy Reserve Trumpet Band and ASM Toronto Region Scout Band. Despite critically injuring both legs in 1955 and instantly losing his left leg, Fred gave his all to his city.

Founder: The Toronto Optimist Bantam Drum and Bugle Corps, Guildwood Indians Football Team, 1st Youth Drop-In/East Scarborough, and Scarborough Girls' Hockey League. Recipient Silver Thanks Award Girl Guides of Canada and Co-Founder of The Toronto Optimist Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. The Guildwood Village Community Association (GVCA) presented him with the title of Mr. Guildwood and an honorary life membership for 20 years of volunteering on the executive as Chair/Vice Chair/Sports Director/Guildwood Day Chair/Membership Chair and Treasurer and coining the term 'Guildwood Day'. Fred spent countless midnight hours flooding community outdoor rinks, even though he could no longer skate. Fred learned only recently, to his delight that Councillor Brian Ashton spearheaded a drive to name a new park in his honour. To the paramedics, firefighters and fantastic staff of Centenary Hospital, thank you all for treating our beloved samurai as family. The Toronto Maple Leafs have another fan in Heaven; praying for a Stanley Cup.

Honouring Fred's wishes, there will be no funeral. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Fred's honour to The Rouge Valley Health System Foundation (Centenary Hospital) or Scouts Canada Foundation - Chief Scout Association. E-mail condolences to From a memorial tablet in a Medieval Church in Lincolnshire, U.K. JOHNSON: IN MEMORY OF A LOVING AND BENEVOLENT HUSBAND

Visitation & Funeral

  • Honouring Fred's wishes, there will be no funeral.


  • A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.