It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shane Samuel Johnson on June 11, 2015.
Shane was born to Kirk and Marilyn Johnson in Williams Lake on November 4, 1973. He attended Glendale Elementary School where his sweet, caring personality and intelligence won over teachers and made him many friends. Shane spent the later part of his childhood with his father and Kluane First Nations family in the Yukon, where he enjoyed learning about the 10,000 year history of his
ancestors in Canada.
In 2005 he married Rebecca Pfiffner of Switzerland and they had three children, who Shane adored: Jimmy, Kirk and Shelly.
Shane loved nature and spent his adulthood surrounded by beautiful mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and abundant wildlife in the Yukon. He was known as a hard worker who never complained, and he chose jobs in the outdoors, surveying for Underhill Geomatics in Alaska, on a heritage site five hours by skidoo in the bush, on helipads on Vancouver Island, and for the Public Works Department of Kluane First Nations.
In his spare time, Shane cut firewood to keep his elders warm and helped teach the children at Kluane Lake School. Shane liked playing poker, Yahtzee and chess and watching documentaries. Recently, Shane obtained a trapper’s licence, and he was planning to attend Vancouver Community College in the fall.
Shane is survived by his loving wife and children, mother and father, sister Natalie Halff, brother Jamie Halff, niece Chantal Montgomery, and many relatives and friends in BC, Ontario, the Yukon and Switzerland.
His memory will live in our hearts forever.