Johnson, James David- With great sadness has passed the night of August 6, 2021, at age 81. At the palliative care, Western Memorial, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his Parents Bill Johnson, Hilda Mae, sister Margaret Scorns and son Brian Johnson, survived by his brother Raymond(Marylaine) Davids’s children, Lori Spinks(Todd), Pamela Johnson(John), Lori-Lee(Kevin), Stanley Johnson(Mallory), Billie-Mae, Michael(Jimmy), Kimberly. Loved and missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
David had a long successful career as a union representative. First, as Ironworker, building his way up through the ranks in short time coming from a structural steelworker to the president of the Ironworker local 721. In no time became the Business Manager and Finance secretary for the Toronto Building Trades Council. David was responsible for 40,000 Ironworkers, which he later had to resign from. In turn, made his way back home to Newfoundland. At this time he started up a wreaker, automotive repair business and Honda Motorcycle dealership. No flies on David, he was a go-getter. He is a union man who found a new venture, hooked a local job being a fisheries union representative in the UFCW. In the summers taking his last three children on summer trips when he got the chance, local swimming holes and good old folk festival. He also much enjoyed it when he could escort his children and their teammates to sporting events. David encouraged his children to put in a good day’s work, get up with the birds and start the day. Known to support local business. In his later years after his children were grown, they left home to start their own. Joe’s Cafe being his spot to go. David would go for his cup of tea and a home-cooked meal, sit in and catch up on local gossip.
David will be officially laid to rest next to his father on August 23, 2021, in The First Pentecostal Cemetery. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, we ask friends and family to make donations to either the Status of Women Council in Corner Brook or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. The former being about making reparations. The latter to invest in research and services for families. Thank you.