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Well known Penticton educator loses battle with cancer

Former Okanagan-Skaha school board trustee Bruce Johnson passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Bruce Johnson
March 20, 2019 - 11:34 AM

PENTICTON - Posts on social media in tribute to former Okanagan-Skaha School Board trustee Bruce Johnson are accumulating today following news of Bruce Johnson’s death last night.

Johnson passed away at the Moog and Friends Hospice yesterday, March 19, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Kevin Johnson, Bruce's son, said plans are being finalized for a celebration of life service Sunday, March 24, at the Penticton Lakeside Resort's east conference centre from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

"Because of his involvement in the community and all his volunteer hours and the board he sat on, we're asking in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the charities he was most heavily involved in, the B.C. Cancer Society, the South Okanagan Children's Charity and the B.C. Children's Hospital," Kevin said. "We are looking forward to celebrating with the community."

Former school trustee Ginny Manning says she knew Johnson for many years.

“His dedication to students was first and foremost. He brought good ideas to the board table. I didn’t always agree with him but I certainly respected him and enjoyed working with him,” Manning says.

Manning says he served two terms on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board.

"He had a long career in the district, he spent his life teaching here, in administration, at every level, and I think he will be really missed,” she says, adding he was very dedicated to his family.

Johnson earned a BA in education at Eastern Washington University after attending Penticton Secondary School, according to a post on his Facebook page.


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