Johnson, Kurtis Bradley
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a beloved husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, friend, and sensei, Kurtis Bradley Johnson, at the age of 43.
Kurtis was born on May 26th, 1977, to Greg and Betty Johnson in Duncan, B.C. His family soon moved to Cranbrook, B.C., where Kurtis grew up, graduating from Mount Baker Secondary in 1996. Excelling in judo, he competed in Canada and the USA, winning a bronze medal in the Canadian National Championships at age fifteen. He met his wife, Angela, in 1997 at the College of the Rockies where they attended school before moving to Kamloops to study at the University. They married in 2003 and moved to Edmonton where they had their two children, Kayla and Kohen. He was always curious, always learning, and trying to better himself. As a Senior Project Manager for the Government of Alberta, he managed huge ventures for the city of Edmonton and surrounding areas. Kurtis always gave 100% of himself, had an amazing heart and was always willing to help, even if it meant putting himself in harm’s way. He and Angela enjoyed their travels to Africa, Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos. Accompanied by their children, they also visited Disney World, Disney Land, Mexico, San Diego, and the jungles of Costa Rica. An active member of the Tokugawa Judo Club in Edmonton, Kurtis received his black belt (Shodan) in 2018. An inspirational sensei, Kurtis proudly watched Kohen and Kayla compete in judo matches across Alberta and Canada. He endeavored to instill in his children that it was not always about winning, it was, however, always about effort. Kurtis leaves behind his wife, Angela Johnson (Cartwright), their children; Kayla and Kohen Johnson, his mother Betty Johnson, father Greg Johnson, sister Kelly Andersson and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Sincerest thanks to the Kimberley swift water rescue team, Columbia Valley Search and Rescue teams, Columbia Valley RCMP, our communities, friends, and families for their efforts and support.
A celebration of life will take place in summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to local Search and Rescue Teams as well as the family’s go fund me page, GOFUNDME – Kurtis Johnson.