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David C. Johnson

November 3, 1018

David C. JohnsonDavid C. Johnson, 73, town of Cape Vincent passed away at his home on Saturday morning, November 3, 2018.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, November 8, from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral service will be on Friday, November 9, at the United Church of Cape Vincent at 11 AM with Rev. Nancy Stanley, pastor, presiding followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent.

David was born in Watertown on December 4, 1944, son of Hubert N. and Barbara Kilborn Johnson. He was a 1962 graduate of Cape Vincent High School, attended Brockport State, received his B. A. from JCC. On June 12, 1965 he married Sharon Bourquin at Three Mile Bay Baptist Church with Rev. Maynard Waterman officiating.

He had worked for Riverdale Dairies, a milk bottling company owned by his father, for Citizens Bank, Cape Vincent, and then ran his family's farm. He then began his career with US Immigration on Wellesley Island, working as an officer, then a Free Trade Examiner. After 9/11 the immigration department merged into US Homeland Security and he retired as a US Customs and Border Protection Examiner on June 30, 2007 after 30 years of service to his country.

David was a member of the Men's Senior Golf League and a former member of the Lions Club in Cape Vincent. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, Sudoku, golfing, hunting, traveling, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. Gardening was his passion and his lawn was his pride and joy. The couple has wintered in Melbourne, FL since his retirement.

Along with his wife, Sharon, David is survived by his two sons and their wives, Scott N. and Lisa I. Johnson, Clayton and Christopher D. and Grace "Gigi" Johnson, AL; four grandchildren, Jessica, Courtney, Victoria, and Owen; mother-in-law, Wava Bourquin, Watertown; sister, Judith A. Veitch, Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Gary E. Johnson, April 28, 2001, and sister, Cheryl J. Kildea, June 5, 1990.

In lieu of flowers, David's family would like donations in his name to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, 855 Graves St., 1000 Islands Youth Hockey, PO Box 278, or the Clayton Youth Commission Booster Club, POX 191, all in Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#16 Peggy Bond Timmerman 2018-11-14 18:31
Sharon, so sorry for your loss. I know your memories and your sons and their families will help you through this difficult time. God Bless. Peggy
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#15 Linda Gushlaw 2018-11-08 15:53
To Sharon and Family sorry for your loss sincerely from your neighbors Ferris [Biff] and Linda Gushlaw
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#14 Karen Steve William 2018-11-08 15:24
Dear Sharon and family, Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Dave passing. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Steve and Karen
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#13 RIVERWOOD 2018-11-07 18:26
To Scott and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of grief and sorrow. We hope that you can take some solace in knowing that he is at peace in a better place.
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#12 Tom & Pat Brown 2018-11-07 14:52
Dear Sharon, Scott and Chris. We fondly remember so many years ago enjoying TI sports events, when we cheered on our boys. We are so sorry to hear about Dave. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

Pat & Tom Brown
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#11 Ann Ada Rexford 2018-11-07 13:02
Extending condolences Sharon to you and your family.
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#10 Kas Pilon 2018-11-06 16:21
Dear Sharon and Family,
I am so very sorry. Dave was such a happy, wonderful man. Too soon - too young - too much to live for. I wish I could be there - or that Ang was there to represent us. Hugging you all. Loving and caring thoughts, Kas
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#9 Dan and Donna Carr 2018-11-06 08:09
We are so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man and always willing to help everyone. He will be missed but never forgotten. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts
Dan & Donna
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#8 Nicole Hamel 2018-11-05 18:57
Sharon and family,
Always offering help...a kind soul. We'll watch over Sharon for you. Swim, play golf and have a manhattan till we join you.
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#7 Jim & Nancy Valentin 2018-11-05 17:49

We are so sorry and we will miss our dear friend.

Loving thoughts,
Nancy & Jim Valentino & Family
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