Christopher George Johnson

October 28, 1943 – June 20, 2021
With deep sadness, the family of Christopher George Johnson announce his sudden passing on June 20, 2021 at his home in Winnipeg. Born on October 28, 1944, Chris grew up in Langley, attended Langley Prairie Elementary and Langley Secondary School and graduated in 1962.
Chris went on to become a professor of drama and was the head of the Theatre department at the University of Manitoba for 41 years until his retirement in 2016. Chris is survived by his son, Zachary (Reid), his wife, Barb, stepchildren Erin and Stephen, step-grandson Ethan, and sister, Judy.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Kay Johnson and his grandparents, Ernest and Ida Cox.
Chris’s family invites friends and relatives to visit his memorial page at ethicaldeathcare.com for a more complete obituary, to view his photo-biography and to share your memories and messages of condolences.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in his name.
Anyone who wishes to donate can do so by visiting http://give.umanitoba.ca/ChrisJohnsonMemorial Obituary


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