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Frederick William Johnson (Kim) ('58)

Sadly Kim passed away peacefully on New Year's Day at the age of 81.
Frederick William Johnson
Frederick William Johnson

Sadly Kim passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day at the age of 81.

A celebration of his life was held at The Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park on 11 January 2022, attended by his family and a large gathering of friends, including his best friend Ken Townsend (’58), brother David Johnson (‘61) & Grandson Ben LoRusso (’17) – all Old Boys of the School.

Kim Johnson, or Captain Kim as he later became known, started at Trinity in February 1952. He had a strong sense of justice and didn’t stand for bullying. Kim represented the School for many years at the Associated Schools swimming carnivals at North Sydney Pool. He also competed for the School in the 1st XV Rugby team. Here, as always, Kim showed extraordinary courage and skill. His attitude was "they can't score if you put them on the ground first".

Kim later worked as a broker for many years at Castlecrag Marine in Sydney’s Middle Harbour where he was an expert at matching people to boats. His wisdom, enthusiasm and knowledge meant that most boaters who dealt with him became lifelong friends. With a great sense of humour, a zest for adventure and a mischievous streak, Kim was always fun.

Kim is survived by his wife Helen and their four children Sarah, Caitlin, Emma, and Myles and 11 grandchildren. Kim’s was a life well lived with fairness and honour, he was one of a kind. Rest in peace good friend | Ken Townsend (’58)

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