In memoriam: Dennis Johnson


Dennis Johnson – rest in peace.

Readers who’ve been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 – Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small way by appeals on social media.

Keith Johnson, Dennis’s brother, wrote to me yesterday to inform me that sadly, Dennis passed away recently.

Keith wrote:

Hello Bob

On January 11th, 2014 you reported about my brother, Dennis Johnson, who had gone missing from home. Later that day he had been found about 4 miles away and was safe.

It is with sadness to let you know that he passed away on February 18th, 2015 at Parklands Nursing Home in Bloxwich, who looked after him very well, with Alzheimer’s.

Both I and the family would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who searched for Dennis last year, but his condition got worse over the following year.

Dennis leaves a widow (Rosemarie) and two stepsons (Paul and David), who would also like to thank everybody for their help.

Keith Johnson

I, and all the readers who I’m certain I speak for would like to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences at this sad time to Rosemarie, Keith and all the Johnson family – we share your sadness. I’m sure most readers have experienced the effect of Alzheimers on relatives or friends, and understand the tragedy of this debilitating condition.

If anyone would like me to pass on messages to Keith, I would be happy to do so. Mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

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