Rick Johnson Pickering City Councillor

Rick Johnson passes onRick Johnson served the Pickering, Ontario community for over 2 decades holding a number of roles, including a total of 14 years as City Councillor for Ward 3.

Sadly Rick Johnson passed away on September, 27th, 2016 due to health complications.

Rick will be remembered as one who did a great deal to serve his community.  During his time on Council, Rick served as: Deputy Mayor; Durham Region Public Works Chairman; Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Chairman; Veridian Energy Corporation Director; Durham Non-Profit Housing Director; Durham Region Master Transportation Plan Chairman and as a member of GTA Regional Public Works Chairs Committee.

The late Rick Johnson in ParadeHe actively helped many Durham Region individuals on various levels and was a champion at fundraising and advocating for an array of community organizations.  Some of his favourite projects to support were Emergency Shelters for Abused Women such as The Denise House and Herizon House, as well as Big Brothers and the Ajax/Pickering Hospital where he helped to raise funds for a new wing. Rick was always pleased to host an event or provide music, with his band County, for thousands of locals over the years, at various celebrations and charity fundraisers, auctions, etc.  Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan says:

“Rick’s contribution to our community was huge.  In his capacity to support various associations, he raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and was acknowledged by many in the community for his help.  His efforts were unparalleled in our community and he deserves recognition.”

Tribute to the late Rick JohnsonDonations can be made in Rick’s memory to Herizon House and the Berrier Free Project for Branch 483.

It is with much gratitude and admiration that we salute and bid farewell to Rick Johnson, a valued friend to our community who helped so many.  He will be missed.




Radio interview with Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan

Please direct any business or inquiries that you would have sent to Councillor Johnson to either Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan at 905-420-4600 or mayor@pickering.ca, or Regional Councillor for Ward 3 – David Pickles at 905-420-4605 or dpickles@pickering.ca.