02 June 2024

Broken wand: David Johnson

Many of you may remember that David created and ran the Kingston Magic Theatre.  He was a friend to the blog, and we've heard from our readers that he was extremely talented.

Our sincere condolences to David's wife Lindsey, their two children, and their extended family and friends at this difficult time. 


From Tribute Archive:

The world is left with a little less magic as we announce the passing of David William Johnson, an incredible husband, loving father, brother, son, uncle, dear friend, magician and soldier.

David was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a remarkable Magician at Kingston Magic Theatre and all over eastern Ontario and the world.

David lived his life to the fullest every day with no regret, and encouraged those around him to do the same. David brought astonishment and wonder to others with a deck of Bicycle playing cards and his ability to make a connection with anyone through a sense of shared wonder. David was rarely seen without cards in his hands, and although he was Sgt Johnson, most referred to him as the Magic Man.

David was a wonderful, loving husband and father who cherished his family. He will always and forever be loved and missed by his beloved wife of 16 years Lindsey and their two beautiful children Nicholas and Katie. David was predeceased by his father David Ricardo Kellar (Debra), mother-in-law Elizabeth Hamilton (Reginald), and brother Byron Grant Kellar (Jenni). David will fondly be remembered by his mother Margaret Lutes (John) and siblings Lucas Kellar (Nicole), Satara (Kid) Stephens (Johnny), Lance Kellar (Leah), father-in-law Bruce Black (Sandi), sister-in-law Vanessa Black, and brother-in-law Chad Hamilton (Kaitlyn). David’s many nieces and nephews will always remember the enchantment that their uncle David shared through magic tricks and the family gatherings that always included HOTDOGS on the bbq and pepperoni pizza.

David passed away at Kingston General Hospital with Lindsey by his side, on Friday May 24th, 2024 at the age of 47 after a short battle with cancer that did not allow any mercy

In loving memory of David, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Veterans and Everyday Heroes First Responders (DONATIONS for our initiatives can be e-transferred to donations@v-eh.ca or by scanning the QR Code on their website under sponsorship) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Wartman Funeral Home - Kingston 

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[With thanks to Ian Crawford for letting us know.]






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