RIP - Barry Johnson Dec 18, 1949 - Dec 6, 2023
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of former Brooklin Redmen General Manager, Barry Johnson. Heartfelt condolences to his wife Nancy, daughter Jennifer and son Joel and their entire family. Barry was a long-standing face of lacrosse in Durham Region. Joel was a former Redmen, Merchant and coached locally in Jr B, Jr A, Brooklin Merchants and the Whitby Steelhawks. Daughter Jennifer made a career out of lacrosse. First, as a player at Penn State and then coaching at a number of universities in the United States. She is a member of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and recently the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame where she was inducted alongside Gavin Prout. Barry was an Assistant GM with the Redmen during their 2000 Mann Cup title win and went on to be the General Manager for a number of years. Barry will be sadly missed by all connected to Brooklin lacrosse.