Formerly of Old Dawson's Demense, Ardee, Chris Johnson passed away at his home in Bootle, Liverpool on March 18th, 2012, aged 82. Before leaving Ardee, Chris was an active playing member of St Marys GFC, winning a Division Two Ranafast Cup medal in 1950 and a Louth SFC the following year. His deep love of the GAA never waned and the Ardee man won numerous Lancashire SFCs in the colours of John Mitchel's of Liverpool. He was on the Lancashire team narrowly defeated by Cork in the 1953 All-Ireland JFC final and served his adopted club as chairman for many years. Chris Johnson was also a member of the Great Britain Council. He was the life and soul of the club, working tirelessly over the years, and was a particularly proud man in 2009 when he accompanied John Mitchel's to Croke Park as life president for their All-Ireland junior club final clash with Skellig Rangers of Kerry.